|Title:||Artist Of The Century - Special Issue For A Blue White Christmas|
|Catalog Number:||74321 64108 2|
|Matrix Number:||X-7396/4321641082 A|
|Description:||Contents : Hound Dog - Mystery Train (Excerpt) - Santa Claus Is Back In Town / Blue Christmas (1968 Comeback version) - Gospel Medley (1968 Comeback version) - After Loving You (Excerpt Outtake) - Talk About The Good Times (Essential Elvis Vol. 5 version) - Make Believe (Excerpt Home recording). |
Issued in 1998 by BMG EU to promote the “Artist Of The Century Box Set”, “Sunrise”, “Tiger Man”, “Memories”, “Suspicious Minds”, “Rhythm & Country” and “Private Elvis” CD releases and given away at the “A Blue White Christmas - An Elvis Tribute” on December 19 -1998 , De Melkweg , Amsterdam , Holland.
This 7 track promo CD is packaged exactly the same way as the official promo of this CD. It is presented in a digipack.The front cover shows the now famous “Artist Of The Century” logo designed by Klaus Voormann & Emmo Reiss. The inside of the digipack contains a short narrative proclaiming Elvis as the “Artist Of The Century”. It also boasts about the success of the Elvis ’97 Campaign as well as the upcoming 1999 campaign. The seven tracks are also listed on the inside cover on a dark blue background. The official promo has a black background. However , the “Mystery Train” track is listed as coming from the “Sunshine” CD instead of the “Sunrise” CD. In the bottom right corner , it states : “For Promotional Use Only - Not For Resale”. Underneath the CD , we have a black and white picture of Elvis with a guitar dancing on the RCA logo. The back cover shows us the complete “Elvis - Artist Of The Century” logo including the image of Elvis amongst the stars in the Universe. It also lists the tracks contained on the CD. It is interesting to note that the “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” track is listed by itself omitting the “Blue Christmas” selection. The back cover also contains the phrase : “For Promotional Use Only”. In addition , in the top right corner , it states : Special Issue on the occasion of “A Blue White Christmas - An Elvis Tribute” on December 19 -1998 , De Melkweg , Amsterdam , Holland. Aswell under the listing of the song , it states : “full length versions will be released in 1999”. This CD also comes with an insert promoting the “Elvis- The Concert 2 CD - Limited Numbered Edition”. The CD itself is blue with white print. At the top of the CD, the “Artist Of The Century” logo is reproduced. In addition , the BMG and RCA logos are also included as well as the following phrase : “For Promotional Use Only - Not For Sale”.