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February 20 / 21 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
Engineers: Al Pachucki / Roy Shockley

Musicians:    
Guitar: Reggie Young  
Drums: Gene Chrisman  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Piano: Bobby Wood  

It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
XPA5 1273
  Feb. 20 1969 (Thur: 9.30pm - 12.30am)
Take 1 FS+LFS
2:12 "Only The Lonely" From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (FS+LFS)+The American Way Vol. 3°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°° (LFS with Intro cut & additional dialogue)
Take 2 FS+PB 3:08   From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969
Anthology°° (FS+PB)~Keep Rollin' On (Venus)°° (PB - Listed as
Undubbed Master)~The American Way Vol 3°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 4-14°°
~There's Always Me Volume 3°° (FS+PB)~American Crown Jewels°° (PB)
Take 3 FS+SFS
+(M)
3:20 (Undubbed Master) The American Way Vol 3°° (Master only)+From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°
+Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°° (FS+SFS+M)
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on March 21  
Overdub M 2:38 Backup V.O's on March 25
(SPA1 4133)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°
~Country Roots (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Great Country
Songs (DSD)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°
~60's Box 5°°+The Memphis Record°°+The Other Side Of Memphis°°
+The Definitive Country Album°° (Edited)

Any Day Now
XPA5 1274
  Feb. 21 1969 (Fri: 1.00am - 4.00am)
Take 1 FS+LFS
3:12   From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (FS & talking after LFS)+The American
Way Vol. 3°° ~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°~There's Always Me Vol. 2°°
Take 2 PB 4:20 (Preceded by Rehearsal) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°° (PB)+The
American Way Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°° (Rehearsal+PB)
~There's Always Me Volume 2°° (PB)~American Crown Jewels°° (PB)
~Keep Rollin' On (Venus)° (PB - Listed as Unedited Master)
Take 3 6xFS+LFS 5:01 (Preceded by Rehearsal) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (LFS only)+The American Way Volume 3°°
(6xFS+LFS)~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°° (6xFS+LFS)~There's Always
Me Volume 2°° (Last 3xFS+LFS only)
Take 4 7xFS+LFS
+Pickup
7:08 (LFS followed by Pickup) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (Spliced - LFS+Pickup)+The American
Way Volume 3°° (7xFS+LFS+Pickup)~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°° (7xFS
+LFS+Pickup)~There's Always Me Volume 2°° (Last 3xFS+LFS+Pickup)
Take 5 2xFS+LFS 2:40   From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~The American Way Volume 3°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°~There's Always Me Volume 2°°
Take 6 (M) 2:58 (Unrepaired Undubbed Master)
(0:00-1:27 & 2:27-2:57 of vocals
used for Master)
From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~The American Way Volume 3°°
(Intro cut)~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°(Intro cut)~There's Always Me
Volume 2°° (Intro cut)
         
V.O. (M) 3:15 Vocal Repair of middle part on
Feb 22
(Vocals replaced 1:27-2:27)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on March 18 (Aft)  
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on March 18 (Eve)  
Overdub M 3:00 Backup V.O's on March 25 (Eve ?)
(SPA1 4123)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°
~The Memphis Sessions (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°
~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (24 Bit)°°
~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis '69 Anthology°°~60's Box 5°°+The
Memphis Record°°+The Other Side Of Memphis°° (2 Versions)+From Elvis
In Memphis (Legacy)°

If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)
XPA5 1275
  Feb. 21 1969 (Fri: 4.30am - 7.30am)
Take 1 FS
0:59 (Preceded by Rehearsal) From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 3°
~Finding The Way Home (1-10-1)°
Take 2 LFS 3:10 (Followed by Rehearsal)
"Am I That Easy To Forget" 1-liner
From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 3°
~Finding The Way Home (1-10-2)°
Take 3 PB 3:15   From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°°
~The American Way Vol 3°~Finding The Way Home (1-10-3)°~American
Crown Jewels°
Take 4 LFS 1:23   The American Way Volume 3°~A Legendary Performer Volume 6°
Take 5 SFS 0:12   The American Way Volume 3°~A Legendary Performer Volume 6°
Take 6 LFS 1:56   From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~The American Way Volume 3°
~Finding The Way Home (2-9-3)° (Faded - Listed as Take 5)
Take 7 FS 0:31   From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~The American Way Volume 3°
~Finding The Way Home (2-9-1)° ( Faded - Listed as Take 6)
Take 8 LFS 1:24   From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 3°
~Finding The Way Home (2-9-2)° (Faded - Listed as Take 7)
Take 9 (M) 3:33 (Unedited Undubbed Master) From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~Memphis Memories (LP)°
(Acetate - Too Fast)~The American Way Volume 3°° (Count-in only)
         
Overdub M 2:44 String & Backup V.O's on Mar 25 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis At American
Sound (FTD)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~Suspicious Minds -
The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60's Box 5°°

Notes

The takes of It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' on "The American Way Volume 3" and Take 2 on "American Crown Jewels" have the left and right channels swapped.

Just before take 2 of It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' on 'Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology' Elvis can be heard singing a line of Only The Lonely.

An edited (2:01) version of It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin', with omitted part of last verse ("It keeps right on a hurtin' every minute of the day..." to "It keeps right on a hurtin' since you're gone..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Country Album'.

The date is unknown when the Backup Vocal overdubs were added to Any Day Now - A possible explanation of this could be as follows:-

There is a page missing from the session logs between March 25 and May 5 1969, and as there appears to have been no backup vocals overdubbed to any songs in May (Apart from May 6 & 7 where Brass was also overdubbed) it is safe to assume that it is from March. The date of the job number at the bottom of the March 25 overdub session log is March 28, so it would be safe to assume that this missing overdub session would be before March 28. The March 25 overdub session was for "Strings" and "Backup Vocals" and was held from 2.00pm until 5.00pm but it may well be that another session was held in the evening of March 25 but just for the backup vocalists (Sonja Montgomery, Millie Kirkham, Dolores Edgin, Hurshell Wigington and Joe Babcock) to add their vocals to the missing six tracks.

Remixed versions of Any Day Now and It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' can be found on 'The Memphis Record'.

Take 2 of Any Day Now in mono, can be found on the bootleg "Keep Rollin' On" where it is incorrectly listed as being the unedited master with unrepaired vocals.

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).

Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive' albums.

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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