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29 October 2016, 15:00 CST
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
Lot 24: 1955 Sun Records 223 Unplayed "File Copy" 45 Single of Elvis Presley's "Mystery Train"(42 views)
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Considered to be the recording that gained Elvis recognition as a country music star, "Mystery Train" was ranked #77 on Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." The 45 single of "Mystery Train" was released in August of 1955 by Sun Records with "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" on side B.
This unplayed single, cataloged as Sun Records 223, comes with its original brown paper sleeve, Sun Records paper logo sleeve and a letter from Cecil Scaife, first-ever promotion manager at Sun Records, confirming the unplayed condition of this original Sun 45. The letter, dated December 13, 2006 and signed 1-12-07, states in part, "This record you now own is from my personal collection and has been in my possession since it came from the pressing plant." It continues, "The record, 'Mystery Train', catalogue number 223, is in the original brown promotional sleeve and the record has never been played." This treasured piece of history includes a reprint of an early 8 x 10-inch photo depicting what appears to be Sam Phillips showing Elvis some tricks on the guitar, along with a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The unplayed record is excellent condition with â45-U-156x 20â on side A and â45-U-157x 20â marked on side B. The original Sun Records paper logo sleeve has some creases and staple holes along the edge.
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