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Elvis PresleyIt's Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues

Label:RCA Victor – 47-7777
Format:
Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM, Rockaway Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Rock & Roll, Ballad

Tracklist

AElvis Presley With The JordanairesIt's Now Or Never
Written ByAaron Schroeder - Wally Gold
Written-ByAaron Schroeder, Wally Gold
3:12
BElvis Presley With The JordanairesA Mess Of Blues
Written-ByDoc Pomus-Mort Schuman*
2:38
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Notes

Side A published by Gladys Music Inc. ASCAP
Side B published by Elvis Presley Music, Inc. BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (B): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): L2WW-0100
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): L2WW-0085
  • Pressing Plant ID (Stamped in runouts): R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout A, variant 1): L2 WW-0100-20S B1 R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout B, variant 1): L2 WW-0085-10S A2 R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout A, variant 2): L2 WW0100-21S Λ1 R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout B, variant 2): L2 WW0085-3S 𐐒2 R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout A, variant 3): L2 WW-0100-20S A1 R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout B, variant 3): L2 WW-0085-9S A3 R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout A, variant 4): L2 WW-0100-21S R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout B, variant 4): L2 WW-0085-3S R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout A, variant 5): L2 WW0100-23S R
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in runout B, variant 5): L2 WW0085-3S D 3 R

Other Versions (5 of 139)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never) (7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono)RCA47-9314Germany1960
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It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio) (7", 45 RPM, Single)RCA45-RCA-1207UK1960
O Sole Mio (It's Now Or Never) / Make Me Know It (7", 45 RPM, Single, S6 Label)RCA47-9314Germany1960
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It's Now Or Never (7", 45 RPM, Single)RCA Italiana, RCA45N 1088Italy1960
Recently Edited
It's Now Or Never (O Sole Mio) (7", 45 RPM, Single)RCA45-RCA 1207UK1960

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  • toshberman's avatar
    toshberman
    "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.

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