The Sun Years
Uncut Sheet of 33 1/3rpm Labels
These labels were originally printed by a subcontractor hired by Sun records. The subcontractor would print the Sun label and ship the labels to the record pressing plant where the orders would be filled, then the labels would receive their Elvis text and finally get pressed onto records. Here we have a sheet of uncut labels used as a test sheet for the original pressing of The Sun Years. These test sheets were printed to make sure the text lined up correctly before pressing the labels onto records. They were usually discarded after the pressing was completed making them a very rare piece of Elvis’ history!