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August 30 1962
(+ 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 MGM's 'It Happened At The World's Fair'
Musical Director for MGM : Leith Stevens
Engineer : Dave Wiechman
(7.00pm - 11.45pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Billy Strange Walker
Guitar: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell  
Bass: Ray Siegel  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Frank Carlson  
Piano: Don Robertson  
Organ: Dudley Brooks  
Saxophone / Clarinet: Clifford Scott  

Take Me To The Fair (No. 1)
August 30 1962 (Thur)
Take NA

Happy Ending (End Title)
PPA3 2717
  August 30 1962 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 LFS 0:54   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:22   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:20   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
Take 7        
Take 8 M 2:19 (Record Version) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Fun At The Fair (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 23)°°~It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
~Double Features - It Happened At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°
(Master only)+Movie Session Memories°° (Count-in)
Take 9 (M) 2:16 (Movie Version) Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°+Movie
Session Memories°° (Count-in)

Relax
PPA3 2726
  August 30 1962 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 Complete 2:18   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
Take 6 FS 0:17   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
Take 7 FS 0:13   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12 LFS 0:57   Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°
Take 13 M 2:33   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Fun At The Fair (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 23)°°~It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
~Double Features - It Happened At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°
(Master only)+Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair° (Count-in)

Notes



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.
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 in August!

Takes 8 and 9 of Happy Ending on on "Movie Session Memories" have the left and right channels swapped.

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.

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It Happened At The World's Fair
It Happened At The World's Fair
Tape Legend
August 30 1962
August 30 1962
 

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