Offered for sale is a still sealed digitally remastered mono pressing of Elvis’ Golden Records by Elvis Presley, complete with the original “obi” banner.
About this copy: This copy of Elvis’ Golden Records is a 1984 pressing on the RCA label of an album that was originally released in 1958.
As the record is still sealed, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact except for a 2″ (5 cm) tear near the upper left hand corner.
The “obi” banner reads, “A Collectible – The Definitive Rock Classic Restored To Original Mono Digitally Remastered Quality Pressing On Heavy Virgin Vinyl.”
The “obi” is fully intact with no tears. There is a sticker on the wrap indicating that it was imported from the United States, as this particular copy was originally sold in Canada, though it is a U.S. pressing.
A nice copy of a classic LP that is very difficult to find complete, as the banner was usually discarded after purchase.
Background: Released in March, 1958, Elvis’ Golden Records was the first compilation album by Elvis Presley.
The album reached #3 on the U.S. charts and has sold more than six million copies.
The album was originally released in mono, but in the late 1950s, a rechanneled stereo version became available for stereo buyers. This version added a lot of reverb and sounded terrible compared to the original mono.
When mono albums were discontinued in 1968, the “fake stereo” version of this album was the only version available for purchase.
In 1984, RCA Records finally reissued the album in the original mono and pressed the records on high-quality virgin vinyl. These releases had a banner, similar to the “obi” found on Japanese releases, that advertised the albums virtues.
This was rock & roll’s first greatest-hits album, and it set the standard for all others to follow. As originally conceived, it was a 14-song collection of most of the King’s biggest hits up to that time, released on the eve of his start of military service — a dearth of material being in the offing, it seemed only logical to assemble these hits. Each of the 14 songs had earned a Gold record award for a million sales, a record unequaled at that time by anyone else in rock & roll. … Elvis’ singing never sounded richer or more expressive, and one can fully appreciate in vivid detail the delicate nuances of his phrasing on songs like “Too Much.” …Elvis’ Golden Records does give a bite-sized glimpse of where Elvis had come from and where he was going (for better or worse) musically on the eve of heading into the Army.
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