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December 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
(7.00pm - 11.45pm / 12.15am - 3.15am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
  The Blossoms: Darlene Love; Jean King; Fanita James

Clean Up Your Own Back Yard
ZPA1 3976
  December 1968
Overdub (M)   (Backup Vocal Overdubs of
October 23 Master
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
  December 1968
Overdub (M)   (Backup vocal overdubs of
October 23 Master
Overdub M 2:15 Brass overdubbed on May 8 1969
(Record Version)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°~I Believe - The Gospel
Masters 4°°


It is unknown exactly when this overdub session took place.

The 'Record Version' of Swing Down, Sweet Chariot was released by mistake 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 which were presumably 'The Blossoms' and done at the same overdub session as Clean Up Your Own Back Yard.

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)