Record collectors may just fall in love with this one: an original Sun acetate with the song "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", as offered on eBay. The highest bid so far, is less than 600 $US.
Update: The disc is a fake. Apart from the personal copy Elvis recorded no other copies were made as these private recordings were cut live on acetate discs.
This is the description on eBay:
Here offered is the 78rpm acetate single of: Elvis Presley on the SUN label. The song title : That's When Your heartaches Begin. Label is nice with slight yellow aging spots and has DJ writing on it "as seen in the pictures. The vinyl-shellac is near mint "few very very very minor surface storage scuffs" and plays beautiful.
This is a mega rare 50's Elvis Presley acetate from the Sun Studios and what is very interesting is that under the Sun label you can see some of the first label that was put on this acetate and then changed it & the Sun label was applied over it. The label underneath is "Memphis Recording Studio" and does have typed information on it that appears to have Elvis' name and same song title that is on the Sun label.
The only reason I can come up with is that it is marked for Radio Play and that the Sun label was to be mentioned by the DJ instead of Memphis Recording Studio which was the pipeline to Sun Studio, which were basically the same I believe. Also to mention is that the version of the song on this acetate is shorter then the commercial release on the RCA label. I did not study this acetate to hear if there are any major vocal or music differences except noticing the shorter ending.
I have owned this acetate for several years along with a few other same acetates with different artist. I have only seen a few of these early Sun & Memphis Recording Studio acetates through the years and to my knowledge only 1 has come up for auction on eBay a few years ago and sold for almost $5000.00. The only history I know of this acetate is that it was stored away at the Select-O-Hits warehouse and surfaced sometime in the late 60's and landed in a collectors hands who owned it untill I purchased it..It has never been offered for sale untill now! So here is your chance to obtain a rare piece of Rock-N-Roll history and most likely a one of a kind.
eBay item: 160290691110