Album Title : Elvis' Golden Records
Catalogue Number : LPM - 1707
Year Release : 21st March 1958

Side 1 : Hound Dog - Loving You - All Shook Up - Heartbreak Hotel - Jailhouse Rock - Love Me - Too Much
Side 2 : Don't Be Cruel - That's When Your Heartaches Begin - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Love Me Tender - Treat Me Nice - Anyway You Want Me(That's How I Will Be) - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

Brief History :
Elvis' Golden Records is the fifth album by Elvis Presley issued on RCA Victor Records, LPM 1707, in March 1958, recorded mostly at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, with one session at RCA Studios in New York on January 30, one at 20th Century Fox Stage One in Hollywood on August 24, and three at in January and April 1956 at RCA Studios in Nashville. It is a compilation of hit singles released in 1956 and 1957, and is widely believed to be the first greatest hits album in rock and roll history. It is the first of five Elvis' Golden/Gold Records compilations, four of which would be released during Presley's lifetime. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on 10/17/1961, Platinum on 5/20/1988, 5x Platinum on 3/27/1992 and 6x Platinum on 7/15/1999 by the R.I.A.A.

Golden Records comprises eight #1 A sides along with five B-sides, "Hound Dog", "Loving You", "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", "Treat Me Nice", "Anyway You Want Me", and one album track, "Love Me", originally issued on the 1956 LP Elvis. Every flip-side also hit the chart separately from its parent hit side, with four making the Top 40, and "Hound Dog" also topping the chart; chart positions noted for those tracks individually. "Love Me" was also included on the Elvis Vol. 1 EP single which made the top ten on the singles chart.

In the 1950s, a gold record awarded for a single referred to sales of one million units, different from the definition in use by the late 1970s for albums, where a gold record came to mean album sales of 500,000 units. Exact figures from the RIAA are difficult to confirm, but in the press conference from September 22, 1958, originally released on the EP Elvis Sails in 1958 and included on disc four of the 1950s box set, the interviewer asks Presley for a tally of his gold records. Presley responds, saying "I have 25 million sellers, and two albums that have sold a million each."

Details :
Front Cover : Elvis photo. Album title in pale blue. Catalogue number top right. Logo top right. Bottom right has Printed in U.S.A.
​Rear Cover : Text only. Catalogue number top right & bottom left. Bottom right has Printed in U.S.A.
Label : Title in upper center below dog. Black with silver lettering & dog on top.
Side 1 : Right side has "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity under the number 1. No "Camden N.J." at bottom right.
Side 2 : ​Right side has "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity under the number 2. No "Camden N.J." at bottom right.
Pressing Plant : Hollywood
​Matrix Number Side 1 : H2WP - 8398 - 10S A (Machine Stamped)

Matrix Number Side 2 : H2WP - 8399 - 10S A (Machine Stamped)

*NOTE* The rear cover above the bottom left paragraph has "After thirty - one grueling "takes" a satisfactory master was finally made, and at this point the boys took a coffee break.

*NOTE* The above flyer came with early releases and offered a booklet of Elvis Presley photos for 25 cent. It measures 7 inches x 7 inches.

Details :
Front Cover : Elvis photo. Album title in pale blue. Catalogue number top right. Logo top right. Bottom right has Printed in U.S.A.
​Rear Cover : Text only. Catalogue number top right & bottom left. Bottom right has Printed in U.S.A.
Label : Title to the left. "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity upper center below dog. Black with silver lettering & dog on top.
Side 1 : Catalogue number to left & side 1 to the right. Bottom right has "Camden N.J.".
Side 2 : ​Catalogue number to left & side 2 to the right. Bottom right has "Camden N.J.".
Pressing Plant : Rockaway
​Matrix Number Side 1 : H2WP - 8398 - 3S A1 (Machine Stamped)

Matrix Number Side 2 : H2WP - 8399 - 5S B1 (Machine Stamped)

 *NOTE* The rear cover above the bottom left has "After several rehearsal "takes" a satisfactory master was finally made, and at this point the boys took a coffee break. 

Details :
Front Cover : Elvis photo. Album title in pale blue. Catalogue number top right. Logo top right. Bottom right has Printed in U.S.A.
​Rear Cover : Text only. Catalogue number top right with "RE" after it. Catalogue number bottom left. Bottom right has Printed in U.S.A.
Label : Title in upper center below dog. Black with silver lettering & dog on top.
Side 1 : Catalogue number to left & side 1 to the right. Bottom right has "Camden N.J.".
Side 2 : ​Catalogue number to left & side 2 to the right. Bottom right has "Camden N.J.".
Pressing Plant : Indianapolis
​Matrix Number Side 1 : H2WP - 8398 - 1S B1 (Machine Stamped)

Matrix Number Side 2 : H2WP - 8399 - 2S B2 (Machine Stamped)​​​​​​​​​​​​

*NOTE* The rear cover is a later 1958 pressing with "RE" after the catalogue number top right hand corner.

Details : Cover 1963
Front Cover : Elvis photo. Album title in white. Catalogue number bottom left. Logo top right. Bottom right has Printed in U.S.A. RE.
​Rear Cover : Text only. Catalogue number top right with "RE2" after it.
Label : Title in upper center below dog. Black with silver lettering & dog on top. RCA Victor Logo in white.
Side 1 : Catalogue number to left & side 1 to the right. Monaural at bottom.
Side 2 : ​Catalogue number to left & side 2 to the right. Monaural at bottom.
Pressing Plant : Indianapolis
​Matrix Number Side 1 : H2WP - 8398 - 22S A3 (Machine Stamped)

Matrix Number Side 2 : H2WP - 8399 - 16S D2 (Machine Stamped)

*NOTE* RE2 on rear. Label 1964 release with RCA Victor White Logo on top & Monaural at bottom.