When Elvis joined the Army in 1958 his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, and label scrambled for material to release to quell the demands of his maniacal, adoring fans. A Date With Elvis is comprised of singles and unreleased material ranging from his early Sun days in 1954 up to 1957. Featuring songs all the way from Bill Monroe and Charlie Feathers, to Lieber and Stoller, this may be a filler singles compilation but it's all classic material from one of rock's all-time legends at the prime of his career. Reissued on 180 gram LP with download card.[cargo]
(Compilation Mono) ''Flipback' Sleeve Laminated With 'Clarifoil' Made By British Celanese Ltd. RCA large silver spot.
Printed In England E.J.D. 5/59
This UK version was made up of 14 tracks, whereas the USA album only had 10. '[discogs]
US stereo issue on black RCA deep-groove label with dog on top and silver lettering. Paste-on sleeve. This copy is self-laminated.[juliens]
MONO. Black and silver RCA labels with label code. The original 1959 release had a calendar of 1960 on the cover-back with Elvis' army-release date circled. It was replaced on this release by a cover text by Roger Semon explaining the background of the original release.[werner]
Orange label with label code.