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October 30 / 31 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
Producer : Steve Sholes
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 Millie Kirkham
Bass: Bob Moore Charlie Hodge (His Hand In Mine, I Believe In The Man In The Sky
Drums: D.J. Fontana & He Knows Just What I Need)
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  

Milky White Way
L2WW 0373
  October 30 1960 (Sun: 6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Take 1 FS 0:14   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Stand By Me
Volume 2°°~Surrender°°
Take 2 FS 0:10   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Stand By Me
Volume 2°°~Surrender°°
Take 3 Complete 2:40   Platinum 2°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°
~Stand By Me°°~Surrender°° (Count-In)
Take 4 FS 0:54   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 1-3°°~Stand By Me Volume 2°°~Surrender°°
Take 5 Complete 2:37   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed
Masters 1-3°°~Stand By Me Volume 2°°~Surrender°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 6 FS 0:11   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°°
(Count-In)
Take 7 FS+M 2:53   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Moved By Faith (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 13)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°°~His Hand
In Mine (24 Bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°°~Complete
Single Collection 5°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°° (Listed
as Takes 7 & 8)~Surrender°°~His Hand In Mine - Alternate Album
(Flashlight)°° (Count-In+FS+M)+The Definitive Gospel Album°° (Edited)

His Hand In Mine
L2WW 0374
  October 30 1960 (Sun: 6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Take 1 FS+Comp 3:41   Platinum 2°° (Complete only)+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 1-3°°~Stand By Me°°~Surrender°° (Count-In+FS+M)
Take 2 FS 0:38   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°° (Extra
Dialogue)
Take 3 FS 1:40   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 1-3°°~Surrender°°
Take 4 FS+Comp 3:39 (Used for Spliced Master) His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Count-In)+Fame & Fortune (FTD)°° (Spliced
with Take 5)+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°° (Part from
Spliced Master edited in)
Take 5 (M) 3:23 (Rejected Master)
(Used for Spliced Master)
His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Count-In)+Fame & Fortune (FTD)°° (Spliced
with Take 4)+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°° (Part from
Spliced Master edited in)
         
Spliced M 3:17 (Spliced from Take 5 & ending of
Take 4)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Hymns From The Heart
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 34)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°°~His Hand
In Mine (24 Bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°°~Complete
Single Collection 6°°

I Believe In The Man In The Sky
L2WW 0375
  October 30 1960 (Sun: 6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Take 1 FS+Comp 2:27   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Vol. 6°°~Unsurpassed Masters
1-3°°~Surrender°°~Seasons Greetings°° (Count-In+FS+Complete)~Stand
By Me°°(Complete only)
Take 2 FS 0:24   His Hand In Mine (FTD)+Unsurpassed Mast. 1-3°°~Seasons Greetings°°
~Surrender°°
Take 3 LFS 1:20   His Hand In Mine (FTD)+Unsurpassed Mast. 1-3°°~Seasons Greetings°°
~Surrender°°
Take 4 M 2:16   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 11)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~I Believe
- The Gospel Masters 1°°~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°°~His Hand In Mine
(24 Bit)°°~Complete Single Collection 4°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°
~Amazing Grace°° (Master only)+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (CD2 - Orig.
Mix)~Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°° (Count-In)

He Knows Just What I Need
L2WW 0376
  October 30 1960 (Sun: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Take 1 Complete 2:02   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°°~Unsurp. Masters 1-3°°
~Stand By Me Vol. 2°° ~Surrender°°
Take 2 FS 0:42   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°°
(Count-In)
Take 3 LFS 1:02   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Stand By Me
Volume 2°°~Surrender°°
Take 4 Complete 2:07   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°°
Take 5 LFS 1:09   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°°
(Count-In)
Take 6 FS 0:34   Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurp. Mast. 1-3°°
~Surrender°° (Count-In)
Take 7 Complete 2:08   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~Unsurp. Mast. 1-3°°
~Stand By Me Volume 2°°
Take 8 Complete 2:20 ("Slower - No solo voice on chorus") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°°
Take 9 Complete 2:21 ("Slower - No solo voice on chorus") Stand By Me°°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°°~His Hand In
Mine - Alternate Album (Flashlight)°° (Count-In)
Take 10 M 2:20   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Hymns From The Heart
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 34)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
~His Hand In Mine (24 Bit)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°
~Peace In The Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed
Mast. 1-3°°~Surrender°°~His Hand In Mine - Alternate Album (Flashlight)°°
(Count-In)

Surrender
L2WW 0377
  October 30 1960 (Sun: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Take 1 Complete 2:02 ("Elvis doesn't go up on ending") 60's Box 5°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°
~Surrender°° (Count-In)
Take 2 Complete 2:01 ("Elvis doesn't go up on ending") Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurp. Mast. 1-3°°
~Surrender°° (Count-In)
Take 3 LFS 1:07 ("Slower") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°°
(Count-In)
Take 4 (M) 1:46+ (Used for Composite Master) Unsurpassed Masters 1-3°°~Surrender°°~His Hand In Mine - Alternate
Album (Flashlight)°° (Count-In edited with Composite Master)
Take 5 FS 0:35 ("Slower") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°
~Surrender°°
Take 6 Complete 1:58 ("Slower") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°
~Surrender°°
Take 7 LFS 1:46 ("Could be used with ending")
("Slower")
His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Complete)~Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°
(Complete)~Surrender (Spliced with ending of Take 6)
Take 8 FS 0:34   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 2:04   Essential Elvis Vol. 6°°~There's Always Me°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
(Count-In)

Surrender (Work Part)
  October 30 1960 (Sun: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Take 1 Complete   ("N.G.") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Spliced with Work Part Take 2)
Take 2 FS     His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Spliced with Work Part Take 1)
Take 3 Complete 0:44   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 0:44 ("N.G.") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 5 Complete 0:47 ("N.G.") ("Needs to be faded") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 0:51 ("N.G.") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 7 Complete 0:42 ("N.G.") His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 8 (M)   (Used for Composite Master)  

Surrender (Composite)
L2WW 0377
   
Spliced M 1:55 (Composite of Take 4 & Work Part
- Take 8
)
The Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Elvis 75 - Good
Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
~His Hand In Mine (24 Bit)°°~Comp. Single Collection 3°°~60's Box 1°°
+E1 (30 #1 Hits)°°+Top Ten Hits°° (Remix - SPA1 4187)

Mansion Over The Hilltop
L2WW 0378
  October 30 1960 (Sun: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Take 1 Complete 3:16   Easter Special (FTD)°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Count-In)
Take 2 FS+LFS 0:47   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS+M 3:14   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Hymns From The Heart
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 34)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
~(24 Bit)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°
~Amazing Grace°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Mast. 1-4°°~Surrender°°
~His Hand In Mine - Alternate Album (Flashlight)°° (Count-In+FS+M)

In My Father's House
L2WW 0379
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 1.30am - 4.30am)
Take 1 3xFS 0:38   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 2 LFS 0:34   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 0:39   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:14   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:16   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 1:31   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 7 FS+Comp 2:20   Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Count-In)
Take 8 (M) 2:10 (Used for Composite Master) Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°~Surrender°°~His Hand In Mine - Alternate
Album (Flashlight)°°

In My Father's House (Work Part)
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 1.30am - 4.30am)
Take 1 (M) 0:32 (Used for Composite Master) Surrender°°~His Hand In Mine - Alternate Album (Flashlight)°°

In My Father's House (Composite)
L2WW 0379
   
Spliced M 2:06 (Composite of Take 8 & Work Part
- Take 1
)
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Hymns From The Heart (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Coll. 34)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°
~Amazing Grace°°

Joshua Fit The Battle
L2WW 0380
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 1.30am - 4.30am)
Take 1 Complete 2:52   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 2:56   His Hand In Mine (FTD)~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 2:00   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 4 M 2:51   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 11)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~I Believe
- The Gospel Masters 1°°~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°°~His Hand In Mine
(24 Bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°°~Complete Single
Collection 5°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°~His Hand In
Mine - Alternate Album (Flashlight)°° (Count-In)+The Definitive Gospel
Album°° (Edited)

Swing Down Sweet Chariot
L2WW 0381
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 1.30am - 4.30am)
Take 1 FS+LFS 2:48   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°° (FS - Not Listed)+His Hand In Mine
(FTD)°° (FS+LFS)
Take 2 FS 0:14   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°
Take 3 Complete 2:43   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°
Take 4 M 2:39   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 11)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°
~Ultimate Gospel°° (DSD)~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Peace In
The Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°°~Complete Single Collection 5°° (Master
only)+Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°~His Hand In Mine - Alternate Album
(Flashlight)°° (Count-In)+The Definitive Gospel Album°° (Edited)

I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
L2WW 0382
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 1.30am - 4.30am)
Take 1 M 1:54   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 11)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°~Amazing
Grace°° (Master only)+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (CD1 Track 16 -
Original Mix)~Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°(Count-In)
Take 2 FS+FS 0:37   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 1:57   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:12 (Slower Tempo) His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 5 Complete 2:05   His Hand In Mine (FTD)~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°

If We Never Meet Again
L2WW 0383
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 5.00am - 8.00am)
Take 1 M 2:02   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Hymns From The Heart
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 34)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°~Ultimate Gospel°° (DSD)~His Hand In
Mine (24 Bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°° (Master only)
+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (CD1 Track 23 - Original Mix+Count-In)
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°° (Count-In)

Known Only To Him
L2WW 0384
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 5.00am - 8.00am)
Take 1 FS 0:43   Easter Special (FTD)°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Count-In)
Take 2 Complete 1:42   Stand By Me°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°°
(Count-In)
Take 3 FS 0:28   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS+FS 0:34   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS+M 2:44   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Hymns From The Heart
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 34)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
~His Hand In Mine (24 Bit)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°~Peace
In The Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°°~Complete Single Collection 5°°
(Master only)+He Walks Beside Me°° (Remixed)+His Hand In Mine
(FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°° (Count-In+FS+M)

Crying In The Chapel
L2WW 0385
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 5.00am - 8.00am)
Take 1 LFS 1:35   Unsurpassed Mast, 1-4°°~Stand By Me Vol, 2°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
(Count-In)
Take 2 FS 0:38   E1 (30 #1 Hits - DVDA)°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Unsurp. Mast. 1-4°°
~Stand By Me Vol. 2°° (Count-In)
Take 3 M 2:37   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll. 13)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°°
~Elvis 75 CD2°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~I Believe - The Gospel
Masters 1°°~Comp. Single Collection 4°°~Inspirational (DSD)°°~Ultimate
Gospel°°~How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°~(24bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 1°°
~Amazing Grace°°+E1 (30 #1 Hits)°°+Top Ten Hits° (Remix - SPA1 4192)
(Master only)+Unsurp.Masters 1-4°° (Count-In)+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°
(CD2 - Original Mix+Count-In & extra dialogue)

Working On The Building
L2WW 5001
  October 31 1960 (Mon: 5.00am - 8.00am)
Take 1 FS+Comp 2:03   His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~Unsurp. Mast. 1-4°°
~Stand By Me Vol. 2°° +Tape°° (Count-In)
Take 2 Complete 2:17   Bilko's Gold Cuts°°~Unsurp. Mast. 1-4°°~Stand By Me°°+His Hand In Mine
(FTD)°°~There's Always Me°° (Count-In)
Take 3 FS 0:20   His Hand In Mine (FTD)
Take 4 FS+Comp 2:05   Close Up 3°°+His Hand In Mine (FTD)°° (Count-In)
Take 5 M 2:04   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 11)°°~His Hand In Mine (FTD)°°~His Hand
In Mine (24 Bit)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°°~Peace In The
Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°
~His Hand In Mine - Alternate Album (Flashlight)°° (Count-In)

Notes

Take 7 (FS & Master) of Milky White Way is wrongly listed as Takes 7 & 8 on the 'Unsurpassed Masters' box.

An edited (1:31) version of Milky White Way, which omitted the last verse ("I'm gonna meet God the father and God the son..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Gospel Album'.

A splice of takes 4 & 5 of His Hand In Mine, different to the Spliced Master, can be found on 'Fame & Fortune'.

Takes 4 and 5 of His Hand In Mine on the 'Unsurpassed Masters' box and 'Surrender' both have the parts used for the Spliced Master edited in, presumable as these parts would have been cut from the tape.

Take 4 of Surrender on the 'Unsurpassed Masters' box and 'Surrender' have the Spliced Master edited in with the Count-In for Take 4, presumable as the rest of Take 4 would have been cut from the tape.

Different remixed versions of Surrender can be found on 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1)' and 'Top Ten Hits'.

An edited (2:08) version of Joshua Fit The Battle, with omitted verse ("You may talk about your men of Gideon, you may brag about your men of Saul..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Gospel Album'.

The first False Start of Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Take 2) on 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever' is actually from Take 1 but is not listed.

An edited (1:50) version of Swing Down Sweet Chariot, with omitted verse ("Ezekial went down in the middle of a field, he saw an angel workin' on a chariot wheel..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Gospel Album'

Take 5 (FS & Master) of Known Only to Him is wrongly listed as Takes 5 & 6 on the 'Unsurpassed Masters' box.

Remixed versions of Crying In The Chapel can be found on 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1)' and 'Top Ten Hits'.

Originally, Take 3 of Crying In The Chapel was not deemed suitable as being the Master take, and was listed as "No Master" in the session logs, but was eventually released in 1965 as a 'Single' and in 1967 on 'How Great Thou' Art'.

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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Music Sheet
His Hand In Mine
His Hand In Mine (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
He Knows Just What I Need
He Knows Just What I Need (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
Mansion Over The Hilltop
Mansion Over The Hilltop (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

Music Sheet
I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs
Walk Dem Golden Stairs (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
Known Only To Him
Known Only To Him (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
Crying In The Chapel
Crying In The Chapel (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

 
Music Sheet
Working On The Building
Working On The Building (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
 

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