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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:
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
2:27   Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°°
(count-in)~Come What May°
Take 2 Complete 1:59   So High (FTD)°° (clipped)+Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (No Count-in
- Extra dialogue)+How Great Thou Art Sessions Vol 3°°~Come What May°
Take 3 FS 0:16   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°+Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~How
Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (count-in)
Take 4 Complete 2:12   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°+Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~How
Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (count-in)~Come What May°
Take 5 FS 0:54   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (guitar picking before FS edited in
before Take 6)+How Great Thou Art Sessions Vol. 3°° (count-in)
~Come What May°
Take 6 Complete 2:04   Collectors Gold 2°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°+How Great Thou Art
Sessions Volume 3°° (count-in)
Take 7 Complete 2:20 (preceded by rehearsal) Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (Count-in & dialogue)~Tomorrow Is A
Long Time°°~60s Box 3°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°°
Take 8 M 2:01   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 13 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar
Man (FTD)°°~Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 4 (FTD)°°~Long Lonely Highway
(FTD)°° (clipped)+Rare Elvis°~The Mono Masters CD2 (Venus)°

Fools Fall In Love
TPA4 0925
  May 28 1966 (Sat: 7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 3xFS 0:30   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS      
Take 3 FS      
Take 4 Complete 2:11   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°° (clipped)
Take 5 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 Volume 4 (FTD)°°~60s Box 3°°+The Mono Masters
CD2 (Venus)° (2:06)+Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°° (count-in+M)+How
Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (cehearsal+count-in+M)

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


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

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)