Life / Only Believe 

Modified: February 6, 2013

         Release: RCA Victor 47-9985 Life / Only Believe (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 5/25/1971

47 9985 cover side1 small Life / Only Believe (Elvis Presley)47 9985 cover side2 small Life / Only Believe (Elvis Presley)

Cover: picture sleeve front and back.

Disc: Yellow label. NOT FOR SALE. On the LIFE side, right side, END: Cold on one line. Not For Sale in small font on one line and capitalized.1

47 9985 side1 h ylp small Life / Only Believe (Elvis Presley)47 9985 side2 h ylp small Life / Only Believe (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Yellow label. NOT FOR SALE. On the LIFE side, right side, Music Inc. without commas. END: Cold on two lines. On the ONLY BELIEVE side, right side, The Rodeheaver on two lines. NOT FOR SALE in large font on two lines and all caps.2
Matrix numbers: ZPKM-5766-5S / ZPKM-1626-3S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)3

47 9985 side1 small Life / Only Believe (Elvis Presley)47 9985 side2 small Life / Only Believe (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Orange label. On the LIFE side, right side, Music Inc. without commas. On the ONLY BELIEVE side, right side, The Rodeheaver on two lines.
Matrix numbers: ZPKM-5766-1S A1D / ZPKM-1626-1S A4A (Rockaway pressing) (hand etched both sides)
Matrix numbers: ZPKM-5766-2S A2C / ZPKM-1626-2S A3C (Rockaway pressing) (hand etched both sides)
Matrix numbers: ZPKM-5766-5S / ZPKM-1626-6S (Hollywood pressing)4

Disc: Orange label. On the LIFE side, right side, Music, Inc., with commas. On the ONLY BELIEVE side, right side, The Rodeheaver on one line.5
Matrix numbers: ZPKM-5766-?S / ZPKM-1626-?S (Indianapolis pressing)

Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Life / Only Believe on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. eBay reference 130793995945 (November 28, 2012)
  2. Images from the collection of DarylR.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of DarylR.
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  5. eBay reference 140904591547 (February 6, 2013)