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ELVIS'
CHRISTMAS  ALBUM

RCA RD 27052

Track Listing:

Side 1:

1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town

2. White Christmas

3. Here Comes Santa Claus (right down santa claus lane)

4. I'll Be Home For Christmas

5. Blue Christmas

6. Santa, Bring My Baby Back (to me)

Side 2:

1. O Little Town Of Bethlehem

2. Silent Night

3. (There'll be) Peace In The Valley (for me)

4. I Believe

5. Take My Hand, Precious Lord

6. It Is No Secret (what god can do)

Released: November 1958:

Sound Format: mono

UK Album No. (05)

The artwork used for the album sleeve was completely different from the U.S. release. The UK version used a photograph taken during a publicity shoot for "Love Me Tender"

It contained eight christmas songs and four religious tracks that had already appeared in July on the extended play: 'Peace in the Valley'

(RCX 101)

The back cover originally had four photographs which promoted Elvis' 'Loving You' album, plus two extended plays 'Peace in the Valley' (RCX 101) and 'Elvis Presley' (RCX 104). The centre photograph showed a still from his latest motion picture: 'Jailhouse Rock' from M.G.M.

These photographs were omitted on later re-issues.

NOTE: This LP was issued using the matrix number H2PP. (H2 = 1957         PP = Mono LP)

Side 1: H2PP 6526     Side 2: H2PP 6527

This album was kept in stock by issuing re-pressings with the same catalogue number until it was deleted by RCA in November 1970.

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Front)

Fully Laminated (not stated)
Large RCA Logo

33 R.P.M

RD-27052

A "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Recording

COLOUR PHOTO COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)
A 'NEW ORTHOPHONIC' HIGH FIDELITY 33 RPM RECORDING
RCA RECORDS (RCA LOGO) LONDON, S.W.9
Made in England (Under Logo)
PRINTED IN ENGLAND  R.S.   10.57-866 (Bottom Left)

(No Writing on Spine)

(Rounded Cutout on Foldovers)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Front)

Fully Laminated (not stated)
Large RCA Logo

33 R.P.M

RD-27052

A "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Recording

COLOUR PHOTO COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Rear)

(No Photographs On Back)
RCA RECORDS LOGO

PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON, ENGLAND.
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA
Printed in England by Robert Stace. (Bottom Centre)

(No Writing on Spine)

(Foldovers)

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Front)

Laminated Front Only (Not Stated)
Large RCA Logo

33 R.P.M

RD-27052

A "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Recording

COLOUR PHOTO COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Rear)

No Photographs On Back
RCA RECORDS LOGO

PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON, ENGLAND.
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA
Printed in England by Robert Stace. (Bottom Centre)

(No Writing on Spine)

(No Foldovers)

(Sleeve Variation 4 - Front)

Laminated Front Only (Stated)
Large RCA Logo

33 R.P.M

RD-27052

A "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Recording

COLOUR PHOTO COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES

(Sleeve Variation 4 - Rear)

No Photographs On Back
RCA VICTOR LOGO

Product of THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LTD., LONDON,
made from a master recording of R.C.A., N.Y.

Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited (Bottom Left)
Printed in England by Robert Stace (Bottom Right)

(No Writing on Spine)

(No Foldovers)

(Test Pressing/Factory Sample/Demo/Promo)

(Factory Sample - Side 1)

(Green Label)

SIDE 1 (H2PP 6526-1B) (RD 27059)

(1957 Decca Single Sided Test Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Hand Written Details)

(Factory Sample - Side 2)

(Blank Side)

(Test Pressing/Factory Sample/Demo/Promo)

(Factory Sample - Side 1)

(White Label)

(1957 Decca Double Sided Test Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Factory Sample - Side 2)

(NOT FOR SALE Hand Written)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 1 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1957 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN

Trade Mark(s) ® Registered

No Tax Code

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
B.I.E.M./N.C.B. (In Between Parallel Lines)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 2 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1957 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(Variation 2 - Side 2)

MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN

Trade Mark(s) ® Registered

No Tax Code

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
N.C.B. B.I.E.M. (In Between Parallel Lines)


(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 3 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(Late 1959 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 3 - Side 2)

MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN

Trade Mark(s) ® Registered

No Tax Code

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
Parallel Lines

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 4 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(Late 1959 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(Variation 4 - Side 2)

MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN

Trade Mark(s) ® Registered

E/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
Parallel Lines

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 5 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1960 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

N.C.B. Under Catalogue Number

(Variation 5 - Side 2)

No MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN

No Trade Mark(s) ® Registered

E/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
N.C.B / B.I.E.M., M.C.P.S. - Above Publishers On Left
No Parallel Lines


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 6 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1960 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

N.C.B.     (a) Aberbach Ltd. (Above Publishers on left)

(Variation 6 - Side 2)

Trade Mark(s) Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s)

E/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 7 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1961 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 7 - Side 2)

Trade Mark(s) Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s)

O/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
O Above Matrix Number (Both Sides)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 8 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1962 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 8 - Side 2)

Trade Mark(s) Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s)

Z/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
N Above Matrix Number (Both Sides)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 9 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1962 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 9 - Side 2)

Trade Mark(s) Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s)

Z/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
N After Matrix Number (Both Sides)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 10 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1963 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 10 - Side 2)

Trade Mark(s) Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s)

M/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
N in line with Matrix Number (Both Sides)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 11 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1963 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

N.C.B. (Boxed) under Catalogue Number

(Variation 11 - Side 2)

Trade Mark(s) Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s)

M/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
N in line with Matrix Number (Both Sides)

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(LABEL COMBINATION)
Side 1: Variation 9

(LABEL COMBINATION)

Side 2: Variation 8

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 12 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1964 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 12 - Side 2)

No Trade Mark(s) Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s)

M/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
N After Matrix Number (Both Sides)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 13 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1965 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 13 - Side 2)

M/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
No N After Matrix Number (Both Sides)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 14 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1965 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 14 - Side 2)

M/T Tax Code (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)
No N After Matrix Number (Both Sides)

(New Style Layout)

(Copyright Circle Covers Bottom Half of Label)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 15 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1967 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 15 - Side 2)

No Tax Code

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Left)


(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 16 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1968 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(32mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 16 - Side 2)

No Tax Code

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Left)

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(LABEL COMBINATION)

Side 1: Variation 13

(LABEL COMBINATION)
Side 2: Variation 15

(Small Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 17 - Side 1)

(Small Orange Label)

Stamped RCA Victor Logo

(1969 Decca Pressing)
(Mo
no)

(32mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 17 - Side 2)

3Up/2Up

MANUFACTURED BY RCA LTD

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

UK CHART Information:

This LP entered the UK charts on November 30, 1957, peaking at no. 2.

Chart Run: (6 Weeks)

30/11/1957 - 04

07/12/1957 - 03

14/12/1957 - 03

21/12/1957 - 02

28/12/1957 - 02

04/01/1958 - 05

Information: www.officialcharts.com

Recording Information:

Santa Claus is Back in Town

(September 7, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

White Christmas

(September 6, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Here Comes Santa Claus

(September 6, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

I'll Be Home for Christmas

(September 7, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Blue Christmas

(September 5, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Santa Bring My Baby Back

(September 7, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

O Little Town of Bethlehem

(September 7, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Silent Night

(September 6, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Peace in the Valley

(January 13, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

I Believe

(January 12, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

Take My Hand, Precious Lord

(January 13, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

It Is No Secret

(January 19, 1957: Radio Recorders, Studio 1, Hollywood, California)

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