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March 5 1964
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(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 Paramount's 'Roustabout'
Paramount Producer : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : Dave Wiechman

Musicians:    
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Hard Knocks (Vocal Overdub)
COV March 5 1964 (Thur)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track CO-11)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 1:46 (Movie Version) Hard Knocks (Venus)°°~Soundtrack°

It's Carnival Time (Vocal Overdub)
RPA3 5269
HOV March 5 1964 (Thur)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track HO-02)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 M 1:34 (Record Version)
(Continued at a later date for
Movie Version
)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Fun At The Fair (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 23)°°~Roustabout (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Double Features - Love In Las Vegas / Roustabout°°

Notes

The master of Hard Knocks (CO-11) from March 2 was originally deemed unsuitable by Paramount, so it was dubbed down to a backing track by removing Elvis' vocals. Elvis then recorded a new vocal overdub to this backing track on March 5, with the master vocal being Take 4. The second version was used in the movie.

The movie version of It's Carnival Time is a different vocal overdub take to that of the record version, and that same version appears twice in the movie, one with instrumental overdubs of the intro and one edited version. In a letter dated March 6 1964, it is indicated that Paramount were not happy with Elvis' original March 5 vocal on It's Carnival Time, so Tom Diskin promised Paramount that Elvis would record a new vocal to the song. It is unknown exactly when that session took place but it was sometime between this session and before March 24, when a new tape dub ("Short Version") was made for Paramount.

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.

Thanks to Ernst Jørgensen and Erik Rasmussen for information regarding these vocal overdubs.

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Roustabout
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Roustabout
Roustabout Acetates
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