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June 7 / 8 1970
(+ 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)

RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki
(6.00pm - 9.00pm / 10.00pm - 1.00am / 1.30am - 4.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Elvis Presley NA
Guitar: James Burton  
Guitar: Chip Young  
Guitar: Charlie Hodge  
Drums: Jerry Carrigan  
Piano: David Briggs  
Bass: Norbert Putnam  
Organ / Harmonica: Charlie McCoy  
Vibes: Charlie McCoy (I Really Don't Want To Know & Love Letters)

When I'm Over You
ZPA4 1615
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 (M) 3:35 (Unedited Undubbed Master) Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix)+Our Memories Of Elvis 3 (Victrola)°
(3:33)~Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 3)°° (3:04 - See Note)~Bilko's Gold
Cuts (3:07 - Edit)°°~More Pure Elvis° (3:17 - Too Slow)+Acetate°°~Make
The World Go Away°°~You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country
Volume 2°° (Count-In)
         
Overdub (M) 2:39 Backup V.O's on October 1 Pure Diamonds Volume 2° (See note)
Overdub (M) 3:40 String overdubs on October 27 Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited (Venus)°°
Faded M 2:37 (Master Faded) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 6)°°~Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°
+That's The Way It Is - Special Edition°° (Different Mix)

I Really Don't Want To Know
ZPA4 1616
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 2:50 (Undubbed Master) Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix)+Acetate°°~Make The World Go
Away°°~You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Volume 2°°
         
Overdub (M)   Brass & string overdubs on June 30  
Overdub M 2:46 Backup V.O's on October 1 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~Elvis Country (FTD)°°~Great Country
Songs (DSD)°°~70's Box 1°°+Welcome To My World°° (Different mixes)
+Complete Single Collection 7°°~Single°° (Final 'Drum' beat)

Faded Love
ZPA4 1617
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 (M) 4:10 (Unedited Undubbed Master) Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix)~Acetate°°~Make The World Go
Away°° (Listed as Take 2)~You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly
Country Volume 2°°
Take 2 Reh'sal 0:34   Elvis Country (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 4:28 (Alternate Master) Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited
(Venus)°° (Listed as Unedited Undubbed Master)~Essential Elvis Vol. 4°°
+Make The World Go Away°° (Listed as Take 1)
         
Overdub (M) 4:09 Brass & string overdubs on June 30 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~70's Box 3°°+Unedited Masters -
Nashville 1970 (Venus)°° (Count-In)
Faded M 3:03 (Master Faded) Elvis Country (FTD)°°~Elvis Country (24 Bit)°°

Tomorrow Never Comes
ZPA4 1618
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Rehearsal      
Take 1 Incomp.
3:34   Elvis Country (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 4:35   Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Extra dialogue & Count-In)~Nashville Marathon
(FTD)°° (Count-In)~Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On°°
Take 3 Reh'sal
+LFS
3:43   Elvis Country (FTD)°°
Take 4   0:23+   Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Count-In only - Not Listed)
Take 5        
Take 6 FS 0:13 "Running Scared" (WPA5 2570) 70's Box 3°°+Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Not Listed)+Unedited Masters
- Nashville Revisited (Venus)°° (Not listed - Before It Ain't No Big Thing)
~Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On°°
Take 7   0:03+   Elvis Country (FTD)°°~Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On°° (Count-In only
- Not Listed)
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11 Complete 4:18   Elvis Country (FTD)°°
Take 12 LFS 0:48   Elvis Country (FTD)°°
Take 13 (M) 0:28+ (Used for Composite Master) Make The World Go Away°° (Ending Only)

Tomorrow Never Comes (Work Part - Ending)
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1     (Used for Composite Master)  

Tomorrow Never Comes (Composite)
     
Spliced (M) 4:06 Composite of Take 13 & Work Part
Take 1
(Undubbed Master)
Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix - Extra dialogue)~Acetate°°~Make
The World Go Away°° (Count-In)~You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly
Country Volume 2°° (Listed as Take 13)
         
Overdub (M)   Brass & string overdubs on June 30  
Overdub M 3:56 Backup V.O's on October 1 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin
Mint Comp Masters Collection 8)°°~Elvis Country (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~Country (2006 - DSD)°°+70's Box 3°° (with FS from Take 6)

The Next Step Is Love
ZPA4 1619
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Rehearsal 0:34+ (Playback of Demo) That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 1        
Take 2 FS 0:16   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:36 (Followed by Rehearsal) That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 Complete 3:44   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 4°°+That's The Way It Is (FTD)°° (Count-In)
Take 7 FS 0:11   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 8 LFS 0:55 (Followed by Rehearsal) That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 9 FS 0:52   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 10 Complete 4:07   The Nashville Marathon (FTD)°°+That's The Way It Is (FTD)°° (Count-In
& Extra Dialogue)
Take 11 (M) 3:44 (Undubbed Master) Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix)~Make The World Go Away°° (Count
-In)+You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Vol. 2°° (See Notes)
         
Overdub (M)   Band overdubs on June 9  
Overdub (M) 3:33 Backup vocal overdubs on June 22 You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Vol. 2 °° (Includes
some later overdubs)
Overdub M 3:48 Brass & string overdubs on June 30 That's The Way It Is - Deluxe Edition 1°°~The Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 20 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 24)°°~That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Complete
Single Collection 7°°~That's The Way It Is CD1°°~70's Box 1°°+That's
The Way It Is - Deluxe Edition 1° (Single Version)(3:33)+Unedited
Masters - Nashville 1970 (Venus)°° (Count-In - Different Mix & Not faded)

Make The World Go Away
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Rehearsal 0:43   Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Not Listed)
Take 1 Incomp. 1:52   Elvis Country (FTD)°°
Take 2   0:11+ (Cut from reel) Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Not Listed)
Take 3 Complete   (Used for Composite Master)  

Make The World Go Away (Work Part - Ending)
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 (M)   (Used for Composite Master)  

Make The World Go Away (Composite)
     
Spliced (M) 3:42 Composite of Take 3 & Work Part
Take 1
(Undubbed Master)
Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix - Listed as Take 3)~Acetate°°~Make
The World Go Away°° (Listed as Take 3)~You Know, It Don't Have To Be
Strictly Country Volume 2°°

Overdub Take 3   Backup vocal overdubs on Sept. 21  
Overdub Take 3   Additional Backup V.O's on Oct. 1  
Overdub Take 3 3:38 String overdubs on October 27
(Alternate Master?)
Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 (Venus)°° (Count-In)+Welcome To
My World (LP)°° (Different Mix)
         
Overdub WP-1   Backup vocal overdubs on Sept. 21  
Overdub WP-1   Additional Backup V.O's on Oct. 1  
Overdub WP-1 1:12 String overdubs on October 27 Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 (Venus)°° (Count-In)

Make The World Go Away (Composite Overdub)
ZPA4 1620
   
Overdub M 3:33 Composite of overdub of Take 3
and overdub of Work Part Take 1
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 8)°°~Elvis Country (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~Great Country Songs (DSD)°°~70's Box 3°°+The Definitive Country
Album°° (Edited)+Pure Diamonds Volume 2°~For The Good Times°
(With October 1 Overdubs ? - See note)

Funny How Time Slips Away (Remake)
ZPA4 1621
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 (M) 4:25 (Unedited Undubbed Master) Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix)~A Leg. Performer Vol. 8°° (4:19)
+Make The World Go Away°° (Acetate)~You Know, It Don't Have To Be
Strictly Country Volume 2°°
         
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on Sept. 21  
Overdub (M) 4:36 Additional Backup V.O's on Oct. 1 Pure Diamonds Volume 2° (Too slow)
Overdub M 4:19 String overdubs on October 27 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 4
(Legacy)°°~Elvis Country (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Country (2006 - DSD)°°
~Great Country Songs °°~70's Box 3°°+The Definitive Country Album°°
(Edited)

I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
ZPA4 1622
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 (M) 5:22 (Unedited Undubbed Master) Pure Diamonds Vol 2°° (4:22)+Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix - 4:32)
~Essential Elvis Volume 4°° (4:57)+Acetate°°~Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin'
On°°~You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Vol. 2°° ("Oh Shit")
         
Overdub (M) 5:24 Brass & string overdubs on July 20 Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 (Venus)°°
Faded M 4:58 (Master Faded) Elvis Country (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°° (3:53)+Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 20
(Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 4 (Legacy)°°~70's Box 3°° (4:57)

Love Letters (Remake)
ZPA4 1623
  June 7 / 8 1970 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 Complete 2:08   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°+The Nashville Marathon (FTD)°°
(Different Mixes)
Take 2        
Take 3 Incomp. 1:52   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 4        
Take 5 (M) 2:55 (Undubbed Master) Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Rough Mix)~Acetate°°~Make The World Go
Away°°~You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Volume 2°°
         
Overdub M 2:52 String overdubs on October 27 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Seventies
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 3)°°~Love Letters From
Elvis (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°+That's The Way It Is - Special Edition°°
(Different Mix)

Notes

The undubbed masters on 'Our Memories Of Elvis' weren't really the pure undubbed masters. They were the fully overdubbed or regular masters but with certain instruments and backing vocal channels removed or stripped down.

The Japanese 24-Bit release of 'That's The Way It Is' runs slow all the way through at differing speeds between tracks, as opposed to the same tracks on the Special Edition box set (BMG - 2000) and FTD's 'That's The Way It Is' Classic Album. The differences between tracks on the 24-Bit CD are as follows:-

I Just Can't Help Believing (-1,3%)
Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (-1,6%)
How The Web Was Woven (-2,0%)
Patch It Up (-2,3%)
Mary In The Morning (-2,5%)
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (-2,9%)
You've Lost That Loving Feeling (-0,9%)
I've Lost You (-1,2%)
Just Pretend (-1,7%)
Stranger In The Crowd (-1,5%)
The Next Step Is Love (-1,9%)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (-2,5%)

When I'm Over You and Make The World Go Away on 'Pure Diamonds Volume 2' and 'For The Good Times' are probably just the left channel only (centred) of a stereo acetate of the fully overdubbed masters. By eliminating the right channel on the same tracks on 'Love Letters', 'Elvis Country' and the '70's Box' I was able to get the exact same results. This is possible because backing vocals (and occasionally strings) tend to be panned 100% right on the original mixes from these sessions, so you can often eliminate them by cutting out the right channel, with no discernable bleed.

The Next Step Is Love on the bootleg "You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country - Volume 2" (Track 21) does not appear to be an original mix. It is possibly just one channel only (centred to mono) of a stereo acetate of the fully overdubbed master which sounds like it has been processed to create a fake stereo effect - Electronically Produced Stereo!

The unedited undubbed master (Take 1) of When I'm Over You can be found on the bootleg "Make The World Go Away" taken from acetate. Take 1 of When I'm Over You that can be found on "Bilko's Gold Cuts" and "More Pure Elvis" is edited and is not the unedited undubbed master - The verse from 2:07 to 2:51 is edited to the end and then faded!

The masters of When I'm Over You and Faded Love were edited for original release.

The count-in for Take 3 of Faded Love can be found after Take 2 on CD2 of FTD's 'Elvis Country' Classic Album.

The first releases of the song I Really Don't Want To Know were missing the drum beat ending.
It can be heard on the original Single release and the 4 LP set 'The Other sides Wordwide Gold Award Hits Volume 2' with drum beat ending.
On later releases RCA/BMG released the masters again with drum beat ending.

The count-in for Take 4, the False Start of Take 6 and the count-in for Take 7 of Tomorrow Never Comes can all be found on FTD's 'Elvis Country' Classic Album, although they aren't listed.

There are strange goings on with Make The World Go Away. Take 2 is cut from the tape reel, and all that is left is the count-in before, and dialogue after Take 2. Take 1 is also on the reel, along with the Undubbed Spliced Master, which is Take 3 spliced with the Work Part ending. The actual unedited Take 3 (but with overdubs) can be found on 'Welcome To My World' and more recently on the bootleg "Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970" along with the overdub of Workpart Take 1.

The Master of Make The World Go Away on 'Elvis The Concert 1999 World Tour' featured an overdubbed applause.

An edited (2:23) version of Make The World Go Away, with omitted musical intro, verse and instrumental break, was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Country Album'.

I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water is not listed in 'Sessions III' as having Brass or Strings overdubbed, but the Master contains Brass and Strings overdubs.

'Sessions III' lists July 18 as being the date when Brass & Strings were overdubbed to I Really Don't Want To Know, Faded Love, Tomorrow Never Comes and The Next Step Is Love but I doubt this date is correct for these overdubs. In the Session Logs there is a listing dated July 7 that lists all musicians used for these overdubs (as listed in 'Sessions III'). At the bottom right hand corner of the Session Log there is a date of what looks to be "06/30" indicating a date of June 30 1970 for this overdub session. The book 'Day By Day' by Ernst Jørgensen and Peter Guralnick lists July 14 as the date when the single 'I've Lost You / The Next Step Is Love' was shipped to suppliers, so these two songs couldn't have had overdubs done on July 18!'

Sessions III' also lists the date as being October 28 when Brass & Strings were overdubbed to When I'm Over You, Make The World Go Away, Funny How Time Slips Away and Love Letters but this is the date of the listing of the Session Log. At the bottom right hand corner of the Session Log there is a hand written date "10/27/70" indicating a date of October 27 1970 for this overdub session.

I would assume that Funny How Time Slips Away is listed in the session log as "Remake" because there was already a 'Live' Master of the song (XPA5 2382), although it wasn't released until 1991 on 'Collectors Gold'.

An edited (3:11) version of Funny How Time Slips Away, with omitted musical intro and second verse ("How's your new love, I hope that he's doing fine..." to "Mmm, ain't it funny how time slips away..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Country Album'.

The original title of the 'Love Letters From Elvis' album was entitled 'Festival' and was going to include the following songs - Hence the inclusion of The Sound Of Your Cry and Sylvia on FTD's 'Love Letters From Elvis' Classic Album:-

The Sound Of Your Cry
Cindy, Cindy
Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It
I'll Never Know
It Ain't No Big Thing
This Is Our Dance
Heart Of Rome
When I'm Over You
If I Were You
Sylvia
Love Letters

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 Ray Reeves for pointing out the differences on Take 1 of When I'm Over You.

Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive' albums, and Christian Beiden for detailed analysis of the two "You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country" bootleg sets.

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June 7 1970
June 7 1970
 

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