"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






Elvis Presley's 78's around the world (the reference guide to elvis' earliest recorded work around the world)

Andre Helling, Germany

Not surprisingly, Elvis’ 78rpm records hold a fascination for many collectors.

In this indispensable compendium for Elvisphiles, Andre Helling has done a masterful job of putting together information on more than 900 releases from countries as diverse as Columbia, Mexico, Britain, Japan, Uruguay, Pakistan, the Philippines, the US and New Zealand.

Andre provides all the information one needs about each release:

  • catalog number
  • record label
  • label color
  • date of issue
  • track listing
  • distinguishing label details

There are many rarities covered in Elvis Presley's 78's around the world. One of the rarest is a single on the SPUR label from the Philippines. It features the tracks Don't Cry No More and Oh Boy, two songs actually sung by Don Soriano but on the label the prominent name is "Elvis Presley".

I also appreciated reading about and seeing rare labels like Vista Vision Records (Paralyzed), the blue Electric Voice label, white Elvis Records label and the yellow label of Empire Records. The variety of different RCA labels is also impressive.

The text is complemented by many color pictures of album covers and labels, which, with their distinctive and diverse looks really grab your attention.

Elvis Presley's 78's around the world is packed with many added value features including:

  • Special pressings
  • Song index and flipside listing
  • Company sleeve guide
  • Cover guide
  • Label guide

The page design features good use of white space and is visually appealing.

Verdict: Andre Helling's self-published A4 sized compendium of Elvis 78's around the world is a much needed and valuable hisorical record that provides a wealth of information about its subject matter. It offers a unique insight to some of the rarest Elvis records ever.

Elvis Presley's 78's around the world is an absolute "must have" for Elvis musicphiles and fans wanting to learn more about the original releases that made the King the world's greatest recording artist.

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