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March 18 1965
(+ 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 : Chet Atkins
Engineer : Bill Vandevort
(9.30am - 12.30pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Chet Atkins The Anita Kerr Singers: Anita Kerr; Dorothy Dillard; Louis Nunloy; William
Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin Wright
Guitar / Harmonica: Charlie McCoy  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Bass: Henry Strzelecki  

Tomorrow Night (overdub)
SPA4 2331
  March 18 1965 (Thur)
Overdub (M) 2:39 Overdub of F2WB 8115
- recorded in September 1954
Elvis For Everyone (CD)°°
Overdub M 2:53 Original master slowed down by 8% Complete Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 24)°°+A Boy From Tupelo 1 (FTD)° (Track 27)
~Elvis For Everyone (iTunes Download)°°~Elvis For Everyone (2012)°°
~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°+Elvis For Everyone (LP)°° (2:48)

Wild In The Country (overdub) (?)
SPA4 5389 (?)
March 18 1965 (?)
Overdub M 1:51 Maracas overdub of master Elvis For Everyone (1965 & 1972 Stereo LP)°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
~Wild In The Country Sessions°°+Tape°°+From The Beach To The Bayou°
(LP - with fake "Take 40" announcement and count-in edited in)


'Tomorrow Night' was originally recorded in September 1954 at Sun.

This overdub was originally slowed down by 8% when released in 1965 on Elvis For Everyone, presumably to match Elvis' vocals at that time?

On BMG's 1990 CD release of Elvis For Everyone it has 'Tomorrow Night' running at the correct speed it was recorded.

Although shown on some releases as being released in stereo, the overdub on 'Tomorrow Night' has only been released in true mono or electronically created stereo.

There is no information on matrix number SPA4 5389, but as it is from around the time of this overdub session and before the issue of Elvis For Everyone it is possible that it is for the version of 'Wild In The Country' with overdubbed maracas that appeared on European pressings of the album, and can also be found on FTD's classic album of Elvis For Everyone.

Another interesting theory is that 'Wild In The Country' with maracas was overdubbed at the same overdub session as 'Santa Lucia' on October 11 1965, and that one of the overdubbed or extended versions of 'Santa Lucia' may have been intended for the European issue of Elvis For Everyone too.

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.

The new remaster on disc 28 of Sony's Complete Elvis Presley Masters collection and the Franklin Mint set has a note clipped from the beginning of the song and is in electronic stereo. The 2007 remaster is not clipped and is in mono on the 2010 iTunes download of the Elvis For Everyone album and the 2012 reissue of Elvis For Everyone as part of the Perfect Elvis Presley Collection set of 20 CD's housed in cardboard sleeves. These 2007 remasters were not used on FTD's A Boy From Tupelo, the masters were all remastered again from scratch on that set.

Incidentally, 'He'll Have To Go' (SPA4 2332), originally recorded by Jim Reeves in 1959, and released in 1960, was also overdubbed with a new backing track during this session. (NB. Reeves was killed in an air crash in July 1964.)
This overdubbed version of 'He'll Have To Go' was used for the opening and closing tracks of the album Yours Sincerely (LSP 3709) in 1966.

Thanks to Michael Cavino for pointing out the 2007 remaster of 'Tomorrow Night' being released in full on iTunes.

Thanks to Kevan Budd for the theory about the overdubbed 'Wild In The Country' and 'Santa Lucia' being from the same session.

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