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September 5 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 - 4.00pm)

Musicians:    
NA    

Poor Boy (partial verse - vocal overdub)
  September 5 1956 (Wed)
Take 1     S26 - Vocal replacement of
'part of verse' of Take 3 (S-12
)
"Don't have a pig ... to pull the plough"
 
Take 2     S27  
Take 3     S28  
Take 4     S29  
Take 5     S30  
Take 6 (M) 0:35 S31 (Eight seconds used for
composite master
)
Love Me Tender (FTD)°°~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session
Recordings 2 (MRS)°°

Poor Boy (composite)
G2WB 7259
September 5 1956 (Wed)
Spliced (M) 2:16 Composite of Take 3 & partial verse
vocal overdub

Stereo master
Love Me Tender (FTD)°°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°°
Spliced M 2:14 Composite of Take 3 & partial verse
vocal overdub

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)°~Jailhouse Rock (1997)°
~Complete Single Collection 10°~50s Box 2°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°
~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Sessio Recordings 1 (MRS)°

Let Me (vocal overdub)
G2WB 7261
  September 5 1956 (Wed)
Take 1 Incomp.   S32 - Vocal overdub of 'track'  
Take 2 Incomp.   S33  
Take 3 Complete 2:27 S34 (used for spliced master) Love Me Tender (FTD)°°~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session
Recordings 2 (MRS)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:22 S35 (used for spliced master) Love Me Tender (FTD)°°~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session
Recordings 2 (MRS)°° (count-in)~Jailhouse Rock (1997)° (2:04) (vocal
channel only "solo version")
         
Spliced (M) 2:10 Spliced from takes 3 & 4
Stereo master
Love Me Tender (FTD)°°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°°
Spliced M 2:09 Spliced from takes 3 & 4
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°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°
~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings 1 (MRS)°

Notes

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

The master of 'Let Me' vocal track was spliced as follows:-
0:04-0:24 has vocal from Take 4 (S-35) = Start to "...the air, the air, the air"
0:25-1:35 has vocal from Take 3 (S-34) = "Oh let me, honey let me..." to "...all I see is you-oo-oo"
1:36-2:08 has vocal taken from Take 4 (S-35) = "I never hear the music play, I never hear the crowd..." to end

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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Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender
Acetate
Poor Boy
Poor Boy
Tape Legend
Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Poor Boy
Poor Boy
Music Sheet
Let Me
Let Me (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
 


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