The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” was originally written in 1965 by Ewan MacColl, a Scottish singer/songwriter who wrote it for Peggy Seeger, his love and later second wife. Over the years, the song has been covered by many musicians including the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, Roberta Flack, Elvis and others. Ewan MacColl was known to detest all but Elvis’ version of his folk song. Elvis recorded his version of the song on March 15, 1971 at RCA’s Nashville studio and it was released as a single with “An American Trilogy” in April 1972. The release sold only 100,000 copies and failed to make the charts despite Elvis’ personal investment in both songs. Offered is the RCA reference recording acetate with RCA label containing the typed speed of “45” and title of “‘THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE’ ELVIS PRESLEY.” The reverse of the 33 1/3 sized acetate has no label but does contain an extra hole (covered by the label on the front) likely from pressing. The acetate measures 12 inches (30.48 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The acetate presents in playable condition, with a few scuffs and scratches to the vinyl. Excellent condition.
Elvis Presley RCA Reference Recording 33 1/3 Acetate of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,500.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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