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March 20 / 21 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
Producers : Steve Sholes / Chet Atkins
Engineer : Bill Porter

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Scotty Moore Walker
Electric Bass: Hank Garland  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  

Make Me Know It
L2WB 0081
  March 20 1960 (Sun: 8.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 Complete 2:37   Close Up 3°° (2:19)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back!
(FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 2 LFS 1:58   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
(FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
Take 3 Complete 2:19   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Vol. 6°° (2:12)+The Elvis Is Back!
Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 4 LFS 0:41   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:16   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 6 FS+LFS 0:44   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 7 FS 0:26   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 8 LFS 1:53   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 9 FS 0:21   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 10 FS 0:11   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°+The Elvis Is Back Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 11 FS+Comp 2:21   Elvis Is Back (FTD)°°~Fame And Fortune (FTD)°°+The Elvis Is Back!
Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (extra dialogue)
Take 12 LFS 1:22 "shit!" The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 13     (no Take 13 announced)  
Take 14 LFS 2:10 "oh, shit!" The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
(FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
Take 15 LFS 0:53   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 16 LFS 2:07   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
(FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
Take 17 FS 0:47   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°° (0:38)~Today, Tomorrow And Forever 2°° (0:35)
+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 18 Complete 2:08   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Today,
Tomorrow And Forever 2°°
Take 19 M 2:01 (2:10 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Comp. Mast. Collection 15)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~(DCC)°°
~Elvis Is Back! (BMG - '99)°°~The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
~60s Box 1°°+Welcome Home Elvis (FTD)° (master only)+The Elvis Is
Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Soldier Boy
L2WB 0082
  March 20 1960 (Sun: 8.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 Complete 3:08 (slow tempo) The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Essential
Elvis Volume 6°°
Take 2 FS 0:47   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~The Col's
Collection°°~Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology Volume 1°°
Take 3 3xFS 1:16 "We got a pop on 'Feel'" Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°° (last FS)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
~The Colonels Collection°°~Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology Vol. 1°°
Take 4 LFS 1:37   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 5 2xFS 0:43   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 0:44   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 7 2xFS+
Complete
3:39   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Fame And
Fortune (FTD)°°~Colonels Collection°° (2xFS only)
Take 8 FS 0:31 (fast tempo) The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 9 FS 0:47   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~The Colonels Collection°°~Tiger Man - An Alt.
Anthology Volume 1°° (listed as Take 8)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2
(FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 10 Complete 2:52   The Elvis Is Back! Sess. 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°°
~The Colonels Collection°°~Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology Vol. 1°°
(listed as Take 9)
Take 11 Complete 3:06   The Elvis Is Back Sessions! 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
(FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
Take 12 2xFS 0:31 "We got a mic' pop on 'Boy', Elvis" The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 13     (no Take 13 announced)  
Take 14 LFS 0:44   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 15 FS+M 3:27 (Master - 3:06) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Comp Masters Collection 15)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~(DCC)°°
~The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~60s Box 1°°+Welcome Home
Elvis (FTD)°+Elvis Is Back! (BMG - '99)°° (edited intro) (master only)
+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in, FS & master)

Stuck On You
L2WB 0083
  March 21 1960 (Mon: 12.30am - 3.30am)
Take 1 FS+Comp 2:34   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
(FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Fame And Fortune (FTD)°°~There's
Always Me°° (listed as alt. take - no count-in)
Take 2 Incomp. 2:23   The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3
(FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 6°°
Take 3 M 2:20 (2:30 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 15)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD1°°~Elvis Is
Back! (FTD)°°~Comp. Single Collection 3°°~24 Karat Hits°°~Elvis' Golden
Records Volume 3 (24 Bit)°°~The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~60s Box 1°°+E1 (30 #1 Hits)°°+The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)° (master only)
+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Fame And Fortune
L2WB 0084
  March 21 1960 (Mon: 12.30am - 3.30am)
Take 1 4xFS+
Complete
3:31 (high key)
"Elvis sings 'Fame' alone"
Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
(4xFS & complete - 3:02)~There's Always Me Volume 4°° (complete only)
+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 2:35 (HPA5 6335) Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~A Legendary Performer Volume 3 (LP)°°+The Elvis
Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS+LFS 1:28   Elvis' Golden Rec's Vol 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°° (LFS)
+Unsurp'd Masters 1-4°°~24 Carat Gold°°+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2
(FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:26   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~There's Always Me Volume 4°°+The Elvis Is Back!
Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS+Comp 2:43 (low key) Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Fame & Fortune (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters
1-4°° (complete only)~24 Carat Gold°° (complete only)~There's Always
Me Vol 4°° (FS only - not listed)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 0:51   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
~There's Always Me Volume 4°°+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 7 FS+Comp 2:47   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
(complete only)+There's Always Me Vol 4°°+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2
(FTD)°°
Take 8 FS+Comp 2:51   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
(count-in)~There's Always Me°° (listed as alt. take - no count-in)+The
Elvis Is Back! Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 9 FS+Comp 2:49   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
+Unsurp'd Masters 1-4°°~24 Carat Gold°°+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3
(FTD)°°
Take 10 LFS 1:28   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
(faded)+Unsurpassed Masters 1-4°°~24 Carat Gold°°+The Elvis Is Back!
Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 11 Complete 2:40   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
~Unsurp'd Masters 1-4°°~24 Carat Gold°°+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3
(FTD)°°
Take 12 LFS 1:32   Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 1-4°°~24 Carat Gold°°
+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 13     (no Take 13 announced)  
Take 14 Complete 2:37 (used for spliced master) Bilko's Gold Cuts°° (part used for master cut from tape)+Tape°°~Back In
Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 15 Complete 2:41 (used for spliced master) The Elvis Is Back Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
         
Spliced M 2:32 Spliced from takes 15 & 14 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Soldier Boy (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 15)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°
~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Complete
Single Collection 3°°~60s Box 1°°+The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)°+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (remixed)

A Mess Of Blues
L2WB 0085
  March 21 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1 2xFS+
Complete
3:05   Platinum 2°° (complete only - listed as alt. take)~There's Always Me°°
(complete only - listed as alt. take)+Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°° (2:56)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 2 2xFS 0:30   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°° (2nd FS)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 2:28   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 2:12   Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 4 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
(spliced with ending of Take 3)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 5 M 2:42 (2:48 with count-in) (RPA1 7394) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 9)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 2 (Legacy)°°
~Elvis 75 CD1°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Elvis' Gold Records Vol 4 (FTD)°°
~Rhythm & Blues (Time Life Elvis Presley Collection Vol. 8)°°~Complete
Single Coll. 3°°~Second To None°°~60s Box 1°°+Return Of The Rocker°°
~The Elvis Is Back! Sess. 1 (FTD)°°+Elvis Forever Vol. 2° (1st pressing)
+Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 4 (FTD)°~The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)°
(master only)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)

It Feels So Right
L2WB 0086
  March 21 1960 (Mon: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1 Complete 2:07   The Elvis Is Back! Sess. 3 (FTD)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°°
Take 2 Complete 2:09   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°+Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°~The Elvis Is Back!
Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 3:17 (preceded by rehearsal) Platinum 2°° (listed as alt. take)~There's Always Me°° (listed as alt. take)
+Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°° (complete)+The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
(rehearsal & complete)
Take 4 2xFS 0:45   Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°° (1st FS with count-in from Take 3)+The Elvis Is
Back! Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in & 2xFS)
Take 5 M 2:11 (2:17 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 5 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint
Comp Masters Coll'n 9)°°~Elvis Is Back! (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~60s Box 1°°
~The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 1 (FTD)°°+Welcome Home Elvis (FTD)°
~The Mono Masters CD2 (Venus)° (master only)+The Elvis Is Back!
Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)+Tickle Me (soundtrack)°

Notes

The definitive release of these sessions can be found on Follow That Dream's limited edition The Elvis Is Back! Sessions 4xCD set, where everything has been remixed and remastered from scratch, and all masters and outtakes are presented in the best possible sound. Unfortunately, there are some issues with some of the takes presented on this set, one being a glitch on Take 15 of 'Soldier Boy' near the end.

Take 3 of 'Soldier Boy' is three false starts, but is listed as takes 3, 4, 5 and 6 (dialogue) on the bootleg Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology Volume 1. On the same release, Take 9 is listed as Take 8 and Take 10 is listed as Take 9.

'Soldier Boy' - Takes 12 to 14 are mentioned in Joan Deary's session notes printed on page 5 in the memory log of Elvis - A Legendary Performer Volume 3.

A remixed version of 'Stuck On You' can be found on Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1).

A remixed version of 'A Mess Of Blues' (RPA1 7394) can be found on Return Of The Rocker.

'A Mess Of Blues' was released with backing vocals way back in the mix on the 1980 1st pressing of the German RCA release Elvis Forever Volume 2 (with matrix number CL 42853). This was done by eliminating one of the stereo channels. When RCA discovered the mistake they made a new LP master with new matrix number CPL 42853.

‘Fame And Fortune’ is spliced from takes 15 & 14, as follows:
0:00 - 1:36: Take 15 (Start  to “so much greater than silver or gold”)
1:36 - 1:59: Take 14 (“I know that I have nothing" to "but to know that you love me brings")
1:59 - 2:30: Take 15 (“fame and fortune my way" to end)

The takes of 'Fame And Fortune' on the bootleg There's Always Me Volume 4 have the left and right channels swapped, although they are correct on There's Always Me (Volume 1).

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.


Session Logs
 
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Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Make Me Know It
Make Me Know It
Music Sheet
Soldier Boy
Soldier Boy (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Stuck On You
Stuck On You

Music Sheet
Fame And Fortune
Fame And Fortune
Music Sheet
A Mess Of Blues
A Mess Of Blues
Music Sheet
It Feels So Right
It Feels So Right

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