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February 17 / 18 1969
(+ 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)

American Sound Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Producers : Felton Jarvis / Chips Moman
Engineer: Al Pachucki
Technician: Roy Shockley

Musicians:    
Guitar: Elvis Presley  
Guitar: Reggie Young  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Piano: Bobby Wood  
Harmonica: Ed Kollis  
Drums / Tambourine: Gene Chrisman  

Stranger In My Own Home Town
XPA5 1266
  Feb. 17 1969 (Mon: 8.00pm - 11.00pm)
Take 1 (M) 4:55 (Unedited Undubbed Master) Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°° (Unedited)
~Memphis Memories (LP)° (Acetate - Edited) (Too Fast)
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on May 7 (Aft)  
Overdub M 4:23 Brass & Backup V.O's on May 7 (Eve)
(SPA1 4120)
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 9)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3
(Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°
~Back In Memphis (24 Bit)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969
Anthology°°~60's Box 4°°+The Memphis Record°°+Reconsider Baby°°
(Remix & Edited - 3:50)

True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
XPA5 1265
  Feb. 17 1969 (Mon: 8.00pm - 11.00pm)
Take 1 FS      
Take 2 PB 2:36   Today Tomorrow & Forever 3°° (Faded)+From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°° (Ending only)~The American Way Vol. 4°°
(Ending only)
Take 3 PB 2:54 (Continued Later) Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Volume 4°°~American
Crown Jewels° (Listed as Take 1)~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
(Listed as Take 2)

It's My Way (Of Loving You) / This Time / I Can't Stop
Loving You
WPA5 2513
  Feb. 17 1969 (Mon: 8.00pm - 11.00pm)
Take 1 M 3:51 (Jam) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 30 (Sony)°°~From Elvis At American
Sound (FTD)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°
~60's Box 5°°

True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
XPA5 1265
  Feb. 17 1969 (Mon: 8.00pm - 11.00pm)
Take 4 4xFS+PB
2:32+ (Continued) (Bass Drum / Intro) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (Count-in & PB)~Suspicious Minds - The
Memphis 1969 Anthology°° (PB only)
Take 5 PB 4:01 (No Bass Drum / Intro) From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°° (Edited)+Unsurpassed Masters
4-13°°~The American Way Vol. 4°°~There's Always Me Vol. 3°°
Take 6 SFS+FS 1:07 (Preceded by Rehearsal) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Vol. 4°°~There's Always Me Vol. 3°°
Take 7 PB 3:28   From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Vol. 4°°~There's Always Me Vol. 3°°
Take 8 SFS+LFS 2:30   Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Volume 4°°~There's
Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 9 SFS 0:19   Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Volume 4°°~There's
Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 10 FS+SFS 1:05   Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Volume 4°°~There's
Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 11 (M) 3:31 (Undubbed Master) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~The
American Way Volume 4°°~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
         
Overdub Incomp. 0:30+ (Guitar & Tambourine Overdub)
(Not Used)
Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Vol. 4°° (Cut / Erased
- Preceded by tape rewound through master take)
V.O. (M) 2:27 Harmony V.O. by Elvis on Feb 22 Elvis Rocks & The Girls Roll (LP)°
Overdub M 2:38 Strings & Backup V.O's on Mar 25
(SPA1 4132)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°
~Country Legend (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds
- The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60's Box 4°°+The Other Side Of
Memphis°° (Channels Missing)+The Memphis Record°° (Different Mix -
Without Elvis' Harmony Vocal Overdub)

And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
XPA5 1267
  Feb. 18 1969 (Tue: 1.00am - 4.00am)
Rehearsal & Tuning 0:46   The American Way Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°
Take 1 FS 0:47   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 3°° ~Unsurpassed
Masters 4-13°°~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 2 LFS 2:20   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 4-13°°~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 3 LFS 1:38   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 4-13°°~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 4 LFS 1:25   The American Way Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~There's
Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 5 FS+LFS 2:28   Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (LFS only - Ending Edited)+The American Way
Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 6 FS+(M) 3:56 (Undubbed Unrepaired Master) Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (Count-in+FS+M)~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°°
(FS+M)~The American Way Volume 3°° (FS+M)~Unsurpassed Masters
4-13°° (FS+M)~American Crown Jewels°° (Master only)
         
V.O. (M) 3:32 Vocal Repair on February 22 ? Back In Memphis (FTD)°°
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on May 7 (Aft)  
Overdub M 3:10 Brass overdubs on May 7 (Eve) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Inspirational (DSD)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60's Box 4°°

Notes

The February sessions started with a jam of Stranger in My Own Home Town that was edited down, assigned matrix number and was actually used as master.

Take 2 of True Love Travels On A Gravel Road on 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever' has the left and right channels swapped.

Take 5 of True Love Travels On A Gravel Road is edited to take out Elvis swearing ("Streets paved with fucking gold") on FTD's 'From Elvis At American Sound' release.

A Guitar (Reggie Young) and Tambourine (Gene Chrisman) were overdubbed to True Love Travels On A Gravel Road, but this overdub was not used.

Remixed versions of of Stranger In My Own Home Town and True Love Travels On A Gravel Road can be found on 'The Memphis Record'.

A different edited remix of Stranger In My Own Home Town can be found on 'Reconsider Baby'.

'Sessions III' lists vocal repair of And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind as being done on September 26, but this surely cannot be the case as the strings and backup vocals were overdubbed on May 7. The most likely date for the vocal repair of And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind is February 22.

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.

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