LPM-2256 G.I. Blues 

Modified: August 17, 2014

         Release: RCA Victor LPM-2256 G.I. Blues (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 10/1/1960

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Tonight Is So Right For Love
What's She Really Like
Frankfort Special
Wooden Heart
G.I.Blues

Side 2

Pocketful Of Rainbows
Shoppin' Around
Big Boots
Didja' Ever
Blue Suede Shoes
Doin' The Best I Can

2256 lpm cover side1 w sticker small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)2256 lpm cover side1 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)2256 lpm cover side2 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

Cover Front: RCA Victor logo top right corner. Catalog number lower left corner. With or without "Wooden Heart" sticker.
Cover Back: Catalog number lower left corner.

2256 sticker 2 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)2256 sticker pink mockup cleaned small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

Sticker
Red or pink heart shaped sticker1 with the words "Featuring Wooden heart LPM/LSP-2256".

rca catalog 19600701 side1x600 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)rca catalog 19600701 side2x600 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

Insert / Coupon
Some copies may have an insert with the title, Get your copy of the new RCA VICTOR MUSIC AMERICA LOVES BEST CATALOG. It continues to read "Now available ... A complete 128-page catalog of all Red Seal, Popular and Children's Records - LIVING STEREO and Regular L.P. Only 25c each. The world's greatest artists ... the world's most complete catalog of recorded entertainment. An important guide for every record collector! Full details on reverse side of this coupon." The back of the coupon contains the mailing adress. It measures 6 1/16" x 3 1/8".

2256 lpm 1960 side1 i small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)2256 lpm 1960 side2 i small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Large font. All tracks credits last name only. Production is abbreviated as prod. Side 1, Track 4 on one line and incorrectly omits the credit for Koompfer. 1,3,5. with The Jordanaires on two lines.(1960)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2PP-3657 1S A1 / Side 2: L2PP-3658 1S B2 (Indianapolis pressing)2
Side 1: L2PP-3657 1S D1 / Side 2: L2PP-3658 1S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: L2PP-3657 1S / Side 2: L2PP-3658 10S (Indianapolis pressing)3
Side 1: L2PP-3657 5S B1 / Side 2: L2PP-3658 8S A1 (Rockaway pressing)

lpm 2256 1960 side1 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)lpm 2256 1960 side2 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Small font. Side 1, Tracks 1,2,3, and 5 credits full name. Side 2, Tracks 1,3,4,5, and 6 credits full name. Production is spelled out. Side 1, Tracks 3,4,5 and Side 2, Tracks 5,6 on two lines.(1960)4

Matrix numbers
Side 1: L2PP-3657 3S / Side 2: L2PP-3658 3S (Hollywood pressing)5

2256 lpm 1961 side1 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)2256 lpm 1961 side2 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Large font. All tracks credits last name only. Production is abbreviated as prod. Side 1, Track 4 on two lines. 1,3,5. with The Jordanaires on one line.(1960)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2PP-3657 7S B3 / Side 2: L2PP-3658 10S A4 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: L2PP-3657-12S C1 / Side 2: L2PP-3658-13S B2 (Rockaway pressing)2

2256 lpm 1963 side1 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)2256 lpm 1963 side2 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

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

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2PP-3657 3S / Side 2: L2PP-3658 15S (Hollywood pressing)

A MONO label sold for $168.49 plus shipping on April 27, 2013 7

2256 lpm 1964 side1 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)2256 lpm 1964 side2 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

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

Matrix numbers
Side 1: L2PP-3657 ?S / Side 2: L2PP-3658-18S (Rockaway pressing)8
Side 1: L2PP-3657 16S A3 / Side 2: L2PP-3658 19S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: L2PP-3657 19S A1 / Side 2: L2PP-3658 19S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)

2256 lpm 1967 side1 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)2256 lpm 1967 side2 small LPM 2256 G.I. Blues (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Monaural. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Flat label. (est. 1968)

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2PP-3657 21S / Side 2: L2PP-3658 20S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing I ?)
Side 1: L2PP-3657 23S / Side 2: L2PP-3658 22S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing I ?)

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-2256 G.I. Blues.

  1. The pink Wooden Heart sticker is a mockup
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  3. eBay reference 310777544778 (November 3, 2013)
  4. Images and observations from the collection of Shawn O'Grady
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of Shawn O'Grady
  6. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  7. (eBay reference 350774930761 (April 27, 2013)
  8. eBid reference 40926184 (January 25, 2012)