The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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The song “Crying in the Chapel” was written by Artie Glenn whose son Darrell recorded it in 1953 with the Rhythm Riders (Artie’s band) while in high school. In 1960 Elvis recorded his own version with the intent to include it on his gospel album His Hand in Mine. While the song was not used on that record, it was finally released by RCA on April 6, 1965 as a single with “I Believe In The Man In The Sky” on side B. The single quickly became a million-dollar seller and reached number 3 on the Billboard charts. It was later included as a bonus track on Elvis’ 1967 gospel album How Great Thou Art. Elvis’ version was also popular in the UK and Europe as evidenced by this unusual single-sided acetate from Compagnia Generale Del Disco, an Italian record distributor. The RCA Victor “Crying in the Chapel” single was released to the Italian market in 1965 as catalog number 45N 1456. The offered single sided acetate has an Audiodisc Recording Blank, New York label on both sides with only one side with the handwritten notations, “Crying in the chapel / Elvis Presley” in pencil and ink respectively. The acetate comes with its original Audiodisc sleeve with an Italian stamp, “Compagnia Generale Del Disco Reparte Trascrizione” and a date stamp, also in Italian: “19 Lug 1965.” The Audiodisc acetate measures 8 inches (20.32 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The acetate's label has a portion missing from the lower right quadrant edge on the side with writing; overall the acetate is in excellent condition. The sleeve is in worn condition expected with use.
Rare “Audiodisc” 7-Inch Single Sided Acetate of Elvis Presley’s “Crying in the Chapel” - From Italian Record Distributor Compagnia Generale Del Disco
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $312.50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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