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October 23 / 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)

United Recorders - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for MGM's 'The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It)'
Musical Conductor : Billy Strange
Engineer: Eddie Bracket

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Jerry McGee The Mello Men: Thurl Ravenscroft; Bill Cole; Bill Lee; Gene Merlino
Guitar: Morton Marker (Swing Down Sweet Chariot & Signs Of The Zodiac)
Guitar: Joseph 'Bobby' Gibbons Marilyn Mason (Signs Of The Zodiac)
Bass: Max Bennett Jack Halloran; Ronald Hicklin (Signs Of The Zodiac & The Whiffenpoof
Drums: Frank Carlson Song & Violet)
Drums: John Guerin  
Piano: Don Randi  
Clarinet: Buddy Colette (Signs Of The Zodiac)  
Trumpet: Roy Caton (Signs Of The Zodiac)  
Trombone: Lew McCreary (Signs Of The Zodiac)  

Chautauqua (Track)
2001 October 23 1968 (Wed: 7.00pm - 11.45pm)
Take NA (M) 3:38 ('March Tempo' variation of 'Almost') Soundtrack° (In Parts)

Clean Up Your Own Back Yard
XPA1 3976
2002 October 23 1968 (Wed: 7.00pm - 11.45pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 (M) 3:11 (Undubbed Master - Movie Version) Double Features - Live A Little Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble
With Girls / Change Of Habit°°~Soundtrack°
         
Overdub (M)   Backup Vocal Overdubs in December 1968 UN
Overdub M 3:11 Brass overdubbed on May 8 1969
(Record Version)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~Fun At The Fair (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 23)°°~Almost In Love°°~Complete Single
Collection 6°°~Double Features - Live A Little, Love A Little / Charro / The
Trouble With Girls / Change Of Habit°°

Swing Down Sweet Chariot
XPA1 3977
2003 October 23 1968 (Wed: 7.00pm - 11.45pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10 (M) 2:27 (Undubbed Master - Movie Version)
(WPA1 8135)
Peace In The Valley 3°°~Double Features - Live A Little, Love A Little
/ Charro / The Trouble With Girls / Change Of Habit°°~A Legendary
Performer Volume 4 (LP)°°~Soundtrack°+Behind Closed Doors° (Vinyl)
~Acetate° (Count-in)
         
Dubdown (M)   ('Mello Men' backing vocals removed) UN
Overdub (M)   Female Backup Vocal Overdubs in December 1968 UN
Overdub M 2:15 Brass overdubbed on May 8 1969
(Record Version)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~I Believe - The Gospel
Masters 4°°

Signs Of The Zodiac
WPA5 2568
2004 October 23 1968 (Wed: 7.00pm - 11.45pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 M 2:30   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~Double Features - Live
A Little, Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble With Girls / Change Of
Habit°°+Behind Closed Doors°~Acetate° (Count-in)

Almost
XPA1 3978
2005 October 24 1968 (Thur: 12.15am - 3.15am)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 Complete 1:52   Today Tomorrow & Forever 3°°
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11 Complete 1:43   Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19        
Take 20        
Take 21        
Take 22        
Take 23        
Take 24        
Take 25        
Take 26        
Take 27        
Take 28        
Take 29        
Take 30        
Take 31 (M) 1:57 (Undubbed Master - Movie Version)
Double Features - Live A Little, Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble
With Girls / Change Of Habit°°~Soundtrack° (Intro Edited)+Behind
Closed Doors°~Acetate° (Count-in)
         
Overdub (M)   Strings overdubs on May 7 1969 (Afternoon) UN
Overdub M 1:49 Brass overdubbed on May 8 1969
(Record Version)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~Fun At The Fair (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 23)°°~Double Features - Live A Little,
Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble With Girls / Change Of Habit°°

College Medley
2006 October 24 1968 (Thur: 12.15am - 3.15am)
Take 1     (Elvis' vocals on 2 of 9 segments)
 
Take 2        
Take 3 M 0:10 Far Above Cayuga's Waters Soundtrack°
    0:06 Boola Boola Soundtrack°
    0:06 Dartmouth's In Town Again Soundtrack°
    0:07 The Eyes Of Texas Soundtrack°
    0:06 On Wisconsin Soundtrack°
    0:33 The Whiffenpoof Song (WPA5 2556) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°+Double Features - Live A
Little, Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble With Girls / Change Of Habit°°
~Soundtrack°
      Fair Harvard  
      Notre Dame  
    0:54 Violet (WPA5 2557) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~Double Features - Live A
Little, Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble With Girls / Change Of Habit°°
~Soundtrack°

Notes

Joseph Tunzi mentioned in 'Sessions II' that 'Horn' overdubs were rejected for Almost, but they were not, as the Master contains 'Horns'!

The 'Record Version' of Swing Down Sweet Chariot was first released on the 2009 SONY compilation box set "I Believe - The Gospel Masters", and again on Sony's 30 disc 'Complete Elvis Presley Masters' collection, where the liner notes incorrectly indicated that it was first released on 'A Legendary Performer Volume 4'. This version also contained female backing vocals by 'The Blossoms' and done at the same overdub session as Clean Up Your Own Back Yard.

The piano intro on Almost is cut in the movie.

The complete 'College Medley' including Non-Elvis numbers is Far Above Cayuga's Waters / Boola Boola / Dartmouth's In Town Again / The Eyes Of Texas / On Wisconsin / Whiffenpoof Song / Fair Harvard / Notre Dame / Violet. The songs Fair Harvard and Notre Dame were not used in the movie.

Other songs from the soundtrack not featuring Elvis include: Nobody's Baby, Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees (Four in the Middle), Mademoiselle from Armentieres and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

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.

Session Logs
Recording Information
The Trouble With Girls
The Trouble With Girls
Music Sheet
Signs Of The Zodiac
Signs Of The Zodiac (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
 

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