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March 9 1965
(+ 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)

MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for MGM's 'Harum Scarum'
MGM Producers : Fred Karger & Gene Nelson
Engineer : Bill Vandevort
(Session times unknown)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
NA
   

Harem Holiday (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 6755
  March 9 1965 (Tue)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6     (Used for Spliced Master)  
Take 7     (Used for Spliced Master)  
         
Spliced M 1:57 (C2105) (Spliced from Takes 7 & 6) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Double
Features - Harem Holiday / Girl Happy°°~Command Performances°°

Mirage (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 6756
  March 9 1965 (Tue)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track-05)  
Take 2        
Take 3     (Used for Spliced Master)  
Take 4     (Used for Spliced Master)  
         
Spliced M 2:30 (C2106) (Spliced from Takes 4 & 3) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Double
Features - Harem Holiday / Girl Happy°°

Go East - Young Man (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 6751
  March 9 1965 (Tue)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track-03)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7     (Used for Spliced Master)  
Take 8     (Used for Spliced Master)  
         
Spliced M 2:30 (C2107) (Spliced from Takes 7 & 8) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Double
Features - Harem Holiday / Girl Happy°°

Notes

The movie version of Mirage has a few extra bars on the intro.

MGM transfers to acetate for movie purposes are numbered as follows:-
2401 - My Desert Serenade
2402 - Go East - Young Man
2403 - Animal Instinct
2404 - Mirage
2405 - Kismet
2406 - Shake That Tambourine
2407 - Hey Little Girl
2408 - Golden Coins
2409 - Wisdom Of The Ages
2410 - So Close, Yet So Far
2413 - Harem Holiday

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 providing information on the missing movie production numbers.

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