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May 18 / 19 1971
(+ 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:
James Burton The Imperials: Jimmie Murray; Terry Blackwood; Greg Gordon; Joe
Guitar: Chip Young Moscheo
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Mary Holladay; Ginger Holladay; Millie Kirkham
Guitar: Joe Esposito  
Drums: Kenneth Buttrey  
Piano: David Briggs  
Bass: Norbert Putnam  
Percussion: Jerry Carrigan  
Organ: Charlie McCoy  
Piano: Joe Moscheo  

Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
APA4 1276
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 LFS
0:51   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:53   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 7        
Take 8 LFS 2:46   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 2:51   Elvis Now (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 4°°
Take 10 Complete 3:07 "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 11 LFS 1:46   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 12 FS 0:21   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 13        
Take 14 Complete 2:59   Elvis Now (FTD)°° (Count-In)~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19        
Take 20        
Take 21        
Take 22        
Take 23        
Take 24 (M) 2:54 (Unedited Master) Unedited Masters - Nashville 1971 (Venus)°°~For The Good Times°°
         
Faded M 2:40 (Master is without overdubs) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Elvis Now (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°

He Touched Me
APA4 1277
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2 Complete 2:54 (Preceded by Rehearsal) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Platinum 4°° (2:36 - Complete only)
Take 3 LFS 3:33

(Followed by Rehearsal)

He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 4 M 2:36 (Master is without overdubs) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Hymns From The Heart (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 34)°°
~I Believe - The GospelMasters 3°°~He Touched Me (24 Bit)°°~Complete
Single Collection 7°°~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°
+For The Good Times°° (Acetate) (Different mix)

Johnny B Goode
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Jam   1:13+
(Ending only) "O Holy Night" He Touched Me (FTD)°°~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°+Let It Roll°° (Different
Mixes & extra dialogue)

I've Got Confidence
APA4 1278
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1 Complete 3:09 "Give The World A Smile" He Touched Me (FTD)°°~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°° (Count-in)~A Leg.
Performer Volume 5° (2:36)
Take 2 M 2:43 (Master is without overdubs) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 11)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°~He Touched Me (24 Bit)°°+For The
Good Times°° (Acetate) (Different mixes)
Take 3        

An Evening Prayer
APA4 1279
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2 Complete 1:59   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 2:54 (Preceded by Rehearsal) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°° (2:00 - Listed Take 2)
Take 4        
Take 5 Complete 2:06   He Touched Me (FTD)°° (Count-In)~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°
Take 6        
Take 7 Complete 2:01   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 8 Complete 2:16   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 9        
Take 10 M 1:53 (Master is without overdubs) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Hymns From The Heart (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 34)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°~He Touched Me (24 Bit)°°
~Inspirational (DSD)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°+He Walks Beside Me°°
(Remixed)+For The Good Times°° (Acetate) (Different mixes)

Notes

Elvis can be heard fooling around with O Holy Night after the ending of the Johnny B Goode jam, caught on tape between songs.

Take 2 of An Evening Prayer is listed on FTD's 'Easter Special' but it is Take 3 - It is also incorrectly listed as such in the "In And Outtakes" section of the booklet with the FTD Classic Album 'He Touched Me'.

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.

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