|Title:||Elvis Sings Christmas Songs - BMG Gift with Christmas|
|Catalog Number:||EPA 4108 (74321 73295 2)|
|Matrix Number:||A-17532/4321732952 A|
|Description:||Contents : Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - Blue Christmas - Santa Claus Is Back In Town - I’ll Be Home For Christmas. |
Issued in 1999 by BMG Germany as an In-House promotion.
This 4 track promo CD is presented in a cardboard sleeve. The entire sleeve is a replica of the original second edition German EP issued in 1960. The cover of the second EP edition is more interesting as it was different than the first EP release from 1959 which was identical to the US release. In addition , the entire package also comes with a CD size Christmas Card. The front page of the card has a picture of a Santa Claus and a Snowman and states : “Season’s Greetings from Elvis and Klaus , Andrea and Wolfi”. The inside of the card states : “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. At the bottom of the second page we also have the BMG Entertainment International Strategic Marketing logo. The third page contains a black and white photo of Elvis opening Christmas gifts. The fourth page of the card is blank except for the following statement : “Limited Reprint of Original E.P. “Elvis Sings Christmas Songs” For Private Use Only” The CD itself is a replica of the original label from the original EP. Nowhere on the CD does it state that the CD is promotional or Not For Sale. Again, a very limited number of copies of this release have been pressed. The value of the the CD with the card is higher than when you have the CD only !