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March 29 / 30 1972
(+ 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 C - Hollywood, California
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineers: Al Pachucki / Rick Ruggieri
(7.00pm - 1.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Donnie Sumner;
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Richard Sterben
Guitar: John Wilkinson  
Guitar: Joe Esposito  
Piano: Glen D. Hardin  
Bass: Emory Gordy  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  

Always On My Mind
BPA3 1259
  March 29 / 30 1972 (Wed / Thur)
Take 1 (M) 3:39 (Undubbed Master) Pure Diamonds Volume 4°°+Let It Roll°° (Announcement only)
Take 2 Complete
3:56 "A Hundred Years From Now" Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Platinum 4°°~Always On My
Mind (2007 Single)°° (3:32)+Let It Roll°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 3 Complete 3:47   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°~6363 Sunset (FTD)°° (3:34)~Unedited
Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°° (Listed as
Undubbed Master)+Let It Roll°° (Count-In)
Take 4 Complete 3:49   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (Comp.)+Let It Roll°° (Announcement
only)
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
         
Overdub (M)   Band overdubs on April 27  
Overdub (M) 3:47 Brass & Strings overdubs on May 8 Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 72-80 (Venus)°° (Unedited
- Piano 'Intro')+Complete Single Collection Volume 9°°~Always On My
Mind°° (No Piano 'Intro')+For The Good Times°° (Acetate)(Piano 'Intro'
- Different mix)
Overdub M 3:39 (Strings removed) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 23 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 4
(Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°~Standing Room Only (FTD)°°~Complete
Single Collection 8°°~Country (2006 - DSD)°°~70's Box 2°°+The
Definitive Country Album°° (Edited)

It's A Matter Of Time
BPA3 1260
  March 29 / 30 1972 (Wed / Thur)
Take 1 FS
0:22   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS+FS 0:37   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 1:49   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 3:20   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (Count-In)~6363 Sunset (FTD)°°
Take 5 (M) 3:03 (Undubbed Master) A Legendary Performer Volume 5°°~Pure Diamonds Volume 4°°~Our
Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 3)°°
         
Overdub (M) 3:09 Brass & Strings overdubs on May 8 Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 72-80 (Venus)°° (Count-in)
~For The Good Times°°
Overdub M 3:03 (Strings removed) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 23 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Seventies
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Coll,n 3)°°~Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
~Complete Single Collection Volume 8°°~70's Box 1°°~Our Memories
Of Elvis Volume 3 (Victrola)°°

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.

Takes 2 and 3 of Always On My Mind on 'Platinum' and "Let It Roll " have left and right channels swapped.

What is listed as being the Undubbed Master of Always On My Mind on the Venus release "Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980" is actually Take 3.

The ''Strings'' version of Always On My Mind on the 1985 compilation album 'Always On My Mind' and the Japanese 'Complete Single Collection' does not have the piano intro that is present on the overdubbed acetate and the Venus release "Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980" - This appears to be a different mix.

An edited (2:27) version of Always On My Mind, with omitted verse ("Maybe I didn't hold you all those lonely, lonely times..." to "You were always on my mind, you were always on my mind..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Country Album'.

The Overdubbed Master of It's A Matter Of Time on the Venus release "Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980" comes from a tape source as opposed to the Overdubbed Master that appeared on "For The Good Times" from an acetate source.

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 Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive' albums.

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