DPL2-0056 (e) Elvis 

Modified: July 22, 2013

         Release: RCA Special Products DPL2-0056 (e) Elvis (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 8/2/1973

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side A

Hound Dog
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
All Shook Up
Don't
I Beg of You

Side B

A Big Hunk o' Love
Love Me
Stuck on You
Good Luck Charm
Return to Sender

Side C

Don't Be Cruel
Loving You
Jailhouse Rock
Can't Help Falling in Love
I Got Stung

Side D

(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bedar
Love Me Tender
Hard Headed Woman
It's Now or Never
Surrender

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Cover Front: RCA, Special Products, Stereo and catalog upper left corner. Brookville Records upper right corner. With or without sticker.
Cover Back: RCA, Special Products, Stereo and catalog upper left corner. Copyright bottom center. With or without sticker.

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Disc: (1973) Mustard label. Dynaflex. RCA Victor on label.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
DPL2-0056A-1 A4 / Side B: DPL2-0056B-2 A5 1 / Side C: DPL2-0056C-3 A5 / Side D: DPL2-0056D-1 A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: DPL2-0056A 3 / Side B: DPL2-0056B-1 / Side C: DPL2-0056C-5 / Side D: DPL2-0056D-1 (Indianapolis pressing)

One month later - September, 1973 - any reference to Brookville Records was removed from the cover and RCA changed the labels from mustard to blue and replacing Victor with Special Products.1

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Cover Front: RCA, Special Products, Stereo and catalog upper left corner. RE lower right corner. May or may not include gold sticker2 affixed to cover.
Cover Back: RCA, Special Products, Stereo and catalog upper left corner. Copyright bottom center.

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Stickers: Very few copies had a gold sticker that reads 2 RECORD SET 20 GREAT SONGS affixed to the cover with song titles. A generic red sticker may be applied that reads DELUXE (2) TWO RECORD SET.

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Disc: (1973) Blue label. Dynaflex.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
DPL2-0056A 3X / Side B: 0056 B7 PP / Side C: 0056 C-10 PP / Side D: 0056 D-7 PP (unknown pressing)

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Disc: (1977) Black label.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
DPL2-0056A-4 / Side B: DPL2-0056B-3 / Side C: DPL2-0056C-7 / Side D: DPL2-0056D-5 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Cover Front: Image of Elvis record lower left corner. RCA and catalog lower right corner. Elvis Commemorative Album upper right corner. Dark blue background. May or may not include certificate and limited sticker on cover. May include a gold sticker with track listings on the shrink-wrap.3
Cover Back: Image of Elvis record lower left corner. RCA and catalog lower right corner. Dark blue background. Copyright info centered on bottom.

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Gatefold: Images of Record 1, Side A on both sides.4

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Sticker: Very few copies had a gold sticker affixed to the shrink-wrap that reads 2 RECORD SET 20 GREAT SONGS PLUS PHOTO ALBUM affixed to the cover with song titles.Disc: (1977) Black label. (Reference above.)

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Disc: (1978) Black label. Gold vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
DPL2-0056A-3 A15F / Side B: DPL2-0056B-3 A8MMM / Side C: DPL2-0056C-4 A11HH / Side D: DPL2-0056D-5 A6SS (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: DPL2-0056A-9 / Side B: DPL2-0056B-3 / Side C: DPL2-0056C-7 / Side D: DPL2-0056D-5

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Insert
Certificate of authenticity with matching serial number.

Inner Sleeves
Generic white. To identify the inner sleeve that is most appropriate for each release, look at the Inner Sleeves page on this site.

  1. Barry, Ron. The Elvis Presley American Discography. Phillipsburg, NJ: Spectator Service, Maxigraphics, 1976, p. 89.
  2. Mockup of eBay reference 370523017546 (July 4, 2011)
  3. Image mockup from my personal collection. From Reg.No. 144412
  4. Note: Image is a bad crop from panoramic stitching. Will rework.