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.
 

 

 

His Songs Of Faith And Inspiration

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Title:

 

His Songs Of Faith And Inspiration

Catalog Number:

 

DVC2-0728

Matrix Number:

 

MFD By JVC DVC2-0728-1 1T 11

Year:

 

1990
 

Tracks:

 

CD 1:
How Great Thou Art - Stand By Me - Joshua Fit The Battle - So High - In My Father’s House (Are Many Mansions) - He Touched Me -  I’ve Got Confidence - It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - He Is My Everything - Working On The Building - In The Garden - WeCall On Him -  His Hand In Mine - By And By - Farther Along - Known Only To Him - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - You’Il Never Walk Alone

CD 2:
An Evening Prayer - Mansion Over The Hilltop - Milky White Way - Reach Out For Jesus - Who Am I ?  - Take My Hand, Precious Lord - Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs - It The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side - (T here'll Be) Peace ln The Valley - Crying In The Chapel - Where No One Stands Alone - He Knows Just What I Need - Bosom Of Abraham - Where Could l Go But To The Lord - Without Him -  Swing Down Sweet Chariot - Amazing Grace - It We Never Meet Again

 

Description:

 

Again a super rare - maybe the rarest - CD:

The lost Elvis RCA CD. A RCA Special Products CD pressed for Heartland Music.

Till now it was only known that "His Songs Of Faith and Inspiration" existed as a vinyl 2 LP set or as a cassette version (see David Petrelles book Solid Gold Elvis).

This RCA Special Products double CD set was totally unknown.

In Dale Hampton's book "Elvis - For CD Fans Only" this RCA CD set is listed as the lost CD. Only title and catalog number are mentioned ... nothing else. No cover, back inlay or CD label picture. Here you have it now! Thanks to Andy.

 

     

 

Rare Release: Love Me Tender

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Title:

 

Love Me Tender

Catalog Number:

 

CAD1-2650

Matrix Number:

 

CAD12650 1C 12 MFD BY JVC

Year:

 

1993

Track Listing:

 

Love Me Tender - I Can't Stop Loving You - Ain't That Loving You Baby - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Loving You - The Wonder Of You - Love Me - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
 

Description:

 

Here we have an ultra rare pressing!

Made in 1987 and released in the U.S. The "LOVE ME TENDER" was released first on MC (CAK-2650). Total sale exceeded 982,000 copies. Certified as GOLD AWARD.

This CD is probably made between "Burning Love And Hits From His Movies Vol. 2" (CAD1-2595) and "Elvis Sings For Children And Grownups Too" (CAD1-2704).

This is a real strange thing and one of the rarest collectable CDs It's not listed in any book, not even in "For CD Fans Only" by Dale Hampton. We've got the Info from Dale Hampton, that on 20 pieces were made.

There exists also a slightly different version. We have listed both, please click here.

From Andy.

 


Ultra Rare: Sono Creative Disc

 
 

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Title:

 

Sono Creative Disc

Catalog Number:

 

None Listed !

Matrix Number:

 

SONOPRESS T-1296-1/ CREATIVE A IFPI 0721

Year:

 

1994

Track Listing:

 

Hound Dog
 

Description:

 

The first item is the highly collectable Sono Creative Disc. It is a Mega Rare one track SONO CREATIVE DISC.
It has one Elvis track, HOUND DOG, on it. It is a one track CD. It is clear plastic with a nice picture on the disc. This CD has no front or back cover. The strangest thing about this rare CD is: There is no catalog number assigned.

The CD was made as a Sonopress (the BMG associated pressing plant) inhouse promotional and given only to a handful of the exclusive staff.

The CD isn't white colored! Outside the 3" silver playing area it is made in transparet plastic that we have a 5" CD.  For a better view we show here the CD with white and dark background.

Another super rarity CD that is almost impossible to find. Happy hunting.
 


  

Rare USA CD: Graceland's Chapel In The Woods (Elvis Presley Love Songs)

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Title:

 

Graceland's Chapel in the Woods

Catalog Number:

 

DRC 12963

Matrix Number:

 

L388 1100 DRC12963 D10415-03A

     
     

Description:

 

Track Listing: Love Me Tender - Loving You Today , Tomorrow And Forever - As Long As I Have You - Home Is Where The Heart Is - Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You) - All That I Am - Can't Help Falling In Love - A Boy Like Me , A Girl Like You - Angel - Earth Boy - Hawaiian Wedding Song - The Wonder Of You.

Description: This is one of the rarest CDs. This is the one that Graceland has issued as an exclusive CD, produced solely for the 'Chapel in the Woods'. It is available only to couples who marry or renew their vows in the Chapel as a commemorative of their special day.
This is an original BMG Special Products CD. Very, very rare.
 


 

Rare CD: Love Letters From Elvis

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Title:

 

Love Letters From Elvis

Catalog Number:

 

ND 89011

Matrix Number:

 

FI 1207

Year:

 

1988 ?

Track Listing:

 

Same as all the other "Love Letters..." CDs
 

Description:

 

This unique CD was sent to us by Mr. Gabriele Scollo from Italy.

There is no matrix number pressed on the disc. Instead of the matrix number 'Sonopress xxxx' you see only FI 1207.

As on the Hong Kong release the lower half of the CD as well the "ribs" are white instead of silver/grey. On backcover you can read "Printed in Germany"!
Something don't match.

So far we don't know what that means. Is it a miss pressing, a test pressing......? If you know anything about this, please let us know.
 


 

Rare CD: If Every Day Was Like Christmas   

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Title:

 

If Every Day Was Like Christmas

Catalog Number:

 

07863 66482 2

Matrix Number:

   

Year:

 

1994

Track Listing:

 

Same as the commercial CD


Description:

 
At first glance it looks like the 1994 pressing. Correct, but you will also notice that this beauty has a complety different back-cover.

This one was a special gift from a Dutch company called *Vrumona.
It was given to their customers on one day only (the day before Christmas).
There is also a Christmas greetings card - written in Dutch - with the logo from Vrumona.

We have phoned Vrumona and asked how many of these CDs were pressed. Answer: 250 only.

This is indeed  'A Highly Collectable CD'.

*Vrumona is a Dutch soft drinks manufacturer, distributor and sales organization.

 

Rare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never


Rare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - It?s Now Or Never Rare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - It?s Now Or Never Rare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - It?s Now Or NeverRare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - It?s Now Or Never

     

Title:

 

The Best Of Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never

Catalog Number:

 

74321 41343-2

Matrix Number:

   

Year:

 

1998

Track Listing:

 

Same as the standard Gold-CD from 1996 !
 

Description:

 

A BMG Ariola Special Projects CD. Made and sold by aurodisc for ~ 800 Euro.
On the playable CD is mounted a pure gold disc (999.9 - 1 floz.). Only a handfull of theses special releases exists.
Presented in a long case with numbered certificate
 


 

Rare CD: The King Of Rock & Roll - Dick Clark's American Bandstand


Rare CD: The King Of Rock & Roll - Dick Clark's American Bandstand Rare CD: The King Of Rock & Roll - Dick Clark's American Bandstand Rare CD: The King Of Rock & Roll - Dick Clark's American Bandstand

     

Title:

 

The King Of Rock & Roll - Dick Clark's American Bandstand

Catalog Number:

 

DMC1-0902

Matrix Number:

 

Made by Distronics  (H)  W.O. 12979-1 DMC1-0902

Year:

 

1989

Track Listing:

 

Blue Suede Shoes - Too Much - Stuck On You - Can't Help Falling In Love - Surrender - Love Me Tender - One Night - A Big Hunk O' Love - Hard Headed Woman - Suspicious Minds - Its Now Or Never - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame - Return To Sender - Burning Love - (You're The) Devil In Disguise - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I - Crying In The Chapel - Are You Lonesome Tonight - In The Ghetto - Good Luck Charm
 

Description:

 

This must be the rarest BMG CD from the USA. So rare that even the book by Dale Hampton 'For CD Fans only' cannot show the cover.  We've got the Info from Dale Hampton that only 20 pieces were made.

Made by RCA Special Products for 'Franklin Mint'. Pressed by Disctronics.

Hard to believe.... but in fact there exists a second pressing (same cover art) with different matrix-number - DMC1-0902 1S MFD - pressed by JVC.

From Andy.


 

Cancelled CD box:  Elvis Jukebox

Elvis Jukebox (cancelled box-set) - Canada 2010 - Sony 8869774142-2

Disc 1 - Elvis Jukebox (cancelled box-set) - Canada 2010 - Sony 8869774142-2Disc 2 - Elvis Jukebox (cancelled box-set) - Canada 2010 - Sony 8869774142-2Disc 3 - Elvis Jukebox (cancelled box-set) - Canada 2010 - Sony 8869774142-2

     

Title:

 

Elvis Jukebox

Catalog Number:

  Sony 8869774142-2

Matrix Number:

  886977414221 (22/23) SG27667

Year:

 

2010

Track Listing:

 

Jailhouse Rock - All Shook Up - Don't Be Cruel - That's All Right - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - (Let's Have A) Party - Good Rockin' Tonight - Baby, Let's Play House - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Too Much - King Creole - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

Blue Suede Shoes - Hound Dog - (You'r The) Devil In Disguise - Viva Las Vegas - Guitar Man - (Marie's The Name Of) The Latest Flame - Return To Sender - A Mess Of Blues - Blueberry Hill - Surrender - In The Ghetto - If I Can Dream

Heartbreak Hotel - Young Dreams - I Just Can't Help Believin' - You'll Think Of Me - It's Now Or Never - Love Me Tender - Can't Help Falling In Love - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Don't - There Goes My Everything - Crying In The Chapel
 

Description:

 
Cancelled CD box, made for Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. in 2010. The box was never sold!