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February 3 / 4 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
(9.00pm - 12.00am / 12.30am - 3.30am / 4.00am - 7.00am / 7.30am - 10.30am)

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  

Solitaire
FWA5 0668
  February 3 / 4 1976 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1 LFS
2:28   Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°°
Take 2 LFS 2:06 "Two" Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°°
Take 3 Complete 4:47 "Three" From Elvis Presley Blvd (FTD)°°+The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°
~Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°° (Count-In)
Take 4 Reh'sal 0:15+   Made In Memphis (FTD)°° (Part - Listed as Take 7)~W.T.T.J. - Solitaire°°
(Talking only - Listed as Take 6)+Unreleased°°
Take 5 FS 0:33 "Gonna kill Neil Sedaka when I see him" Made In Memphis (FTD)°° (Part - Listed as Take 7)~W.T.T.J. - Solitaire°°
(Talking only - Listed as Take 6)+From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD) °°
Take 6 LFS 1:39 "We had to stop. We were getting off track" Unreleased°° (See Notes)
Take 7 Complete 4:49   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°+Made In Memphis (FTD)°°
~Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°°
Take 8 Complete 4:39   Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°°
Take 9 FS 0:32 "This is nine" Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°°
Take 10 Complete 4:41   Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°° (Part only 0:21 - Tape Cut)
Take 11 (M) 4:37 (Undubbed Master) (HPA5 6386) Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°°~Our Memories Of Elvis°° (4:40)
~Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 1)°° (See Note)+Elvis Among Friends°
(4:57)
         
Overdub M 4:42 String overdubs on March 24
(PPA1 2776)
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 - Solitaire°°
(Track 9)+Always On My Mind°°~Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire°°
(Track 8 - Different Mix)+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.

Take 6 of Solitaire is listed on "Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire" but this is exactly the same as what is on FTD's 'Made In Memphis' listed as just being Take 7 - This is actually just talking etc... from Takes 4 and 5. Take 4 is the recording of Elvis making erasures and singing to himself - It runs 0:15. Take 5 is a short false start where Elvis misses the note on the first "lonely man" then does the grunting and makes the comment about Neil Sedaka - The context of the remark is missing on 'Made In Memphis' and "Welcome To The Jungle". Running time of Take 5 including the singing, grunting and comment together is 0:33 and can be found on FTD's Classic Album 'From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee'. Take 6 is actually a long false start where Ronnie Tutt stops playing at 1:39, saying "We had to stop, we were getting off track".

A remixed version of Solitaire can be found on 'Always On My Mind' and the same remix can also be found on "Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire".

An edited (2:43) version of Solitaire, with omitted verses ("While life goes all around him everywhere..." to "And every road that takes him takes him down..."), 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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