LSP-2697 It Happened At The World's Fair 

Modified: October 31, 2012

         Release: RCA Victor LSP-2697 It Happened At The World's Fair (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 4/1963

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Beyond The Bend
Relax
Take Me To The Fair
They Remind Me Too Much Of You
One Broken Heart For Sale

Side 2

I'm Falling In Love Tonight
Cotton Candy Land
A World Of Our Own
How Would You Like To Be
Happy Ending

2697 lsp cover side1 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)2697 lsp cover side2 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)

Cover Front: RCA and catalog number upper left corner. Victor logo near top right corner.
Cover Back: Catalog number upper right corner.

2697 lsp 1963 side1 1 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)2697 lsp 1963 side2 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1963) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is silver, "LIVING STEREO" at bottom. Small font for title. (from the MGM picture "It Happened at the World's Fair") on two lines.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
PPRS-2729--1S A1 / Side 2: PPRS-2730--1S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: PPRS-2729--2S B2 / Side 2: PPRS-2730--2S A1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: PPRS-2729--2S / Side 2: PPRS-2730--3S (Rockaway pressing)1

2697 lsp 1962 side1 h small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)2697 lsp 1962 side2 h small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1963) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is silver, "LIVING STEREO" at bottom. "NEW ORTHOPHONIC" HIGH FIDELITY on right side. Large font for title. (from the MGM picture "It Happened at the World's Fair") on one line.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: PPRS-2729- 7S / Side 2: PPRS-2730- 4S (Hollywood pressing)

2697 lsp 1964 side1 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)2697 lsp 1964 side2 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)

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

Matrix numbers
Side 1: PPRS-2729--8S A1 / Side 2: PPRS-2730--10S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: PPRS-2729--9S-A1 / Side 2: PPRS-2730--11S-A1 (Rockaway pressing)

This elusive pressing has only recently been documented within the last year (2009-2010). Very few are known to exist.

A 1964 Indianapolis pressing with cover in shrink-wrap sold on eBay on July 4, 2012 for $107.38 plus shipping.2

2697 lsp 1967 side1 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)2697 lsp 1967 side2 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1964) Stereo. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Flat label.3

Matrix numbers
Side 1: PPRS-2729--8S A1 / Side 2: PPRS-2730--10S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)

This pressing was just discovered at auction on June 21, 2011. The winner of that auction provided the scans of the labels for this site. The images were slightly manipulated to match the layout of this site. Note that the matrix numbers are identical to the non-flat label.

2697 lsp 1968 orange side1 mockup small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)2697 lsp 1968 orange side2 mockup small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1968) Orange label. Non-flexible vinyl.4

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
PPRS-2729--8S / Side 2: PPRS-2730--10S (Indianapolis pressing)5

Only a couple of copies are known to exist. The latest recorded sale 3/1/2008 details LSP-2697 It Happened At The World's Fair (Reference Material)

2697 lsp insert side1 1 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)2697 lsp insert side1 v2 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)2697 lsp insert side2 v2 small LSP 2697 It Happened At The Worlds Fair (Elvis Presley)

Insert
8x10 photo of Elvis with the Elvis catalog on back. There are two variations of this insert. The first has a white border around the green background. The second photo6 has a green background stretched to the edge and is border-less. There are 11 RCA logos across the top of the image. The backs are identical.

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

  1. Matrix numbers from the collection of Shawn O'Grady
  2. eBay reference 360470137802 (July 4, 2012)
  3. Images from the collection of Anon.
  4. Mockup images of an eBay reference (March 1, 2008)
  5. Jerry Osborne, Presleyana VII (Port Townsend: Osborne Enterprises, 2012), p. 208.
  6. Images and observations from the collection of Christian (of France).