Tape reel #1 from this session is missing - This
includes takes 1 to 10 of The First Time Ever
I Saw Your Face.
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face was
originally recorded as a duet with Ginger Holladay
on March 15, but Ginger Holladay's vocals were
not used, and removed from the rhythm track, leaving
only Elvis' vocals. Additional backup vocals were
then overdubbed on March 18.
With Elvis' original vocals and the backup vocal
overdubs then being removed from the multi-track
tape, leaving only the original Take 12 rhythm
track, on May 21 Elvis tried The First Time
Ever I Saw Your Face again as a duet, this
time with Temple Riser, but this was also not
used. Elvis re-recorded his vocals again on this
day to the original Take 12 rhythm track.
Additional vocal repairs and additions were done
for The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
on June 9 by Elvis and The Imperials.
A remixed version of The First Time Ever I
Saw Your Face was featured on the '70's Box'.
An extended version of The First Time Ever
I Saw Your Face was featured on the cassette
only release of the box set 'Elvis Aron Presley'.
Take 11 of Early Mornin' Rain on FTD's
'I Sing All Kinds' is presented in a different
mix as opposed to the same take on FTD's 'Elvis
Now' package. On 'I Sing All Kinds' there are
no backing vocals in the mix, although between
1:26 - 1:34 you can hear them faintly, and the
harmonica is way back in the 'I Sing All Kinds'
mix. The same mix as FTD's 'Elvis Now' is also
on the Venus release "Unedited Masters -
Nashville 1971" but is not faded.
The master take (or whether it was spliced) of
Early Mornin' Rain cannot be determined
as the complete Takes 3, 10 and 12 seem to have
been lifted, and are missing from the session
Takes 9 and 10 of (That's What You Get) For
Loving Me appear on FTD's 'I Sing All Kinds'
although only Take 10 is listed. Take 10 is faded
on 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever'.
Elvis sang a few lines of I Want You, I Need
You, I Love You at this session, and this
can be heard before Take 10 of (That's What
You Get) For Loving Me on the Venus release
"Unedited Masters - Nashville 1971"
where Take 10 is listed as an unknown take. The
few lines of I Want You, I Need You, I Love
You actually come from Take 2 of (That's
What You Get) For Loving Me which is a rehearsal
and false start. Take 10 of (That's What You
Get) For Loving Me can also be found on FTD's
'I Sing All Kinds' where it isn't clipped at the
beginning and has additional dialogue at the end
of the take.
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 Luuk Bonthond regarding extended versions
of songs on the cassette version of 'Elvis Aron