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May 19 / 20 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 / 9.00pm - 12.00am / 1.00am - 2.00am / 2.00am - 4.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton The Imperials: Jimmie Murray; Terry Blackwood; Greg Gordon; Joe
Guitar: Chip Young Moscheo; Armond Morales
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Mary Holladay; Ginger Holladay; Millie Kirkham
Guitar: Joe Esposito (Miracle Of The Rosary, Seeing Is Believing & A Thing Called Love)
Drums: Kenneth Buttrey  
Piano: David Briggs Harmony Vocal:
Bass: Norbert Putnam Elvis Presley (Miracle Of The Rosary)
Organ: Charlie McCoy  
Piano: Joe Moscheo (Seeing Is Believing & A Thing Called Love)
Piano: Elvis Presley (It's Still Here, I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen & I Will Be True)

Miracle Of The Rosary
APA4 1259
  May 19 1971 (Wed: 6.00pm - 12.00am)
V.O. (M) 1:49 Harmony V.O. by Elvis of May 15 Master Acetate°°
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs  
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on May 25  
Overdub M 1:52 Additional string overdubs on June 22 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 21 (Sony)°°~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 13)°°~Elvis Now (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°~Ultimate
Gospel (DSD)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°+He Walks Beside Me°° (Remixed)

Seeing Is Believing
APA4 1280
  May 19 / 20 1971 (Wed / Thur)
Take 1 FS 1:20 (Preceded by Rehearsal) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°° (Not listed - Dialogue)
Take 2 FS 0:42   He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°° (Not listed - FS)
Take 3 LFS 1:34   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 3:23   He Touched Me (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Easter Special (FTD)°°~Treasures
'70 -'76 (Time Life 13)°° (Complete only)
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 Complete 3:59 (Preceded by Rehearsal) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°° (2:57)
Take 8 Reh'sal 1:15   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 9 LFS 0:55   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 10 Complete 3:40   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 11 LFS 1:22   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 12 Complete 3:04
He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 13        
Take 14 M 3:00 (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)°°~Peace
In The Valley 2°° (Faded - 2:50)+Keep Rollin' On (Venus)°° (Unedited)

A Thing Called Love
APA4 1281
  May 19 / 20 1971 (Wed / Thur)
Rehearsal 5:36   He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 4°° (2:56 - Last
Part only)
Take 1 Complete 2:42   He Touched Me (FTD)°°~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS+LFS 2:25   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 2:40   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:50 "Listen To The Bell" He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 4°° (Part)
Take 5 LFS 1:15   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 2:14 "If That Isn't Love" He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 4°° (Part)
Take 7 LFS 2:29 "...This is Five" He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 8 ? 0:22 "Song's dedicated to Charlie..." He Touched Me (FTD)°° (Count-In & Dialogue only - Not Listed)
Take 9 (M)   (Undubbed Master)  
         
Overdub M 2:27 Brass & String overdubs on June 21 He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 13)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°~Inspirational°°~He Touched Me
(24 Bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°

It's Still Here
APA4 1282
  May 20 1971 (Thur: 2.00am - 4.00am)
Take 1 Incomp.
2:51   Elvis Fool (FTD)°°+I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°° (Spliced with ending of
Take 2 Rehearsal)
Take 2 FS+FS
+Reh'sal
1:39   Elvis Fool (FTD)°° (Rehearsal)+I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°° (2xFS)
Take 3 LFS 0:35   Elvis Fool (FTD)°°~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:02   Elvis Fool (FTD)°°
Take 5 (M) 4:45 (Unedited Master) Elvis Fool (FTD)°°+Unedited Masters - Nashville 1971 (Venus)°° (Extra
Dialogue)
         
Edited (M) 3:53 (KPA5 9575) Elvis Aron Presley 3°°~Elvis In Nashville°° (Long Version)
Edited (M) 3:29   70's Box 4 °° (Including Felton Jarvis talking)
Edited M 2:05 (Master is without overdubs) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Elvis Fool (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°

I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
APA4 1283
  May 20 1971 (Thur: 2.00am - 4.00am)
Take 1 (M) 2:29 (Undubbed Master) Elvis Fool (FTD)°° (Extra Dialogue)~70's Box 4°°~Elvis Aron Presley 3°°
         
Overdub M 2:26 Cello overdubbed on May 8 1972 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°°~Elvis Fool (FTD)°°
~Elvis Fool (20 Bit)°°~Inspirational (DSD)°°+For The Good Times°°
(Acetate - Different mixes)

I Will Be True
APA4 1284
  May 20 1971 (Thur: 2.00am - 4.00am)
Take 1 Incomp. 2:43   I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°° (Faded - 2:30)+Elvis Fool (FTD)°°
Take 2 LFS 1:43   Elvis Fool (FTD)°°
Take 3 M 2:47 (Master is without overdubs) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 6)°°~Elvis Fool (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°~70's Box 4 °°
+Elvis Aron Presley 3°° (Different mixes)+Elvis Aron Presley (Cassette
- 2:06)°°+Unedited Masters - Nashville 1971 (Venus)°° (Extra Dialogue)

Notes

Tape reel #4 from this session is missing, and this is where outtakes of I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen, if any, would have been sitting. It's also where the story of Ivory Joe Hunter's This Old World Is A-Might Lonesome fits. Both Hunter's widow, and his song publisher, claims that Elvis recorded this song along with the other piano songs. However, they may just have been told that he was planning to record this, and as so often, Elvis changed his mind.

The excerpt of Listen To The Bell from before Take 4 of A Thing Called Love can be heard edited in before Take 9 of It's Only Love (May 20) on 'Essential Elvis Volume 4'.

The dialogue from before Take 6 of A Thing Called Love ("Went back to Sun Records...") can be heard edited in before The Lord's Prayer (May 16) on 'Essential Elvis Volume 4'.

'Sessions III' states that the Undubbed Master of I Will Be True is featured on 'Elvis Aron Presley', but no overdubs were done for this song.

An edited version of I Will Be True which omited the verse from 1:40 - 2:04 was featured on the cassette only release of the box set 'Elvis Aron Presley'.

The master of Seeing Is Believing (Without fade) can be found on the bootleg "Keep Rollin' On" where it is incorrectly listed as the unedited master (Take 2) of I've Got Confidence.

Joseph Tunzi incorrectly lists the master of Seeing Is Believing as being take 12.

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 Presley'.

Session Logs
Music Sheet
I'll Take You Home again Kathleen
I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Recording Information
May 19 1971
May 19 1971
 

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