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June 8 / 9 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:   Harmony Vocal:
Guitar:
Elvis Presley Charlie Hodge (Patch It Up)
Guitar: James Burton  
Guitar: Chip Young  
Guitar: Charlie Hodge  
Drums: Jerry Carrigan  
Piano: David Briggs  
Bass: Norbert Putnam  
Organ / Harmonica: Charlie McCoy  

There Goes My Everything
ZPA4 1624
  June 8 / 9 1970 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete 3:32   Elvis Country (FTD)°° (Count-In & dial.)~Great Country Songs (DSD)°°
+Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited (Venus)°° (Different Mix)
~Acetate°°~Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology Volume 2°~You Know,
It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Volume 2°°
Take 2        
Take 3 (M) 3:05 (Undubbed Master) For Elvis Fans Only°°+You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country
Volume 1°°~Acetate°° (Count-In)
         
V.O. (M)   Harmony vocal overdub by Elvis on
June 23
 
Overdub (M)   Brass & string overdubs on June 30  
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on Sept. 21  
Overdub M 2:57 Additional backup V.O's on Oct. 1 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°~Elvis Country (FTD)°°
~Elvis Country (24 Bit)°°~Complete Single Collection 7°°~70's Box 1°°

If I Were You
ZPA4 1625
  June 8 / 9 1970 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete
1:31+ (Followed by Rehearsal) Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°° (Faded)
Take 2 Complete 1:47   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS+ 0:36 "Yellow Rose Of Texas" Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°~Whole Lotta Shakin'°°+Essential Elvis
Volume 4°° (Not listed)
  Incomp. 2:24   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:08   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 5 Incomp. 3:09   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Essential Elvis Volume 4°°
~Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On°°
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 (M) 3:02 (Undubbed Master) Rough Cut Diamonds°° (Too fast - 1st few bars missing)+~Acetate°°~You
Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Volume 2°° (Complete)
         
Overdub (M)   Brass & string overdubs on June 30  
Overdub M 3:02 Backup V.O's on October 1 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 12)°°~Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°

Only Believe
ZPA4 1626
  June 8 / 9 1970 (Mon / Tue)
Rehearsal 1:03   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°° (Not Listed)
Take 1 FS 0:25   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:17   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 2:25   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 4 (M) 3:31 (Preceded by Rehearsal)
(Undubbed Master)
Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°° (Count-In+Rehearsal+M)~For Elvis Fans
Only°°~Rough Cut Diamonds°°+Acetate°°~You Know, It Don't Have To
Be Strictly Country Volume 2°° (Count-In)
         
Overdub (M) 2:58 Brass & string overdubs on June 30 (Horns Eliminated) Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 (Venus)°°
Overdub M 2:49 Backup Vocal Overdubs on Oct. 1 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 13)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°
~Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°~Inspirational (DSD)°°
~Complete Single Collection 7°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°

Sylvia
ZPA4 1627
  June 8 / 9 1970 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS+FS
1:48 (Preceded by Rehearsal) Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:13   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 2:02   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:51 "I Got A Woman" Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 FS 0:44   Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited (Venus)°°
Take 8 (M) 3:23 (Undubbed Master) The Best Of Elvis - Good Rockin' Tonight Vol. 4 (BMG Brazil)°°~Tiger
Man - An Alternate Anthology Vol. 2°~For Elvis Fans Only°° (Too slow)
~You Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Vol 2°° (Count-In)
+Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited (Venus)°° (Count-In only)
Take 9 Complete 3:36   Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°~The Nashville Marathon (FTD)°° (3:18)
+Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited (Venus)°°
         
Overdub (M) 3:10 Band overdubs on June 9
Acetate°°
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on June 22  
Overdub (M)   Brass & string overdubs on July 20  
Overdub M 3:18 Additional String overdubs on July 22 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 17)°°~Love Letters From Elvis
(FTD)°°~Elvis Now (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°

Patch It Up
ZPA4 1628
  June 8 / 9 1970 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete
2:43   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°~That's The Way It Is - Deluxe Edition 1°°
Take 2 Reh'sal 0:36   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 0:46   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 4 Reh'sal 1:03   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 5 Reh'sal 1:19   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 0:51   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 7 LFS 1:26   That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°
Take 8 (M) 3:30 (Unedited Undubbed Master) Pure Diamonds Volume 2°°~For The Good Times°°+Acetate°°~You
Know, It Don't Have To Be Strictly Country Volume 2°°
Take 9 Complete 3:29 (Alternate Master) That's The Way It Is (FTD)°°+Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 (Venus)°°
(Count-In - Diff. Mix)+Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited (Venus)°°
(No Count-In & Faded - Listed as Backup V.O.)~Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin'
On°° (Faded in)~Essential Elvis Volume 4°°~You Don't Have To Say You
Love Me (2007 Single)°°
         
Edited (M) 3:08    
Overdub (M) 3:08 Backup vocal overdubs on June 22 Acetate°°
Overdub (M)   Brass (Horn) overdubs on July 20  
Overdub (M) 3:32 Organ overdub on July 22 Let It Roll°° (Clipped - 3:28)+Unedited Mast. - Nashville 1971 (Venus)°°
Faded M 3:08 (Master Faded) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Seventies
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 3)°°~Complete Single
Collection 7°°~70's Box 1°°+That's The Way It Is (FTD)°° (Faded)+That's
The Way It Is - Deluxe Edition 1° (Single Version)~Single° (Faded)

Notes

The master of Patch It Up was edited for release. The unedited master can be found on 'Let It Roll' but the intro' is clipped, and can also be found on FTD's 'That's The Way It Is' Classic Album although it's only partially overdubbed and faded on there. The complete overdubbed unedited master can be found on the Venus release "Unedited Masters - Nashville 1971" as a bonus track.

The count-in for Take 9 of Patch It Up can be found in the dialogue after Take 7 on FTD's 'That's The Way It Is' Classic Album.

'Sessions III' lists July 18 as being the date when Brass & Strings were overdubbed to There Goes My Everything, If I Were You, and Only Believe 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 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

Elvis also fooled around with the songs My Little Friend and I Got A Woman at these sessions.

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.

Session Logs
 
Recording Information
June 8 1970 (Including Overdubs)
June 8 1970 (Including Overdubs)
 

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