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February 16 1966
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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 MGM's 'Spinout'
MGM Producer : George Stoll
Engineer : Dave Wiechman
(3.00pm - 5.00pm / 7.00pm - 12.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell Walker
Guitar: Tommy Tedesco  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Piano: Charlie Hodge (Beach Shack)  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  

Smorgasbord
TPA3 5312 2004 February 16 1966 (Wed: 3.00pm - 5.00pm)
Take 1 Complete
2:44 "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen"
Spinout (FTD)°° (L & R Channels reversed)+Comp. Spinout Sessions°°
~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 2 Complete 2:29 "When The Swallows Come Back..." Complete Spinout Sessions°° (Extra Dialogue)~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 3 FS 0:22   Complete Spinout Sessions°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 4 LFS 2:23   Complete Spinout Sessions°° (Extra Dialogue)~Spin In...Spinout°°
~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 5 Complete 2:37 "I Got A Woman" Spinout (FTD)°° (Clipped - L & R Channels reversed)~Complete Spinout
Sessions°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 6 LFS 0:55   Complete Spinout Sessions°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 7 M 2:33 "When The Swallows..." Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Start Your Engines
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 30)°°~Spinout (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Spinout / Double Trouble°° (Master only)
+Complete Spinout Sessions°° (Count-in & Master)~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
(Count-in only - Master cut from tape)+Soundtrack° (Unedited Lyrics -
1:53)

Stop, Look And Listen
TPA3 5305 2005 February 16 1966 (Wed: 7.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 LFS
0:52   Spinout (FTD)°° (Clipped - L & R Channels reversed)~Complete Spinout
Sessions°°~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 2 LFS 1:15   Spinout (FTD)°° (Clipped - L & R Channels reversed)~Complete Spinout
Sessions°°~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 3 Complete 1:45   Spinout (FTD)°° (Clipped - L & R Channels reversed)~Complete Spinout
Sessions°°~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°~Collectors Gold 1°°
(L & R Channels reversed)
Take 4 LFS 1:02   Complete Spinout Sessions°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 5 LFS 1:32   Complete Spinout Sessions°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 6 Complete 1:56 (Drum Intro used for Spliced Master)(Intro cut from tape) Spinout (FTD)°° (Clipped - L & R Channels reversed)+Complete Spinout
Sessions°°+Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 7 Complete 1:49 (Used for Spliced Master) Complete Spinout Sessions°° (Count-in+Take 7)~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
(Count-in only)
         
Spliced M 1:33 (Spliced from Takes 6 & 7) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Start Your Engines (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 30)°°~Spinout (FTD)°°~Double Features
- Spinout / Double Trouble°°

Am I Ready
TPA3 5309 2006 February 16 1966 (Wed: 7.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 Complete
2:48   Spinout (FTD)°°~Collectors Gold 1°° (L & R Channels reversed)+Comp.
Spinout Sessions°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°° (Count-in)
Take 2 Complete 2:50   Complete Spinout Sessions°°~Celluloid Rock 2-1°°
Take 3 FS 0:25 "Stop, Look And Listen" Spinout (FTD)°° (L & R Channels reversed)~Comp. Spinout Sessions°°
~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-2°°
Take 4 Complete 2:35   Spinout (FTD)°° (L & R Channels reversed)~Comp. Spinout Sessions°°
~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-2°°
Take 5 LFS 1:06   Complete Spinout Sessions°°~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-2°°
Take 6 Complete 3:12   Complete Spinout Sessions°° (Extra Dialogue)~Spin In...Spinout°°
~Celluloid Rock 2-2°°
Take 7 M 3:09   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Start Your Engines (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 30)°°~Spinout (FTD)°°~Double Features
- Spinout / Double Trouble°° (Master only)+Complete Spinout Sessions°°
(Count-in)

Beach Shack
TPA3 5310 2007 February 16 1966 (Wed: 7.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 FS 1:13   Spinout (FTD)°° (Clipped - L & R Channels reversed)~Comp. Spinout
Sessions°°~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-2°°
Take 2 FS 0:40   Spinout (FTD)°° (Clipped - L & R Channels reversed)~Comp. Spinout
Sessions°°~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-2°°
Take 3 Complete 2:09   Spinout (FTD)°° (Clipped - L & R Channels reversed)~Comp. Spinout
Sessions°°~Spin In...Spinout°°~Celluloid Rock 2-2°°
Take 4 M 2:04   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Start Your Engines (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 30)°°~Spinout (FTD)°°~Double Features
- Spinout / Double Trouble°° (Master only)+Comp. Spinout Sessions°°
(Count-in)~Memphis Tennessee (LP - Acetate)°

Notes

This is one of the rare occasions where the Jordanaires appear in the left channel on the final 2-channel mix. The position of the Jordanaires was preseved by BMG on the 'Double Features' and FTD's 'Spinout' Soundtrack mix of the Masters, but not on any of the outtakes.

The Famous Groove 2-CD "The Complete Spinout Session" (FG 2331) is arguably the best source for the session with completely dry vocals, hiss, possible mid-frequency drop, generation loss and possibly lacking one of the original 3 channels. "Celluloid Rock Volume 2" (Cool Romeo) has a binaural mix with raised mid-range, high-end loss and digital echo on the other hand. Apart from that, it may be of a better analog generation than the Famous Groove release.

Elvis can be heard singing a line from "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" before take 1, a line from "When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano" after take 2, and a line from "I Got A Woman" after take 5 of Smorgasbord.

The Record version of Smorgasbord is faded at the end to take out Elvis' mistake with the lyrics ("I'll take the dish I please, and and take the please I dish"), although the Movie version contains these unedited lyrics.

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.

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