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January 19 1957
(+ 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
(2.00pm - 5.00pm / 6.00pm - 9.00pm)

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: Dudley Brooks  
Organ: Hoyt Hawkins  

It Is No Secret
H2WB 0282
  January 19 1957 (Sat)
Take 1 FS 0:28   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°~Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°
~Stereo '57°°
Take 2 LFS 2:03   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°~Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°
~Stereo '57°°
Take 3 Complete 3:54   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°~Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°
~Stereo '57°°
Take 4 LFS 2:00   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 5 Complete 4:02   Elvis Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Flashback (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°°
(Listed as Take 12)~Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 6 FS 0:23   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 7 FS 0:26   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 8 FS 0:10   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 9 FS 0:12   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 10 FS 0:22   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 11 FS 0:31   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 12 Complete 4:02   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 13 (M) 3:56   Close Up 1°°+Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
         
Take 13 M 3:56   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Hymns From The Heart (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 34)°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°
~Amazing Grace°~Peace In The Valley 3°~50's Box 3°

Blueberry Hill
H2WB 0283
  January 19 1957 (Sat)
Take 1 FS 0:19   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 2 Complete 3:01   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 3 Complete 2:58   Flashback (FTD)°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 4 FS+LFS 1:42   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 5 LFS 0:42   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 6 FS 0:15   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 7 Complete 2:43   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 8 Complete 2:46   Tape°°~A Legendary Performer Volume 6°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 9 (M) 2:42   Close Up 1°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
         
Take 9 M 3:22   Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 19)°
~50's Box 3°

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
H2WB 0284
  January 19 1957 (Sat)
Take 1 LFS 0:54   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 2 Complete 2:09   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 3 LFS 1:25   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 4 LFS 1:01   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 5 FS 0:21   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 6 LFS 1:58   Flashback (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 7 Complete 2:36   Flashback (FTD)°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 8 FS 0:19   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 9 FS 0:12   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 10 FS 0:09   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 11 FS 0:24   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 12 LFS 0:58   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 13 Complete 2:42   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 14 Complete 2:50   Tape°°~A Legendary Performer Volume 5°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 15 (M) 2:36   Close Up 1°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
         
Take 15 M 2:33   Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 19)°
~50's Box 3°+The Definitive Country Album° (No Intro)

Is It So Strange
H2WB 0285
  January 19 1957 (Sat)
Take 1 Complete 2:41   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 2 FS 0:18   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 3 FS 0:12   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 4 FS 0:14   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 5 FS 0:16 (Announced as Take 6) Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 6 FS 0:26   Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 7 LFS 1:38   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 8 FS 0:37   Flashback (FTD)°°~Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 9 Complete 2:40   Flashback (FTD)°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 10 Complete 2:38   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 1°+Stereo '57°° (Incomplete)+Tape°°
Take 11 Complete 2:52   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Tape°°~Stereo '57°°
Take 12 (M) 2:30 (Undubbed Master) Stereo '57°° (1st minute only)+Close Up 1°°+Tape°°

Is It So Strange (Backup Vocal Overdub / Repair)
H2WB 0285
  January 19 1957 (Sat)
Overdub M 2:30 (Backup Vocal Overdub of Take 12) Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 19)°
~50's Box 3°

Notes

All songs were recorded in Binaural.

An edited (2:24) version of Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, which omitted the instrumental intro, was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Country Album'.

The Master of Is It So Strange is documented as being just Take 12, but the Jordanaires had to overdub two additional "Bop, Bop"s to cover Elvis trying, and failing, to hit the high note at the point where he sings "To waste a love like ours would be a si-hiii-hiiiiin…..". This is not documented and only transpired with the release of Take 12 in Binaural on 'Close Up' where the difference to the original Master can be heard.

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 Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive' albums.

Thanks to Josep Rulló Guardia for discovering the difference on Is It So Strange.


Session Logs
Recording Information
January 19 1957
January 12 1957
Tape Log
January 19 1957
January 19 1957
 

Music Sheet
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Have I Told You Lately (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
Is It So Strange
Is It So Strange (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
 


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