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Mar 20

Rare Elvis Presley Acetate Recordings from his Hollywood movies have been discovered by The Rare Collections

Rare Elvis Presley Acetate Recordings from his Hollywood movies have been discovered by The Rare Collections. The collection features movie studio recordings of songs from the Elvis Presley movies; Follow That Dream (1962), Kid Galahad (1962), Flaming Star (1960) and Love Me Tender (1956). The recordings were discovered in a private collection in Orange County, California and are available for sale through The Rare Collections.


Acetate recordings were lathe-cut during the early stages of production. Changes were often made before the final versions were completed, therefore recordings often differ from the released versions and can include alternative takes, varied mixes, altered lengths, differing lyrics and altered tempos. These rare recordings have been tucked away for over fifty years and were passed from friends and relatives in the industry to The Rare Collections to help realize their value.

The collection includes several working titles printed on the acetate labels when the ultimate title had not been decided. One example within the collection is The Reno Brothers, which later became Elvis’ first film Love Me Tender. Another shows a title as There’s a Leak in This Old Building, which are lyrics to the tune We’re Gonna Move. Acetates with such discrepancies are among the most desirable among collectors.

Prices on such unique items vary dramatically, but similar Elvis acetates have sold for as little as $100 to well over $1,000 each. The most valuable Elvis acetates known to exist are his first two personal recordings; the august 1953 My Happiness backed with That’s When Your Heartaches Begin, and his early 1954 I’ll Never Stand in Your Way. Before being commercially issued by RCA/BMG on CD, offers of over $100,000.00 were made for these discs. 

This particular collection of rare Elvis Presley acetate records is being offered for sale in whole or part to serious collectors through The Rare Collections. Collectors can contact Andrew Kirby, executive producer of The Rare Collections, for more information via the web at www.TheRareCollections.com or telephone at 903-345-IBUY. Photos and details are below:

Elvis Presley Acetate Recording Discs:
Elvis Presley Acetate Recording of “We’re Gonna Move” marked “There’s a Leak in This Old Building” from Love Me Tender (1956), marked “Reno Brothers” as working title.



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording of “We’re Gonna Move” marked “There’s a Leak in This Old Building” from Love Me Tender (1956), marked “Reno Brothers” as working title.



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording of Love Me Tender (1956), marked “Presley, Guitar, Male Voices” and “Reno Brothers” as working title.



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording of Love Me Tender (1956), marked “Presley, Guitar, Male Voices” and “Reno Brothers” as working title.



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording of “Poor Boy” from Love Me Tender (1956), marked “Presley, Orch.” and “Reno Brothers” as working title.



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording of “Poor Boy” from Love Me Tender (1956), marked “Orchestra” and “Reno Brothers” as working title.



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Love Me Tender (1956), marked “Reno Brothers” as working title.



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Love Me Tender (1956), marked “Reno Brothers” as working title.



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording Disc of Whistling Tune from Kid Galahad 1962



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Kid Galahad 1962



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording of “I Got Lucky” marked Take 2 Long Version 2:08 from Kid Galahad 1962



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Kid Galahad 1962



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording of “Whistling Tune” marked Take 1 3:14 recorded 10-26-1961from Kid Galahad (1962)



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Flaming Star 1960 Western



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Flaming Star 1960 Western



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Flaming Star 1960 Western



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Flaming Star 1960 Western



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Flaming Star 1960 Western



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording from Flaming Star 1960 Western



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording Disc “What A Wonderful Life” from Follow That Dream 1962



Elvis Presley Acetate Recording Disc “What A Wonderful Life” from Follow That Dream 1962



Elvis Presley Acetate Copy “What A Wonderful Life” from Follow That Dream 1962



Elvis Presley Acetate Copy 0875 “What A Wonderful Life” from Follow That Dream 1962



Elvis Presley Acetate recording disc of Sound Advice, recorded for Follow That Dream (1962), but not released on the soundtrack, but rather on the compilation, Elvis for Everyone.



Elvis Presley, “Follow That Dream” from the film sharing the same title 1962



“Follow That Dream” Acetate Copy 0874, Recorded at Electro-vox Studios

Elvis Presley, “I’m Not the Marrying Kind” from Follow That Dream 1962

“I’m Not The Marrying Kind” Acetate Copy 0876, Recorded at Electro-vox Studios

Elvis Presely, “Angel” from Follow That Dream (1962)
 
“Angel” Acetate Copy 0873, Recorded at Electro-vox Studios

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  1. Anonymous

    Is it possible to add a few more scans to the blog?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. The RARE Collections

    Here ya go…Enjoy!

  3. Anonymous

    Thanks for adding these scans; I wonder if there are more acetates to add. (Perhaps a better label scan from Sound advice?)

  4. The RARE Collections

    Added a close up of Sound Advice… That's all 15 in the collection with close ups and whole shots. Hope that helps.

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