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August 24 1956
(+ 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)

20th Century Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for 20th Century Fox's 'Love Me Tender'
Producer : Lionel Newman
Arranger : Ken Darby
Engineers : Bob Mayer / Ken Runyon
(1.00pm - 6.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Vito Mumolo The Ken Darby Trio : Rad Robinson; Jon Dodson; Charles Prescott
Bass: Michael "Myer" Rubin  
Drums: Richard Cornell  
Banjo: Luther "Red" Roundtree  
Accordion: Dominic Frontieri  

We're Gonna Move
  August 24 1956 (Fri)
Take 1 Complete   S01  
Take 2 Incomplete   S02  
Take 3 Incomplete   S03  
Take 4 Complete 2:50 S04 (used for spliced master) Love Me Tender (FTD)°°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°° (count-in)
~50's Box 5° (2:32)
Take 5     S05  
Take 6 Incomplete   S06  
Take 7 Incomplete   S07  
Take 8 Incomplete   S08  
Take 9 Complete 2:48 S09 (used for spliced master) Love Me Tender (FTD)°°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°° (count-in)
~Jailhouse Rock (1997)°°
         
Spliced (M) 2:31 Spliced from takes 9 & 4
(Further overdubs - S-18 & S-19)
Unreleased

Poor Boy
August 24 1956 (Fri)
Take 1 Complete   S10  
Take 2 Complete   S11  
Take 3 (M) 1:52 S12 (used for vocal replacement of
new third verse
& composite
master
)
Love Me Tender (FTD)°° (count-in)~Jailhouse Rock (1997)°° (1:41)
      S13? (abandoned?)  
      S14? (abandoned?)  

Love Me Tender
G2WB 4767
  August 24 1956 (Fri)
Take 1 Complete   S15  
Take 2 (M) 2:44 S16
Stereo master
Love Me Tender (FTD)°° (count-in)~Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°° (part of
count-in)~Elvis (DSD)°°~Love, Elvis°°~Can't Help Falling In Love (DSD)°°
~Heart & Soul°°~24 Karat Hits°°~Jailhouse Rock (1997)°°~Elvis Presley
/ Elvis (Sony)°°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°°
Take 2 M 2:41 S16
Mono master
Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°~Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~Elvis Goes To Hollywood
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 19)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin'
Tonight 1 (Legacy)°~Elvis 75 CD1°~Love Me Tender (FTD)°~Heart & Soul
(DSD)°~Comp. Single Colection 2°~Jailhouse Rock (1997)°~50s Box 2°
~E1 (30 #1 Hits)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°
         
Re-Recording 3:26 2013 re-recorded backing track If I Can Dream°°

We're Gonna Move ('mens chorus' overdub)
  August 27 1956 (Mon)
Take 1 (Alt M)   S17  
Take 2 (M) 2:31 S18 - Additional backup vocal
overdubs of spliced master
Unreleased

We're Gonna Move ('hand claps' overdub)
G2WB 7260
  August 27 1956 (Mon)
Take 1 (M) 2:32 S19 - Hand claps / finger snaps
after additional backup v.o's
Stereo master
Love Me Tender (FTD)°°~A Date With Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 1 M 2:31 S19 - Hand claps / finger snaps
after additional backup v.o's
Mono master
Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°~Comp Elvis Presley Masters 2
(Sony)°~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 19)°~Love Me Tender (FTD)°~A Date With
Elvis (FTD)°
~Jailhouse Rock (1997)°~50s Box 2°

Notes

The master of 'We're Gonna Move' was spliced from Take 9 (0:00-2:18) and the last three bars of Take 4 (2:18-2:24), along with the first part of 'mens chorus remake' and 'handclaps' overdubs.

'We're Gonna Move' was originally recorded with the title 'There's A Leak In This Old Building'. On September 4 1956, after overdubs were added to the song, the title of the song was changed to 'We're Gonna Move' (see tape legend below).

The master of 'Poor Boy' was spliced as follows:-
0:00-1:15 of Take 3 (S-12) = Start to "...that's enough for me"
0:42-0:59 of Take 3 (S-12) = "They call me poor boy..." to "...as long as I've got a dolly like you"
0:59-1:07 of New Third Verse V.O - Take 6 (S-31) = "Don't have a pig, don't have a cow, don't have a horse to pull the plough"
1:07-1:41 of Take 3 (S-12) = "But what I've got is a heart full of lovin' memory..." to end

Take 3 of 'Poor Boy' in stereo can be found on Jailhouse Rock (Love Me Tender - Combined Soundtrack). It is not the composite stereo master as stated in Sessions III.

The original release of Heart & Soul featured the stereo master of 'Love Me Tender', but on the DSD re-release of that album it contained the mono master.

The re-recording of 'Love Me Tender' can found on the 2015 album If I Can Dream, which contained Elvis' original vocals but with new backings by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and which actually went to number one in the UK album charts.

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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