Album Title : 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong, Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 2
Catalogue Number : LPM - 2075
Year Release : 13th November 1959
Side 1 : I Need Your Love Tonight - Don't - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - My Wish Came True - I Got Stung
Side 2 : One Night - A Big Hunk O' Love - I Beg Of You - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I - Doncha' Think It's Time
Brief History :
50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 2 is the ninth album by Elvis Presley, issued on RCA Victor Records (LPM 2075) in November 1959. It is a compilation of hit singles released in 1958 and 1959 by Presley, from two recording sessions in June 1958 at RCA Studios in Nashville and three at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. The album peaked at #31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, and is considered to be one of the most successful and influential compilation albums of all time. It was certified Gold on 11/1/1966 and Platinum on 3/27/1992 by the R.I.A.A.
Gold Records Vol. 2 comprises every single, both A-sides and B-sides, released by Presley during 1958 and 1959, with the exception of "Hard Headed Woman" backed with "Don't Ask Me Why," both of which having been previously issued on King Creole. The singles all made the Top Five on the Billboard Hot 100, and the b-sides all charted in the Top 40 independently of the hit sides. 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 sales of 500,000 units. Exact sales figures from the RIAA for each record, however, are difficult to confirm.
Although RCA executive Steve Sholes was the in-house A&R man for Presley, and nominally in charge of his recording sessions at RCA, accounts by Presley historian Peter Guralnick and Presley discographer Ernst Mikael Jorgensen indicate that Presley himself acted as the producer for his RCA sessions in the 1950s.
Front Cover : Elvis in his famous gold suit. Catalogue number top right with "Magic Millions". Printed in U.S.A. bottom right. Song titles to left in red text.
Rear Cover : Coloured photo of Elvis.
Label : Black with silver lettering & dog on top. Long Play at bottom. Camden N.J. at bottom. Album title above spindle hole.
Side 1 : Right side has "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity under the number 1.
Side 2 : Right side has "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity under the number 2.
Pressing Plant : Indianapolis
Matrix Number Side 1 : K2PP - 2713 - 1S A2 (Machine Stamped)
Matrix Number Side 2 : K2PP - 2714 - 1S A2 (Machine Stamped)