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February 14 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
Soundtrack Session for Paramount's 'Loving You'
Paramount Producer : Walter Scharf
Engineer : Thorne Nogar
(9.00am - 12.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Hilmer J. 'Tiny' Timbrell Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Gordon Stoker  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Piano: Hoyt Hawkins  
Harmonica: George Fields  

Loving You (Farm Version 3 - Slow Movie Version)
WPA5 2538
HZ February 14 1957 (Thur)
Take 1 Complete 2:03 (SPA5 2873) Loving You (FTD)°~Chante Leiber & Stoller°~Essential Elvis Volume 1°
~Loving You Sessions° (LP)
Take 2 FS 0:25   Loving You (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 3 Complete 1:56   Loving You (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Teddy Bear (2007 Single)°
~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 1° (Listed as Take 6)~Elvis Chante
Leiber & Stoller° (Listed as Take 6)~Loving You Sessions°
Take 4 LFS 1:07   Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 5 Complete 2:15   Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 6 Complete 2:06   Loving You (FTD)°~A Legendary Perf. Vol 6°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 7 FS 0:19   Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 8 LFS 1:03   Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 9 LFS 1:19   Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 10 Complete 2:03 (SPA5 2867) Loving You (FTD)° (Count-In)~Chante Leiber & Stoller°
~Essential Elvis 1°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 11 Tryout 0:53   Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 12 M 2:05   Loving You (FTD)° (Count-In)~Chante Leiber & Stoller°~50's Box 5°
~Loving You Sessions°
         
Overdubs (M) 1:40 (Instrumental overdubs on
April 19 & 22 - Movie Version)
Soundtrack° (on Farm)+Soundtrack° (on Stage)

Loving You (Main Version 2 - Fast Movie Version)
WPA5 2539
KX February 14 1957 (Thur)
Take 1 Complete 1:48 (SPA5 2872) Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°
~Essential Elvis Volume 1°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 2 FS 0:17   Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 3 Complete 1:45   Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°
~La Legende Volume 1°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 4 FS 0:18   Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 5 Complete 1:41   Loving You (FTD)°°~Close Up 1°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Elvis Chante
Leiber & Stoller°°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 6 Complete 1:44   Loving You (FTD)°°~Flashback (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You
Sessions°
Take 7 Complete 1:41   Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~A Legendary Performer Vol. 7°
~Loving You Sessions°
Take 8 Complete 1:38 (SPA5 2874) Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°
~Essential Elvis Volume 1°
Take 9 FS 0:16   Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 10 Complete 1:35   Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 11 Complete 1:45 ("Hold") Loving You (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 12 Complete 1:37   Loving You (FTD)°°~Flashback (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You
Sessions°
Take 13 Complete 1:41   Loving You (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Loving You (FTD)° (Count-In)~Loving
You (DSD)°~Chante Leiber & Stoller° (Count-In - Faded)~50's Box 5°
(Count-In - Faded)~Loving You Sessions°
Take 14 Complete 1:38   Loving You (FTD)°°~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°~Loving You (FTD)°
~Loving You Sessions°
Take 15 Complete 1:41   Loving You (FTD)°°~Close Up 1°°~Loving You (FTD)°~Elvis Chante
Leiber & Stoller°°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 16 Complete 1:41 (M) ("Hold") ("open") Loving You (FTD)°~A Legendary Performer Volume 5°~Loving You
Sessions° (LP)
Take 17 LFS 0:35   Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 18 Complete 1:33 (M) ("end") Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 19 Complete 1:31 (M) Loving You (FTD)°~Loving You Sessions°
Take 20 FS 0:36 (SPA5 2869) Loving You (FTD)°~Chante Leiber & Stoller°~Essential Elvis Vol. 1°
~Loving You Sessions°
Take 21 M 1:33 (M) (SPA5 2869) Loving You (FTD)°~The Complete Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°
~Chante Leiber & Stoller°~Essential Elvis Volume 1°~Loving You
Sessions°
         
Overdubs M 1:24 (Instrumental overdubs on
April 19 & 22 - Movie Version Opener)
Soundtrack°

Notes

All songs were recorded in Binaural.

Take 21 of Loving You (KX) was eventually used as the master (Played over the credits). However when studying the session log, the following misleading information is given :
1. Take 16, Take 18, Take 19 & Take 21 are all listed as Masters.
2. Take 16 is marked "open" within parentheses. Take 18 is marked "end".
3. An arrow / line beginning above Take 16 indicates "Out to..." as in 'cut from reel', implying Take 16 is master.
4. Take 16 was the only take not released on the VIK bootleg (although it did appear on the Laurel LP).

Adding the following observations :
5. Takes 19 & 21: (M) is written on top of "PB" suggesting these were later considerations to be used as the master.
6. The "Out to..." arrow / line actually continues all the way down the page. Maybe all Takes 16-21 were cut from reel in order to reduce time for the evaluation of all considered master takes.

So a guess is that Take 16 was considered to be the Main Version master initially, Take 18 was considered an End Version Master at first, Take 16 was rejected and replaced with Take 21 eventually, and that the considered Take 18 (End) was rejected in favour of Got a Lot o' Livin' To Do (Finale) - recorded at Paramount on January 18.

Take 3 of Loving You (HZ) was released on 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever' and 'Chante Leiber & Stoller' wrongly listed as take 6. After being correctly identified on FTD's 'Flashback', Take 3 was again incorrectly listed as being Take 6 when featured as a bonus track on the single 'Teddy Bear' during the 2007 "Elvis The King" singles run.

On the FTD release of 'Loving You', disc 2 should read "Tracks 13-33 Loving You / KX all mono main version takes" and "Tracks 34-48 Loving You / KX take 1-15 binaural main version takes".

At around 13 minutes into the movie 'Loving You' a forty second instrumental version of Candy Kisses can be heard but it's unknown when this was recorded or it it was just recorded on the movie set. It had been rumoured over the years that Elvis actually laid down vocals for this song, but no proof has ever surfaced.

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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