No songs were recorded at this evening's first
session, as Elvis went into the studio early to
see Roy Hamilton, who is recording another album
for Chips Moman. Elvis offers Roy one of the songs
he is planning to record himself, "Angelica"
and spends a few hours with him before resuming
his own recording session at 12.30am (January
There are two draft mono mix tapes, of which
at least one is dated February 28, 1969. A tape
log of a later tape copy of both these tapes (except
for the last three tracks of the second tape
- Don't Cry Daddy, A Little Bit Of Green
& You'll Think Of Me) was shown
in the magazine 'The Man and His Music' #13 listed
as 'Basic + Alt. Vocals'. This source is referred
to as the 'Draft mix tape'. This mono tape was
actually the source of the 1992 bootleg 'American
Rejects' (AR 1569), although the notes claimed
acetate source for that.
'Sessions III' lists Without
Love having Backup Vocals overdubbed
on January 23, but the session log shows that
as of February 5 (Date
of the Job Number) no backup vocals had been
overdubbed. The only other overdub session where
Without Love is listed as having backup
vocals overdubbed is on the evening of May
7 where Brass was also overdubbed.
On the 1999 Ultimate Collection Series CD 'Country',
the two false starts before I'll Hold You In
My Arms have been edited out.
Remixed versions of Without Love and I'll
Hold You In My Heart can be found on 'The
Just before take 7 of Suspicious Minds
on 'Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology'
Elvis can be heard singing part of "Save
The Last Dance (Take) For Me", this is actually
edited in from before take 8.
'Sessions III' lists that Suspicious Minds
had Backup Vocal overdubs done on January 22,
but surely this cannot be the case as the song
wasn't recorded until the early hours of January
The brass overdubs (August 7) for Suspicious
Minds only exist on the final mono and stereo
masters, and the mono and stereo masters both
have different brass performances. According to
Bill Porter, the reason for this procedure was
that all the 8 tracks were full. Porter also persuaded
Felton to do the final stereo and mono mixes at
the same time as this overdub session. This is
also the reason why both the remastered attempts
'Memphis Record'(1987, missing the brass) and
'30 #1 Hits'(2002, flanging due to mixing stereo
master with 8-track) failed. Remastering Suspicious
Minds must involve faithful re-recording of
the brass section. Maybe that even can be justified
now that there is no clear definition of "original"
master in the first place.
Remixed versions of Suspicious Minds can
be found on 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1)' and 'Elvis'
Gold Records Volume 5'.
Suspicious Minds on 'The Sound Of Your
Cry' which was the first release in the UK of
the Stereo Master, has the left and right channels
By taking out two of the four channels from the
rare Japanese Quadraphonic LP of 'From Elvis In
Memphis' is how the "Previously Unreleased
Versions" were created on the bootleg "The
Other Side Of Memphis" (Bilko).
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.