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March 11 1968
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Western Recorders Studio 1 - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for MGM's 'Live A Little, Love A Little'
MGM Producer : Billy Strange
Engineers : Aaron Rochin / Lyle Burbridge

Musicians:    
NA
   

Almost In Love (Vocal Overdub - Movie Version)
2010 March 11 1968 (Mon)
Take 8     (Vocal Overdub of Track 2006-04)
 
Take 9     (Take numbering continued from
production no. 2005
)
 
Take 10 M 3:02 (Not Used)  
Take 11        

Almost In Love (Vocal Overdub - High Key)
2011 March 11 1968 (Mon)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track 2007-02)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 BD 3:12 (Not Used) Live A Little, Love A Little (FTD)°°

Almost In Love (Vocal Overdub - Low Key)
WPA1 5766
2012 March 11 1968 (Mon)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track 2006-04)
(Elvis laughing during take)
 
Take 2 BD 2:39   Live A Little, Love A Little (FTD)°°
Take 3 M 3:14 ('Single' Version) Live A Little, Love A Little (FTD)°°~Comp Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°
~Big Screen Drama (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 32)°°
~Double Features - Live A Little, Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble With
Girls / Change Of Habit°°+Single°~Rare Elvis Volume 3° (3:00)+Live A
Little, Love A Little (FTD)°° (Count-in)
         
Edit M 2:53 (Intro Edited - 'Album' Version) Almost In Love (LP)°°~US Male (LP)°° (Intro Cut)

Notes

There is no documentation for this recording session, and originally it was an educated guess that the session was held at the MGM Sound Stage in Hollywood rather than being at Western Recorders, as the session on March 7 was. The main reason for the MGM Sound Stage assumption is that the engineer heard on the vocal overdub takes isn't Chuck Britz - The engineer sounds more like the engineer used on the 'Double Trouble' and 'Speedway' sessions, which were held at the MGM Sound Stage in Hollywood, and where the engineers were Aaron Rochin and Lyle Burbridge.

New information has now come from Greg Renoff however, who is a writer and historian and who's latest project is the authorized bio of producer Ted Templeman. Ted has told Greg about seeing Elvis work in the studio over at Western Recorders in Studio 1 in March 1968.

I'm pretty sure we can establish now that this session was done at Western Recorders rather than at MGM's Sound Stage, as Ted saw this session because he was a musician then who had worked at Western Recorders with his band, the Harper's Bizarre, and it turns out the guy who tipped him off about the session and then let him watch, is engineer Lyle Burbridge. This date would match with Ted's memory insofar Elvis sang alone in the studio with headphones on, doing overdubs for a movie, and there were no musicians there with him - but Col. Parker was there.

The first 3 bars (7 seconds) were cut on the LP versions of 'Almost in Love' and 'US Male'.

Production numbers 2008 and 2009 are for instrumental tracks used in the movie. Other production numbers used for non-Elvis film music recordings for this movie are 2013, 2014 to 2037, 2401 to 2404 (score) and 2501 to 2544 (score).

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 Kevan Budd for initial information regarding the unused movie version of Almost In Love, and to Ernst Jørgensen for updated session information after the session tapes were rediscovered.

Thanks to Greg Renoff for his research and confirming that this session was indeed held at Western Recorders rather than MGM's Sound Stage.

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