Offered for sale is a still sealed first pressing of the 1971 LP Love Letters from Elvis by Elvis Presley, with the original cover.
About this copy: This copy of Love Letters from Elvis is an original, still sealed 1971 pressing with the original cover showing the album title on two lines of text. As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is nearly 100% intact aside from a small (1/2″ or so) tear near the upper left hand corner at the spine. It’s hard to see and we almost missed it.
A beautiful copy of a somewhat scarce Elvis LP.
Background: In June, 1970, Elvis went into a recording studio in Nashville and recorded 35 songs. His label, RCA, spread these songs over three albums – That’s the Way It Is, Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old, and Love Letters from Elvis.
As Love Letters from Elvis was the final album, it’s generally been regarded by critics as the weakest of the three. The public seemed to agree; the album only reached #33 on the Billboard album charts in the U.S., though it did reach #7 in Great Britain.
Still, the album is not without its merits. Allmusic.com had this to say about Love Letters from Elvis:
Love Letters from Elvis benefits from a strong collection of songs representing most of the musical strands of Elvis’ later career: big dramatic ballads, Charlie Rich-style Memphis boogie, and the occasional rocker, all framed by Presley’s large, excellent band and plenty of background vocals.
There are two cover variations for Love Letters from Elvis; the first pressings had the title of the album printed on two lines of text, and about a year after the first issue, the cover was changed to show the title in three lines of text. The second cover moved the RCA logo and catalog number from the top of the cover to the bottom. Most of the copies that have been sold over the years feature the second “three line title” cover.
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