THE SAME-TITLED FIRST ALBUM (ELVIS PRESLEY). VERY EARLY PRESSING CIRCA 1964/65 ON. [RCA VICTORS NAME IS IN WHITE LETTERS], AND DOGGIE LOGO ON TOP CENTER OF THE LABEL (MONAURAL INSCRIPTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LABEL).RARE MONO PRESSING, MANY TIMES RARER THAN FAKE (ELECTRONICALLY RECHANELLED) STEREO. THIS IS NOT AN IMPORT, RECORD CLUB RELEASE OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE). MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) OF THE RECORD. PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW. What you see is what youll get.
Well, here it is: The first Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly album ever released well, OK, alright, Johnny Burnette R&R trio and Bill Haleys Rock Around the Clock may have preceded this one by a few weeks, but it is the moot point. The fact of the matter is that this is the single most important Rock album in history truly a foundation of virtually EVERYTHING we are listening today. We present it here on rare black RCA "nipper" label in GLORIOUS MONO!!! Most of the material presented here comes from Elvis' seminal "Sun" sessions, and only a few new RCA recordings have been added.
Today it all seems so easy RCA signs up the kid from Memphis, television gets interested at around the same time, and the rest is history. The circumstances surrounding this album were neither simple nor promising, however, nor was there anything in the history of popular music up to that time to hint that Elvis Presley was going to be anything other than.
Folly, which was what rival executives were already whispering. So a lot was unsettled and untried at the first of two groups of sessions that produced the Elvis Presley album it wasn't even certain that there was any reason for a rock & roll artist to cut an album, because teenagers bought 45s, not LPs. The first of Elvis' RCA sides yielded one song, "Heartbreak Hotel, " that seemed a potential single, but which no one thought would sell, and a few tracks that would be good enough for an album, if there were one.
But no one involved knew anything for sure about this music. Seventeen days later, "Heartbreak Hotel" was released, and for about a month it did nothing then it began to move, and then Elvis appeared on television, and had a number one pop single. Wanted out of Elvis came from two groups of sessions in January and February, augmented by five previously unissued songs from the Sun library. This was as startling a debut record as any ever made, representing every side of Elvis' musical influences except gospel rockabilly, blues, R&B, country, and pop were all here in an explosive and seductive combination. Elvis Presley became the first rock & roll album to reach the number one spot on the national charts, and RCA's first million dollar-earning pop album.
REVIEW REPRINTED COURTESY OF BRUCE EDER, ALL MUSIC GUIDE. TO SEE IF WE HAVE OTHER LISTED ITEMS BY THIS GROUP OR ARTIST. IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded! Grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight.Some VERY LIGHT AND SUPERFICIAL abrasions mostly sleeve scuffs. Are (barely) visible, but are probably inaudible. And do not affect visual integrity or beauty of the vinyl. The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new. The record has a "deep groove" (an indent in the label about 1/2-inch from the edge of the label, which on SOME labels is associated with very early or first pressings). The record comes in the original stock inner sleeve. Mono pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far more. Preferable to its FAKE ("electronically rechannelled") stereo counterpart.
We estimate that FAKE stereo copies of this album outnumber monos by a ratio of at least 10:1. True Stereo copies of this album are NOT known to exist. Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!THE COVER IS NICE --- ABOUT EXCELLENT OR. The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover. Cover has some light ring wear (nothing significant); On the scale from 1 to 10 1 being the least, and. 10 being the most severe, we assess the severity of ring wear as 2. (front side) and 3 (back side). Back cover has circular tarnish (grayish, dust-covered sections, which closely follow the contour of the record).
Probably caused by friction or by rubbing against other covers during the storage. The tarnish is similar in appearance to a common ring wear, but, UNLIKE ring wear, these grayish areas may be possible to clean up with a minor effort and with a right cleansing solution.Cover shows some light yellowing on back side, apparently from aging. Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the top seam. Minor shelf wear noted on the seams (nothing significant).
Cover has one corner slightly worn / dinged (nothing significant). NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER.
No mold or mildew spots. No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or.
No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover. No glue traces or wax residue. No RIAA stamps or stickers. While you can be rest assured that?
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The item "ELVIS PRESLEYFIRST ALBUM (LPM-1254)ULTRA-RARE'56 RCA MONO LPROCK CLASSICNM" is in sale since Sunday, July 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "bobdjukic" and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.