The matrix number of I Want You, I Need You,
I Love You is confusing. It is announced as
G2WB 0270 and that number is also printed on the
master log instead of the correct matrix number
On April 11 Jim Reeves recorded three sides G2WB-0268-0270
(I've Got Just The Thing For You is 0270)
and someone crossed out 0270 as it was not intended
for release. It finally came out on a Bear Family
box set. There are two recording pages to this
session. The second one correcting 0270 with composer
credits and publisher.
It appears that on April 14 the engineers recording
Elvis did not realise that 0270 was still being
used and incorrectly announced I Want You,
I Need You, I Love You with this matrix number
instead of the next in sequence - G2WB 0271.
Take 14 is listed on 'A Legendary Performer Volume
2' but it is actually Take 15.
No other takes of I Want You, I Need You,
I Love You have been released although the
covers of "I Beg of You" and "There's
Always Him" say differently. "Take 5"
should read take 14 (the announcement is for take
5, that's all) and "take 11" is actually
The count-in for Take 3 of I Want You, I Need
You, I Love You on 'Flashback' is spliced
with part of the count-in for Take 1. It is in
the correct sequence on the 'Follow That Dream'
release of 'Elvis Presley'.
'(In)Complete' in this context means that the
take is incomplete because the rest was erased
by a recording engineer, when the tape was reused
for sessions with another artist. What is left
of this session is presented perfectly on the
'Follow That Dream' release of 'Elvis Presley'.
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.
Thanks to Kurt Rokitta for the Jim Reeves session