The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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PLEASE NOTE: THOUGH THE LABEL LISTS THE SONG "PADRE" ON THE LABEL, THE SONG IS NOT ON THE ACETATE.

The offered RCA Nashville double sided, 33 1/3 RPM acetate contains ten tracks recorded between May 15-17, 1971, for Elvis Presley’s album Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas, which was released on October 20, 1971. The sessions took place in the legendary RCA Nashville Studio B. The handwritten label indicates that this is a “Stereo Rough Mix” for “Elvis Presley.”

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The song listings have a few errors, so we’ve added the correct and/or missing words in brackets. Side one: Notation “No Voices” is written above the tracks—this refers to the fact that these are "rough mixes" without the backup vocals of The Imperials, the group that backed Elvis for the final versions on the record. Songs include “Silence [Miracle] of the Rosary,” [this song appears on the 1972 LP Elvis NOW] “It Won’t Seem [Like] Christmas Without You,” “If I Get Home On Christmas Day,” “Padre [this song ends up on the 1973 LP ELVIS, often referred to as The Fool Album],” “Holly Trees [Leaves] and Christmas Trees,” and “Merry Christmas, Baby.” Side two includes songs “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day,” “On a Snowy Christmas Night,” and “Winter Wonderland.” The album was the first new recordings of Christmas songs by Elvis since the 1950s, and it was created during the period of arguably his strongest production in the studio. The acetate is in its original Transco paper sleeve with additional sleeve and measures 11 7/8 inches (11.16 cm) in diameter. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. 



The acetate presents in playable condition with moderate scratching and scuffing. Excellent condition.
1971 RCA Nashville Double Sided Acetate with Ten Songs from Recording Sessions for LP <em>Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas</em> - "Rough Mixes" Without Backing Vocals
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,125.00
Estimate: $500 - $800
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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