Worldwide Rarities & Curiosities

This section features rare but original Elvis CDs.
Listed are: Test-pressings, mispressings and very hard to find collectable CDs.
None of the CDs listed here are for sale, they are for information only.

 

 


Here we have some blank CDs that were either used in test runs or are missing their print side due to technical error.

Test copies of vinyl releases are identifiable by a white handwritten label as such. Test copies of CDs are not, as the matrix number is the same for a test as for a standard CD.

Therefore a blank CD is either the result of a test run or is simply missing the print side due to a production error.

Test CDs have never been packaged and sold through official channels.
It is therefore safe to assume that a blank CD in a standard cover is the result of a production error.

Both types of blank CDs are rare and worth collecting.

 

 

Elvis Presley

Test Pressing : Elvis Presley

ELVIS PRESLEY - Germany 1984 - RCA PD 81254
 

 

           Printside

          Original printside

 
     

Title:

 

Elvis Presley

Matrix Number:

 

PD 81 254 2893 930 01 # R

Year:

 

1984

Country;   Germany

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD
 

Description:

 

Vey probably a test pressing of the CD 'Elvis Presley', because it it was found  outside a package without front and back-cover.

You can read a little about this beauty in Peter Baumann's book 'Elvis On CD 1984 – 1992'.

 



 

CD 3 From The 4 CD Box: Live In Las Vegas

Test Pressing CD 3 From The 4 CD Box : Live In Las Vegas

Test Pressing CD 3 From The 4 CD Box : Live In Las Vegas


 

 

           Printside

 Notice

          Original printside

 
     

Title:

 

No title listed but it is CD 3 from the Live In Las Vegas 4 CD box-set !

Matrix Number:

 

SONOPRESS USA 07863693542D3 ++ AA655-02

Year:

 

2001

Country:   USA

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing. CD comes with no front or back-cover.
The disc is complety blank. The only information we have is what is written on the sticker attached to the front of the jewel-case (see scan).

 


 

Suspicious Minds 

Blank CD - Suspicious Minds

Suspicious Minds - EU 1999 - BMG 07863 67677 2

Blank CD - Suspicious Minds
 

 

           Printside

               Cover

          Original printside

 
     

Title:

 

Suspicious Minds

Matrix Number:

 

Distronics S 07863 67677 2 One 01

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country;   EU

Year:

 

1999
 

Description:

 

Here we have a blank pressing. It's a regular release of the first "Suspicious Minds" CD (EU) that was found in a standard CD package... but the CD has no printed color on it.

Thanks to Roberto Zanetti.


 

I Wish You A Merry Christmas 

Blank CD - I Wish You A Merry Christmas

I Wish You A Merry Christmas - Germany 1990 - BMG ND 89474 I Wish You A Merry Christmas - Germany 1990 - BMG ND 89474  

           Printside

Cover  Original printside  
     

Title:

 

I Wish You A Merry Christmas

Matrix Number:

 

SONOPRESS C-0095 / ND89474 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1990
 

Description:

 

CD came in a standard cover, but it is impossible to say whether it is the result of a production error or a test press. The owner have got it directly from an employee of the pressing factory.

Thanks to
Gabriele Scollo


 

His Hand In Mine 

Blank CD - His Hand In Mine

His Hand in Mine [1] - Germany 1990 - BMG ND 83935 His Hand in Mine [1] - Germany 1990 - BMG ND 83935  

           Printside

Cover  Original printside  
     

Title:

 

His Hand In Mine

Matrix Number:

 

SONOPRESS C-3837 / ND 83935 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1988 or 1990
 

Description:

 

CD came in a standard cover, but it is impossible to say whether it is the result of a production error or a test press. The owner have got it directly from an employee of the pressing factory. 

Thanks to
Gabriele Scollo


 

For LP Fans Only 

Blank CD - For LP Fans Only

For LP Fans Only - BMG ND 90359 - Germany 1989 For LP Fans Only - BMG ND 90359 - Germany 1989  

           Printside

Cover  Original printside  
     

Title:

 

For LP Fans Only

Matrix Number:

 

SONOPRESS C-9108/ND90359 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1989
 

Description:

 

CD came in a standard cover, but it is impossible to say whether it is the result of a production error or a test press. The owner have got it directly from an employee of the pressing factory.

Thanks to
Gabriele Scollo


 

Elvis Is Back

Blank CD - Elvis Is Back Elvis Is Back! - Germany 1989 - BMG ND 89013

Elvis Is Back! - Germany 1989 - BMG ND 89013

 
 Printside Cover

           Original printside

 
     

Title:

 

Elvis Is Back

Matrix Number:

 

SONOPRESS C-6275 / ND 89013 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1989
 

Description:

 

CD came in a standard cover, but it is impossible to say whether it is the result of a production error or a test press. The owner have got it directly from an employee of the pressing factory.

Thanks to
Gabriele Scollo


 

A Date With Elvis

Blank CD - A Date With Elvis

A Date With Elvis - ND 90360 - Germany 1990 A Date With Elvis - ND 90360 - Germany 1990  

           Printside

Cover  Original printside  
     

Title:

 

A Date With Elvis

Matrix Number:

 

SONOPRESS C-9110/ND90360 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1989 or 1990
 

Description:

 

CD came in a standard cover, but it is impossible to say whether it is the result of a production error or a test press. The owner have got it directly from an employee of the pressing factory. 

Thanks to
Gabriele Scollo


 

The Sun Sessions CD

Blank CD - The Sun Sessions CD

The Sun Sessions CD - Germany 1987 - BMG PD 86414  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

The Sun Sessions CD

Matrix Number:

 

SONOPRESS B-9823 / PD 86414 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1987
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.
On closer inspection you see a hand written number "9823" (which is part of the matrix number) on the CD printside.

This CD includes the content of the first german release with
"I Love You Because", take 2 with whistle intro from take 3 (released by error).


 

From Elvis In Mempis

Blank CD - From Elvis In Memphis

Original CD  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

From Elvis In Memphis

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress F-1456 / ND90548 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1993
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.

Thanks to Salvatore Sgambati


 

G.I. Blues

Blank CD - G.I. Blues

Original CD  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

G.I.Blues

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress D-8168/ND83735 A1

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1990
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.

Thanks to Salvatore Sgambati


 

Double Feature Series - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!

Blank CD - Kid Galahad

Original CD  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

Double Feature Series - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress G-7667 / 4321134302A1

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1993
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.

Thanks to
Salvatore Sgambati


 

Blue Hawaii

Blank CD - Blue Hawaii

Original CD  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

Blue Hawaii

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress B-8970 / ND 83683

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1990
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.

Thanks to
Salvatore Sgambati


 

Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

Blank CD - As Recorded at madison Square Garden

Original CD  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress F-9988 / ND90663

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1992
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.

Thanks to
Salvatore Sgambati


 

He Touched Me

Blank CD - He Touched Me

Original CD  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

He Touched Me

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress F-9987/ND90661 B1

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1992
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.

Thanks to
Salvatore Sgambati


 

Elvis

Blank CD - Elvis

Original CD  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

Elvis

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress D-3812 / ND91382 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1993
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.

Thanks to
Salvatore Sgambati


 

Something For Everybody

Blank CD - Something For Everybody

Original CD  

           Printside

 Original printside  
     

Title:

 

Something For Everybody

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress D-7224 / ND84116 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1993
 

Description:

 

Most likely a test pressing! CD comes without covers.

Thanks to
Salvatore Sgambati


 

The Golden Records Vol. 1 - 3

Original CD

Original CD  

           Frontcover

Backcover CD 1 Printside CD 2 Printside CD 3 Printside  
           
     
           

 

     

Title:

 

The Golden Records Vol. 1-3 (German Club Edition CD)

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress D-7173 / ND81707 A | Sonopress D-7172/ND89429 A | Sonopress D-6633 / ND82765 A

Track Listing:

 

Same as the original German Club CD

Country:   Germany

Year:

 

1991
 

Description:

 

Even this blank CDs were found in a standard triple case with front- and backcover, we think this are test CDs.
It seems not prbable, that the machines ran out of color at three CD prints.