Elvis Presley – Circa 1956 Acetate With All Sun Singles Tracks / With Graceland Letter of Authenticity

A historic Elvis Presley 10″ acetate, circa 1956, with all ten Elvis tracks released by Sun Records; authenticated by Graceland.

The accompanying Letter of Authenticity from Graceland Authenticated notes:

When RCA purchased Elvis’s contract and recordings from Sun Records in late 1955, they immediately went into production to produce their own 78 and 45 RPM singles for release in late 1955.  The offered acetate contains all 10 of the songs Sun Records had released as singles, and may date from that heady period when RCA was champing at the bit to get their new artist into wide distribution.  The tracks are in order, so to speak, with the “A” side singles on the first side and the “B” side songs on the other side of the acetate.  Side one: “That’s All Right,” “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “You’re a Heartbreaker,” “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone,” “Mystery Train.”  Side two: “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” “I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine,” “Milkcow Blues Boogie,” “Baby Pet’s Play House” (sic,) “I Forgot to Remember to Forget.”  Hand etched into the dead wax is “#111A” and “#111B.” We can find no reference to these numbers related to the singles RCA released.  It is most likely that this acetate was simply cut as a listening copy for someone in the production process.

Printed on the sleeve is “Warning: Handle with Care. Use only sapphire or diamond needles in new condition.  Set changer at manual.”  The earliest 78 players used steel needles, with sapphire needles coming into use after World War II and diamond needles marketed after 1950.

The disc is in VG condition and plays well throughout with some surface noise.  The paper sleeve has a number of clear tape repairs, one with a small piece of paper added.

With Hologram numbered Letter of Authenticity from Graceland Authenticated, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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