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DISCOGRAPHY – 1956 

LP: ELVIS

 

Songs:
Side 1

Rip It Up »

Love Me »

When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again »

Long Tall Sally »

First In Line »

Paralyzed »

Side 2

So Glad You’re Mine »

Old Shep »

Ready Teddy »
Anyplace Is Paradise
»

How’s The World Treating You »

How Do You Think I Feel »

 

Reference: (US) RCA LPM 1382

 

Date of release: 19 October 1956

Information: Elvis's second album release. All songs except So Glad You're Mine were recorded at Radio Recorders, September 1-3, 1956. So Glad You're Mine was recorded on January 30, 1956, at RCA's New York City studios. The front cover photo of Elvis was taken by David B. Hecht. Eleven different back covers are known to exist; all versions include an article on Elvis, but the advertisements for other RCA albums vary. A few copies of Elvis have labels that read, "Band 1", "Band 2", etc., instead of just the numerals. Reportdely, an alternate take of Old Shep appeared on a few rare releases that had "17S" after the matrix number on the label. Elvis sold over three million copies, easily qualifying for a Gold Record. RIAA certification was made on February 17, 1960.

Elvis entered Billboard's Best-Selling Pop Albums chart at the #7 position - the second highest chart entry of any Elvis LP. (G.I. Blues entered at #6). Four weeks later, it was number one and stayed there for five straight weeks. Elvis was #3 for 11 weeks, 10 of them consecutive. The album spent a total of 32 weeks on the chart.

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