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September 6 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
(12.00pm - 3.30pm / 4.30pm - 8.00pm)

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

My Wish Came True
H2PB 5524
  September 6 1957 (Fri)
Take 1     (First takes possibly recorded on September 5)
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19        
Take 20        
Take 21        
Take 22        
Take 23        
Take 24        
Take 25        
Take 26        
Take 27        
Take 28 M 2:35 (2:39 with count-in) The Complete Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°~50 Million Elvis Fans
Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Songs Of The Fifties (Franklin Mint Complete
Masters Collection 1)°~Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 2 (24 Bit)°~Complete
Single Collection 2°~50's Box 4°+Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)° (Count-in)

White Christmas
H2PB 5526
  September 6 1957 (Fri)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 M 2:23 (2:46 with count-in) Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°
~Christmas With Elvis (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 4)°
+Christmas Peace (DSD)°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~(1999)°
~If Everyday Was Like Christmas°~50's Box 3°+Elvis' Christmas Album
(1985 LP & CD)°~White Christmas° (Count-In)
         
Duet   2:30 (2008 Re-recorded backing track & vocals) Christmas Duets°° (with Amy Grant & The Jordanaires)

Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
H2PB 5527
  September 6 1957 (Fri)
Take 1        
Take 2 M 1:56   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°
~Christmas With Elvis (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 4)°
~Christmas Peace (DSD)°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~(1999)°
~If Everyday Was Like Christmas°~50's Box 3
         
Duet   1:58 (2008 Re-recorded backing track & vocals) Christmas Duets°° (with Leanne Rimes & The Jordanaires)

Silent Night
H2PB 5528
  September 6 1957 (Fri)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 M 2:25   Christmas Peace (DSD)° (No Piano Intro)+Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°
~The Complete Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°~Christmas With Elvis
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 4)°~Christmas (Time Life
Volume 14)°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~(1999)°~50's Box 3°
(Piano Intro)+If Everyday Was Like Christmas°~Christmas In America°
(Readers Digest) (With Christmas message)
         
Duet   2:24 (2008 Re-recorded backing track & vocals) Christmas Duets°° (with Sara Evans & The Jordanaires)

Don't
H2PB 5529
  September 6 1957 (Fri)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 M 2:50 (2:56 with count-in) Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
(FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°~Heartache (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 6)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1
(Legacy)°~Elvis 75 CD1°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2 (24 Bit)°
~Complete Single Collection 2°~50's Box 4°~E1 (30 #1 Hits)°+The
Definitive Love Album° (Edited) (Master Only)+Elvis Chante Leiber &
Stoller° (Count-In)

Notes

White Christmas with count-in was released on the 1985 reissue of 'Elvis' Christmas Album'.

The intro (Finger snap) of White Christmas is edited and removed on the 2007 remaster by looping the first few bars.

It had been rumoured that Silent Night with count-in was released on a Readers Digest album called 'Christmas In America', but it is now confirmed that this is in fact just Elvis' Christmas Message from 1967 ("Thank you for listening... I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year").

An edited (2:03) version of Don't, with omitted second verse ("Don’t, don’t, leave my embrace..." to "Baby don't say don't..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Love Album'.

Thanks to Bill Waters for source comparisons.

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

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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