The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Just a month before his untimely death, Elvis’ final album, Moody Blue, was released by RCA. The album was a combination of previously recorded studio tracks and live recordings. Despite the contents, the album sales were brisk, perhaps due in part to RCA’s gimmick of releasing the LP on blue colored vinyl which was all the rage in the ’70s. RCA released 250,000 on blue vinyl before returning to the standard black and when sales increased significantly after August 16, 1977, RCA leased pressings to several other plants while pressing millions more copies on the blue vinyl at the Indianapolis pressing plant. Once the Indianapolis plant hit the 2 billion mark, they celebrated by printing an extremely small run on alternate colored vinyl—red, green, white and gold—intended to be handed out to executives and VIPs as a special limited edition to commemorate the milestone. Offered is an example of the gold vinyl pressing in its original Moody Blue sleeve. The disc measures 12 inches (30.48 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The vinyl presents with few if any suface defects, though the label on Side A shows some minor bubbling. VG+ condition. The sleeve (generic white inner sleeve) presents with moderate to heavy surface scuffing with some heavier abrasions. A small yellow sticker has been applied to the upper right corner of the front of the sleeve, presumably for collector filing purposes. VG condition.
1977 Gold Vinyl Test Pressing of Elvis Presley RCA LP <em>Moody Blue</em>
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $500.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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