Worldwide Rarities & Curiosities

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

 

 

 

 

 

Mispressing: NBC TV Special

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Title:

 

NBC TV Special

Catalog Number:

 

ND 83894

Year:

 

1991
 

Description:

 

Here we have something very rare.
A mispressed and mislabeled Elvis RCA/BMG Germany CD.

Covers are the original ones from the 1991 "NBC TV Special" release, Germany ND 83894

The CD plays the same tracks as on all other releases, but...on the label we do not see any ELVIS or RCA or BMG!!

The label is from a classic CD released by the Parnass label:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die schönsten Konzerte

The matrix no. "SONOPRESS F-1473 / ND83894 A" is identical to the 1991 RCA/BMG release from Germany (click on CD to see it).
 


 

Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits - mispressing

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Title:

 

Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits

Catalog Number:

 

07863-67465-2

Year:

 

1997
 

Description:

 

Here we have an ultra rare mispressed beauty:

A misprinted disc from "Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits". This one was released in September 1997 and only released in the U.S.

This disc has a total different design than the actual "Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits" disc.

The catalog no. on the disc is 07863-67465-2, while the correct catalog no. must be 07863-67565-2.
Also on the disc is printed the wrong title, the disc is titled "Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4" instead of the correct title.

The right scan is the correct disc!
 


 

Mispressed CD: Elvis Presley

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Title:

 

Elvis Presley

Catalog Number:

 

ND 89046

Matrix Number:

 

Sonopress C-2185/PD 90204 E

Year:

 

1990
 

Description:

 

Well, at first glance it looks like the German pressing from 1990.
What is wrong with this one?
When you put the CD in your player you will hear ............... John Denver. Yes - 20 tracks from the good old John Denver instead of Elvis.
 
A misprint from BMG. Collector's item? Yes, I think it is a rare collectible CD.
 
Our thanks go to Guenter Scheuringer () from Austria.


 

 

Mispressed CD: Danske Single Hits

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Title:

 

Danske Single Hits

Catalog Number:

 

PD 90551

Year:

 

1991

     

Description:

 

Okay, what do we have here? It looks like the 1991 'Danske Single Hit's' CD and that is correct, but if you put the CD in your player you will hear: Patti Austin with her album 'Love Is Gonna Getcha'.

Although the original CD is hard to find, this CD is even harder to find (if you ever find one). It is made in Switzerland for the Danish market.

 


 

Mispressing: The Definitive Love Album - Volume 3

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Title:

 

The Definitive Love Album - Volume 3

Catalog Number:

 

ND 90419

Year:

 

1987

     

Description:

 

We hear you say: 'Yes, yes, yes, I have it. Is it worth much'? Well, yes, you may have one like it, but not this one. It is the 1987 CD releases from the 'Definitive Love Album - Volume 3' with one difference. It does not have Elvis on it, you will hear the German punk rock band: 'Normahl' with their album "'Auszeit".



It is a rare one and we really cannot say if there are more pressings of this one including mispressings.
 


 

Burning Love And Hits From His Movies Vol. 2


     

Title:

  Burning Love And Hits From His Movies

Catalog Number:

 

BMG CCD-2595

Matrix Number:   #910207NN CCD-2595

Year:

 

1993

     

Description:

 

The two discs are identically - same matrix number - but as you can see on the disc to the right, the pressing machine must have run out of red color.
The disc is found in a standard package. It's of cause unusual, but we have seen discs without color on the picture side before.

 


 

His Hand In Mine


     

Title:

  His Hand In Mine

Catalog Number:

 

BMG ND 83935

Matrix Number:   Sonopress C-3837 / ND 83935 A

Year:

 

1989

     

Description:

 

At first glance it looks like the standard pressing from 1989. But if you take a closer look on the CD print you'll see only 12 tracks  listed.
CD plays 15 tracks.... as it should be.

We can't figured out why the CD has the number ND 83935! For normal it must be PD 83935.

There is also no known release which have only 12 tracks.

 


 Suspicious Minds - Shaped CD

 
 
Shaped CD Unshaped CD  Click on picture to enlarge 'Unshaped CD' - playing side
     

Title:

  Suspicious Minds

Catalog number:

 

BMG 74321-693372

Matrix number:   Sonopress SENTINEL 90712 * BMG 74321 693372 * 1 

Year:

 

1999

     

Description:

 
We all know the 'Suspicious Minds' shaped CD, but here we have an 'unchaped' (nearly) version. If you enlarge the picture it's easy to see that only a very little piece of the disc is cut away.
The cutting machine must have been out of order.
A real curiosity you won't see everyday.


 

Elvis


    standard print misprint  Click on picture to enlarge  
     

Title:

  Elvis

Catalog Number:

 

BMG ND 81382

Matrix Number:   Sonopress D-3812 / ND81382 A

Year:

 

1993

     
Description:   Not only that on the standard CD the titles 1 & 3 are mixed up (Rip It Up Again & When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold), on this exemplar also the pressing machine run out of black color. The disc was found in a standard package.

 


 

Portrait D'Une Legende - Volume 2


    standard print misprint  Click on picture to enlarge  
     

Title:

  Portrait D'Une Legende - Volume 2

Catalog Number:

 

BMG ND 90057

Matrix Number:   Sonopress B-8538 / ND 90057 C

Year:

 

1987

     
Description:   On this exemplar the pressing machine run out of black color. The disc was found in a standard package.