April 25th, 2010
Part 2 in this series of “Reprocessed Stereo” Elvis Presley entries covered Elvis Presley. This post was entered below on February 21, 2010.
In the third post in this series, the highlighted album is Elvis Presley’s second album, Elvis. The first version of this album on CD was released by RCA under catalog number PCD1-1382. As with the original CD versions of Elvis’ Golden Records and Elvis Presley reported here previously, this first CD of Elvis was released in stereo and bears the line “STEREO EFFECT REPROCESSED FROM MONOPHONIC” on the inserts. In keeping with theme of the previous “fake stereo” Elvis CDs, the catalog number suffix for the stereo version of Elvis, 1382, is derived from the original LP catalog number.
The fake stereo version of Elvis was in print for a brief period before being replaced with a mono version bearing catalog number PCD1-5199. The inserts with the common second issue state “RESTORED TO ORIGINAL MONO DIGITALLY REMASTERED”. As a result of the original stereo version going out of print quickly, it only exists as a Japanese Denon pressing. Additionally, this rare disc is typically found with a cut-out notch in one corner of the back insert.
Shown here is the cover, back insert, and disc for the fake stereo issue of Elvis. Look for Part 4, the last installment in this series, in a couple of months.
The cover for the “fake stereo” CD issue of Elvis (RCA, catalog number PCD1-1382). This cover is identical to the one used for the subsequent and more common mono issue. Note the early RCA CD logo. This front insert is just a card rather than a booklet. The reverse side lists the tracks and is very similar to the back insert shown below.
The back insert for the “fake stereo” CD issue of Elvis (RCA, catalog number PCD1-1382). Note the statement “STEREO EFFECT REPROCESSED FROM MONOPHONIC” in the top left corner. A cut-out mark is also visible in the top left corner. As noted along the bottom, this insert was printed in the U.S.
The rare “fake stereo” Elvis CD (RCA, catalog number PCD1-1382). The disc was pressed in Japan by Denon. The matrix code is “PCD-11382 1A1 48” and appears in the common Denon “dot-matrix” matrix code font. Note that the character groups “PCD-11382” and “1A1 48” are separated by 180 degrees in the mirror band.