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June 10 / 11 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)

RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Unknown (RLJ)
(June 10 : 7.00pm - 10.00pm / 10.30pm - 1.30am)
(June 11 : 2.00am - 5.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Hank Garland Walker
Guitar: Chet Atkins  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums / Bongo's: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  

I Need Your Love Tonight
J2WB 3253
  June 10 1958 (Tue: 7.00pm - 1.30am)
Demo   0:10 (Demo part on tape before session) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
Take 1 LFS 1:24   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 2 FS 0:15   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)
Take 3 FS 0:21   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
~60th Anniversary Celebration°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 4 Complete 2:09   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Today, Tomorrow &
Forever 1°~Totally Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~Absent Without
Leave°
Take 5 Complete 2:07   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)
Take 6 Incomplete 1:43   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 7 Complete 2:08   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Platinum 1°
~Unsurpassed Mast. 1-1° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave° (Count-In)
Take 8 Incomplete 0:37   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 9 Complete 2:07   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Don't Be Cruel
(CD Single)~Totally Stung° (Count-In)~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
(Count-In)~Absent Without Leave° (Count-In)
Take 10a Complete 2:10   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)
Take 10b Incomplete 0:44 (Announced as Take 10 by mistake) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 11 FS 0:16   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 12 FS 0:11   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°
~Totally Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 13 Complete 2:08   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°
~Totally Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~Absent Without Leave°
~The Teen-Age Rage° (No Count-In)
Take 14 Complete 2:12   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~A Legendary Performer
Volume 5°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 15 Complete 2:15   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~60th Anniversary Celebration°~Absent
Without Leave°
Take 16 LFS 0:38   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
Take 17 FS 0:27   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
Take 18 M 2:13   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 4 (Sony)°~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll (Franklin Mint Complete
Masters Collection 36)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°
~Off Duty With Private Presley (MRS)°~A Fool Such As I (CD Single)°
~Second To None°~Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 2 (24 Bit)°~Comp. Single
Collection 2°~50's Box 4°(Master Only)+50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be
Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1° (Count-In)

A Big Hunk O' Love
J2WB 3254
  June 10 1958 (Tue: 7.00pm - 1.30am)
Take 1 Complete 2:28   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)~A Big Hunk O' Love (2007 Single)°
Take 2 Complete 2:26   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°
~Totally Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 3 Complete 2:23 (Used for Spliced Master) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Elvis' Golden
Records Vol. 2 (24 Bit)°~50's Box 4°~24 Karat Hits° (Short Count-In)
~Totally Stung° (Count-In)~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°(Count-In)
~Absent Without Leave° (Count-In)~E1 (30 #1 Hits)°
Take 4 Complete 2:22 (Used for Spliced Master) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Platinum°
~Totally Stung° (Count-In)~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°(Count-In)
~Absent Without Leave° (Count-In)
         
Spliced M 2:15 (Spliced from Takes 3 & 4) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 4 (Sony)°~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll (Franklin Mint Complete
Masters Collection 36)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°
~Elvis 75 CD1°~Off Duty With Private Presley (MRS)°~Complete Single
Collection 2°~All Time Greatest Hits°~Elvis Rock (DSD)°~Elvis' Golden
Records Volume 2°~Elvis In Nashville°~Worldwide Gold Award Hits 1°
~A Big Hunk O' Love (2007 Single)°

Ain't That Loving You Baby
J2WB 3255
  June 10 1958 (Tue: 7.00pm - 1.30am)
Take 1 Complete 2:34 (Medium Tempo) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°+A Legendary Performer Volume 7° (Count-In)~Unsurpassed
Masters 1-2° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave° (Count-In)
Take 2 LFS 0:42   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 3 FS 0:18   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 4 M 2:36   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 4 (Sony)°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 9)°~Elvis 75 CD1°~50's Box 4° (Master Only)+50 Million Elvis
Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Totally Stung° (Count-In)
~Unsurpassed Masters1-2° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave° (Count-In)
Take 5 FS 0:18 (Fast Tempo) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-2° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)
Take 6 LFS 0:33   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 7 Incomplete 0:56   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~A Legendary Performer
Volume 7°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 8 LFS 1:42   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Totally
Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 9 LFS 0:35   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 10 Incomplete 1:28   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 11 Incomplete 1:58 (No Master at original session) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 28 (Sony)° (Count-In)~50's Box 5° (Faded)~Essential Elvis
Vol. 3° (Faded - 1 second longer)+Unsurpassed Mast. 1-2° (Count-In)
~Absent Without Leave° (Count-In)
       
Spliced M 2:30 (Spliced from Takes 1, 8, 9, 10 & 11)
(Fast Version) (PPA5 2672)
Reconsider Baby°

(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
J2WB 3256
  June 10 1958 (Tue: 7.00pm - 1.30am)
Take 1 LFS 0:14   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 2 FS 0:13   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 3 Complete 2:46   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Fool Such As I
(CD Single)°~Essential Elvis Volume 3°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°
(Count-In)~Absent Without Leave° (Count-In)
Take 4 FS 0:20   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Totally
Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 5 Complete 2:41   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Totally
Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 6 FS 0:29   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 7 FS 0:14   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 8 Complete 2:46   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°~E1 (30 #1 Hits)°
Take 9 M 2:50   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 4 (Sony)°~Country Roots (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 8)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°
~Elvis 75 CD1°~Off Duty With Private Presley (MRS)°~Complete Single
Collection 2°~A Fool Such As I (CD Single)°~Elvis' Golden Records
Volume 2 (24 Bit)°~50's Box 4° (Master Only)+50 Million Elvis Fans
Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2° (Count-In)

I Got Stung
J2WB 3257
  June 11 1958 (Wed: 2.00am - 5.00am)
Take 1 LFS 1:28 "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-2° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)
Take 2 FS 0:39   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 3 LFS 1:34   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~60th Anniversary
Celebration°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 4 FS 0:25   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~60th
Anniversary Celebration° ~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without
Leave°
Take 5 FS 0:31   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~60th
Anniversary Celebration° ~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without
Leave°
Take 6 FS 0:13   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~60th
Anniversary Celebration° ~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without
Leave°
Take 7 FS 0:17   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°~60th
Anniversary Celebration°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without
Leave°
Take 8 Complete 1:57   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°
~Totally Stung°~60th Anniversary Celebration°~Unsurpassed Mast. 1-2°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 9 FS 0:34   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 10 Complete 2:05   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~The Teen-Age
Rage°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-2° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)
Take 11 Complete 1:58   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 12 Complete 2:04   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-2° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)
Take 13 FS+FS 0:13   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-2° (Count-In)~Absent Without Leave°
(Count-In)
Take 14 Complete 1:58   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Essential Elvis Volume 3°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 15 LFS 0:53   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 16 Complete 1:57   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)° (Count-In)~Today,
Tomorrow & Forever 1°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-2° (Count-In)~Absent
Without Leave° (Count-In)
Take 17 FS 0:31   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 18 LFS 1:44   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 19   0:05 (No announcement) 50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Essential Elvis
Volume 3° (Before Take 1)~Totally Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 20 Complete 2:03   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°
~Absent Without Leave°
Take 21 FS 0:40   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 22 Complete 1:54   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-2°~Absent Without Leave°
Take 23 LFS 1:09   50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°~Unsurpassed
Masters 1-2°
Take 24 M 1:58   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)°~Off Duty With Private Presley (MRS)°~Complete Single
Collection 2°~One Night (CD Single)°~Second To None°~Elvis' Golden
Records Vol. 2 (24 Bit)°~50's Box 4° (Master Only)+50 Million Elvis
Fans Can't Be Wrong (FTD)°(Count-In)

Notes

The master of A Big Hunk O' Love is primarily Take 3, but with the first instrumental break spliced in from Take 4.

Since the release of the 50's Box, it seems more common to have Take 3 of A Big Hunk O' Love rather than the original spliced master, and it has since appeared on 'Elvis 30 Number One Hits' and the Japanese 24 Bit mastered CD 'Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2' among others. On the original RCA CD release of 'Elvis' Golden Records Volume 2' however, we get the original spliced master. This may be because in the original session logs Take 3 is listed as 'Master' and they may have gone back to the original tapes for these more recent releases, and Take 3 will have been on the tape reel instead of the 'Spliced Master'. A good transfer of the original spliced master of A Big Hunk O' Love can be found on the Japanese 24 Bit mastered CD 'The Complete Single Collection (CD2)', 'All Time Greatest Hits' and FTD's '50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong' and also remastered on Sony's Complete Masters Collection and the Franklin Mint package.

There was no satisfactory master take of Ain't That Loving You Baby at this session, and it is listed as such in the session logs. Take 4, however, was eventually released in 1964 as a 'Single' so would have been considered to be the 'Master' from then on.

In 1984 a new digital master ("Fast Version") of Ain't That Loving You Baby was made by RCA and issued with a new matrix number (PPA5 2672), that was subsequently used on the album 'Reconsider Baby'.

'Elvis Sound Magazine' web site has an estimation of how the "Fast Version" is spliced - Thanks to Jim Berkeley:

0:00.0-0:10.8 = Take 09 ("I could ride around the world" to first "Ain't that")
0:10.8-0:17.9 = Take 10 (First "loving you baby, ain't that loving you baby, ain't that loving you baby")
0:17.9-0:21.3 = Take 11 (First "Ain't that loving you so, oh oh oh, oh oh oh")
0:21.3-0:41.0 = Take 11 ("I could meet a hundred girls" to Second "Ain't that loving you so, oh oh oh, oh oh oh" - Drum Bridge #1)
0:41.0-0:46.5 = Take 08 (Drum Bridge #1 and Guitar Bridge #1)
0:46.5-0:49.3 = Take 11 (Guitar Bridge #1)
0:49.3-0:52.0 = Take 08 (Guitar Bridge #1)
0:52.0-1:14.1 = Take 11 (Guitar Bridge #1 - "If you gave me nine lives like an alley cat" to Third "Ain't that loving you so, oh oh oh, oh oh oh" - Drum Bridge #2)
1:14.1-1:22.1 = Take 08 (Drum Bridge #2 and Guitar Bridge #2)
1:22.1-1:27.3 = Take 10 (Guitar Bridge #1)
1:27.3-1:33.0 = Take 11 ("I'm putting on my coat" to Third "Before the sun goes down")
1:33.0-2:00.6 = Take 11 (Third "Ain't that loving you baby, ain't that loving you baby, ain't that loving you baby, ain't that loving you so, oh oh oh, oh oh oh" - Drum Bridge #2 and Guitar Bridge #2)
2:00.6-2:13.5 = Take 11 ("I could ride around the world" to First "Ain't that loving you baby, ain't that loving you baby, ain't that loving you baby")
2:13.5-2:17.0 = Take 11 (Fourth "Ain't that loving you so, oh oh oh, oh oh oh")
2:17.0-2:22.5 = Take 11 (Fourth "Ain't that loving you baby, ain't that loving you so, oh oh oh, oh oh oh")
2:22.5-2:27.3 = Take 11 (Fourth "Ain't that loving you baby, ain't that loving you so, oh oh oh, oh oh oh")
2:27.3-2:32.0 = Take 01 (Ending speeded up by 5%)

Take 8 of A Fool Such As I was used on 'Elvis 30 Number One Hits' instead of the Master (Take 9)

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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