LPM-2231 Elvis Is Back! 

Modified: August 17, 2014

         Release: RCA Victor LPM-2231 Elvis Is Back! (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 4/8/1960

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Make Me Know It
Fever
The Girl Of My Best Friend
I Will Be Home Again
Dirty, Dirty Feeling
Thrill Of Your Love

Side 2

Soldier Boy
Such A Night
It Feels So Right
Girl Next Door Went A'Walking (The Girl Next Door)
Like A Baby
Reconsider Baby

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Cover Front: RCA Victor logo and number at upper right. May or may not have sticker on front with contents list. The sticker may show Side 2 Track 4 as either The Girl Next Door or "The Girl Next Door Went A' Walking". The second cover will have contents printed on front cover with Girl Next Door Went A' Walking and RE lower left corner. In any case, the contents on the cover will be the same as those listed on the label on the vinyl.

An example of the second cover exists with the "The Girl Next Door Went A' Walking" sticker on the cover. For the convenience of Disk Jockeys, the sticker was applied to the cover since the printed song sequence is incorrect. The sticker contains the correct song sequence. Another unusual detail about the sticker is that it measures 3.25" x 3" and NOT 3.25" x 3.25" as other "The Girl Next Door Went A' Walking" stickers measure.1

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Cover Back: No text on back. A picture of Elvis in Army uniform.
Gatefold: 15 pictures of Elvis in the Army. Copyright lower right corner.

This cover is unique in that unlike all other simultaneous stereo and mono releases, the cover slics are unique. Note the positioning of the album title Elvis is Back! where Elvis is above Elvis' left ear. On the Stereo release, the title and song titles are shifted down so that the Living Stereo bar across the top could be placed. In this case, the title part Elvis is on top of Elvis' left ear. Also note that the RCA copyright on the lower left corner of the monaural covers is in white lettering and on the stereo covers is in black lettering. All covers after this release used one front album slic and shifted the cover downward so that the stereo catalog numbers appear on top of the cover or shifted upward so that the monaural catalog numbers appear on bottom.

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Sticker: Contains contents. The sticker may be 3.25" x 3" in size and show Side 2 Track 4 as The Girl Next Door or be 3.25" x 3.25" in size and show "The Girl Next Door Went A' Walking". A variation of "The Girl Next Door Went A' Walking" sticker exists, where it measures 3.25" x 3".

This is the likely order in which this album was released, for both the monaural and stereo releases. "The Girl Next Door" - no sticker, no contents on cover. "The Girl Next Door" - with sticker, no contents on cover. "The Girl Next Door Went A' Walking" - with sticker, no contents on cover. "Girl Next Door Went A' Walking" - no sticker, contents on cover. As a general rule, the cover should match the contents on the label of the record. Also note the "corrected" sticker with "The Girl Next Door Went A' Walking" is also the incorrect title, as the title on the printed cover and all vinyl releases is Girl Next Door Went A' Walking dropping the "The" from the title.

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Side 2, Track 4 is Girl Next Door. Song credits by last name only. Large font. Side 1, Tracks 3,5,6 on one line. Side 2, Tracks 3,4,6 on one line. Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires use lowercase font. (4/1960)

Error label. L2PP and not L2WP are printed on both sides of the label. The matrix numbers are stamped L2WP.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WP-1965--3S B1 / Side 2: L2WP-1966--3S A2 (Rockaway pressing)

2231 lpm side1 i v2 1 small LPM 2231 Elvis Is Back! (Elvis Presley)2231 lpm side2 i v2 small LPM 2231 Elvis Is Back! (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Side 2, Track 4 is Girl Next Door Went A' Walking. Song credits by last name only. Large font. Side 1, Tracks 3,5,6 on one line. Side 2, Tracks 3,4,6 on one line. Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires use lowercase font. (4/1960)

Error label. L2PP and not L2WP is printed on the side 1 label. The matrix numbers are stamped L2WP.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WP-1965--4S A2 / Side 2: L2WP-1966--3S A4 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: L2WP-1965--5S A2 / Side 2: L2WP-1966--6S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)2

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Side 2, Track 4 is Girl Next Door. Song credits are full name. With The Jordanaires each capitalized. Side 1, Tracks 3,5,6 on two lines. Side 2, Tracks 3 and 4 on two lines.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WP-1965--6S A3 / Side 2: L2WP-1966--5S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: L2WP-1965--6S A3 / Side 2: L2WP-1966--5S B2 (Indianapolis pressing)

2231 lpm 1960 side1 h small LPM 2231 Elvis Is Back! (Elvis Presley)2231 lpm 1960 side2 h small LPM 2231 Elvis Is Back! (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Side 2, Track 4 is Girl Next Door. Song credits are either full name or first initial last name. Small font. Side 1, Tracks 3,5,6 on two lines. Side 2, Tracks 3,4,6 on two lines. Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires are all caps. Correct matrix numbers on label. (4/1960)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WP-1965- 2S / Side 2: L2WP-1966--1S (Hollywood pressing)
Side 1: L2WP-1965--12S / Side 2: L2WP-1966--1S3 (Hollywood pressing)
Side 1: L2WP-1965--12S / Side 2: L2WP-1966--12S4 (Hollywood pressing)

For Side 2, the 1S may appear to be a 12WP, whereas it actually is L2WP. The L didn't strike hard enough to complete. The incomplete L looks like a 1.

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Side 2, Track 4 is Girl Next Door Went A-Walking. Song credits are either full name or first initial last name. Small font. Side 1, Tracks 3,5,6 on two lines. Side 2, Tracks 3,4,6 on two lines. Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires are all caps. Correct matrix numbers on label. (4/1960)5

Matrix numbers
Side 1: L2WP-1965--12S / Side 2: L2WP-1966--12S2 (Hollywood pressing)

Disc: MONO. Black label, All print on label print is silver. (11/1963)

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Disc: Monaural. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. (10/1964)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WP-1965-9S A3C / Side 2: L2WP-1966-9S A5 (Rockaway pressing)

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

Also released in stereo as LSP-2231 Elvis Is Back!.

  1. Detail and mockup of image from the collection of Roberto.
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Shawn O'Grady
  4. Matrix numbers from the collection of Shawn O'Grady
  5. Mockup of image of Side 2 from the collection of Roberto.
  6. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.