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January 4 1954
(+ means you need both    ~ means same material    °° means stereo or binaural    ° means mono)
(SFS = Short False Start | FS = False Start | LFS or BD (Breakdown) = Long False Start | PB (Playback) or Complete = Complete Take)

SUN Studio (Memphis Recording Service) - Memphis, Tennessee
Engineer : Sam Phillips

Guitar: Elvis Presley  

I'll Never Stand In Your Way
  January 4 1954 (Mon)
Take NA
(CPA5 5101)
A Boy From Tupelo 1 (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 30 (Sony)°
~Complete Single Collection 1°~Memphis Recording Service Volume 2°
~Sunrise°~Platinum 1°

It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You
  January 4 1954 (Mon)
Take NA
(CPA5 5102)
A Boy From Tupelo 1 (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 30 (Sony)°
~Complete Single Collection 1°~Sunrise°~Elvis By The Presleys°~The
Country Side Of Elvis°~Memphis Recording Service Volume 2°


This second acetate was always thought to be I'll Never Stand In Your Way and Casual Love.

However, when it was discovered a few years ago, it turned out that the second song was It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You not Casual Love (or Casual Love Affair).

The song Casual Love Affair was actually first listed as Casual Love by biographer Jerry Hopkins in his book 'Elvis: A Biography' published in 1971. The "Affair" part was added later for some unknown reason. It was then later stated that the song wasn't called Casual Love at all, but rather Careless Love.

It is possible that this second acetate had been originally incorrectly listed as being I'll Never Stand In Your Way / Casual Love (or Careless Love) by someone hearing the lyrics "I wasted my love on a careless romance" (which is sung twice during the song) while listening to It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You, and then not quite catching the title. This could explain quite a lot!

The receipt for the acetate was published in Ger Rijff's book 'The Rock and Roll Years', published by Elvis Unlimited, but it hasn't been verified as being real, and may be fake, as the price ($8.25) is wrong. It should be $3.98 for both sides, and not $4.00+ for each side! (See below).

This time it was Sam who was at the studio when Elvis came in for a second visit, and he also made a note that Elvis had a good "Ballad" voice.

In March of 2007, Sony decided to go through all of Elvis' masters. They retransferred everything and remastered all tracks including repairing as many clicks, pops, bad edits and dropouts as they could. They have used these newly mastered recordings on their new releases since 2007 including budget soundtracks, 'Legacy' releases, the 30 disc 'Complete Elvis Presley Masters' collection and the Franklin Mint package.

Session Logs
Acetate Receipt
0812-A / 0812-B
January 4 1954 Acetate