AROUND THE WORLD, Elvis records were issued as Compact 33 Singles that were not issued domestically. Oddly, far more Compact 33 Doubles were issued, many offering either unique cover art or content. The Japanese especially embraced this format and kept issuing them into 1967.
The singles are listed by year of release. The doubles are listed by country and then year of release, and where I can’t understand the language nor the dates, they are in order of the earliest photo of Elvis.… CONTINUE READING
IN EUROPE, the compact 33 rpm single lasted into 1962, and like the rest of this wonderful world of ours, Elvis records were issued as Compact 33 Singles and Doubles there that were not issued domestically. The records below are almost entirely from Spain with a couple from France.
Elvis compact 33s from Spain embraced both formats and released several interesting singles with picture sleeves and EPs with new artwork.… CONTINUE READING
IN JAPAN, the 7-inch, 33 rpm format lasted into the second half of the ’60s. Elvis records were issued as Compact 33 Singles and Doubles there that were not issued domestically. Japanese record buyers were apparently not even given the opportunity to appreciate the slower speed singles, as I could not find any reference to that country releasing any singles at 33 rpm.… CONTINUE READING
IN SOUTH AMERICA, the Compact 33 single format lasted into 1964. Like the rest of this wonderful world of ours, Elvis records were issued as Compact 33 Singles and Doubles there that were not issued domestically.
As I am clueless about the importance and value of most Elvis records from outside of the US, there is no price guide with these entries.… CONTINUE READING
DURING 1961-1962, RCA Victor issued five of Elvis Presley’s new singles as monaural Compact 33 Singles in the US. These are all really rather rare records and their picture sleeves are even rarer! This something that cannot be said about almost any other commercially released Elvis titles. They also released a couple of unique formats.
The first Elvis record to be released on the new format was not a single, but an EP, or Compact 33 Double.… CONTINUE READING