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June 24 1968
(+ 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)

Western Recorders Studio 1 - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for NBC TV Special 'Elvis'
Producer : Steve Binder
Engineer: Bones Howe
(Session Hours Unknown)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:

Memories (Vocal Overdub)
WPA1 8044
  June 24 1968 (Mon)
Take NA1 M 3:07 (Vocal Overdub of 'Track-04') Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~The Comp. '68 Comeback
Special (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 7)°°~Elvis 75 - Good
Rockin' Tonight 3 (Legacy)°°~The Comp. '68 Comeback Special CD1°°
~Second To None°°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°+The Great
Performances°° (Edited)~This Is Elvis°°~Elvis On Tour°° (Soundtrack
- Edited)~The Complete '68 Comeback Special CD1° (Edited)
~NBC TV Special° (Edited)
Take NA2 Complete 3:10   Let Yourself Go (FTD)°°

A Little Less Conversation (Vocal Overdub)
CPA5 5148
  June 24 1968 (Mon)
Take NA M 1:44 (Vocal Overdub of 'Track-NA') Complete Elvis Presley Masters 30 (Sony)°~The Complete '68 Comeback
Special CD1°~Memories° (Acetate)


The TV Special album masters from the June 20-24 sessions on BMG's remastered 2-CD set 'Memories' from 1998 are interesting, as the bass is a bit boosted, a little midrange is perhaps missing in the equalization and the pitch is about 1.5% too slow, but these are minor, reversible details.

A different take (NA2) of Memories, with unique vocals, was released on FTD's 'Let Yourself Go'.

The full Stereo Master of Memories was available on the 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever' box set for the first time, as previous stereo versions had been edited, with the 1972 'Elvis On Tour' soundtrack being the most complete.

The 'This Is Elvis' soundtrack and 'Great Performances' stereo version of Memories is edited like this:
0:12-0:19 of full master
0:24-2:20 of full master
2:42-2:58 of full master (early fade-out)

The 'On Tour' soundtrack version of Memories is almost complete and edited like this:
0:13-0:21 of full master (fade in while overdubbed applause being faded out)
0:21-3:06 of full master (end only missing the final drum beats)

It's possible that the vocals of the "Acetate" version of A Little Less Conversation, released on 'Memories'' and 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special', were overdubbed in the evening of June 24. A Little Less Conversation is thought to be the eventually unused "Reprise" version. The 'A Life in Music' information about the March 7 'Live a Little, Love a Little' soundtrack backing track (take 16) being used with replaced, overdubbed vocals is incorrect. The track and background vocals of the TV Special A Little Less Conversation are unique and in a different, lower, key. Neither is it close to the March 7 outtake or LP version. Although an acetate of the instrumental and background vocal tracks of the original 'Live a Little, Love a Little' version was produced, and released on the bootleg LP 'The '68 Comeback', it apparently wasn't overdubbed at any stage during the production of the TV Special. It was maybe used as a lead track to guide the percussion when recording a new version. The drum work of the June version is simplified, but fairly synchronized with the March version.

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.