The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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On July 19, 1977, RCA released the album Moody Blue. At the time, colored vinyl was wildly popular so RCA released the first quarter million pressings in blue vinyl rather than black. After Elvis’ passing, record sales took off and RCA released a pressing in black and then another pressing of over 1 million copies in blue again. Most of the records were pressed at RCA’s Indianapolis plant and when they reached the milestone pressing of 2 billion records, they held a celebration, part of which saw them press a very small run of additional color vinyls in green, red, white and yellow that were given to executives and VIPs. An even smaller run of picture discs were pressed, believed to have been meant solely for the Colonel to hand out to VIPs. While we cannot say for sure the number of colored vinyl or picture disc pressings that were made, we do know that number to be extremely small in both instances. Offered is a scarce picture disc version, possibly a prototype one-off pressing on colored vinyl with a large image of Elvis on one side and several smaller images of Elvis circled on the opposite side. The album does indeed have the proper tracks on each side. This rare example comes with its Moody Blue sleeve, with the disc measuring 12 inches (30.48 cm) in diameter. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The vinyl presents with few surface issues, but does have a small wobble at the very beginning which slightly affects playback. VG condition. The sleeve (generic white inner sleeve) presents with just a few minor scuffs. VG+ Condition.
1977 Picture Disc Test Pressing of Elvis Presley RCA LP <em>Moody Blue</em> - One of Only a Few Known
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $875.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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