For LP Fans Only is the seventh album by Elvis Presley released by RCA Victor Records as LPM-1990 in February 1959. It is a compilation of material from an August 1956 recording session at 20th Century Fox Stage One, a September 1956 session at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, sessions on January 10 and 11 at RCA Studios in Nashville, two more at RCA Studios in New York, and multiple sessions at Sun Studio. The LP contained material that was only available on 45s or EPs. The album reached number 19 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.
In 1965, the monaural release was reissued with a stereo edition simultaniously. This guide introduces many undocumented variations that should interest the serious Elvis collectors.
This pictorial guide illustrates the differences between each release.
Mfg: RCA Victor Records
Title: For LP Fans Only
Artist: Elvis Presley
Book Value: $ n/a
Front: Nipper logo at top left, number at upper left. “Stereo Electronically Reprocessed” at top right. RE lower left corner.
Back: Electronic Stereo Now Available box lower left corner, catalog numbers upper right and RCA Printed in U.S.A. copyright statement on the lower right coner.
Black label, RCA logo in white at top and “Stereo” at bottom. (1965)
Variation Alert: On the lable of Side 1, Track 5, note that POOR BOY is followed by (from the 20th Century-Fox … and On Side 2, Track 5 the writer credits are under YOU’RE A HEARTBREAKER.
Variation Alert: On the lable of Side 1, Track 5, note that POOR BOY is followed by (Presley-Matson) with (from the 20th Century-Fox … directly below on seperate lines and On Side 2, Track 5 the writer credits are next to the song title YOU’RE A HEARTBREAKER.
Variation Alert: On the lable of Side 1, Track 5, note that POOR BOY is followed by (Presley-Matson) with (from the 20th Century-Fox … directly below on seperate lines and On Side 2, Track 5 the writer credits are next to the song title YOU’RE A HEARTBREAKER. The label resembles the 1968 orange label. The vinyl is rigid or non flexible. Note that the matrix numbers for this release and the rigid and flexible oranges are identical, this leads me to believe that this is a transition disc and label from the white RCA Victor logo with silver STEREO bottom to the orange label. The fact that the matrix numbers fall in between the two above indicates multiple pressing plants.
Note: This is likely an incorrect inner sleeve, however, this is the one that accompanied this variation. This inner sleeve is 1959.
Orange label. Rigid vinyl or non-flexible vinyl. (11/1968)
Orange label. flexible vinyl. (1971) verified
Variation Alert: Undocumented as flexible vinyl.
Tan label. (1976)
Black label. Dog near top (1976)