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Love Me - New Vinyl EP

Coming soon a ‘Compact 33 EP’ that could have been released in December, 1960. Supposedly everything was ready for this release back then. There is recently discovered official RCA paperwork - ‘RCA Listing Notice’ – that shows the preparation for the release, assigning catalogue number ‘LPC-123’ to the release. For reasons still unknown the release was withdrawn at the very last moment. The title track ‘Love Me’ was obviously well chosen to be released just before the Christmas of 1960. The other tracks ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’ are of course huge hits for and by Elvis, adding excitement to the release. Now, 52 years later, this EP is finally released to and for the Elvis fans! A fantastic produced release in a stunning and wonderful looking full color sleeve. The EP is available in traditional black colored vinyl but also in special blue colored vinyl.

Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Dec 2, 2012
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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2012report abuse
Thanks Benny, I plan to as long as I can, lol.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2012report abuse
Steve, you own the 5 original Suns and some rare Compact 33 ! I'm happy for you, these are real diamonds, so keep 'em treasured! Best regards. Always El.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2012report abuse
Benny I have F Star, Surrender & I Feel So Bad. Those are the only ones I ever saw in stores and I was always in the stores. The others were rare even back in 1961/2! I see where some guy had Good Luck Charm on ebay last year for $8,000! Thats the rarest one. Not sure if he sold it or not.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2012report abuse
Andy_2, yep, you're right about that ! Steve, nice info ! I think those Compact 33 single and double were never relased or available here in Europe, but I'm not sure, so someone correct me if I'm wrong ? In any case, I never saw one with my own eyes. Always El.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2012report abuse
The format did not take off as expected. By 1961, these compact 33's were not selling (thus making the last few records , especially Good Luck Charm extremely valuable, more than the Suns). Even the Flaming Star EP was only a modest seller. For those old enough to remember most kids had record players where you would stack 45's and let them play. Once you put on a different speed record, that plan goes to heck. So it just didnt catch on at all. As for the zillion stars, how about something original in your posts (and something that makes sense?)
Andy_2 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2012report abuse
ok, thanks Benny for the info. If it had been released in 60 or 61 it would still have made no sense.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 4, 2012report abuse
Andy_2, RCA did not plan a release in 1960, far from it. The archive page says clearly "Month scheduled for release : January 1961". I don't know where EIN got the "Coming soon a ‘Compact 33 EP’ that could have been released in December, 1960. Supposedly everything was ready for this release back then." from. As for the sleeve, here again the archive page is very clear : "suggested cover theme : to be discussed". So the 1956 picture has been chosen by the guys who release this EP now, and it's NOT RCA (lol). Always El.
Andy_2 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
At first i thought no way, a supposed release for 1960 and they are releasing tracks four years old with a picture from 1956, but then i remembered, this was RCA and we all know how they liked to get it so wrong. How much of a backwards step would this have been releasing this in December 1960?
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Japio, mentioning Buffalo Horn has nothing to do with you personally, just my own remark about the sleeve. I'm sure you're a true and dedicated Elvis fan ,let this be clear ! Always El.
john804 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
1 zillion stars
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Benny Scott i wasn't talk about buffalo horn. Only about this item. And thanks all for the info about the 33rpm ep's
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Thank you Kink56...I could not remember if "Can't Help Falling In Love" and "Good Luck Charm" were issued in this format.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Other Compact 33 Singles: Surrender, I Feel So Bad, Little Sister and the two uber rare: Can't Help Falling In Love, Good Luck Charm
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Japio, yes the Compact 33 Singles started with "37" but the Compact 33 Doubles started with "LPC". (like Flaming Star, Elvis' ONLY Compact 33 Double). Good Luck Charm/Anything That's Part of You was his last and rarest Compact 33 Single. Surrender/Lonely Man was released in 4 formats, regular 45, Stereo 45, Compact 33 Single and Stereo Compact 33 Single.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
I am confused why the article says "The title track ‘Love Me’ was obviously well chosen to be released just before the Christmas of 1960"? What does the song "Love Me" have to do with Christmas? That said, this release would have made sense as RCA seemed to think this was the new direction of singles and ep's in 1960. What better way to introduce Elvis to the new format then 4 of his biggest hits? I know at least three singles were released in this form "Surrender", "I Feel So Bad" and "Little Sister" and of course the EP "Elvis By Request ("Flaming Star" became a top 15 hit off this one). It was a nice idea. If you had a record player that could play different size records in the same stack, you would be able to put singles and LP's on together. I am a vinyl collector and I will try to get a copy of this one.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Don't be too hasty with your conclusions japio.Not so fake as you may think ! We are not stupid, but realistic. Buffalo Horn is absolutely right about the cover, but as far as the record itself, it was indeed planned for release. Here's some info about the RCA Archive : the sheet reads : (on top ) : Album Information Notice / Product : Pop / Speed :33 / Monaural Album Cat.No : LPC-123 / (1) Album Title : Love Me (75%) / (2) Artists : Elvis Presley (100%) / Selections, Etc : Love Me - Hound Dog- Don't Be Cruel - Jailhouse Rock / Suggested Cover Theme : TO BE DISCUSSED ( here's where Buffalo Horn is correct, there was no decision yet about the cover at that time ) / Date : 10/11/60 ( = October 11 and NOT November 10 as you may think) / A & R Signature : M.J. Kohl ( + signature of Mr.Kohl) / Month scheduled for release : January 1961. / Bottom of page : Estimated Unit Sales : Monaural 30-20-4 (whatever that means ?!)

As for cat. numbers : the released RCA Compact 33 started with 37-... for the the SINGLES.
The RCA Compact DOUBLES, (or Extended Play, with 4 songs on it) started with LPC-100 (Artie Shaw) to LPC-140 (Perry Como, Canadian release).All in all RCA released 135 Compact 33 Double out of 141 planned. They were all released in 1961. Among the releases : Glenn Miller (LPC-101), Neil Sedaka (LPC-105), Eddy Arnold (LPC-115), ELVIS PRESLEY !!!(LPC-128, Elvis By Request), Jim Reeves (LPC-133).... to name a few. The numbers LPC-108, 131, 137, 138 and 139 got no artistname( and thus no release) and LPC-123 Elvis Presley / Love me, is marked as n/a (not available).

Even the label of this new vinyl relase is correct (black) compared with original ones. As for the blue coloured vinyl, this is of course a fantasy and I really don't think RCA would have released it in that colour. The black vinyl is veracious. As for the sleeve, very nice, even if it's not the real one, for the simple reason there never was an original one. Not a bad product imo, as it was really planned for release by RCA. Always El. So for the vinyl lovers and/or collectors : enjoy ! Always El.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2012report abuse
And ofcourse not these cat.numbers. that begon with 37.... . Only for a few exception. Flaming star ofcourse. Do they think we are stupid???
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2012report abuse
completely fake.
I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 2, 2012report abuse
Very nice sleeve, but I'm really not sure that in the early 60's when Elvis was being promoted as "An all round Entertainer", that this is the sleeve Col Parker & RCA would have chosen!

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