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
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
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
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"
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
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.