It is a guess that Elvis added his vocal overdub
to Let Us Pray (MB5/MV5?) and Have A
Happy (MB6/MV6) this night. Credibility is
given to this theory in the liner notes of 'Today,
Tomorrow & Forever' where it states that Let
Us Pray was recorded on March 5 & 6. Until
this release the recording date has always been
stated as just March 5.
Two takes (MV5-NA & MV5-08) 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 (Dub Down to
Track) from Take 8, although the backing vocals
were kept, and Elvis re-recorded new lead vocals
on September 26 in Nashville.
However, this is only a guess and does not explain
why Have a Happy is listed as having production
number MV6, rather than the expected MB6 (see
'A Life in Music'). 'MV' instead of 'MB' may imply
vocal overdub, which could make Let Us Pray
MV5 instead of MB5 if using the above logic!
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 instruments.
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.