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February 1 1958
(+ 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
(10.00am - 7.00pm)

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

My Wish Came True (Remake)
J2WB 0178
  February 1 1958 (Sat)
Take NA     (Continued from January 23)
(No Master)
 

Doncha' Think It's Time
J2WB 0179
  February 1 1958 (Sat)
Take NA     (Continued from January 23)  
Take 39 Complete 1:59 (Used for spliced 'LP' Master) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Acetate)
Take 40 Complete 2:04 (Used for spliced 'LP' & 'Single' Master) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Acetate)
Take 41        
Take 42        
Take 43        
Take 44        
Take 45        
Take 46        
Take 47 Complete 2:06 (Used for spliced 'Single' Master) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Acetate)
Take 48 Complete 2:00 (Used for spliced 'Single' Master) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Today, Tomorrow &
Forever 1°~Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (2007 Single)° (Acetate)
         
Spliced M 1:58 (Spliced from takes 47, 40 & 48)
('Single' Master)
50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 4 (Sony)°~Songs Of The Fifties (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters
Collection 1)°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2 (24 Bit)°~Complete
Single Collection 2°~Essential Elvis Volume 3°~50's Box 4°
         
Spliced M 1:58 (Spliced from takes 40 & 39)
('LP' Master)
50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 28 (Sony)°~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll (Franklin Mint Complete
Masters Collection 36)°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2°~Essential
Elvis Volume 3° (Listed as Take 40)

Your Cheatin' Heart
J2WB 0180
  February 1 1958 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 Complete 2:53   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 28 (Sony)° (Count-in)~Great Country Songs (DSD)°~Essential
Elvis Volume 3°~Welcome To My World° (CD) (Master Only)
Take 10 M 2:32   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 4 (Sony)°~Country Roots (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 8)°~Essential Elvis Volume 3°~Welcome To My World° (LP)
~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°~50s Box 4° (Master)+Acetate° (Count-In)
+The Definitive Country Album° (Echo - No Intro)

Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
J2WB 0181
  February 1 1958 (Sat)
Take 1        
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 (M) 2:23 (Piano & Guitar Back Beat
overdubbed on February 26
)
50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-in)~All Time
Greatest Hits°~24 Karat Hits°~Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol 1 (CD)°
~Essential Elvis Volume 3°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2° (1984 RCA
U.S. only CD)

Notes

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' 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.

Session Logs
Recording Information
February 1 1958
February 1 1958
Music Sheet
Your Cheatin' Heart
Your Cheatin' Heart (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Tape Legend
February 1 1958
February 1 1958

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