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October 11 1965
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RCA Studio B - New York
Overdub Session for RCA
Producer : Herman Diaz Jnr
Engineer : Ed Begley

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Al Caiola  
Accordion: Dominic Cortese  

Santa Lucia (overdub & edit)
SPA1 6893
  October 11 1965 (Mon)
Overdub (M) 2:23 Overdub & edit of 1963 master
(verses 1 & 2 repeated, verse 3,
new instrumental break, verse 3)
(not used)

Santa Lucia (overdub & edit)
SPA1 6898
  October 11 1965 (Mon)
Overdub (M) 2:25 Overdub & edit of 1963 master
(verses 1, 2 & 3, new instrumental
break, verses 1, 2 & 3) (not used)
The Making Of Viva Las Vegas (FTD)°~Acetate° (YouTube)


This overdub session was held to record an instrumental break for 'Santa Lucia', and to extend it make it longer.

Another version was created of 'Santa Lucia' using the original 1963 master (2015-04) where the first two verses were both repeated before the third verse. This was issued the matrix number SPA3 7091, also in 1965.

An interesting theory is that 'Wild In The Country' with maracas may have been overdubbed at the same overdub session as 'Santa Lucia', 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, or the Italian market.

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

Thanks to Cayetano Chaves Prian for YouTube link.

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Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia