WHEN I BEGAN MY BOOK A Touch of Gold book way back in 1988, I was mostly concerned with vinyl records. While the book eventually embraced a broad spectrum of music-related collectibles, I focused on 78 and 45 rpm singles and EP and LP albums. I paid little attention to prerecorded tapes than I did.
For the most part, so did other books. Even today, as we are approaching 3,000,000,000 websites on the World Wide Web, few of them address in any real knowledgeable manner the reel-to-reel, 8‑track, and cassette prerecorded tapes of Elvis Presley’s music that have been released over the past sixty years. That’s no longer the case.
Welcome to Elvis Presley Tapes.
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Mystically liberal Virgo enjoys long walks alone in the city at night in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig who strives to live by the maxim, “It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble; it’s what you know that just ain’t so.
I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a college dropout (twice!). Occupationally, I have been a bartender, jewelry engraver, bouncer, landscape artist, and FEMA crew chief following the Great Flood of ’72 (and that was a job that I should never, ever have left).
I am also the final author of the original O’Sullivan Woodside price guides for record collectors and the original author of the Goldmine price guides for record collectors. As such, I was often referred to as the Price Guide Guru, and—as everyone should know—it behooves one to heed the words of a guru. (Unless, of course, you’re the Beatles.)