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October 15 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)

Stage 7, Samuel Goldwyn Studios - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for National General's 'Charro'
Musical Conductor : Hugo Montenegro
Arrangers : Billy Strange / David Gates / Hugo Montenegro
Engineer: Kevin Cleary
(7.00pm - 12.00am)

Musicians:    
NA
   

Let's Forget About The Stars (Vocal Overdub)
ZPA4 1055
  November 25 - 27 1968 (Mon - Wed)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of M10-02 Track)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 M 2:30   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~Big Screen Drama (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 32)°°~Let's Be Friends (LP)°~US
Male (LP)°+Double Features - Live A Little, Love A Little / Charro
/ The Trouble With Girls / Change Of Habit°°~Let's Be Friends (CD)°°
(Different Mixes)

Charro (Vocal Overdub)
  November 25 - 27 1968 (Mon - Wed)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of M11-05 Track)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5     (Used for Spliced Master)  
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9     (Used for Spliced Master)  
         
Spliced (M)   (Spliced from Takes 5 & 9)
(Undubbed Master)
 
         
Overdub M 2:30 (Track Repairs and full Orchestral
Backing on November 26 - 27
)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~Big Screen Drama (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 32)°°~Complete Single Collection 6°°
~Double Features - Live A Little, Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble
With Girls / Change Of Habit°°

Notes

Rhythm Group repairs and a full Orchestral Backing was overdubbed to Charro between November 26 and 27.

On the original release of Let's Forget About The Stars on the 'Let's Be Friends' LP and later on 'The U.S. Male' LP, there is a distinct piano that can be heard over the bridge of the song which is missing on the 'Double Features' mix. Strangely, the U.S. CD release of 'Let's Be Friends' from 2006 also uses the 'Double Features' mix instead of the original mix.

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. The 2007 remaster of Let's Forget About The Stars uses the original LP mix with piano.

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