My name is Declan Gibbons &
I am flying the Irish flag for Elvis Presley USA & Bootleg vinyl releases.
All on my website are mine and the idea behind this fundraising page is to keep
the website going and to get in as many vinyls as I can so it can be used as a
free database for fans and music lovers.
I will cover as much detail as possible about each release. Photos of all front & rear covers, as well as the vinyl label & their Variations , which at times there are many. All matrix numbers & year releases will be added, as well as a brief history regarding each release if possible.
I have included non-USA bootlegs as there is much interest on these from fans, but I will have as many USA releases as possible. Some of the art work on the covers & finish, really show what RCA & Sony could have, and still can do with Elvis vinyl cover releases, some bootlegs look so good, that someone who would not be familiar with them, picking one up at a car boot sale or a bargain basement they would think is was a legitimate Elvis Presley release.
people sometime wonder how so much Elvis vinyl has been sold. People argue over
one person saying one thing & another person saying another. If you look at
his official releases that is one thing, each time an album is first released.
For example look at "Elvis' Golden Records" as an example just how
much Elvis vinyl is out there. Released in 1958 in monaural format on catalogue
number LPM 1707. Later that year it was re-released with "RE" on the rear
cover. In 1962 it was released in stereo format with a new catalogue number LSP
1707(e). Between 1963 & 1997 it was released a further 11 times with
different catalogue numbers, vinyl label variations such as different colours
as well as differences to the front & rear sleeve covers. All in all 14
different releases for one album, but if you wanted to take a step further and
be like ones self & many others, you could have this album about 21 times
in your collection if you want to collect the different label variations that
came with most releases. As you can see this is just one album, so you can see
just how massive the Elvis Presley vinyl catalogue is.