Only Bass and two Drums were used on Fever.
An edited (2:02) version of Fever, with
omitted verses ("Fever in the morning, Fever
all through the night..." to "Fever
with thy flaming youth"), was released in
1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive
It's Now Or Never is spliced from Take
4 and the ending of Take 2.
The re-recordings of Fever
and It's Now Or Never
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.
The movie 'Tickle Me' features Dirty, Dirty,
Feeling with overdubbed orchestral backing,
done during post production of that movie.
The book 'Life: Elvis Remembered - 30 Years Later'
comes with a CD claiming to have an unreleased
take of The Girl Of My Best Friend which
is in fact Take 3 that was previously available
on FTD's 'Fame & Fortune' and 'Elvis Is Back'
The Master of Are You Lonesome Tonight?
is spliced from Take 5 and the ending of Work
Part - Take 2.
What remains on tape of the Work Part is a bit
of a mess. The intro of Work Part Take 1 is not
there. Tape machine was stopped after its announcement
and recording picks up again in the middle. The
ending of WP2 was physically cut out, but a long
By combining the surviving Work
Part Take 2 intro with the surviving main part
of Work Part Take 1 a "Complete" Work
Part could be done - and this is what is found
on FTD's 'Elvis Is Back'.
Different remixed versions of Are You Lonesome
Tonight? can be found on 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits
(E1)' and 'Top Ten Hits'.
I Gotta Know and Such A Night were
released without backing vocals 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. These
two tracks can also be found on the bootleg "Easy
Come, Easy Go" (AJR080379).
Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited
versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive'
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.