2020, Follow That Dream Records
4 cd, 90 tracks


      (4 CD set)

Original date / label: 1960 April 8, RCA Victor LSP-2231 (stereo)
1960 April 8, RCA Victor LPM-2231 (mono)
Catalog no.: 506020-975139
Label: Follow That Dream / Sony Music Entertainment
Country produced: Denmark
Country pressed: EU
Release date: 2019-11
Copies: ?
Value (source): 53,95 Euro (Elvis Matters)
FTD follow-up no.: 184. (Elvis On CD)
166. (Elvis Australia)
FTD serie: 8" Sessions
Produced by: Ernst Mikael Jorgensen and Roger Semon
Remixed & Mastered by: ?
Package: 8" slipcase
8" four panel cardboard outside
8" four panel cardboard inside with pockets for the discs
8" 28 page booklet
On the second (2005), third (2006) and fourth (2008) pressings of this set, the "Nipper" logo has been replaced by the RCA logo on the front cover, as BMG wasn't the copyright holder of the logo in Europe.
On the third pressing (2006) the front and back covers are visably lighter then the first two pressings and on the CD, the centre is all black and not transparent.
On the fourth pressing (2008) the front photo is more complete and the RCA logos are brighter white.
The line between the brackets of the song title "The Girl Next Door (Went A' Walking)" isn't shown
and the now yellow sticker (not orange) also doesn't show "LSP/LPM 2231".
The back cover does not have the white frame around it and the Sony logo is shown next to the FTD and RCA logos.
In 2011 'Elvis Is Back!' was released as a double LP by FTD with the title 'Elvis Is Back! Sessions'.
Then in 2012 the book 'Welcome Home Elvis 1960' was released, including the original MONO album 'Elvis Is Back!' on CD. The book follows Elvis his activities from 3 March 1960 till 3 April 1960.
To celebrate its 60th Anniversary year, FTD released 'The Elvis Is Back Sessions' on November 18 2019. For the first time, here are all the RCA outtakes and masters as recorded, in sequence on the 4 cd's.
All FTD pressings:
1st pressing, 2006 2nd pressing, 2015 2-LP set, 2014 book/cd, 2014 4 cd set, 2020

Disc 1, the masters

Tracks: 18
Time: 48:39
Matrix: 506020-975139DISC1 A0103192962-0103 17 A00 IFPI L557
Mould: IFPI 942A
Recording type: Masters
Location: RCA Studio B, Nashville
Date: 1960 March 20, 21 & April 3, 4

      The original album, side 1:
01. Make Me Know It master: take 19 02:01 1960 March 20
02. Fever master: take 4 03:34 1960 April 3
03. The Girl Of My Best Friend master: take 10 02:24 1960 April 4
04. I Will Be Home Again master: take 4 02:35 1960 April 4
05. Dirty, Dirty Feeling master: take 4 01:35 1960 April 4
06. Thrill Of Your Love master: take 3 03:02 1960 April 4
      The original album, side 2:
07. Soldier Boy master: take 15 03:06 1960 March 20
08. Such A Night master: take 5 03:01 1960 April 4
09. It Feels So Right master: take 5 02:11 1960 March 21
10. The Girl Next Door (Went A' Walking) master: take 4 02:15 1960 April 4
11. Like A Baby master: take 6 02:40 1960 April 3
12. Reconsider Baby master: take 2 (with count-in) 03:45 1960 April 4
      The original singles sides:
13. Stuck On You master: take 3 02:20 1960 March 21
14. Fame And Fortune master: spliced takes 15 & 14 02:32 1960 March 21
15. It's Now Or Never master: spliced takes 4 & 2 03:16 *1) 1960 April 3 & 5
16. A Mess Of Blues master: take 5 02:42 1960 March 21
17. Are You Lonesome Tonight? master: spliced takes 5 & wp2 03:08 1960 April 4
18. I Gotta Know master: take 2 02:18 1960 April 4
*1) The master of "It's Now Or Never" recorded on April 3, had piano and brass overdubbed on April 5 1960.

Disc 2

Tracks: 22
Time: 75:21
Matrix: 506020-975139DISC2 A0103192963-0203 28 A00 IFPI L558
Mould: IFPI 948A (1st pressing) IFPI 945S (new pressing)
Recording type: Outtakes
Location: RCA Studio B, Nashville
Date: 1960 March 20, 21

      March sessions:
01. Make Me Know It take 1 02:37 1960 March 20
02. Make Me Know It take 2 01:59 1960 March 20
03. Make Me Know It takes 3 02:19 1960 March 20
04. Make Me Know It takes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 04:02 1960 March 20
05. Make Me Know It takes 9, 10, 11 02:55 1960 March 20
06. Make Me Know It takes 12, 14 03:33 1960 March 20
07. Make Me Know It takes 15, 16 03:01 1960 March 20
08. Make Me Know It takes 17, 18 02:56 1960 March 20
09. Make Me Know It take 19 master 02:10 1960 March 20
10. Soldier Boy take 1 03:09 1960 March 20
11. Soldier Boy takes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 08:52 1960 March 20
12. Soldier Boy takes 8, 9, 10 04:15 1960 March 20
13. Soldier Boy take 11 03:07 1960 March 20
14. Soldier Boy take 12, 14, 15 master 04:43 *1) 1960 March 20
15. Stuck On You take 1 02:35 1960 March 21
16. Stuck On You take 2 02:25 1960 March 21
17. Stuck On You take 3 master 02:30 1960 March 21
18. Fame And Fortune take 1 03:32 1960 March 21
19. Fame And Fortune take 2 02:37 1960 March 21
20. Fame And Fortune takes 3, 4, 5 05:40 1960 March 21
21. Fame And Fortune takes 6, 7 03:39 1960 March 21
22. Fame And Fortune takes 8 02:52 1960 March 21

Disc 3

Tracks: 22
Time: 73:10
Matrix: 506020-975139DISC3 A0103192964-0303 28 A00 IFPI L552
Mould: IFPI 94V6
Recording type: Outtakes
Location: RCA Studio B, Nashville
Date: 1960 March 20, 21 & April 3, 4

      The March Sessions (Continued):
01. Fame And Fortune take 9 02:54 1960 March 21
02. Fame And Fortune takes 10, 11 04:10 1960 March 21
03. Fame And Fortune takes 12, 14 04:09 1960 March 21
04. Fame And Fortune take 15 02:42 1960 March 21
05. Fame And Fortune takes 15/14 master 02:33 1960 March 21
06. A Mess Of Blues take 1 03:05 1960 March 21
07. A Mess Of Blues takes 2, 3 03:00 1960 March 21
08. A Mess Of Blues take 4 02:13 1960 March 21
09. A Mess Of Blues take 5 master 02:49 1960 March 21
10. It Feels So Right take 1 02:08 1960 March 21
11. It Feels So Right take 2 02:10 1960 March 21
12. It Feels So Right take 3 03:18 1960 March 21
13. It Feels So Right take 4 mster 03:03 1960 March 21
      The April sessions:
14. Fever take 1 03:53 1960 April 3
15. Fever takes 2, 3 04:08 1960 April 3
16. Fever take 4 master 03:56 1960 April 3
17. Like A Baby takes 1, 2 05:03 1960 April 3
18. Like A Baby takes 3, 4 03:53 1960 April 3
19. Like A Baby take 5, 6 master 03:18/TD> 1960 April 3
20. It's Now Or Never take 1 03:29 1960 April 3
21. It's Now Or Never take 2 03:24 1960 April 3
22. It's Now Or Never takes 3, 4 03:59 1960 April 3

Disc 4

Tracks: 25
Time: 74:02
Matrix: 506020-975139DISC4 A0103192965-0101 18 A00 IFPI L558
Mould: IFPI 942A
Recording type: Outtakes
Location: RCA Studio B, Nashville
Date: 1960 April 3, 4

      The April Sessions (Continued):
01. It's Now Or Never takes 4, 2 undubbed master 03:18 1960 April 3
02. The Girl Of My Best Friend takes 1, 2, 3 05:10 1960 April 4
03. The Girl Of My Best Friend takes 4, 5, 6 03:51 1960 April 4
04. The Girl Of My Best Friend takes 7, 8, 9 04:36 1960 April 4
05. The Girl Of My Best Friend take 10 master 02:34 1960 April 4
06. Dirty, Dirty Feeling take 1 02:25 1960 April 4
07. Dirty, Dirty Feeling takes 2, 3 01:42 1960 April 4
08. Dirty, Dirty Feeling take 4 01:43 1960 April 4
09. Dirty, Dirty Feeling takes 4/1 master 01:37 *1) 1960 April 4
10. Thrill Of Your Love take 1 03:41 1960 April 4
11. Thrill Of Your Love takes 2, 3 master 03:46 1960 April 4
12. I Gotta Know takes 1, 2 master 03:05 1960 April 4
13. Such A Night take 1 03:15 1960 April 4
14. Such A Night takes 2, 3, 4 02:27 1960 April 4
15. Such A Night take 5 master 03:13 1960 April 4
16. Are You Lonesome Tonight? takes 1, 2 03:49 1960 April 4
17. Are You Lonesome Tonight? takes 3, 4 02:11 1960 April 4
18. Are You Lonesome Tonight? take 5 03:12 1960 April 4
19. Are You Lonesome Tonight? workpart take 1 00:58 1960 April 4
20. Are You Lonesome Tonight? workpart take 2 01:18 1960 April 4
21. Are You Lonesome Tonight? take 5 / workpart take 2 03:09 1960 April 4
22. Girl Next Door Went A' Walking takes 1, 2, 3 04:06 1960 April 4
23. Girl Next Door Went A' Walking take 4 master 02:24 1960 April 4
24. I Will Be Home Again take 4 master 02:47 1960 April 4
25. Reconsider Baby take 2 master 03:53 1960 April 4

2020, Follow That Dream Records
4 cd, 90 tracks