LPM-1254 Elvis Presley 

Modified: May 11, 2014

         Release: RCA Victor LPM-1254 Elvis Presley (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 3/23/1956

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Blue Suede Shoes
I'M Counting On You
I Got A Woman
One-Sided Love Affair
I Love You Because
Just Because

Side 2

Tutti Frutti
Tryin' To Get To You
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
Blue Moon
Money Honey

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Cover Front: RCA Victor logo and number at upper right. Elvis in light or dark pink letters. Presley in light or dark green letters.
Cover Back: Number at upper right. Four black-and white Elvis photos. Box of text at lower right explains "New Orthophonic Recordings," "Blunted Needles," and "Gruve/Gard."

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on top. Track 6 Side 1, credits to P.D. for Public Domain. Camden N.J. on label edge.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: G2PP-1282-?S / Side 2: G2PP-1283-?S (Rockaway pressing)

1254 lpm side1 nohf nopd small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254 lpm side2 nohf nopd small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Track 6 Side 1, credits to P.D. for Public Domain. Camden N.J. on label edge.1

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
G2PP-1282-1S / Side 2: G2PP-1283-3S (Indianapolis pressing)2
Side 1: G2PP-1282-3S A4 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-1S C3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: G2PP-1282-3S D3 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-1S D1 (Indianapolis pressing)3

An Indianapolis pressing with P. D. sold on eBay for $166.50 on June 24, 2012.2

1254 lpm side1 small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254 lpm side2 small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Small font "ELVIS PRESLEY". Camden N.J. on label edge.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: G2PP-1282-3S E6 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-5S B5 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: G2PP-1282-6S A3 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-5S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)5
Side 1: G2PP-1282-6S A1 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-5S B3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)6
Side 1: G2PP-1282-16S A2 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-9S B1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: G2PP-1282-19S A1 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-14S A2 (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Larger font "ELVIS PRESLEY". Camden N.J. on label edge.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: G2PP-1282-8S / Side 2: G2PP-1283-7S (Hollywood pressing)

1254 lpm side1 h nocamden small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254 lpm side2 h nocamden small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Larger font "ELVIS PRESLEY". No Camden N.J. on label edge.7

Matrix numbers
Side 1: G2PP-1282-8S / Side 2: G2PP-1283-7S (Hollywood pressing)8

1254 lpm side1 neworthtop small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254 lpm side2 neworthtop small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on top. Camden N.J. on label edge.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
G2PP-1282-5S / Side 2: G2PP-1283-3S (Rockaway pressing)9
Side 1: G2PP-1282-9S B3 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-9S B2 (Rockaway pressing)10
Side 1: G2PP-1282-9S B4 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-9S B2 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: G2PP-1282-12S A1 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-9S B2 (Rockaway pressing)11

Inner Sleeve: Generic RCA or rice paper.

This is the original printed in the U.S.A. release for the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Germany that was distributed in 1956 and 1957. The cover and the record label read Printed in U.S.A. In the trail-off area of the record Manufactured in Germany is machine stamped. The cover reads LPM-1254 on both sides. The record label reads LPM-1254 C. It has the PX stamp on the back cover. The cover is not the same heavy stock used for the U.S. release. It is of lighter grey in color. The album slic is smooth and shiny on both sides. This is considered quite rare.

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Cover Front: RCA Victor logo and number at upper right. Elvis in light pink letters. Presley in dark green letters.
Cover Back: Number at upper right. Four black-and white Elvis photos. Box of text at lower right explains "New Orthophonic Recordings," "Blunted Needles," and "Gruve/Gard." May ("should") have a U.S. military PX stamp on back of the cover.

1254c lpm 1956 side1 small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254c lpm 1956 side2 small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1956) Black label, All print on label print is silver. Side 1, track 6 is credited as P.D. Printed in U.S.A. on label edge.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
LP-G2-PP-1282-X (machine stamped) B (hand etched) / Side 2: LP-G2-PP-1283-X (machine stamped) (Manufactured in Germany)

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Cover Front: RCA Victor logo at upper right in white lined box. Number lower left. Elvis in dark pink letters. Presley in dark green letters.
Cover Back: Number at upper right with RE. Four black-and white Elvis photos. Paragraphs re-worded. Important RCA announcement lower right corner. May have "2" lower left corner.12

1254 lpm 1956 side1 nohf onside diff font small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254 lpm 1956 side2 nohf onside diff font small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Larger font "ELVIS PRESLEY". Different font (compare the 1254 against the other copies). No Camden N.J. on label edge.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: G2PP-1282-20S / Side 2: G2PP-1283-12S (Hollywood pressing)13

1254 lpm 1963 side1 h small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254 lpm 1963 side2 h small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1963) MONO. Black label, All print on label print is silver.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
G2PP-1282-20S / Side 2: G2PP-1283-12S (Hollywood pressing)14

1254 lpm 1964 side1 small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254 lpm 1964 side2 small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1964) Monaural. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. No album artist under title above spindle hole. Side 1, track 6 on two lines.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: G2PP-1282-6S C1 / Side 2: G2PP-1283-15S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: G2PP-1282-22S A1? / Side 2: G2PP-1283-14S A1 (Rockaway pressing)15

1254 lpm 1964 side1 h small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)1254 lpm 1964 side2 h small LPM 1254 Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Monaural. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Album artist under title above spindle hole. Side 1, track 6 on one line.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
G2PP-1282-20S / Side 2: G2PP-1283-12S (Hollywood pressing)

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

Re-released in electronically reprocessed stereo as LSP-1254 (e) Elvis Presley in 1962.

  1. Images and identification from the collection of Martin Gobrecht.
  2. eBay reference 190692309330 (July 9, 2012)
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Martin Gobrecht.
  4. eBay reference 190692309330 (July 9, 2012)
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  6. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)
  7. Images and identification from the collection of Jerry Johansson.
  8. Matrix numbers from the collection of Jerry Johansson.
  9. eBay reference 170863080863 (July 8, 2012)
  10. eBay reference 180626718553 (February 22, 2011)
  11. Matrix number from the collection of Alejandro from "el atico" Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  12. eBay reference 220936381037 (January 24, 2012)
  13. Matrix numbers eBay reference 320560593136 (July 18, 2010)
  14. eBay reference 370542855067 (September 15, 2011)
  15. eBid reference 39415806 (January 25, 2012)