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May 28 1966
(+ 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 : Felton Jarvis
Engineer : Al Pachucki

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Chip Young Walker
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman Millie Kirkham; June Page; Dolores Edgin; Sandra Posey (see note)
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Bass: Henry Strzelecki  
Bass Guitar: Charlie McCoy (7:00pm - 10:00pm)  
Steel Guitar: Peter Drake  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Saxophone: Rufus Long  
Trumpet: Ray Stevens  
Guitar: Ray Edenton (10:00pm - 1:00am)  

Come What May
TPA4 0924
  May 28 1966 (Sat: 7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 FS+LFS
2:30   Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions Vol. 3°°
(count-in)~Come What May°+The How Great Thou Art Sess' 5 (FTD)°°
(edited count-in)
Take 2 Complete 2:03   So High (FTD)°° (clipped)+Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (no count-in
- extra dialogue)+How Great Thou Art Sessions Vol 3°°~Come What May°
(count-in)+The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:16   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°+Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~How
Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (count-in)+The How Great Thou Art
Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:15   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°+Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~How
Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (count-in)~Come What May°
+The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:53   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (guitar picking from before FS edited in
before Take 6)+How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (count-in)
~Come What May°+The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:20   Collectors Gold 2°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°+How Great Thou Art
Sessions Vol. 3°° (count-in)+The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 7 Complete 2:47 (preceded by rehearsal) Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (2:20 - count-in & dialogue)~Tomorrow Is
A Long Time°°~60s Box 3°°~How Great Thou Art Sess' Vol. 3°° (1:57)
+The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 8 M 2:01 (2:11 with count-in) Comp. Elvis Presley Mast. 13 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
~The How Great Thou Art Sess' 1 (FTD)°°~Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4
(FTD)°°~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°° (clipped)+Rare Elvis°~The Mono
Masters 2 (Venus)° (master only)+The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5
(FTD)°°

Fools Fall In Love
TPA4 0925
  May 28 1966 (Sat: 7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 2xFS 0:34   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (2nd FS only)+The How Great Thou Art
Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:09   The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 3 2xFS 0:25   The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5 (FTD)°°
Take 4 3xFS
+Comp
2:40   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (2nd & 3rd FS+complete)~Long Lonely
Highway (FTD)°° (complete)+The How Great Thou Art Sess' 5 (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS+M 3:10 (preceded by rehearsal)
(Master - 2:04)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 13 (Sony)°°~The Ultimate Love Songs
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 25)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar
Man (FTD)°°~Tomorrow Is A Long Time°°~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°°
~Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 4 (FTD)°°~The How Great Thou Art Sessions 1
(FTD)°°~60s Box 3°°+The Mono Masters CD2 (Venus)° (master only)
+Unsurpassed Mast. 4-12°° (count-in+M - different mix)+How Great Thou
Art Sessions Vol. 3°° (rehearsal+count-in+FS+M)+The How Great Thou
Art Sessions 5 (FTD)°° (part of rehearsal+count-in+FS+M - 2:51)

No Selections Recorded
  May 28 1966 (Sat: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
         

Notes

Although Sandra Posey was present as a backing vocalist at this session she didn't get to sing on any songs.

Although slightly edited, the definitive release of these sessions can be found on Follow That Dream's limited edition The How Great Thou Art Sessions 5xCD set, where everything has been compiled and remastered from scratch, from the original 3-track tapes, and all masters and outtakes are presented in the best possible sound.

Some of the mono sessions as released on the 2001 bootlegs The How Great Thou Art Sessions - Volumes 1, 2 and 3 sound heavily compressed, as if they were taken from an MP3 source. The stereo sessions on the same releases however, actually sound better than the same takes released by BMG, as they are clipped, and too loud, on some of the BMG releases.

The long lost stereo master of 'Come What May' was severely and audibly clipped when finally released on FTD's Long Lonely Highway. The same goes for Take 4 of 'Fools Fall In Love'.

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.

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May 28 1966
May 28 1966
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Come What May
Come What May
Music Sheet
Fools Fall In Love
Doin' The Best I Can (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
 

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