Album Title : Our Memories Of Elvis
Catalogue Number : AQL1 - 3279
Year Release : February 1979
Side A : Are You Sincere - It's Midnight - My Boy - Girl Of Mine - Take Good Care Of Her - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Side B : Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming - Spanish Eyes - Never Again - She Thinks I Still Care - Solitaire
Brief History :
A year and a half after Elvis Presley's death, RCA, under reissue producer Joan Deary, began to try to bring coherence to its posthumous releases by launching a Memories of Elvis series of releases. The idea, as a sleeve note signed by "Elvis' Father, The Colonel and RCA Records" put it, was to present "the pure Elvis": i.e., Presley recordings with the overdubbing that had become standard in his later years stripped off, leaving basic tracks consisting of Presley's voice and a few instruments.
Front Cover : Elvis' Father & The Colonel photo. Title top right on gold disc.
Rear Cover : Elvis photo. Printed in U.S.A. bottom left.
Label : Black dog near top.
Side A : RCA logo at top.
Side B : RCA logo at top.
Pressing Plant : Indianapolis
Matrix Number Side A : AQL1 - 3279 - A - 1S A3 (Machine Stamped) U (Hand Etched)
Matrix Number Side B : AQL1 - 3279 - B - 1S A2 (Machine Stamped) U (Hand Etched)
*NOTE* No catalogue number on front or rear covers. The first volume boasted a previously unreleased version of "Are You Sincere." But the series failed to reverse the commercial decline in posthumous Elvis releases, and after a second volume, it was discontinued.