The movie version of Take Me To The Fair
is the master (Take 8) from September 22 with
the guitar intro cut and backing vocals mixed
out, and a ukulele overdubbed.
An acetate source of the overdubbed movie version
of Take Me to the Fair was released on
FTD's Soundtrack of 'It Happened at the World's
Fair'. An alternate source with further overdubs
of sound effects and longer intro, but otherwise
of slightly better sound quality can be found
on the original movie soundtrack.
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 includes 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
The recording date of "August 30" given
in 'Sessions I and II' may be due to transcription
of handwritten notes.