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RCA SF 5078

Track Listing:

Side 1:

1. Tonight Is So Right For Love

2. What's She Really Like

3. Frankfort Special

4. Wooden Heart

5. G.I. Blues

Side 2:

1. Pocketful Of Rainbows

2. Shoppin' Around

3. Big Boots

4. Didja' Ever

5. Blue Suede Shoes

6. Doin' The Best I Can

Released: November 1960:

Sound Format: stereo

UK Album No. (12)

This soundtrack album was an opportunity to cash in on the "new look" more wholesome image Elvis now had after his army stint. It contained more "pop" material and the closest to a "Rock 'n' Roll" sound was a new updated and inferior version of "Blue Suede Shoes". The rumour was that Elvis didn't like the songs too much either. Even though that may be the case, this LP vastly outsold the better quality album, "Elvis Is Back!."

NOTE: This LP was issued using the matrix number L2PY. L2 = 1960        PY = Stereo LP

Side 1: L2PY 3659     Side 2: L2PY 3660

This album was kept in stock by issuing re-pressings with the same catalogue number. It was later assigned a new number when released on the International Label in 1981.

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Front)

Fully Laminated (stated)

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

RCA REGD. Logo
PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA
Printed in England by St. James Press, London S.E.1.
(Bottom Left)
Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited (Bottom Right)
No Printing On Spine

Round Cutouts On Foldovers Top & Bottom

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Front)

Fully Laminated (stated)

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

RCA REGD. Logo
PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA
Printed in England by St. James Press, London S.E.1.
(Bottom Left)
Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited (Bottom Right)
No Printing On Spine

No Round Cutouts on Foldovers Top & Bottom

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Front)

Laminated Front Only (stated)

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 3 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

RCA REGD. Logo
PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA
Printed in England by St. James Press, London S.E.1.
(Bottom Left)
Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited (Bottom Right)
No Printing On Spine

Round Cutouts On Foldovers Top & Bottom

(Sleeve Variation 4 - Front)

Laminated Front Only (not stated)

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 4 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

RCA REGD. Logo
PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA
Printed in England by St. James Press, London, S.E.1
(Bottom Left)

Printing On Spine

No Foldovers

(Sleeve Variation 5 - Front)

Fully Laminated (not stated)

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 5 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

RCA REGD. Logo
PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA
Printed in England by St. James Press, London, S.E.1
(Bottom Left)

Printing On Spine

No Foldovers

(Sleeve Variation 6 - Front)

Laminated Front Only (not stated)

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 6 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

RCA REGD. Logo
PRODUCT OF THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA
Printed in England (Bottom Left)

(Printing On Spine)

(No Foldovers)

(Sleeve Variation 7 - Front)

Matt Sleeve

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 7 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

RCA REGD. Logo
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA

(Printing On Spine)

(No Foldovers)

(Sleeve Variation 8 - Front)

Matt Sleeve

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Small RCA RECORDS Logo (Boxed) (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 8 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

RCA REGD. Logo
MADE FROM A MASTER RECORDING OF RCA

Sleeve printed in England by Upton Printing Group

(Printing On Spine)

(No Foldovers)

(Sleeve Variation 9 - Front)

Matt Sleeve

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Stamped RCA Logo (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 9 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

Stamped RCA Logo Price Code GG (Boxed) (Top Right)

RCA LIMITED, RECORD DIVISION, RCA HOUSE, CURZON STREET, LONDON W.1

Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrodprint Ltd.

(Bottom Left)

(Printing On Spine)

(Sleeve Variation 10 - Front)

Matt Sleeve

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Stamped RCA Logo (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 10 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

Stamped RCA Logo Price Code HH (Boxed) (Top Right)

RCA LIMITED, RECORD DIVISION, RCA HOUSE, CURZON STREET, LONDON W.1

Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrodprint Ltd.

(Bottom Left)

(Printing On Spine)

(Sleeve Variation 11 - Front)

Gloss Sleeve

STEREO| SF-5078 (Top Left)

G.I. BLUES       ELVIS PRESLEY
Stamped RCA Logo (Top Right)

(Sleeve Variation 11 - Rear)

(Photographs On Back)

Stamped RCA Logo Price Code HH (Boxed) (Top Right)

RCA LIMITED, RECORD DIVISION, RCA HOUSE, CURZON STREET, LONDON W.1

Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrodprint Ltd.

(Bottom Left)

(Printing On Spine)

(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 LIVING STEREO Logo

(1960 Decca Pressing)
(Stereo)

(19mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

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

RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1960 (Top Left)

"Stereo Orthophonic" High Fidelity (Top Right)

E/T Tax Code Under High Fidelity


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

(Black Label, RCA Large Silver Dot Logo)

(Variation 2 - Side 1)

(Black Label)

Large RCA LIVING STEREO Logo

(1968 Decca Pressing)
(Stereo)

(32mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 2 - Side 2)

(Older Variation 1 Label Applied)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

(Small Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 3 - Side 1)

(Small Orange Label)

Stamped RCA Victor Logo

(1969 Decca Pressing)
(Stereo)

(32mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 3 - Side 2)

(2Up/3Up)

MANUFACTURED BY RCA LTD

(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

(Large Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 4 - Side 1)

(Large Orange Label)

Stamped RCA Victor Logo

(1970 RCA Pressing)
(Stereo)

(25mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 4 - Side 2)

Gloss Label

2Up/3Up

Side 2 Stereo

BIEM/NCB, MCPS
MANUFACTURED BY RCA LIMITED


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

(Large Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 5 - Side 1)

(Large Orange Label)

Stamped RCA Victor Logo

(1970 RCA Pressing)
(Stereo)

(25mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 5 - Side 2)

Gloss Label

2Up/3Up

Side 2 Stereo

No BIEM/NCB, MCPS
MANUFACTURED BY RCA LIMITED


(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(Large Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 6 - Side 1)

(Large Orange Label)

Stamped RCA Victor Logo

(1971 RCA Pressing)
(Stereo)

(25mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 6 - Side 2)

Gloss Label

3Up/3Up

Side 2 Stereo
MANUFACTURED BY RCA LIMITED


(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(Large Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 7 - Side 1)

(Large Orange Label)

Stamped RCA Victor Logo

(1971 RCA Pressing)
(Stereo)

(25mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 7 - Side 2)

Matt Label

3Up/3Up

Side 2 Stereo
MANUFACTURED BY RCA LIMITED

(Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 8 - Side 1)

(Orange Label)

Stamped RCA Victor Logo

(1975 RCA Pressing)
(Stereo)

(25mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 8 - Side 2)

Gloss Label

3Up/3Up

Side 2
MANUFACTURED BY RCA LIMITED

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

(New Black Label, Stamped RCA Logo)

(Variation 9 - Side 1)

(New Black Label)

Stamped RCA Logo

(1980/81 Pressing)
(Stereo)

(32mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 9 - Side 2)

3Up/3Up

Side 2
MANUFACTURED BY RCA LIMITED

(Thanks to Dean Murphy for the images)

UK CHART Information:

This LP entered the UK charts on December 10, 1960, peaking at no. 1.

Chart Run: (51 Weeks)

10/12/1960 - 04

17/12/1960 - 02

24/12/1960 - 02

31/12/1960 - 02

07/01/1961 - 02

14/01/1961 - 01

21/01/1961 - 01

28/01/1961 - 01

04/02/1961 - 01

11/02/1961 - 01

18/02/1961 - 01

25/02/1961 - 01

04/03/1961 - 02

11/03/1961 - 01

18/03/1961 - 01

25/03/1961 - 01

01/04/1961 - 02

08/04/1961 - 01

15/04/1961 - 01

22/04/1961 - 01

29/04/1961 - 01

06/05/1961 - 01

13/05/1961 - 01

20/05/1961 - 01

27/05/1961 - 01

03/06/1961 - 01

10/06/1961 - 01

17/06/1961 - 01

24/06/1961 - 01

01/07/1961 - 02

08/07/1961 - 02

15/07/1961 - 02

22/07/1961 - 03

29/07/1961 - 03

05/08/1961 - 03

12/08/1961 - 03

19/08/1961 - 03

26/08/1961 - 03

02/09/1961 - 03

09/09/1961 - 03

16/09/1961 - 03

23/09/1961 - 04

30/09/1961 - 05

07/10/1961 - 03

14/10/1961 - 07

21/10/1961 - 07

28/10/1961 - 09

04/11/1961 - 11

11/11/1961 - 10

18/11/1961 - 11

25/11/1961 - 09

It re-entered the UK charts for one week on December 9, 1961, peaking at no. 12.

Chart Run: (1 Week)

09/12/1961 - 12

It re-entered the UK charts on January 20, 1962, peaking at no. 15.

Chart Run: (3 Weeks)

20/01/1962 - 15

27/01/1962 - 15

03/02/1962 - 18

A re-issue of this LP was released after Elvis died and it re-entered the UK charts on September 3, 1977, peaking at no. 14.

Chart Run: (8 Weeks)

03/09/1977 - 58

10/09/1977 - 14

17/09/1977 - 23

24/09/1977 - 35

01/10/1977 - 33

08/10/1977 - 35

15/10/1977 - 49

22/10/1977 - 52

Information: www.officialcharts.com

Recording Information:

Tonight is So Right for Love

(April 27, 1960: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California)

What's She Really Like

(April 28, 1960: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California)

Frankfort Special

(May 6, 1960: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Wooden Heart

(April 28, 1960: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California)

G.I. Blues

(April 27, 1960: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California)

Pocketful of Rainbows

(May 6, 1960: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Shoppin' Around

(May 6, 1960: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Big Boots

(May 6, 1960: Radio Recorders, Studio B, Hollywood, California)

Didja' Ever

(April 27, 1960: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California)

Blue Suede Shoes

(April 28, 1960: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California)

Doin' the Best I Can

(April 27, 1960: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California)

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