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April 3 / 4 1960
(+ 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
Producers : Steve Sholes / Chet Atkins
Engineer : Bill Porter

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Scotty Moore Walker
Guitar: Hank Garland Charlie Hodge (I Will Be Home Again)
Bass: Bob Moore  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  

Fever
L2WB 0098
  April 3 1960 (Sun: 7.30pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 Complete 3:49   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 6°°~There's Always Me°°
Take 2 LFS 0:59   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°+Nashville 60-61°° (Count-In)
Take 3 Incomp. 3:15   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°+Elvis Meets Presley°°~Nashville 60-61°° (Count-In)
Take 4 M 3:34   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 15)°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~60's Box 1°°+The Definitive Love Album°° (Edited)+Welcome Home
Elvis (FTD)°

Like A Baby
L2WB 0099
  April 3 1960 (Sun: 7.30pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 FS+LFS 2:16   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Count-in+FS+LFS)~Collectors Gold°° (FS)
+Tape°°~Nashville 60-61°°
Take 2 Complete 2:46   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Collectors Gold°°+Tape°°~Nashville 60-61°°
Take 3 FS 0:34   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Nashville 60-61°°
Take 4 2xFS+
Complete
3:15   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~Nashville 60-61°°
~There's Always Me°° (2nd FS+Complete - Listed as Takes 3 & 4)
+Tape°°
Take 5 FS 0:30   Tape°°~Nashville 60-61°°
Take 6 M 2:40   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 15)°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~60's Box 1°°+Welcome Home Elvis (FTD)°

It's Now Or Never
L2WB 0100
  April 3 1960 (Sun: 7.30pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 2xFS+
Complete
3:29   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (2xFS+Complete)~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°
(1st FS & Complete only)
Take 2 Complete 3:24 (Used for Spliced Master) Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°
Take 3 3xFS 0:33   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 3:22 (Used for Spliced Master) Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
         
Spliced (M) 3:14 (Spliced from Takes 4 & 2)
(Master overdubbed on April 5)
60's Box 5°°

The Girl Of My Best Friend
L2WB 0101
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 12.45am - 3.45am)
Take 1        
Take 2 LFS 1:33   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 2:36   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~Life: Elvis Remembered°°
(Clipped)
Take 4 FS 0:27   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
Take 5 LFS 0:47   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:31   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°+Essential Elvis Volume 6°°
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 Complete 2:30   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°+Close Up 3°°
Take 10 M 2:24   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°
~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~60's Box 1°°+Welcome Home Elvis
(FTD)°

Dirty, Dirty Feeling
L2WB 0102
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 12.45am - 3.45am)
Take 1 Complete 1:52 (No guitar solo) Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°+Fame & Fortune (FTD)°° (Extra dialogue)+There's
Always Me° (Listed as Alternate Take)
Take 2 FS 0:35   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 1:09   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Spliced with last chord from Take 4)
Take 4 M 1:35   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 36)°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
~Elvis Is Back (24 Bit)°°~60's Box 1°°+Welcome Home Elvis (FTD)°
+Tickle Me (Soundtrack)°

Thrill Of Your Love
L2WB 0103
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 12.45am - 3.45am)
Take 1 FS+Comp 3:38   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+There's Always Me°
(Listed as Alternate Take)
Take 2 FS 0:29   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Between Take 1 FS & Complete)
Take 3 M 3:02   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 15)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2
(Legacy)°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~60's Box 1°°+Welcome
Home Elvis (FTD)°

I Gotta Know
L2WB 0104
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 12.45am - 3.45am)
Take 1 FS 0:41   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
Take 2 M 2:27   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 15)°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Complete
Single Coll'n 3°°~Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3°° (24 Bit)~60's Box 1°°
+Elvis Forever Volume 2°

Such A Night
L2WB 0105
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1 Complete 3:14   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~There's
Always Me° (Listed as Alternate Take)
Take 2 FS 0:22   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis Vol 6°°~A Legendary
Performer Volume 2°°
Take 3 FS 0:20   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Vol 6°°~A Legendary Performer
Volume 2°°
Take 4 LFS     Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Spliced with Take 5)~Essential Elvis Vol 6°°
(Announcement only)~A Legendary Performer Vol. 2°° (Announcement
only)
Take 5 M 3:01   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 36)°°~Elvis 75 - Good
Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
~Elvis Is Back (24 Bit)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 6°°~60's Box 1°
+Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (M+Spliced with Take 4)+Elvis Forever Vol. 2°°
+Welcome Home Elvis (FTD)°

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
L2WB 0106
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1 FS+FS 0:24   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°
Take 2 Complete 3:15   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°
(Count-In)~The Colonels Collection°~There's Always Me° (Listed as
Alternate Take)
Take 3 FS+LFS 1:22   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:18   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
Take 5     (Used for Composite Master)  

Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Work Part)
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1   1:22   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Spliced with Work Part - Take 2)
Take 2     (Used for Composite Master)  

Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Composite)
L2WB 0106
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Spliced M 3:08 (Composite of Take 5 & Work Part
- Take 2)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 6)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2
(Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Complete
Single Collection 3°°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3°° (24 Bit)
~24 Karat Hits°°~60's Box 1°°+E1 (30 #1 Hits)°°+Top Ten Hits°°
(Remix - SPA1 4186)

Girl Next Door Went A-Walking
L2WB 0107
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1 FS+LFS 1:09   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:16   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS+LFS 2:19   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (Count-in+FS+LFS)~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°° (LFS)
+There's Always Me° (LFS only with Extra talk - Listed as Alt. Take)
Take 4 M 2:15   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°
~Elvis Is Back (24 Bit)°°~60's Box 1°°+Welcome Home Elvis (FTD)°

I Will Be Home Again
L2WB 0108
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 M 2:35   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 15)°°~Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~60's Box 1°°+Welcome Home Elvis (FTD)°

Reconsider Baby
L2WB 0109
  April 4 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1        
Take 2 M 3:43   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 9)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2
(Legacy)°°~Elvis Is Back (24 Bit)°°~60's Box 1°°+Welcome Home Elvis
(FTD)°+Elvis Is Back (FTD)°° (with Count-In)~Elvis Rhythm & Blues°°
(with Count-In)

Notes

Only Bass and two Drums were used on Fever.

An edited (2:02) version of Fever, with omitted verses ("Fever in the morning, Fever all through the night..." to "Fever with thy flaming youth"), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Love Album'.

It's Now Or Never is spliced from Take 4 and the ending of Take 2.

The movie 'Tickle Me' features Dirty, Dirty, Feeling with overdubbed orchestral backing, done during post production of that movie.

The book 'Life: Elvis Remembered - 30 Years Later' comes with a CD claiming to have an unreleased take of The Girl Of My Best Friend which is in fact Take 3 that was previously available on FTD's 'Fame & Fortune' and 'Elvis Is Back' packages.

The Master of Are You Lonesome Tonight? is spliced from Take 5 and the ending of Work Part - Take 2.
What remains on tape of the Work Part is a bit of a mess. The intro of Work Part Take 1 is not there. Tape machine was stopped after its announcement and recording picks up again in the middle. The ending of WP2 was physically cut out, but a long intro remained.
By combining the surviving Work Part Take 2 intro with the surviving main part of Work Part Take 1 a "Complete" Work Part could be done - and this is what is found on FTD's 'Elvis Is Back'.

Different remixed versions of Are You Lonesome Tonight? can be found on 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1)' and 'Top Ten Hits'.

I Gotta Know and Such A Night were released without backing vocals on the 1980 1st pressing of the German RCA release 'Elvis Forever Volume 2' (with matrix number CL 42853). This was done by eliminating one of the stereo channels. When RCA discovered the mistake they made a new LP master with new matrix number CPL 42853. These two tracks can also be found on the bootleg "Easy Come, Easy Go" (AJR080379).

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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April 3 / 4 1960
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I Will Be Home Again
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