The movie version of Change Of Habit has
the original bass removed and is redone by bassist
Carol Kaye on September 3 1969 in post-production
of the film.
It is a guess that the unknown production number
M1 is the re-use of the January
20 master of Rubberneckin', as this
re-use of Rubberneckin' could be any of
the unknown production numbers M1, M4 or M7.
Two takes (MB5-NA & MB5-08) may have been
considered as master for Let Us Pray, having
backup vocals overdubbed to both takes individually
on March 26 by 'The
Blossoms' (Darlene Love; Jean King & Fanita
This is assumed because the backup vocals are
totally different on Let Us Pray on the
bootleg "Memphis Tennessee" from acetate,
as opposed to the 'Alternate Master' (Take 8)
on 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever', but the backing
'Track' is identical.
Take NA must have then been discarded, in favour
of Take 8 being used for the master.
Elvis' vocals were then removed (Dubdown to Track)
from Take 8, although the backing vocals were
kept, and Elvis re-recorded new lead vocals on
September 26 in Nashville.
The 'Movie Version' of Let Us Pray has
extra backing vocals in the chorus, possibly recorded
on the movie set (April 14-15 1969?).
The 'Movie Version' of Have A Happy has
the intro edited and has additional overdubbed
RCA originally had the date of Elvis recording
Let Us Pray as being September 22 1969.
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.
Thanks to Ernst Jørgensen for providing
information on the missing production numbers.