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September 29 1966
(+ 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)

Paramount Studio Recording Stage - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for Paramount's 'Easy Come, Easy Go'
Paramount Producer : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : James Wright

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell Walker
Bass: Bob Moore Elvis Presley (Leave My Woman Alone & You Gotta Stop ?)
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Drums: Hal Blaine (The Love Machine & She's A Machine)
Drums: Curry Tjader (The Love Machine; Yoga Is As Yoga Does & You Gotta Stop)
Drums: Larry Bunker (She's A Machine)  
Trumpet:
Mike Henderson (The Love Machine & She's A Machine)
Trumpet:
Anthony Terran (The Love Machine; Yoga Is As Yoga Does; You Gotta Stop & Leave My Woman Alone)
Trombone: Wyman 'Butch' Parker (The Love Machine & She's A Machine)
Saxophone: Jerry Scheff (The Love Machine & She's A Machine)
Saxophone: Meredith Flory (The Love Machine; Yoga Is As Yoga Does; You Gotta Stop & Leave My Woman Alone)
Saxophone: William Hood (The Love Machine; Yoga Is As Yoga Does; You Gotta Stop & Leave My Woman Alone)
Guitar / Organ / Harmonica: Charlie McCoy

She's A Machine
WPA1 8027 EOVC Sept. 29 1966 (Thur: 1.00pm - 3.30pm / 3.30pm - 6.15pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 FS 0:23   Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°
Take 6 FS+LFS 1:08   Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°
Take 7 Rehearsal+
Complete
2:42   Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10 Complete 1:52   Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13 (M) 1:57 "Harmonica & Organ"
(Unused Movie Version)
Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Double Features - Easy Come,
Easy Go / Speedway°° (1:38)
Take 14 LFS 1:51   Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 15 M 1:57 "Drums" (Record Version) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 14 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°°~Easy Come, Easy Go
(FTD)°°~Elvis Sings Flaming Star°°~Double Features - Easy Come,
Easy Go / Speedway°° (1:39)+Hard Knocks (Venus)°° (Count-in)

She's A Machine (Dubdown)
  E  
Dubdown (M) 1:38 (Dubdown to backing track - Elvis'
vocals removed from EOVC-13)
(Vocal Overdub on September 30)
 

The Love Machine (Remake)
UPA3 3806 DOVC Sept. 29 1966 (Thur: 6.15pm - 7.45pm)
Take 12 M 2:50 (Take numbering continued)
(Record Version)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 14 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°
~A Legendary Performer Vol. 6°°~Celluloid Rock 2-4°°~Double Features
- Easy Come, Easy Go / Speedway°°+Celluloid Rock 2-4°° (Track)
Take 13 LFS 1:44   Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°+Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 14 (M) 3:01 (Movie Version) Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°+Hard Knocks (Venus)°° (Count-in)
~Soundtrack°

Yoga Is As Yoga Does
UPA3 3807 FOVC Sept. 29 1966 (Thur: 9.00pm - 2.05am)
Take 1 LFS 1:56   Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 2 LFS 1:14   Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 3 LFS 1:45   Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:07   Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 5 LFS 0:44   Easy Come Easy Go (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:02   Easy Come Easy Go (FTD)°°
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12 M 2:12   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 14 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°
~Celluloid Rock 2-4°°~Double Features - Easy Come, Easy Go
/ Speedway°°+Celluloid Rock 2-4°° (Track)

You Gotta Stop (Track)
  GOC Sept. 29 1966 (Thur: 9.00pm - 2.05am)
Take 1 Complete 3:27   Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°° (Count-in - Listed as Take 6)
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 (M) 2:19 (Vocal Overdub on September 30) Celluloid Rock 2-4°° (Track - See Note)

Leave My Woman Alone (Track)
WPA3 1039 HOC Sept. 29 1966 (Thur: 9.00pm - 2.05am)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 (M) 2:44 (Not Used - No Lead Vocals) Easy Come, Easy Go (FTD)°°

Aches & Pains (AKA Go, Go, Jo)
J
JTD-1 NA "Playback record used"

Second Rate Street (AKA Freak Out)
K
KTD-1 "Playback record (No Voices)
Not used"
KTDX-1 "Playback record (With Vocal)
Not used"
KTDY-1 (M) "Playback record (Shortened Version)
No Vocal" "Used this one"

My Babe (Not Recorded)
L
LTD-1 "Playback record (Dub of commercial
record) Not used"

Can I Get A Witness (Not Recorded)
M
MTD-1 "Playback record (Dub of commercial
record) Used as tempo guide only"

You're A Wonderful One (Not Recorded)
N
NTD-1 "Playback record (Dub of commercial
record) Not used"

Distortion (Not Recorded)
"Playback record (From Prod.
#11547-ATO-1) Used as tempo
guide only"

Notes

The original 2-track masters of the 6 songs used in the movie were released on LP in Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.

Poor digital echo on vocals plagues the 'Double Features' release.

On 'Celluloid Rock Volume 2' the masters from this session are released both as a 3-channel mix and as instrumental tracks with just the two instrumental channels. This gives the impression that the vocals were overdubbed, but this is incorrect as slight bleeding of the vocal track reveals how this mix was done.

The movie version of The Love Machine is incorrectly listed in "Sessions III" as being Take 12 but with verses swapped around. Interestingly, the movie version is also listed as being Take 12 in Paramount'sown paper work too.

The instrumental 'Track' (Take 1) of You Gotta Stop on FTD's 'Easy Come, Easy Go' Soundtrack is incorrectly listed as being Take 6 on the cover.

It is possible that Elvis sang as part of the backing vocals on the instrumental track of Leave My Woman Alone. Elvis (or someone sounding like him) can clearly be heard at the beginning of the track, and also less noticably throughout the track (Sample).

Elvis never recorded his lead vocals to Leave My Woman Alone.

The implied vocals recorded on the songs Aches and Pains and Second Rate Street ('Elvis Sessions'/Tunzi) hardly refer to vocals by Elvis as his name is mentioned on the finished songs ("Elvis, Orch. and Jordanaires"), but not on these. A guess is that Aches and Pains (a.k.a. Go, Go, Jo) is the instrumental used in the movie right after the opening/title track. Other instrumental tracks used in the movie would fit with the listed tracks too.

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.

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Easy Come, Easy Go
Easy Come, Easy Go
Recording Information
Easy Come, Easy Go
Easy Come, Easy Go
Acetate
The Love Machine
The Love Machine - Movie Version

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