The version of Roustabout heard in the
movie has the second verse edited out.
The 'Movie Version' of Roustabout can
be found on a very rare Promo that was given to
select movie theatres to play in the lobby of
the theatre, while the movie 'Roustabout' was
The take on the bootleg "Memphis Tennessee"
is taken from an acetate source, and originally
had the NO Take 11 (Track) announcement which
The engineer calling "Hey" that can
be heard on 'Collectors Gold' is from the Track,
and not the Vocal Overdub.
The last production number used at the March
sessions is "LO", which was for Wheels
On My Heels, and the next number used is "NO",
which is for the rhythm Track for Roustabout
on April 29. It is unknown what the missing "MO"
production number could have been for.
An EPE auction in July / August 2010 however, has thrown
up some questions regarding these sessions, as
one of the lots had some of Elvis' personally
owned acetates of demo's presented to be used
in this movie. Looking at the acetates, an interesting
thought has emerged that the missing "Track
MO" from these sessions could have been
for Shout It Out. When you look at the
acetate it has "USED" written on it,
where the others - Carnival Of Dreams and I Never Had It So Good clearly has "Demo
- Not Elvis" written on them. This indicates
that Shout It Out could have actually been
recorded, but not used in the movie 'Roustabout',
but as the tapes are still missing from these
March sessions apart from the masters and takes
used for masters, there is no way of knowing exactly
what was recorded.
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 for the information
regarding the vocal overdub of Roustabout.