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March 12 / 13 1961
(+ 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  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  

I'm Comin' Home
M2WW 0567
  March 12 1961 (Sun: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take 1 FS 0:57   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~There's Always Me Volume 2°°
+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°° (Count-In)~Something Complete°°
Take 2 FS+Comp 2:47   Essential Elvis Vol. 6°° (Count-In)+Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-5°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In+Dialogue)
~There's Always Me Volume 2°° (Complete only)
Take 3 Complete 2:35   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-5°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)~Platinum 2°°
Take 4 Complete 2:32   Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 2-5°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)~There's Always Me°°
(Listed as Alternate Take)
Take 5 LFS 2:12   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Mast. 2-5°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 6 FS+FS 0:26 (2nd Count-In before 2nd FS) Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°~Something Complete°° (2xCount-In+FS+FS)
~Elvis Meets Presley°° (2nd Count-In+2nd FS)
Take 7 M 2:23 (RPA1 7398) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°~Elvis Meets
Presley°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)+Return Of The Rocker°°
(Remix)

Gently
M2WW 0568
  March 12 1961 (Sun: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take 1 FS 0:29   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed
Masters 2-5°°~24 Carat Gold°°~Something Complete°°(Count-In)
Take 2 Complete 2:24   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~24 Carat
Gold°°+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 3 Complete 2:30   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-5°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)~Collectors Gold 2°°
Take 4 Complete 2:23   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°~24 Carat
Gold°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 5 FS+M 2:42   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 24)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°° (Listed as
takes 5 & 6)~Elvis Meets Presley°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)

In Your Arms
M2WW 0569
  March 12 1961 (Sun: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 2:13   Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~Bilko's Gold Cuts°°~There's Always Me Vol. 2°°
+Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-5°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 2 M 2:00   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 27)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°~Elvis Meets
Presley°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)

Give Me The Right
M2WW 0570
  March 12 1961 (Sun: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 3:22   Something For Everybody (FTD)°° (Count-In)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°
~Something Complete°° (Count-In+Extra Dialogue)~Collectors Gold 2°°
Take 2 Complete 2:49   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Vol. 6°°+Unsurpassed
Masters 2-5°°~Something Complete°°~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
(Count-In)
Take 3 FS 0:32   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-5°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 4 M 2:42   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Mast. 2-5°°~Something Comp.°°
(Count-In)

I Feel So Bad
M2WW 0571
  March 12 1961 (Sun: 9.30pm - 12.30am)
Take 1 Complete 3:00   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Platinum 1°°+Unsurp. Masters 2-5°°
(Part of Count-In)~There's Always Me°° (Listed as Alternate Take)
~Something Complete°°
Take 2 M 3:04   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 9)°°~Elvis 75-Good Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°°
~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Second To None°°~Gold Records
Vol. 3 (24 Bit)°°~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°
~Something Complete°° (Count-In)

It's A Sin
M2WW 0572
  March 12 1961 (Sun: 9.30pm - 12.30am)
Take 1 LFS 2:09 (Preceded by rehearsal) Something For Everybody (FTD)°° (LFS only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°
~Something Complete°° (Count-In+Rehearsal+LFS)~There's Always Me°°
(No Count-In)
Take 2 FS+Comp 3:01   Fame & Fortune (FTD)°° (Complete)+Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
(FS+Complete)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°~Elvis Meets Presley°°
~There's Always Me°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 3 FS 0:44   Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 4 M 2:52   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-5°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)

I Want You With Me
M2WW 0573
  March 12 1961 (Sun: 9.30pm - 12.30am)
Tryout Incomp 0:35   Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~There's Always Me°°~Something Complete°°
Take 1 Complete 2:26   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~There's
Always Me°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)~Collectors Gold 2°°
Take 2 M 2:25   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 36)°°~Something For Everybody
(FTD)°°~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Mast. 2-5°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)+Return Of The Rocker°° (Remix)

There's Always Me
M2WW 0574
  March 12 1961 (Sun: 9.30pm - 12.30am)
Take 1 FS+Comp 2:27   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-6°°~Something
Complete°°(Count-In)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 2 FS+Comp 2:43   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°
+Unsurpassed Mast. 2-6°°~There's Always Me°°~Something Complete°°
(Count-In)
Take 3 LFS 0:52   Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 4 Complete 2:50   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-6°°~Something
Complete°°(Count-In)~Collectors Gold 2°°
Take 5 3xFS 0:59   Something For Everybody (FTD)°° (1st FS only)+Unsurp. Mast. 2-6°°
~Elvis Meets Presley°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In+3xFS)
Take 6 FS 0:20   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Elvis
Meets Presley°°~Something Comp.°° (Count-In)~There's Always Me°°
Take 7 3xFS 0:47   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Elvis
Meets Presley°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 8 4xFS+LFS 2:34 (2nd Count-In before LFS) Something For Everybody (FTD)°° (1st FS only)+Unsurp. Mast. 2-6°°
~Elvis Meets Presley°°~Something Comp.°° (Count-In+4xFS+Incomplete)
Take 9 Complete 2:22   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Vol. 6°°~Unsurp.
Masters 2-6°°~Elvis Meets Presley°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 10 M 2:24   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2
(Legacy)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Comp. Single Coll. 5°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)

Starting Today
M2WW 0575
  March 13 1961 (Mon: 1.45am - 5.15am)
Take 1 Complete 2:14   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°°+Unsurp. Masters 2-6°°
~There's Always Me °°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 2 Complete 2:12   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 2-6°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 3 FS+M 2:27   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 6)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In+FS+M)

Sentimental Me
M2WW 0576
  March 13 1961 (Mon: 1.45am - 5.15am)
Take 1 Complete 2:42   Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~There's Always Me °°+Something For Everybody
(FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 2 FS+M 2:55   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In+FS+M)

Judy
M2WW 0577
  March 13 1961 (Mon: 1.45am - 5.15am)
Take 1 FS+Reh'sal
+Comp.
3:16 (MPA5 9181) Fame & Fortune (FTD)°° (Comp)+Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-6°°~There's Always Me°°~Something Complete°°
(Count-In+FS+Complete)~Rare Elvis Volume 3°° (Count-In+FS)
Take 2 FS 0:37   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-6°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 3 LFS 2:06 (MPA5 9181) Something For Everybody (FTD)°° (Faded)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°
~Something Complete°° (Count-In)~Rare Elvis Volume 3°° (Edited)
Take 4 Complete 2:26 (MPA5 9181) Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-6°°~Something
Complete°°~Rare Elvis Volume 3°° (Count-In)
Take 5 FS 0:47 (MPA5 9181) Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 2-6°°~Something
Complete°°~Rare Elvis Volume 3°° (Edited)
Take 6 LFS 1:14   Something For Everybody (FTD)°° (Faded)+ Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°
~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
Take 7 LFS 1:59 (MPA5 9181) Something For Everybody (FTD)°° (Edited - See Note)~Unsurpassed
Masters 2-6°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In+Complete)~Rare Elvis
Volume 3°° (Talking only)
Take 8 M 2:32   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2
(Legacy)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°° ~Complete Single Coll. 5°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Something
Complete°° (Count-In)

Put The Blame On Me
M2WW 0578
  March 13 1961 (Mon: 1.45am - 5.15am)
Take 1 FS+FS 0:56   Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 2-6°°~Elvis Meets Presley°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)
~There's Always Me°°
Take 2 Complete 1:56   Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 2-6°°~Something Complete°° (Count-In)~Elvis Meets Presley°°
~There's Always Me°° (Listed as Take 1)
Take 3 FS 0:29   Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Something Complete°°
Take 4 FS 0:33   Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°°~Something Complete°°
Take 5 M 2:09   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~60's Box 1°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 2-6°° (Count-In)
~Something Complete°°+Tickle Me (Soundtrack)°

Notes

Remixed versions of I'm Comin' Home & I Want You With Me can be found on 'Return Of The Rocker'.

Most of this session as released on the "Famous Groove" CD "Something Complete" has the left and right channels swapped. This could indicate an MP3 source, or an earlier form of compression was used for that release.

On the FTD release of 'Something For Everybody' we get the complete Take 7 of Judy right up to "Oh please …" (1:52) and then the song is spliced! What we should get from here is Elvis breaking down saying "Oh no, man". On the FTD from this point we get "Come back I promise always to be true, oh Judy, there'll never be anyone else dear but you" looped from Take 7 (1:10 - 1:27), and then "Oh Judy, there'll never be anyone else" (looped again from 1:16 - 1:24), and then "dear but you" from Take 8 (last few seconds of the Master).

Judy - Takes 1 to 4 are listed on the UK 'EP Collection Volume 2' and 'Rare Elvis Volume 3' but the running order is wrong. The correct order is as follows:-
0:00 - 0:47 = Take 1 false start, rehearsal and count-in for complete take (0:00-0:47 of Take 1)
0:47 - 1:52 = Take 3 (to "Oh please, come back I promise always to be true")(0:05-1:10 of Take 3)
The next section has been edited out of Take 3 "Oh Judy, there'll never be anyone else dear but you" instrumental break "Oh please, come back I promise always to be true…" (1:10-1:52 of Take 3)
1:52 - 2:04 = Take 3 ("Oh Judy" to abrupt end)(1:52-2:04 of Take 3)
2:04 - 2:16 = Talking from before Take 4 (0:04-0:16 of Take 4)
2:16 - 2:48 = Take 5 (to "That's why I dread to know you're gone… hold it")(0:13-0:45 of Take 5)
2:48 - 2:53 = Talking from before Take 7 ("I've never had this much trouble over a song…")(0:04-0:09 of Take 7)
2:53 - 2:55 = Talking from before Take 4 ("Okay, cough")(0:12-0:14 of Take 4)
2:55 - 2:58 = Count-in for Take 4 ("M2WW 0577 Take 4")(0:01-0:04 of take 4)
2:58 - 5:08 = Take 4

The movie 'Tickle Me' features Put The Blame On Me with overdubbed guitar backing, done during post production of that movie.

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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