In Ernst Jørgensen's 'A Life In Music'
and also on the FTD expanded soundtrack release
of 'It Happened At The World's Fair' it is stated
that Elvis first attempted the song Take Me
To The Fair (PPA3 2716) at this session, but
there is no indication of this on the Tape Legend
(Shown below), and nothing exists on tape. As the first tape reel from the August 30 1962
session is missing, it is unknown exactly what
was recorded before Happy Ending.
Take Me To The Fair from September 22 is
listed as No. 2 on the tape legends,
so a good guess is that a different version (No.
1) of Take Me To The Fair was tried
out on August 30, with no successful master recorded.
New evidence to support this theory comes from items in an auction at Graceland in August 2015 which included sheet music for a different version of Take Me To The Fair, written by Don Robertson and Hal Blair. Could this be the sheet music for Take Me To The Fair (No. 1), which includes completely different lyrics to the version we know?
What is listed on FTD's 'It Happened
At The World's Fair' as being the "August
Master-From Acetate" is actually the overdubbed
Movie Version but it has the exact same vocals
from the record version, recorded on September
22 1962, so that couldn't have been recorded
Takes 8 and 9 of Happy Ending on on "Movie
Session Memories" have the left and right
The outtakes of Happy Ending and Relax
on FTD's 'It Happened At The World's fair' are
presented in binaural rather than stereo.
The logs for the tapes handed over to RCA from
MGM in 1962 have the takes of the 'Movie Versions'
listed as Master, rather than the 'Record Versions'.
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.