Unchained Melody / Are You Sincere 

Modified: July 22, 2013

         Release: RCA GB-11988 Unchained Melody / Are You Sincere (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 5/1980

gss 2X400 Unchained Melody / Are You Sincere (Elvis Presley)

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Disc: (5/1980) Black label. Dog on top.
Matrix numbers: GB-11988A 33 A1 (machine stamped) / PB-11533A GB-11988B-17 A1 (hand etched) (unknown pressing)

This is the label that RCA Victor used from 1955-1964. It is interesting to see it used on this release from 1980. All markings in the trail-off area of the vinyl are identical down to the scribble marks. A reasonable guess is that there were left over labels from the 1960s that were thrown into the mix and accidentally used for this pressing.

A copy sold on eBay on July 21, 2013 for $350.00 plus shipping 1

gb 11988 side1 dnt small Unchained Melody / Are You Sincere (Elvis Presley)gb 11988 side2 dnt small Unchained Melody / Are You Sincere (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (5/1980) Black label. Dog near top.
Matrix numbers: GB-11988A 33 A1 (machine stamped) / PB-11533A GB-11988B-17 A1 (hand etched) (unknown pressing)

  1. eBay reference 390626624728 (July 21, 2013)