German Army labels
The term army label is used to describe german pressings sold at US army bases
They are easily recognized by the dog on top and "Made in USA" on the label, all in silverprint. This will cause
most of us to believe that these are US pressings, but they are not. If you check the vinyl closer you'll see that
"Manufactured in Germany" in the vinyl, exactly as on the regular german pressings.
If anyone of you have one or more of these records for sale or trade please get in touch with me as they are high on my want-list. I'm also interested in additional information regarding other titles than listed, I know there's some roumours, but I will not list items that are not verified. All information will be acknowledged.
Since I've been asked a lot of times why my list is different from the list of army-labels that was published by Ger Rijff in "Elvis The Man And His Music" a while back. I will say that this list is based on facts and contains releases on the army-label only. The list in "Elvis The Man And His Music" is not correct, there's most likely no army-label for 47-7777, EPA 4108 and EPA 5088. They were listed in the magzine, but they do probably not exist. There's also an additional 78 listed in the magazine, but so far no collector has been able to deliver me proof that it do exist. Hope this answers your questions.
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