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November 7 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)

Radio Recorders Studio B - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for 20th Century Fox's Wild In The Country
20th Century Fox Producer : Steve Urban Thielmann
Engineer : Thorne Nogar
(8.00pm - 2.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Scotty Moore Walker
Guitar: Hilmer J. 'Tiny' Timbrell  
Bass: Michael 'Meyer' Rubin  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Accordion: Jimmie Haskell  

Lonely Man (record version)
L2PB 5381
  November 7 1960 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete 3:25 "2:56" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Close Up 2°°+The Something For
Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:17   The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 2:51 "Goddamn that's pretty" Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 (FTD)°°+The Something For Everybody
Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (extra dialogue)
Take 4 Complete 3:22 "2:55" Out In Hollywood (FTD)°°+Wild In The Country (FTD)°° (with dialogue
from after Take 3)+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 5 LFS 1:29   The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 6 FS 0:35   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 7 FS 0:43   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 8 Complete 3:12 "2:55" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 3:07 "2:50" Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 10 LFS 2:23   The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 11 FS 0:45   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 12 Complete 3:05 "2:44" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 13 M 2:44 (3:10 with count-in) "2:42" Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Big Screen Drama (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 32)°°~Wild In The Country (FTD)°°
~Complete Single Collection 3°°~Command Performances°°~Elvis For
Everyone (FTD)°°~Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 4 (FTD)°°+Double Features
- Flaming Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That Dream°°+Elvis' Gold
Records Vol 4 (FTD)°~The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)°+The Something
For Everybody Sessions 1 (FTD)°° (original stereo mix) (master only)
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Lonely Man (solo)
WPA5 2504
  November 7 1960 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete 2:11 "1:47" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°~Today, Tomorrow And Forever 2°°+Tape°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 2 LFS 0:49   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°~Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 2:03 "1:52" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°~Close Up 2°°~Tape°~Wild In The Country
Sessions°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 4 M 2:01 (2:08 with count-in) "1:56" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°°
~Collectors Gold°°~Double Feat's - Flaming Star / Wild In The Country
/ Follow That Dream°° (master only)+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sess'°
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)

In My Way
L2PB 5384
  November 7 1960 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete 1:32 "1:21" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°+Tape°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
(count-in)
Take 2 FS+Comp 1:35 "1:20" Wild In The Country (FTD)°° (count-in+FS+complete)~Close Up 2°°
(FS+complete)~Elvis For Everyone (1990 CD - complete)°°+Tape°~Wild
In The Country Sessions°+The Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:07   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:41   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:28   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°~Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 6 FS+LFS 0:50 "Watch FS" Wild In The Country (FTD)°° (spliced with Take 8)+Tape°~Wild In The
Country Sessions°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 7 FS 0:26   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 8 M 1:22 (1:29 with count-in) "1:19" Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Big Screen Drama (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 32)°°~Wild In The Country (FTD)°°
~Double Feat's - Flaming Star/Wild In The Country/Follow That Dream°°
~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 1
(FTD)°° (original stereo mix) (master only)+Tape°~Wild In The Country
Sessions°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)
+Wild In The Country (FTD)°° (spliced with Take 6)

Wild In The Country
L2PB 5383
  November 7 1960 (Mon)
Take 1 LFS 1:05 (full group on Take 1 only) Close Up 2°°+Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Tape°~Wild In The Country
Sessions°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 2 LFS 1:06   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:20   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:20   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:24   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 1:11   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 7 LFS 1:10   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 8 LFS 1:42   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 9 LFS 1:03   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 10 FS 0:21   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 11 Complete 2:06 "Hold" "1:54" Wild In The Country (FTD)°° (count-in)+Out In Hollywood (FTD)°°
(different mixes)+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°+The Something
For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 12 FS 0:22   Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 13 Complete 1:56 "1:52" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°
+The Something For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 14 Complete 2:09 "1:52" Wild In The Country (FTD)°° (extra dialogue)+Close Up 2°°+Tape°~Wild
In The Country Sessions°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
(count-in)
Take 15 FS 0:15   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 16 Complete 1:55 "1:48" Wild In The Country (FTD)°° (complete)+Elvis Aron Presley 2°° (complete
- with echo)+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°+The Something For
Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 17 FS 0:55   Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 18 FS 0:29 "Fuck it" Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 19 M 1:52 (1:59 with count-in) "1:50" Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Big Screen Drama (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 32)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°~Wild In The Country (FTD)°°
~Elvis' Gold Records Vol 4 (FTD)°°~Double Feat's - Flaming Star / Wild
In The Country / Follow That Dream°°+Complete Single Collection 3°°
~Command Performances°°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 1
(FTD)°° (orig. stereo mix)+The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)° (master only)
+Tape°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
~Wild In The Country Sess'°+Something For Everybody Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
(count-in)
         
Overdub M 1:51 Maracas overdub Elvis For Everyone (1965 & 1972 Stereo LP)°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
~Wild In The Country Sessions°°+Tape°°+From The Beach To The Bayou°
(LP - with fake "Take 40" announcement and count-in edited in)

Forget Me Never
L2PB 5385
  November 7 1960 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete 1:40 "1:35" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Close Up 2°°+Tape°~Wild In The Country
Sessions°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 2 FS 0:25 "Shit" Wild In The Country (FTD)°°+Tape°~Wild In The Country Sessions°+The
+Something For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 3 M 1:36 (1:47 with count-in) "1:35" Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Big Screen Drama (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 32)°°~Wild In The Country (FTD)°°
~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°+Double Feat's - Flaming Star / Wild In The
Country / Follow That Dream°°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 1
(FTD)°° (original stereo mix) (master only)+Tape°~Wild In The Country
Sessions°+The Something For Everybody Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Notes

The definitive release of these sessions can be found on Follow That Dream's limited edition The Something For Everybody Sessions (featuring the Wild In The Country sessions) 4xCD set, where everything has been remixed and remastered from scratch, all outtakes are presented in the best possible sound, and the Wild In The Country masters are presented in their original December 1960 stereo mixes.

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 extended 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. 'Lonely Man' was eventually not used at all in the movie.

Take 1 of 'Lonely Man' (record version) on Close Up has the left and right channels swapped.

Take 1 of 'In My Way' on Silver Screen Stereo and Take 2 of 'In My Way' on Close Up have the left and right channels swapped.

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 Japanese 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 18 1965.

Take 1 of 'Forget Me Never' 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 extended 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 'Marching Across The Green Grass' (aka 'Husky Dusky Day') in the movie, and this short duet (lifted from the soundtrack) can be found on FTD's Wild In The Country extended soundtrack.

Interestingly, on the 2002 DVD release of Wild In The Country, the song 'Marching Across The Green Grass' 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 extended s oundtrack, "PRESLEY" is incorrectly written as 'PRESELY'.

The TCB bootleg 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.

Session Logs
Recording Information
Wild In The Country
Wild In The Country
Tape Legend
November 7 1960
Tape Legend - November 7 1960 (Thanks to Follow That Dream)
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Lonely Man
Lonely Man
Music Sheet
In My Way
In My Way (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Wild In The Country
Wild In The Country

 
Music Sheet
Forget Me Never
Forget Me Never (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
 

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