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September 1 1956
(+ 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)

Radio Recorders Studio 1 - Hollywood, California
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Thorne Nogar
Recording Assistant : Bones Howe
(1.00pm - 4.00pm / 5.00pm - 8.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Scotty Moore Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Elvis Presley  
Piano: Gordon Stoker  

Playing For Keeps
G2WB 4920
  September 1 1956 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7     (Used for Spliced Master)  
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18     (Used for Spliced Master)  
         
Spliced M 2:54 (Spliced from Take 7 & ending of
Take 18)
Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°~Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~The Ultimate Love Songs
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 25)°~Elvis (FTD)°~(DSD)°
~Elvis 56 (DSD)°~Complete Single Collection 2°~50's Box 2°

Love Me
G2WB 4921
  September 1 1956 (Sat)
Take 1     "N.G." (Recorded Over?)
Take 2 Complete 2:43   (Recorded Over?)
Take 3 Complete 2:45   (Recorded Over?)
Take 4     "N.G." (Recorded Over?)
Take 5     "N.G." (Recorded Over?)
Take 6     "N.G." (Recorded Over?)
Take 7 Complete 2:44   (Recorded Over?)
Take 8 Complete 2:44   (Recorded Over?)
Take 9 M 2:45 (Original time note - 2:43) Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°~Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~The Early Years (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 28)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1
(Legacy)°~Elvis (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Elvis 56 (DSD)°~Complete Single
Collection 10°~50's Box 2°

Paralyzed
  September 1 1956 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3     "N.G." (Abandoned)
(Re-Recorded on September 2)
(Recorded Over?)

I Need You So
  September 1 1956 (Sat)
Tryout     (Abandoned) (Recorded Over?)

How Do You Think I Feel
G2WB 4923
  September 1 1956 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 M 2:24   Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°~Comp Elvis Presley Masters 2
(Sony)°~The Early Years (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 28)°
~Elvis (FTD)°~(DSD)°~50's Box 2°

How's The World Treating You
G2WB 4924
  September 1 1956 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 M 2:24 (Spliced from Take 7 & unknown
take?)
Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°~Comp Elvis Presley Masters 2
(Sony)°~Country Roots (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 8)°
~Elvis (FTD)°~(DSD)°~50's Box 2°

Notes

Playing For Keeps is spliced from Take 7 (0:00-2:37) and the ending of Take 18.

Paralyzed was attempted after Love Me but the band couldn't work the arrangement properly and the song was abandoned after only three takes.

I Need You So was the next song to be tried after Paralyzed but the song didn't really work any better than Paralyzed and was also abandoned, this time at the rehearsal stage. Paralyzed was successfully recorded the following day and I Need You So was eventually recorded on February 23 1957.

The master of How's The World Treating You is supposed to be take 7, but there is a splice at 1:27 that isn't documented. It is unknown which other take is used for the spliced master, or if Take 7 is just edited.

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.


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Love Me / Paralyzed
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