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First edition, released November 1956.



The first editon came with no less than 13 variations of the back cover. "1B" and "1C" depicted here.



Back cover variations "1D" and "1F" depicted above.



Back cover variations "1J" and "1K" depicted above.



Very first edition, Indianapolis pressing (-1S/-1S), black RCA label with dog on top.
Note that "Paralyzed" is solely credited to Otis Blackwell on this very first print.



First edition, Rockaway pressings (-5S/-5S, -6S/-5S and -9S/-8S), black RCA label with dog on top and "Band" sequence
number in front of each song title. The "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity statement on top was discontinued in
1959. This early version also credits Otis Blackwell as sole composer for "Paralyzed", which is correct.



Early buyers of Elvis' second LP in the New York area received this
very rare promotional photo, made by Moss Photo Service, Inc.


Back cover variation used for the 1959 (-17S/-17S) Indianapolis
pressing with the alternate take 5 of "Old Shep". Most of the
albums advertised previously were out of fashion by now.



Ultra rare Indianapolis pressing (-17S/-17S) with alternate take 5 of "Old Shep", issued by mistake. The "-17S"
stamp is actually visible in the vinyl trail-off area in the lower right-hand corner of the image to the right.
As a result of a business arrangement, Elvis Presley is now listed as co-writer for "Paralyzed".



LSP-1382(e): First stereo (electronically reprocessed) edition with revised layout, released in February 1962.
Very early copies (above) were mistakenly printed without "(e)". These are very rare and highly sought-after today.



Rare 1962 "jagged stereo" edition, Indianapolis pressing (-1S/-1S), black RCA label with dog on top. Last names only.



Rare 1962 "jagged stereo" edition, Hollywood pressing (-3S/-3S), black RCA label with dog on top. Full writers' names.



1962 revision of the cover with catalog number removed from the logo box to make it possible to use the front slic for both LPM and
LSP. Early mono copies came with first edition records, but this layout was also used for second (11/63) and third (10/64) editions.



Final version of first edition, Rockaway press (-18S/-23S). Note that only last names are used for writer credits on this late edition.