|Title:||Pure Gold - The Alternate Album|
|Label Number:||none listed|
Pure Gold was a 1975 compilation album released as part of RCA's budget "Pure Gold" series of albums. Though at this point in his career Presley was focused more on the country music market, this compilation focuses more on earlier material than his 1970's hits. "Kentucky Rain", "Fever", "It's Impossible", and "In The Ghetto" are true stereo mixes. All other tracks are in "electronically reprocessed" stereo. When this album was eventually issued on CD for the first in the early 1990s, the 6 songs from the 50's were restored to original monaural sound. The album wasn't a strong seller when it was first released in 1975. It was certified Gold on 9/12/1977, Platinum on 3/20/1988 and 2x Platinum on 3/27/1992 by the R.I.A.A. The front cover photo features Elvis from his ' Aloha from Hawaii' concert in 1973.
In Europe the album was released, with a different cover, in RCA's 'Take-Off' series. Released now in a stunning 3- panel digipack is an Alternate Album Of 'Pure Gold'. Containing masters, first takes, master takes and other rarities! Limited edition real pressed gold disc limited edition of 500 copies! The disc is GOLD on the back (playing side) and has gold vinyl grooves on the label side!! There's a (removable) sticker on the digi-pack front cover saying 'Limited Edition Gold Disc'.