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Too Much/Playing For Keeps

HMV POP 330 (45 rpm)

Track Listing:

Side 1:

1. Too Much

Side 2:

1. Playin' For Keeps

Released: April 1957:

Sound Format: mono

UK Single No. (10)

Both songs were recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, September 1956. The B-side was taken from his second album, "Rock 'n' Roll No. 2" (HMV CLP 1105).

NOTE: This single was issued using the matrix number G2WW, part of the RCA system.

(G2 = 1956)

Side 1: G2WW 4928     Side 2: G2WW 4920

POP 330 (78rpm)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Front)

Type 1:

This sleeve was a pale yellow colour with red printing,
 

The HMV logo, located at the top-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice" underneath, Under the logo it read: The Hallmark of Quality. (Both Sides)

 

Boxed instructions Both Sides stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 REVS. PER MINUTE

(left-centre) and

The use of "EMITEX" cleaning material (available from record dealers) will preserve this record and keep it free from dust. (right-centre)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold Red Capitals - Under Centre Hole)

(Both Sides)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear)

Under "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" at the bottom of the sleeve, the following information could be found:

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain     

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED          

                     RECORD DIVISION                            

8-11 GREAT CASTLE STREET, LONDON, W.1  (Left Side)        

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I.    INTERNATIONAL     LIMITED

 HAYES     MIDDLESEX     ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Right Side)

Note: Type 1:

This sleeve was a pale yellow colour with black printing, Not normally used for Elvis releases.

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Front)

Type 2:

This sleeve was a pale yellow colour with red printing,
 

This record has an optional centre. In its present form it can be played upon three speed record players or radiograms with a small centre spindle. (Top Left - Both Sides)

To play this 45 r.p.m. record on record players and radiograms with a large centre post remove the small centre disc of the record by pressing with the thumbs. (Top Right - Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the top-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice" underneath, Under the logo it read: The Hallmark of Quality. (Both Sides)

 

Boxed instructions Both Sides stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 REVS. PER MINUTE

(left-centre) and

The use of "EMITEX" cleaning material (available from record dealers) will preserve this record and keep it free from dust. (right-centre)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold Red Capitals - Under Centre Hole)

(Both Sides)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Rear)

Under "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" at the bottom of the sleeve, the following information could be found:

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain     

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED          

                     RECORD DIVISION                            

8-11 GREAT CASTLE STREET, LONDON, W.1  (Left Side)        

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I.    INTERNATIONAL     LIMITED

 HAYES     MIDDLESEX     ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Right Side)

 

(Thanks to Paul Alner For The Information)

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Front)

Type 3:

This sleeve was a pale brown colour with red printing,
 

This record has an optional centre. In its present form it can be played upon three speed record players or radiograms with a small centre spindle. (Top Left - Both Sides)

To play this 45 r.p.m. record on record players and radiograms with a large centre post remove the small centre disc of the record by pressing with the thumbs. (Top Right - Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the top-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice" underneath, Under the logo it read: The Hallmark of Quality. (Both Sides)

 

Boxed instructions stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 REVS. PER MINUTE

(left-centre) and

WHEN NECESSARY CLEAN RECORD WITH A SLIGHTLY MOIST CLOTH (right-centre)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold Red Capitals - Under Centre Hole)

(Both Sides)

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LTD. HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND (Bottom of Sleeve)

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Rear)

Boxed instructions stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 REVS. PER MINUTE

(left-centre) and

THE WORLD'S GREATEST ARTISTES RECORD FOR "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (right-centre)

Under "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" at the bottom of the sleeve, the following information could be found:

COPYRIGHT SUBSISTS IN H.M.V. RECORDS. ANY UNAUTHORISED BROADCASTING, LIVE PERFORMANCE OR RE-RECORDING OF SUCH RECORDS IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER WILL CONSTITUTE AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT AND IS FORBIDDEN. APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE GRAMAPHONE CO. LTD., HAYES, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND.

(Sleeve Variation 4 - Front)

Type 3:

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold White Capitals)

For The Tops in Pops

(Top Centre - Both Sides)

Boxed instructions stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 R. P. M. (left-centre - Both Sides)

The use of "EMITEX" cleaning material (available from record dealers) will preserve this record and keep it free from dust. (right-centre - Both Sides)

Main Graphic: Illustrations of people dancing (Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the bottom-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice"

REGD. TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE Co. LTD. (Below The HMV Logo)

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LTD. HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Bottom of Sleeve)

(Sleeve Variation 4 - Rear)

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold White Capitals)

For The Tops in Pops

(Top Centre - Both Sides)

Boxed instructions stated that:

THIS RECORD MUST BE PLAYED AT 45 R. P. M. (left-centre - Both Sides)

The use of "EMITEX" cleaning material (available from record dealers) will preserve this record and keep it free from dust. (right-centre - Both Sides)

Main Graphic: Illustrations of people dancing (Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the bottom-left of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice"

REGD. TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE Co. LTD. underneath,

E.M.I. RECORDS LIMITED

(CONTROLLED BY ELECTRIC AND MUSICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED)

HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Bottom of Sleeve)

(Sleeve Variation 5 - Front)

Type 5:

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

Identical To Variation 4 Except for White Tabs in Top Corners

(Sleeve Variation 5 - Rear)

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

Identical To Variation 4 Except for White Tabs in Top Corners

(Test Pressing/Factory Sample/Demo/Promo)

(Factory Sample - Side 1)

(Factory Sample - Side 2)

(Purple Label, HMV Logo, Gold Lettering, Knockout Centre)

(Variation 1 - Side 1)

(Purple Label)

HIS MASTER'S VOICE (Gold Lettering)

(Knockout Centre)
(1957 Pressing)
(Mono)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

(Serrated Edge)

 ABERBACH
MECOLICO

                                       NCB
                           (Between Lines On Left)

(Purple Label, HMV Logo, Silver Lettering, Knockout Centre)

(Variation 2 - Side 1)

(Purple Label)

HIS MASTER'S VOICE (Silver Lettering)

(Knockout Centre)
(1957/58 Pressing)
(Mono)

(Variation 2 - Side 2)

(Serrated Edge)

 ABERBACH
MECOLICO

                                       N.C.B.
                 (Between Lines On Left - Both Sides)

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

​UK Chart Information:

This single entered the UK charts on May 16, 1957, peaking at no. 6.

Chart Run: (8 Weeks)

16/05/1957 - 13

23/05/1957 - 10

30/05/1957 - 09

06/06/1957 - 06

13/06/1957 - 12

20/06/1957 - 12

27/06/1957 - 14

04/07/1957 - 18

Information: www.officialcharts.com

Recording Information:

 

Too Much

(September 2, 1956: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Playing for Keeps

(September 1, 1956: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Elvis UK Sheet Music

used by kind permission: (Thanks to Robert)

elvisechoesofthepast.com/

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