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September 11 / 12 1967
(+ 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)

RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer : Felton Jarvis
Engineer : Jim Malloy

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Chip Young Walker
Guitar: Harold Bradley Millie Kirkham
Drums: D.J. Fontana Elvis Presley (Singing Tree - Harmony)
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Piano: Elvis Presley (You'll Never Walk Alone)  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Steel Guitar: Peter Drake  
Organ / Guitar / Harmonica: Charlie McCoy  

Hi-Heel Sneakers
UPA4 2770
  Sept. 11 1967 (Mon: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take 1 LFS
1:38 (Followed by Rehearsal) Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS      
Take 3 FS      
Take 4 FS      
Take 5 Complete 4:56   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~So High (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 1:12   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
Take 7 Reh'sal
+(M)
4:57 (Unedited Master)
"Ode to Billy Joe"

Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Tomorrow Is A Long Time°°
(4:33)+La Legende - Rock 'n' Roll (BMG France)°°~60's Box 3°° (4:47)
         
Edited M 2:49 (Edited from 0:00-1:15 & 3:01-4:33
of Take 7)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 9)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
~Complete Single Collection 5°°~Elvis Aron Presley 3°°+Elvis Aron
Presley (Cassette - 5:04)°°+Reconsider Baby°° (Longer fade out)

You Don't Know Me (Remake)
UPA4 2771
  Sept. 11 1967 (Mon: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take 1 Reh'sal
+M
2:33+ (Used for BMG spliced master) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 8)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
~Clambake (Remastered Soundtrack)°°~(FTD)°(Master only)+The Elvis
Presley Story°° (Candlelite 5LP Set)~Black Star (Bilko 10" LP)°
~Acetate° (Dialogue)+Unreleased (Rehearsal)
Take 2 Complete 2:57 (Used for BMG spliced master) Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (Count-in)~So High (FTD)°°
         
Spliced M 2:28 (Spliced from Take 1 & last chord
from Take 2)
Comp. Single Collection 5°°~Tomorrow Is A Long Time°°~60's Box 3°°

We Call On Him
UPA4 2772
  Sept. 11 1967 (Mon: 9.30pm - 12.30am)
Take 1 SFS+FS
0:26   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°° (FS only)~Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°°
(SFS only - Listed as Take 2)+You'll Never Walk Alone (Reeltrax)°°
(Count-in+SFS+FS)
Take 2 Complete 2:38   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°° (Count-in)~So High (FTD)°°~Gospel (Time
Life Volume 9)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°° (Complete only)+You'll
Never Walk Alone (Reeltrax)°° (Count-in)
Take 3 Complete 2:43   Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°°~Stand By Me Vol. 1°° (Complete)+You'll
Never Walk Alone (Reeltrax)°° (Count-in)
Take 4 FS 0:28   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Easter Special (FTD)°°~Where
No One Stands Alone (Reeltrax)°°
Take 5 Complete 2:40   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°°~Where No One
Stands Alone (Reeltrax)°°
Take 6 FS      
Take 7 Complete 2:48   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°
Take 8 Complete 2:36   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°~Where No
One Stands Alone (Reeltrax)°°
Take 9 M 2:33   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 13)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 2°°
~How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°~Comp. Single Collection 6°°~Peace In The
Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°°

You'll Never Walk Alone
UPA4 2773
  Sept. 11 1967 (Mon: 9.30pm - 12.30am)
Take 1 Complete
5:35 (Used for Spliced Master)

How Great Thou Art (FTD)°° (Count-in)~You'll Never Walk Alone
(Reeltrax)°°~So High (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS+Comp 3:50   Platinum 2°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°° (Complete only)+How Great
Thou Art (FTD)°° (Count-in+FS+Complete)~You'll Never Walk Alone
(Reeltrax)°° (FS+Complete)
Take 3 FS+FS 0:42   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°° (2nd FS only)+You'll Never Walk Alone
(Reeltrax)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:29   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°+You'll Never Walk Alone (Reeltrax)°°
Take 5 FS 0:23   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°° (Talking only - Not Listed)+You'll Never
Walk Alone (Reeltrax)°° (Count-in & FS)
Take 6 FS 0:42   How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°+You'll Never Walk Alone (Reeltrax)°°
(Count-in)
Take 7 FS+FS      
Take 8 LFS+
Reh'sal
2:14 (Used for Spliced Master) How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°
         
Spliced M 2:44 (Spliced from the first 30 seconds
of Take 8 & the last part of Take 1)
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 13)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 2°°~How
Great Thou Art (FTD)°°~Comp. Single Collection 6°°~Ultimate Gospel°°
~Peace In The Valley 1°°~Amazing Grace°°+Greatest Hits Vol 1°°
~The Sound Of Your Cry°°+The Colonels Collection° (Acetate)

Singing Tree (Remake)
  Sept. 12 1967 (Tue: 1.00am - 3.30am)
Take 1 FS 0:16 "Danny Boy" Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:19   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 2:44   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°+There's Always Me Volume 2°° (With
Count-in for Take 1)
Take 4 FS      
Take 5 (M)      

Singing Tree (Remake - Harmony Vocal Overdub)
UPA4 2774
  Sept. 12 1967 (Tue: 1.00am - 3.30am)
Take NA M 2:21 Harmony Vocal Overdub of Take 5) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 27)°°~Clambake (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Clambake (FTD)°°~Tomorrow Is A Long Time°°
~60's Box 3°°

Notes

Elvis can be heard singing part of 'Ode To Billy Joe' before the unedited master of Hi-Heel Sneakers (Take 7) on the '60's Box' and 'La Legende - Rock 'n' Roll'.

RCA referred to and first released the song Hi-Heel Sneakers as 'High Heel Sneakers', but were ordered to change it to the correct title after it's first release.

An extended version of the already edited master of Hi-Heel Sneakers can be found of the Cassette version of the box set 'Elvis Aron Presley'.

The 'Master' of You Don't Know Me is Take 1, and it was originally released as a single, and also released on 'Clambake'. It is also this that appears on the FTD 'Clambake' Soundtrack, the 30 disc 'Complete Elvis Presley Masters' collection and the Franklin Mint package.

For some reason, the 'Master' that appeared on the '60's Box', as well as 'Tomorrow Is A Long Time' and the Japanese 'Complete Single Collection' is spliced from Take 1 and the last chord of Take 2. The session log lists two timings for the song, so maybe there has always been two 'Masters'.

You'll Never Walk Alone on 'Greatest Hits Volume 1' and 'The Sound Of Your Cry' have the left and right channels swapped.

The fake version of You'll Never Walk Alone without The Jordanaires "Overdub" that can be found on "The Colonels Collection" appears to come from a stereo acetate but has the right channel removed and then centred, as you can clearly hear the Jordainaires vocals bleeding through in the background.

Elvis can be heard singing a line of Danny Boy after the count-in for Take 1 of Singing Tree.

Thanks to Luuk Bonthond regarding extended versions of songs on the cassette version of 'Elvis Aron Presley'.

Thanks to Gerald Fernandes for finding the 'Stereo' intro to take 1 of You Don't Know Me on the "RCA/Candlelite" 5 LP set released in 1977.

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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September 10 - 12 1967
September 10 - 12 1967
 

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