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, caught by Andy:

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 can see it now. Thank you Andy.
 

     

 

Rare Pressing: Rocker

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Title:

 

Rocker

Catalog Number:

 

PD 85182

Year:

 

1997
 

Description:

 

Here we have an ultra rare pressing of the CD: 'Rocker'.

Any CD collector might say... What's so special about this one?

Here it comes: The first release of "Elvis Rocker" was pressed in Japan for Germany in 1984 and also the second issue was pressed in Japan for Germany back in 1985.

Here comes the strangest thing... This Rocker release is actually printed and made in Germany. This is very unusual, since the first releases such as "A Valentine Gift", "Always On My Mind", "Rare Elvis" and of course "Rocker" were pressed in Japan...

Happy hunting (if you ever will see it)

 


 

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 where nothing is wrong, except ...

Made in 1987 and released in the U.S. The "LOVE ME TENDER" was released first on MC (CAK-2650) and later on CD. Total sale exceeded 982,000 copies, but we don't know how many MCs/CDs because only BMG has the complete number. Not certified as GOLD AWARD because of the low price. This one 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). It's not listed in any book, not even in "For CD Fans Only" by Dale Hampton.

This is a real strange thing and one of the rarest collectable CDs.

There exists also a slightly different version. We have listed both of them:   Click here to see them!

From Andy.

 


 

Ultra Rare: Sono Creative Disc

 
 

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CD on white background CD on dark background  
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playing site

 
     

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 CD Single: Can't Help Falling In Love

Rare CD Single : Can't Help Falling In Love Rare CD Single : Can't Help Falling In Love Rare CD Single : Can't Help Falling In Love Rare CD Single : Can't Help Falling In Love

     

Title:

 

Can't Help Falling In Love

Catalog Number:

 

74321-17362-2

Matrix Number:

 

MANUFACTURED IN ITALY BY OPTI.ME.S. 991950118286 1342-A

Year:

 

1993

Track Listing:

 

Can't Help Falling In Love - Suspicious Minds - In The Ghetto.
 

Description:

 

This is an ultra rare CD single from Italy, especially made for Italian fans. A very rare and hard to find CD.
The last picture is not a CD, but an inlay.
 
This CD single is used also for promotional reasons. It promotes the very rare Italian CD 'Elvis Presley, The King'. (see under RCA/BMG - Elvis Presley, The King).
 
On the back-cover you see the picture that was used for the box 'Elvis From Nashville' The Essential 60's Masters 1. The songs 'Suspicious Minds' as well as 'In The Ghetto' were not taken from the box.
 
A great, super rare and hard to find CD single from Italy.



  

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

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Title:

 

Graceland's Chapel In The Woods (Elvis Presley Love Songs)

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

Rare CD : Love Letters From Elvis Rare CD : Love Letters From ElvisRare CD : Love Letters From Elvis

     

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 - Itīs Now Or Never


Rare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - Itīs Now Or Never Rare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - Itīs Now Or Never Rare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - Itīs Now Or NeverRare CD: The Best Of Elvis Presley - Itīs Now Or Never

     

Title:

 

The Best Of Elvis Presley - Itīs Now Or Never

Catalog Number:

 

74321 41343-2

Matrix Number:

   

Year:

 

1998

Track Listing:

 

Same as the standard Gold-CD from 1996 !
 

Description:

 

This beauty was sent to us from Guenter Scheuringer ().

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

Catalog Number:

 

DMC1-0902

Matrix Number:

 

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.
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.