Elvis Creole header

elvis compact 33s around the world 1960–1969

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. [Continue reading]

Elvis 1957 drums 1500 crop

elvis compact 33s from japan 1961–1967

IN JAPAN, the seven-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]

Elvis AnnMargret dancing

elvis compact 33s from south america 1961–1968

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]