LSP-2231 Elvis Is Back! 

Modified: August 15, 2012

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

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"1. The second cover front has contents printed on front cover with "Girl Next Door Went A' Walking" with 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.

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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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. Important notice about New Orthophonic recordings lower left corner. Copyright notice in lower right corner is © by Radio Corporation of America, 1960. The gatefold may be found in two positions. One as shown above, the other, upside down.

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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".

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: (1960) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is silver, "LIVING STEREO" at bottom. Side 1, tracks 1,2,3,5 and 6 on one line. The w in with The Jordanaires is not capitalized. Commas separate the tracks with the Jordanaires.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WY-1967 4S A1 / Side 2: L2WY-1968 1S A2 (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (1960) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is silver, "LIVING STEREO" at bottom. Side 1, tracks 1 and 2 on one line. The W in With The Jordanaires is capitalized. Dashes separate the tracks with the Jordanaires.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WY-1967 3S B1 / Side 2: L2WY-1968 2S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)

Disc: (1963) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo in silver at top and "STEREO" at bottom.

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

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WY-1967 3S A3 / Side 2: L2WY-1968 2S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: L2WY-1967 3S D3 / Side 2: L2WY-1968 2S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)

Disc: (1968) Orange label. Rigid vinyl.

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Cover Front: RCA and catalog number upper left corner, Victor stereo upper right corner. Dark-blue border on top. RE2 lower left corner.
Cover Back: No text on back. A picture of Elvis in Army uniform.

Note: Has LSP-2231 ELVIS IS BACK! - ELVIS PRESLEY on spine

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Gatefold: 15 pictures of Elvis in the Army. Copyright lower right corner. RE lower left corner. Copyright notice in lower right corner is © 1960, RCA Records, New York. N.Y. · Printed in U.S.A.

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Disc: (1970) Orange label. Non-flexible vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WY-1967 5S A3 / Side 2: L2WY-1968 10S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: L2WY-1967 11S / Side 2: L2WY-1968 12S (Rockaway pressing)2

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Disc: (1971) Orange label. Flexible vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WY-1967 15S A1 / Side 2: L2WY-1968 10S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)

2231 lsp 1975 side1 small LSP 2231 Elvis Is Back! (Elvis Presley)2231 lsp 1975 side2 small LSP 2231 Elvis Is Back! (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1976) Tan label.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
L2WY-1967 15S A4 / Side 2: L2WY-1968 10S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Cover Front: RCA and catalog number upper right corner. Dark-blue border around edges. RE3 lower left corner.
Cover Back: Copyright info bottom centered. Dark-blue border around edges. (Same back as used for AFL1-2231.)

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Copyright information is uppercase. Catalog number and matrix numbers on one line. Side B, two tracks above spindle hole.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
L2WY-1967 15S A1P / Side B: L2WY-1968 11S A1D (hand etched) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1977) Black label, dog near top. Different font. Copyright information is mixed case. Copyright on Side A is RCA on Side B is Radio Corporation of America. Catalog number and matrix numbers on two lines. Side B, no tracks above spindle hole.

Matrix numbers
Side A:
L2WY-1967 15S A1 / Side B: L2WY-1968 11S A1 (hand etched) (unknown 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 monaural as LPM-2231 Elvis Is Back! and re-released as AFL1-2231 Elvis Is Back! in 1977.

  1. Mockup.
  2. eBid reference 40170230 (January 25, 2012)