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February 2 / 3 1976
(+ 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)

'The Jungle Room', Graceland - Memphis, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Brian Christian
(8.00pm - 11.00pm / 11.30pm - 2.30am / 3.00am - 6.00am / 6.30am - 9.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Ed Hill; Larry Strickland
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Myrna Smith; Kathy Westmoreland
Guitar:
John Wilkinson  
Bass: Jerry Scheff  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  
Piano: Glen D Hardin  
Electric Piano: David Briggs  

Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall
FWA5 0665
  February 2 / 3 1976 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete
3:49   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°+W.T.T.J. - The Last Farewell°°
(Count-In)~Made In Memphis (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 3:36   Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°° (Tape Cut)+Welcome To
The Jungle - The Last Farewell°° (Track 4 - Listed as Undubbed Master)
Take 3 FS+LFS 1:30   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°+W.T.T.J. - The Last Farewell°°
(Count-In+FS+Count-In+LFS)~The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:23   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°~W.T.T.J. - The Last Farewell°°
~The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 5 Complete 3:30   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°~W.T.T.J. - The Last Farewell°°
~The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 3:17   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°
Take 7 (M) 3:24 (Undubbed Master) Elvis Among Friends°
         
Overdub (M) 3:29 Backup vocal overdub by Sherrill
Nielsen
Moody Blue (FTD)°° (Rough Mix)~Live Live Live Volume 2°°
Overdub M 3:15 String overdubs on March 24
(PPA1 2779)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~The Graceland Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 35)°°~From Elvis Presley
Boulevard (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - The Last
Farewell°° (Track 6)+Always On My Mind°°~Welcome To The Jungle
- The Last Farewell°° (Track 5 - Different Mixes)

She Thinks I Still Care
FWA5 0666
  February 2 / 3 1976 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS
0:23   Moody Blue (FTD)°°+Welcome To the Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
(Count-in)~The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°° (Not listed)
Take 2a Complete 5:11   Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Welcome To the Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
~The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 2b 2xFS+
Complete
5:05   Moody Blue (FTD)°° (2xFS & Complete)+Welcome To The Jungle
- The Last Farewell°° (Count-in, 2xFS & Complete)~The Complete
Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°°~70's Box 4°° (Faded - 3:26)
Take 3 FS 0:48   Moody Blue (FTD)°°+Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
(Count-in)~Made In Memphis (FTD)°° (Count-in)
Take 4 Complete 4:16   Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
~Made In Memphis (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS      
Take 6 Complete 4:09    
Take 7 LFS 1:04   Moody Blue (FTD)°°
Take 8 LFS 0:49   Moody Blue (FTD)°° (Not listed)
Take 9 FS 0:33   Moody Blue (FTD)°°
Take 10 Complete 4:28   Moody Blue (FTD)°°~Welcome To the Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
(Count-In)~Today Tomorrow & Forever 4°°
Take 11 FS 0:47   Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
Take 12a FS+LFS 0:55   Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
Take 12b FS 0:50   Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
Take 13 FS 0:09   Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
Take 14 Complete 4:28   Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°°
Take 15 Complete 4:16 (No take announced) Moody Blue (FTD)°°
Take 16 Complete 4:55 (Announced as Take 15)  
Take 17 (M) 4:56 (Unedited Undubbed Master)
(Announced as Take 16)
(HPA5 6385)
Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°~Live
Live Live Volume 2°°~Elvis Among Friends°+Welcome To The Jungle -
The Last Farewell°°~Our Memories Of Elvis°°~Our Memories Of Elvis
(FTD - 1)°° (3:48 - See Note)
       
Overdub (M)   Guitar overdub on February 24
Overdub (M) 4:56 String overdubs on March 24
Faded M 3:50 (Master Faded) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~The Graceland Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Coll'n 35)°°~Comp. Single Collection 8°°
~Moody Blue (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - The Last
Farewell°°~70's Box 2°°

The Last Farewell
FWA5 0667
  February 2 / 3 1976 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Incomp.
3:34   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - The
Last Farewell°°
Take 2 Complete 4:14   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - The
Last Farewell°° (Count-In)~The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 3:29+ (Used for Spliced Master) Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell°° (Faded - Ending cut
from tape)+From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°° (Spliced with
ending of Take 2)
Take 4 FS 0:16   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°~Unedited Masters - Hollywood
To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°~Live Live Live Volume 2°°
Take 5 Complete 4:15 (Used for Spliced Master) Elvis Among Friends° (with Take 4 announcement)+From Elvis Presley
Blvd (FTD)°°~Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980
(Venus)°°~Live Live Live Volume 2°° (Announcement only)
         
Spliced (M) 4:07 Spliced from Takes 5 & 3
(Undubbed Master)
From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°~Unedited Masters - Hollywood
To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°~Live Live Live Volume 2°° (With
Take 5 count-in)+Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 3 Bonus)°° (See Note)
         
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdub by Sherrill
Nielsen
 
Overdub M 4:03 String overdubs on March 24 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~The Graceland Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 35)°°~From Elvis Presley
Boulevard (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°~Welcome To The Jungle - The Last
Farewell°°+The Definitive Love Album°° (Edited)

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.

The extra dialogue from before take 1 of Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall on the bootleg "From Elvis Presley Boulevard - The Alternate Album" is edited in from take 3.

It is unknown exactly when in February, Sherrill Nielsen added his "Backup Vocals" to Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall and The Last Farewell.

A remixed version of Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall can be found on 'Always On My Mind' and the bootleg "Welcome To The Jungle - The Last Farewell".

The master take of She Thinks I Still Care is Take 17 but is mistakenly announced as Take 16 by the engineer. The mistake has arisen after the session tape was changed after Take 14 (From 16-Track to 24-Track). The next take after the tape was changed does not have a take number announced, but this should be Take 15. The next take, which should be Take 16 is announced as Take 15, this is the same with the master take which should be Take 17 but is announced as Take 16.

The Last Farewell is spliced from Take 5 and the last part of Take 3.

An edited (2:49) version of The Last Farewell, with omitted verse and chorus ("For you are beautiful, and I have loved you dearly more dearly than the spoken word can tell..." to "I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow, but how bitter will be this last farewell..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Love Album'.

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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