Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires ‎– It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues

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This single was originally released with different B-Sides dependent on country of release,
It was therefore b/w either "Make Me Know It" or "A Mess Of Blues".
This single was also promoted under the original song title "O Sole Mio".

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Versions (91)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
47-7777 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7777 US 1960 Sell This Version
47-7777 Elvis Presley con The Jordanaires Elvis Presley con The Jordanaires - Ahora O Nunca(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7777 Chile 1960 Sell This Version
76-977 Elvis Presley Con The Jordanaires Elvis Presley Con The Jordanaires - Es Ahora O Nunca = It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues = Enredo Del Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor 76-977 Mexico 1960 Sell This Version
RCA-1207 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio) / Make Me Know It(7", Single, pus) RCA Victor RCA-1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA 1207 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7") RCA 45-RCA 1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single) RCA 45-RCA 1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single) RCA 45-RCA 1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-ECA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single) RCA 45-ECA 1207 Ireland 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA-1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single) RCA 45-RCA-1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single) RCA 45-RCA 1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA-1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single) RCA 45-RCA-1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single) RCA 45-RCA 1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45N 1088 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never (7") RCA Italiana, RCA 45N 1088 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
47-7777 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7777 US 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (7", Single) RCA 45-RCA 1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
SS-1246 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (7", Single) Victor SS-1246 Japan 1960 Sell This Version
45-ERC-1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (7", Single) RCA 45-ERC-1207 Ireland 1960 Sell This Version
PB 1110 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7") RCA Victor PB 1110 France 1960 Sell This Version
47-7777 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7777 US 1960 Sell This Version
47-7777 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7777 US 1960 Sell This Version
47-7777 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA 47-7777 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
3-10082 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA 3-10082 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
47-7777 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7777 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
47-7777 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7777 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
47g 731 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor 47g 731 Greece 1960 Sell This Version
32020 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, Sol) RCA 32020 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
32020 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, Sol) RCA 32020 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
45-RCA-1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7") RCA 45-RCA-1207 UK 1960 Sell This Version
84-0092 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", Single) RCA Victor 84-0092 Brazil 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-9314 Denmark 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", Single, MP) RCA 47-9314 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
82-1357 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(Shellac, 10", Single) RCA Victor 82-1357 Brazil 1960 Sell This Version
45N 1088 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never(7") RCA 45N 1088 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
45N 1088 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never(7") RCA Italiana, RCA 45N 1088 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
45.465 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never(7", Single) RCA 45.465 France 1960 Sell This Version
4/60208 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never(7", Single) RCA 4/60208 New Zealand 1960 Sell This Version
10940 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never(7", Single) RCA 10940 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
71.333 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never(Shellac, 10") RCA 71.333 South Africa 1960 Sell This Version
SX-1068 Elvis Presley It´s Now Or Never(7", Single) Victor SX-1068 Japan 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never) / Make Me Know It(7") RCA 47-9314 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
RCA 47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never) / Make Me Know It(7", Single) RCA RCA 47-9314 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never) / Make Me Know It(7", Single, S6 ) RCA 47-9314 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single) RCA 47-9314 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single) RCA 47-9314 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, Mono) RCA 47-9314 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
S-RC-8066 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, Mono) Jugoton, RCA S-RC-8066 Yugoslavia 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, Mono) RCA 47-9314 Norway 1960 Sell This Version
S-RC-8066 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, Mono, Blu) Jugoton, RCA S-RC-8066 Yugoslavia 1960 Sell This Version
S-RS-8066, S-RC-8066 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, Mono, M/Print) Jugoton, RCA S-RS-8066, S-RC-8066 Yugoslavia 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, Mono, RP) RCA 47-9314 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
S-RC-8066 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, Mono, Red) Jugoton, RCA S-RC-8066 Yugoslavia 1960 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, Mono, RE) RCA 47-9314 Scandinavia 1961 Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, RP) RCA 47-9314 Europe 1961 Sell This Version
3-10119 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA 3-10119 Spain 1962 Sell This Version
447-0628 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA 447-0628 US 1962 Sell This Version
45N 1088 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", RE) RCA Victor 45N 1088 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
RCA 1207 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single, RE) RCA Victor RCA 1207 UK 1963 Sell This Version
447-0628 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, RE) RCA Victor 447-0628 US 1965 Sell This Version
RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", Single, RP) RCA Victor RCA 1207 UK 1970 Sell This Version
PB-11110 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, Ltd, RE) RCA PB-11110 US 1977 Sell This Version
PB-11110 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Bro) RCA PB-11110 US 1977 Sell This Version
447-0628 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, RE) RCA Victor 447-0628 US 1977 Sell This Version
447-0628 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, RE) RCA Victor 447-0628 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
447-0628 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, RE) RCA 447-0628 US 1977 Sell This Version
447-0628 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, RE, Styrene) RCA 447-0628 US 1977 Sell This Version
RCA - 2698 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", RE) RCA Victor RCA - 2698 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
RCA 2698, RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", RE, Sol) RCA Victor, RCA Victor RCA 2698, RCA 1207 UK 1977 Sell This Version
RCA 2698, RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", Single, RE) RCA Victor, RCA Victor RCA 2698, RCA 1207 UK 1977 Sell This Version
RCA 2698, RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", Single, RE, Bla) RCA Victor, RCA Victor RCA 2698, RCA 1207 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SP 4847 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never(7", Single) RCA Victor SP 4847 Mexico 1977 Sell This Version
PB 1110 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never(7", Single, RE) RCA Victor PB 1110 France 1980 Sell This Version
MBR 57 Elvis Presley A Mess Of Blues / It's Now Or Never(7", Single, Ltd, Pic) Maybellene MBR 57 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Nr. 535, 535 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single, RE) Maybellene, Maybellene Nr. 535, 535 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
74321549147 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never(7", Single) RCA 74321549147 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
74321549142 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never(CD, Smplr, Car) RCA 74321549142 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
47-7777 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never(7", Single, RE, Red) RCA Victor 47-7777 US 2001 Sell This Version
45-RCA-1207, 82876 666591 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(10", Single, Ltd, RE) RCA, RCA 45-RCA-1207, 82876 666591 UK 2005 Sell This Version
754472MJ13 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues (CD, Single, RE) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 754472MJ13 US 2005 Sell This Version
82876666592, 82876 66659 2 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never(CD, Single, Ltd, Num, RE) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, RCA 82876666592, 82876 66659 2 UK 2005 Sell This Version
5272 Elvis Presley, The Jordanaires Elvis Presley, The Jordanaires - A Mess Of Blues (Shellac, Single) RCA Victor 5272 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
5272 Elvis Presley A Mess Of Blues / It's Now Or Never(7", Single) RCA Victor 5272 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
45-93134 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - Ahora O Nunca = It's Now Or Never / Un Lio De Blues = A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor 45-93134 Ecuador Unknown Sell This Version
RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio) / Make Me Know It(7", Single, RP) RCA Victor RCA 1207 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-RCA 1207 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio)(7", Single, RE) RCA 45-RCA 1207 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S-RC 8066 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (7", Single) Jugoton S-RC 8066 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
45N 1088 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never (7", Single) RCA 45N 1088 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
49794, 49.794 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues(7", Single) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 49794, 49.794 France Unknown Sell This Version
RCA 2698 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never / Make Me Know It(7", Single, RE) RCA RCA 2698 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
61-7777 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never(7") RCA Victor 61-7777 US Unknown Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires - O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never) / Make Me Know It(7", Single) RCA 47-9314 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
47-9314 Elvis Presley O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never)(7", Single, RP, Lar) RCA 47-9314 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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toshberman

toshberman

July 29, 2018
referencing It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues, 7", Single, 47-7777

"It's Now or Never" is one of my favorite records. It's not just the song, but the arrangement and the tension between Elvis and rest of the instrumentation and voices by The Jordanaires. Operatic, and I believe the song is based on an Italian pop song, it's interesting to hear a European melody attached to a solid American aesthetic such as Elvis. The songwriters Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold also wrote Elvis' "Good Luck Charm." To me, this is a sound that is separate from his work in the 1950s. It has a dramatic flair, that is cinematic, and the cha-cha rhythm slowed down and then speeded up is a remarkable work of tension. "A Mess of Blues" the b-side is written by Doc Pomus and the always fascinating Mort Schuman, who later had recordings in France, and became associated with the songs of Jacques Brel. It's a strange world, and Elvis has always struck me as a man from another world - like his fellow label mate, David Bowie.
donotdisturb1

donotdisturb1

November 4, 2016
referencing It's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues, 7", Single, 47-7777
RCA 47-7777 is Manufactured in Germany, but just for the US Army (Copyright Info 13. July 1960) german S 5 Label with silver Triangle
Mr.BJones

Mr.BJones

November 20, 2013
referencing It's Now Or Never, 7", Single, 4/60208
Cat No. on this NZ release is 4/60208. Not 4/50208.
djmushroom

djmushroom

August 12, 2013
referencing O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never), 7", Single, Mono, 47-9314

This was the first German Elvis single with a picture sleeve.
Groovemaster-DJ

Groovemaster-DJ

January 5, 2013
referencing It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio), 7", Single, 45-RCA-1207
This great classic also came out as a Living Stereo 7" 45 45-617777 and was the second of 4 early 60's EAP singles to do so.
Absolutley knock out in Stereo. Two great original 69 70 RCA singles were sadly and pontlessly over looked for stereo single release, Suspicious Minds and The Wonder Of You (SM had to wait a long time for a proper and matched to the mono single Stereo release crazy or what!) These tracks were after Zager & Evans etc.
Jumbotrumpet

Jumbotrumpet

August 11, 2011
referencing It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio), 7", Single, 45-RCA-1207
Hi have Pressed in Republic of Ireland version.