Album Title : Welcome To My World
Catalogue Number : APL1 - 2274
Year Release : 17th March 1977
Side A : Welcome To My World - Help Me Make It Through the Night - Release Me - I Really Don't Want To Know - For The Good Times
Side B : Make The World Go Away - Gentle On My Mind - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Your Cheatin' Heart - I Can't Stop Loving You
Brief History :
Welcome to My World was the title of a compilation album by Elvis Presley that was released by RCA Records in early 1977, just months before his death. According to Elvis: The Illustrated Record by Roy Carr and Mick Farren, all but one track on this album had been previously released (one track, "Your Cheatin' Heart", dated back 20 years). The only previously unissued recording is "I Can't Stop Loving You" which was taken from a 1972 performance in New York City that as of 1977 had not yet been released. (It later appeared on CD as An Afternoon in the Garden.) It was certified gold on September 30, 1977 and platinum on January 14, 1983 by the RIAA.
Front Cover : Photo of Elvis. Title on top. Catalogue number top right.
Rear Cover : Photo of Elvis. Catalogue number bottom right. Printed in U.S.A. bottom.
Label : Black. Dog near top.
Side A : RCA logo at top.
Side B : RCA logo at top.
Pressing Plant : Indianapolis ?
Matrix Number Side 1 : APL1 - 2274 A - 2S C (Hand Etched) A T (Machine Stamped)
Matrix Number Side 2 : APL1 - 2274 B - 1S (Hand Etched) A4 T (Machine Stamped)
*NOTE* New label variation discovered 3rd September 2017 . 13:50 pm. Ribbed label. Possible unknown pressing plant. "I" for Indianapolis is crossed through and " T " stamped next to it.