The 'Album' Master (Spliced from Take 40 and
39) of Doncha' Think It's Time was released
originally on 'Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2'.
Strangely, on the Japanese 24 Bit mastered CD
version of 'Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2' the
'Single' Master (Spliced from Takes 40, 47 and
48) was used. The 'Album' Master is also normally
incorrectly listed as just being Take 40 (as listed
in the session logs), and does not mention that
it is a splice with Take 39 too.
The 'Album' Master of Doncha' Think It's Time
can be distinguished from the 'Single' Master,
from the first chorus. On the 'Album' Master Elvis
sings "Kiss me honey tell me you're mine..."
but on the 'Single' Master he sings "Love
me honey tell me you're mine..."
'Album' Master of Doncha' Think It's Time
is spliced as follows:-
0:00-0:44 (Up to "...a-doncha think it's
time") = Take 40
0:44-0:59 (From Drum Beat "I don't want
to walk without you..." to "...any other
guy") = Take 39
0:59-1:21 (From "I get so warm when you
touch-a-my cheek" to "...Walking right
by my side...") = Take 40
1:22-1:58 (From "It hurts me to see you
talking...") = Take 39
'Single' Master of Doncha' Think It's Time
is spliced as follows:-
0:00-1:15 (Up to "...Doncha think it's time")
= Take 47
1:16-1:41 (From Drum Beat "I don't want
to walk without you..." to "...make
me feel so fine") = Take 40
1:42-1:58 (From "...a-doncha think it's
time...") = Take 48
On the CD version of 'Worldwide 50 Gold Award
Hits Volume 1' the Undubbed Master of Wear
My Ring Around Your Neck was used, however
on the original 4 LP set of 'Worldwide 50 Gold
Award Hits Volume 1' the Overdubbed
Master was used.
'Sessions III' incorrectly lists the Undubbed
Master of Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
as being released on 'Gold Records Volume 2' when
it was the Overdubbed Master used on the original
release of that album. The Undubbed Master actually
first appeared on the 1984 RCA CD (10 track U.S.
version) of 'Gold Records Volume 2' however, and
it's first commercial (International) release
was the 1987 compilation 'All Time Greatest Hits'.
Thanks to Gordon Minto for source comparisons.
Originally, Take 10 of Your Cheatin' Heart
was not deemed suitable as being the Master take,
and was initially listed as "No Master"
in the session logs, before listing both Takes
9 and 10 as 'Master'. It was eventually released
in 1965 however on 'Elvis For Everyone'. This
could explain how Take 9 was used by mistake on
the CD version of 'Welcome To My World' if they
went back to the original tapes for that release.
An edited (2:15) version of Your Cheatin'
Heart, which omitted the instrumental intro,
was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release
'The Definitive Country Album'.
Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited
versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive'
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.