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Too Much/Playing For Keeps

HMV POP 330 (78 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 (45rpm)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Front)

Type 1:

This sleeve was white with black printing.

 

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Stamped Top Centre)

Greatest Artists - Finest Recording (Under The Centre Hole)

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" underneath, Under the logo.

78 R.P.M. RECORD (To The Right)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE"

records are great favourites

why not add these to your collection? (Stamped Top Centre)

 

(Various Artists Promoted Throughout the Sleeve)

GIVE RECORD TOKENS ...

they solve all your gift problems (Under The Centre Hole)

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain     

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED          

                     RECORD DIVISION                            

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

 

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" underneath, Under the logo.   

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I.    INTERNATIONAL     LIMITED

 HAYES     MIDDLESEX     ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Right Side)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Front)

Type 2:

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

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

For The Tops in Pops (Top Centre)

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" underneath.

 

78 R.P.M RECORD (Either Side Of Logo)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Rear)

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

"His Master's Voice" (Bold Red Italics)

For The Tops in Pops (Top Centre)

Main Body Text: Promoting of other HMV artists.

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED

RECORD DIVISION

8-11 GREAT CASTLE STREET, LONDON, W.1 (Bottom Left of Sleeve)

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" underneath.

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I. INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Bottom Right of Sleeve)

(Test Pressing/Factory Sample/Demo/Promo)

(Factory Sample - Side 1)

(White Label)

(Stamped H.M.V.)

78 R.P.M.

Double Sided "TOO MUCH"

DEMONSTRATION SAMPLE

NOT FOR SALE (Both Sides)

(Solid Centre)

(1957 Pressing)

(Mono)

(Stamped Details)

(Factory Sample - Side 2)

(White Label)

(Stamped H.M.V.)

78 R.P.M.

Double Sided "PLAYIN' FOR KEEPS"

(Blue Label, HMV Logo, White Lettering, Solid Centre)

(Variation 1 - Side 1)

(Blue Label)

HIS MASTER'S VOICE (White Lettering)

(Solid Centre)
(1957 Pressing)
(Mono)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

RT Tax Code

POP. 330

Aberbach, Mecolico

NCB
(Bottom of Label - Both Sides)

​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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