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RCA RD 27238

Track Listing:

Side 1:

1. Blue Hawaii
2. Almost Always True
3. Aloha-Oe
4. No More
5. Can't Help Falling In Love
6. Rock-A-Hula Baby

7.  Moonlight Swim

Side 2:

1. Ku-U-I-Po
2. Ito Eats
3. Slicin' Sand
4. Hawaiian Sunset
5. Beach Boy Blues
6. Island Of Love

7.  Hawaiian Wedding Song

Released: December 1961:

Sound Format: mono

UK Album No. (15)

This soundtrack album went on to become Elvis' biggest seller to date. This crystalised the idea of the Elvis "soundtrack formula" going forward. Great for lining pockets, not so for the artistic side of things. Creativity aside, Elvis had a strong affection for the Hawaiian islands, returning their many times both professionally and personally.

NOTE: This LP was issued using the matrix number M2PP. M2 = 1961        PP = Mono LP

Side 1: M2PP 2996     Side 2: M2PP 2997

This album was kept in stock by issuing re-pressings with the same catalogue number

until it was deleted by RCA in October 1970.

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Front)

Laminated Front Only (not stated)

MONO| RD-27238 (Top Left)

BLUE HAWAII - Soundtrack album  ELVIS PRESLEY

(Large Letters)
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear)

Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed)

Printed in England by Robert Stace (Bottom Left)

PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON, ENGLAND.
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA

(No printing on spine)

(Sleeve states Stereo & Mono Catalogue Numbers)

(Foldovers Top & Bottom)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Front)

Laminated Front Only (not stated)

MONO| RD-27238 (Top Left)

BLUE HAWAII - Soundtrack album  ELVIS PRESLEY

(Small Letters)
Small RCA VICTOR Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Rear)

Small RCA VICTOR Logo (Boxed)

Printed in England by Robert Stace (Bottom Left)

PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON, ENGLAND.
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA

(Printing on spine)

(Foldovers Top & Bottom)

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Front)

Laminated Front Only (not stated)

MONO| RD-27238 (Top Left)

BLUE HAWAII - Soundtrack album  ELVIS PRESLEY

(Small Letters)
Small RCA VICTOR Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Rear)

Small RCA VICTOR Logo (Boxed)

Printed in England by Robert Stace (Bottom Left)

PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON, ENGLAND.
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA

(Printing on spine)

(No Foldovers)

(Test Pressing/Factory Sample/Demo/Promo)

(Factory Sample - Side 1)

(Factory Sample - Side 2)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 1 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1961 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

O/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 2 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1961 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 2 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

O/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

(No Hyphen in the Matrix Number) (Both Sides)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 3 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1961 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 3 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

O/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

(O Above the Matrix Number) (Both Sides)

 

(Thanks To Andy Honeywell For The Improved Images)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 4 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1961 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 4 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

O/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

(N Above the Matrix Number) (Both Sides)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 5 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1962 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 5 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

Z/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

(Thanks to Paul Alner for the information)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 6 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA Logo

(1962 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 6 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

Z/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

(No Hyphen in the Matrix Number) (Both Sides)

(Thanks to Paul Alner for the information)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 7 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1962 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 7 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

Z/T Tax Code (Under High Fidelity)

BIEM, MCPS, NCB (Under Catalogue Number)

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 8 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1962 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(No Hyphen in the Matrix Number) (Side 1)

(Variation 8 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

Z/T Tax Code (Under High Fidelity)

B.I.E.M., N.C.B., M.C.P.S. (Under Publishers)

(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)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 9 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

Z/T Tax Code (Under High Fidelity)

B.I.E.M., N.C.B., M.C.P.S. (Under Publishers)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 10 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1962 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 10 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

Z/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

(No Hyphen in the Matrix Number) (Side 2)

B.I.E.M., N.C.B., M.C.P.S. (Under Catalogue Number)

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 11 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1962 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 11 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

Z/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

BIEM, MCPS, NCB (Under Catalogue Number)

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 12 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1963 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 12 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

M/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

BIEM, MCPS, NCB (Under Catalogue Number)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 13 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1963 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 13 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

S and M/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity

BIEM, MCPS, NCB (Under Catalogue Number)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 14 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Silver Dot Logo

(1963 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 14 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

S and M/T Tax Code (Above Matrix Number)

BIEM, MCPS, NCB (Under Catalogue Number)

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 15 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1964 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 15 - Side 2)

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

M/T Tax Code (Above "New Orthophonic")

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 16 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1964 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 16 - Side 2)

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

M/T Tax Code (Above "New Orthophonic")

(N In Line With Matrix Number)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 17 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1965 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 17 - Side 2)

℗ 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

M/T Tax Code (Above "New Orthophonic")

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 18 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1965 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 18 - Side 2)
℗ 1961 (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

M/T Tax Code (Above "New Orthophonic")

(New Style Layout)

(Copyright Circle Covers Bottom Half of Label)

(Thanks to Paul Alner for the information)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 19 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1965 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 19 - Side 2)
M/T Tax Code (Under ℗ 1961) (Top Left)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

(New Style Layout)

(Copyright Circle Covers Bottom Half of Label)

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 20 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1967 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 20 - Side 2)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Left)

(No Tax Code)

℗ 1961 (Bottom Centre) (Both Sides)

No Bracket Before Hawaiian Sweetheart) (Track 1)

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the Images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 21 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1967 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 21 - Side 2)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Left Centre)

(No Tax Code)

℗ 1961 (Bottom Centre) (Both Sides)

Bracket Before Hawaiian Sweetheart) (Track 1)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 22 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1968 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(32mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 22 - Side 2)

(Older Variation 21 Label)

(J/T Tax Code Etched In Run Out)

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved Images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(Variation 23 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo

(1968 Decca Pressing)
(Mono)

(32mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 23 - Side 2)

"New Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Left Centre)

℗ 1961 (Bottom Centre) (Both Sides)

J/T Tax Code (Bottom Of Label)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved Images)

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(LABEL COMBINATION)
Side 1: Variation 23

(LABEL COMBINATION)
Side 2: Variation 21

(Black Label, RCA VICTOR Small Red Dot Logo)

(LABEL COMBINATION)
Side 1: Variation 21

(LABEL COMBINATION)
Side 2: Variation 23

(Small Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 24 - Side 1)

Small Orange Label
RCA Victor Logo
1969 Decca Pressing
Mono

(32mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 24 - Side 2)

3Up/4Up

MANUFACTURED BY RCA LTD

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

(Large Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 25 - Side 1)

Large Orange Label
RCA Victor Logo
1970 RCA Pressing
Mono

(25mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 25 - Side 2)

3Up/3Up

MANUFACTURED BY RCA LIMITED

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

(Large Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 26 - Side 1)

Large Orange Label
RCA Victor Logo
1970 RCA Pressing
Mono

(25mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 26 - Side 2)

3Up/3Up

BIEM MCPS NCB (Bottom of Label)

MANUFACTURED BY RCA LIMITED

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

UK CHART Information:

This LP entered the UK charts on December 9, 1961, peaking at no. 1.

Chart Run: (65 Weeks)

09/12/1961 - 09

16/12/1961 - 03

23/12/1961 - 02

30/12/1961 - 04

06/01/1962 - 01

13/01/1962 - 02

20/01/1962 - 02

27/01/1962 - 02

03/02/1962 - 02

10/02/1962 - 02

17/02/1962 - 02

24/02/1962 - 01

03/03/1962 - 01

10/03/1962 - 01

17/03/1962 - 01

24/03/1962 - 01

31/03/1962 - 01

07/04/1962 - 01

14/04/1962 - 01

21/04/1962 - 01

28/04/1962 - 01

05/05/1962 - 01

12/05/1962 - 01

19/05/1962 - 01

26/05/1962 - 01

02/06/1962 - 01

09/06/1962 - 01

16/06/1962 - 01

23/06/1962 - 02

30/06/1962 - 02

07/07/1962 - 02

14/07/1962 - 02

21/07/1962 - 04

28/07/1962 - 04

04/08/1962 - 04

11/08/1962 - 05

18/08/1962 - 04

25/08/1962 - 04

01/09/1962 - 04

08/09/1962 - 07

15/09/1962 - 07

22/09/1962 - 07

29/09/1962 - 07

06/10/1962 - 08

13/10/1962 - 08

20/10/1962 - 09

27/10/1962 - 15

03/11/1962 - 15

10/11/1962 - 14

17/11/1962 - 17

24/11/1962 - 19

01/12/1962 - 17

08/12/1962 - 18

15/12/1962 - 11

22/12/1962 - 16

29/12/1962 - 17

05/01/1963 - 11

12/01/1963 - 10

19/01/1963 - 11

26/01/1963 - 17

02/02/1963 - 16

09/02/1963 - 18

16/02/1963 - 19

23/02/1963 - 18

02/03/1963 - 19

Information: www.officialcharts.com

Recording Information:

Blue Hawaii

(March 22, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Almost Always True

(March 22, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Aloha-Oe

(March 23, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

No More

(March 21, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Can't Help Falling in Love

(March 23, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Rock-A-Hula Baby

(March 23, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Moonlight Swim

(March 28, 1961: Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, California)

Ku-U-I-Po

(March 21, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Ito Eats

(March 22, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Slicin' Sand

(March 21, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Hawaiian Sunset

(March 21, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Beach Boy Blues

(March 23, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Island of Love

(March 22, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Hawaiian Wedding Song

(March 22, 1961: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

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Image sourced from Josef Ehler (Thank you)

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