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September 22 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
(11.30am - 4.30pm / 5.30pm - 11.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Mello Men: Thurl Ravenscroft; Bill Lee; Bill Cole; Max Smith
Guitar: Billy Strange  
Guitar: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell  
Bass: Ray Siegel  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Frank Carlson  
Piano / Organ: Don Robertson  
Organ: Dudley Brooks  
Saxophone / Clarinet: Clifford Scott  

I'm Falling In Love Tonight
PPA3 2719
  September 22 1962 (Sat)
Take 1 FS+Comp
2:34   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°+Elvis Aron Presley 2°° (Count-in)
Take 2 FS 0:14   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Elvis Aron Presley 2°°
Take 3 FS 0:11   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Elvis Aron Presley 2°°
Take 4 FS 0:21   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Elvis Aron Presley 2°°
Take 5 Complete 2:02   Elvis Aron Presley 2°° (Part of Count-in only)+Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 1:59   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Girl Happy At The
Worlds Fair°°
Take 7 LFS 1:20   Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 8 M 1:43   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°°

They Remind Me Too Much Of You
PPA3 2725
  September 22 1962 (Sat)
Take 1 Complete 2:42   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°+Elvis Aron Presley 2°° (Count-in)
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 Complete 2:33 (Alternate Master) It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°
Take 5        
Take 6 FS 0:11   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
Take 7 Complete 2:35   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°° (Count-in & Dialogue)
~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 8        
Take 9 M 2:34   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 6)°°
~It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
~Complete Single Collection 3°°~Double Features - It Happened At The
Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°

Cotton Candy Land
PPA3 2720
  September 22 1962 (Sat)
Take 1 FS
0:29 "Torna a Surriento / Surrender" It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°° (Dialogue)~Girl Happy At The
Worlds Fair°°
Take 2 FS 0:20   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°° (Dialogue)~Girl Happy At The
Worlds Fair°°
Take 3 LFS 1:11   Tape°°~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 4 Complete 1:46 "Torna a Surriento / Surrender" (Edited?) It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°° ("Torna a Surriento")
~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 5 M 1:36   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°°

A World Of Our Own
PPA3 2721
  September 22 1962 (Sat)
Take 1 M 2:17   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°°

How Would You Like To Be
PPA3 2722
  September 22 1962 (Sat)
Take 1 Complete
3:42   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
(Listed as Take 6)
Take 2 Complete 3:27   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 3 LFS 1:23   Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 4 FS 0:03+   Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°° (Count-in only)
Take 5 FS      
Take 6 M 3:30   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°°

One Broken Heart For Sale
PPA3 2724
  September 22 1962 (Sat)
Take 1 (M)
2:37 (Movie Version) (WPA5 2512) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°°~Girl Happy At The Worlds
Fair°°~It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°° (Clipped)~Collectors
Gold 1°°
Take 2 FS 0:34   Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°+It Happened At The Worlds Fair
(FTD)°° (Count-in)
Take 3 LFS 0:56   Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°+It Happened At The Worlds Fair
(FTD)°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 4 FS      
Take 5 M 1:46 (Record Version) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Fun At The Fair (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 23)°°
~Elvis 75 CD2°°~It Happened At The
Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Complete Single Collection 3°°+Double Features
- It Happened At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°

Beyond The Bend
PPA3 2723
  September 22 1962 (Sat)
Take 1 LFS 1:29   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 2 Complete 2:05 "I Apologize" It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°+Collectors Gold 1°°
Take 3 Complete 2:00   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°° (Extra Dialogue)~Girl Happy
At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 4 M 1:53   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°°

Take Me To The Fair (No. 2)
PPA3 2718
  September 22 1962 (Sat)
Take 1 FS
0:12   Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 2 FS 0:16   Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°~A Legendary Performer Volume 8°°
Take 3 LFS 1:22   A Legendary Performer Volume 8°°
Take 4 FS 0:40   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°
Take 5 LFS 1:17   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°° (Dialogue)~Girl Happy At The
Worlds Fair°°
Take 6 FS 0:13   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 7 Complete 1:45   It Happened At The Worlds Fair (FTD)°°~Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair°°
Take 8 M 1:37 (Ukulele overdubbed on October 16
for Movie 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°°

Notes


An estimation of how I'm Falling in Love Tonight has been edited on 'Elvis Aron Presley' compared to FTD's Soundtrack of 'It Happened At The Worlds Fair':

0:00 - 0:02 "Stand by, we’re rolling" Not on FTD EAP 0:00-0:02
0:02 - 0:22 "Here We Go B. the Bend take 1"...Elvis coughs. Announcer: "speakers are on" FTD 0:47-1:07 EAP 0:02-0:22
0:22 - 0:24 Elvis coughs again, twice...Announcer: "Speakers are on" FTD 1:07-1:09 Not on EAP
0:24 - 0:25 Elvis: "Speakers are on" FTD 1:09-1:10 EAP 0:22-0:23
0:25 - 0:28 Elvis: "No, it’s the phones". Announcer: "OK, here we go, take 1" Not on FTD EAP 0:23-0:26
0:28 - 0:34 Announcer: "OK here we go, 1,2,3,4" FTD 1:10-1:16 0:26-0:32 (1:15-1:19)
0:34 - 2:31 Complete take 1 FTD 1:16-3:13 EAP 1:19-3:16
2:31 - 2:35 Elvis: "Just let's hear it back"...clapper FTD 3:13-3:17 not on EAP
2:35 - 2:36 Announcer: "I'm Falling in Love Tonight (t...)" FTD 0:00-0:01 not on EAP
2:36 - 2:39 "...take 2"...piano note FTD 0:01-0:04 EAP 0:40-0:43
2:39 - 2:43 Announcer: "1,2,3,4,5" FTD 0:04-0:08 not on EAP
2:43 - 2:51 Elvis: "I'm falling in lo-up-up"(whistles)... A: "falling in love tonight t" FTD 0:08-0:16 EAP 0:32-0:40
2:51 - 2:53 Announcer: "take 3" FTD 0:16-0:18 EAP 0:54-0:56
2:53 - 3:03 Announcer: "1,2,3,4"...Elvis:"...okay" A: "Still rolling. I'm falling in love tonight" FTD 0:18-0:28 EAP 0:43-0:53
3:03 - 3:06 Announcer: "take eh 4" FTD 0:28-0:31 EAP 1:12-1:15
3:06 - 3:08 Elvis: "o we're..."(mumbles) FTD 0:31-0:33 Not on EAP
3:08 - 3:22 Announcer: "1,2,3,4"..."Once again" FTD 0:33-0:47 EAP 0:56-1:10
3:22 - 3:24 Announcer: "I'm Falling in Love Tonight t..." Not on FTD EAP 1:10-1:12

Complete - Unedited

The Stereo takes of Cotton Candy Land, How Would You Like To Be, Beyond The Bend and Take Me To The Fair on "Girl Happy At The Worlds Fair" have the left and right channels swapped.

I'm Falling In Love Tonight on 'Elvis Aron Presley' has the left and right channels swapped.

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 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 in August!

Another item from the Graceland auction was a two-sided acetate containg takes 4 and 9 of They Remind Me Too Much Of You, meaning that Take 4 may have been considered as an Alternate Master originally, as it was cut to acetate.

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
It Happened At The World's Fair
It Happened At The World's Fair
Tape Legend
September 22 1962
September 22 1962
Music Sheet
I'm Falling In Love tonight
I'm Falling In Love tonight (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

Graceland Auction
It Happened At The World's Fair
Gracaland Auction - 2015

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