There may have been another version of Wild
In The Country planned to be recorded. The
released version was marked "Record Version"
on the log and Take 1 is the only take to include
the full group. Interestingly, the booklet with
FTD's 'Wild In The Country' Soundtrack shows that
six different demo versions of the song Wild
In The Country were sent to Jerry Wald for
consideration to be used in the movie. The version
by "Weiss, Peretti, Creatore" was finally
chosen to be used in the movie, although it was
originally dropped in favour of Lonely Man
(Solo) being used instead, as the original title
of the movie was called "Lonely Man".
Take 1 of Lonely Man (Record Version)
on 'Close Up' and the Master of Lonely Man
(Record Version) on 'Double Features' have the
left and right channels swapped.
Take 1 of In My Way (Solo) on 'Silver
Screen Stereo' and Take 2 of In My Way
(Solo) on 'Close Up' have the left and right channels
Takes 1 and 14 of Wild In The Country
on 'Close Up' and the Master of Wild In The
Country on 'Command Performances' and 'The
Complete Single Collection' have the left and
right channels swapped.
According to 'Sessions III', the original stereo
version of Wild in the Country with overdubbed
maracas was overdubbed by Boots Randolph during
the post production of the movie sometime in November,
and can be found on the European vinyl pressing
of 'Elvis For Everyone'. The fact is it was originally
released in 1965 on the 'Stereo' only pressings
of 'Elvis For Everyone' and again on the 1972
vinyl UK re-release of 'Elvis For Everyone'. Strong
rumours over the years have persisted that it
was in fact overdubbed in England, as there is
no tape of it in the RCA vaults, and the overdub
is not listed in any of the original "Wild
In The Country" session paperwork. This overdub
can be found on the old bootleg LP's "From
The Beach To The Bayou" and "Special
Delivery", among others, where a fake "Take
40" announcement by Elvis from another session,
was sneakily inserted before it.
It is more likely that the overdub for Wild
In The Country was done at the same time as
the overdub for Tomorrow Night on March
Take 1 of Forget Me Never (Solo) on 'Close
Up' has the left and right channels swapped.
There is a left channel guitar on Forget Me
Never, that can be heard clearly on the Stereo
Master on FTD's 'Wild In The Country' Soundtrack,
'Elvis For Everyone', Sony's 'Complete Elvis Presley
Masters' collection and the Franklin Mint package,
and can also be heard on the releases that were
mastered from the mono session tape ("Wild
In The Country Sessions" bootlegs etc...).
On 'Double Features' however, the guitar has been
left out of the mix.
Elvis and Hope Lange can be heard singing the
duet Husky Dusty Day in the movie 'Wild
In The Country' and this short duet (Lifted from
the Soundtrack) can be found on FTD's 'Wild In
The Country' Soundtrack.
Interestingly, on the 2002 DVD release of 'Wild
In The Country' the song Husky Dusty Day
is in stereo which indicates that it was actually
recorded in the studio.
On the spine of the cover of the first pressing
of FTD's 'Wild In The Country' Soundtrack, "PRESLEY"
is incorrectly written as 'PRESELY'.
The TCB CD "The Complete Wild in the Country
Sessions" and the public domain release 'The
Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions'
are actually a pretty good sources, although noisy,
for this material if the pitch is corrected and
only one channel kept, although they both run
a little more than 5% too fast, which is a lot.
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.