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June 30 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)

MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for MGM's Double Trouble
MGM Producer : Jeffrey Alexander
Engineers : Aaron Rochin / Lyle Burbridge
(7.00pm - 12.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
NA
  Elvis Presley ('Could I Fall In Love')

Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal overdub)
UPA3 3936 2012 June 30 1966 (Thur)
Take 1 Complete 2:29 Vocal overdub of 2002-06
"2013 Take 1"
(used for composite movie version)
Double Trouble (FTD)° (1:46 - harmony vocal alone / no backing track)
+Tape°° (count-in for 2002-06)
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 2:26 "2012 Take 4"
(used for composite movie version)
Unedited master
 
         
Edit M 1:44 Intro extended & verse removed
from 2012-04
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 14 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Double Trouble (FTD)°°~Double
Features - Spinout / Double Trouble°°~Celluloid Rock 2-3°° (track 2)
+Celluloid Rock 2-3°° (track 1 - harmony vocal with backing track)
+From The Archives Vol 1° (harmony vocal alone - no backing track)

Could I Fall In Love (movie version - transfer)
2302 (July 1 1966)
Take 1 (M)
2:37 Mono transfer of 2012-01 Acetate° (count-in for 2013-01 & 2002-06)

Could I Fall In Love (movie version composite)
  (July 5 1966)
Spliced (M)
2:40 Composite of 2012-01 & 2012-04
(not used)
Acetate° (count-in for 2013-01, 2002-06 & 2012-04)

Could I Fall In Love (movie version - transfer)
2404 (September 21 1966)
Take 1     Mono transfer of 2012-01 (edited)  
Take 2        
Take 3 (M)
1:44 (1:55 with count-in) Acetate° (count-in for 2013-01 & 2002-06)

City By Night (vocal overdub #1)
  2013 June 30 1966 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2001-03
 
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10 Complete 2:47 (used for spliced master)
(2:59 with count-in)
Double Trouble (FTD)°° (count-in for 2013-10)
Take 11        
Take 12     (used for spliced master)
 
         
Spliced (M) 2:47 Spliced from takes 12 & 10 (not used)  

City By Night (movie version - transfer)
  (July 5 1966)
Take 1 (M)
2:47 Mono transfer of 2013-SP
(3:08 with count-in)
Acetate° (count-in for 2013-12 & 2013-10)

Old MacDonald (vocal overdub)
UPA3 3939 2014 June 30 1966 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2010-07  
Take 2 (M)   Unedited master
"When I Fall In Love"
 
         
Edit M 2:04 Master edited
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 14 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Double Trouble (FTD)°°~Double
Features - Spinout / Double Trouble°°~Celluloid Rock 2-3°°+From The
Archives Vol 1° (instrumental)+From The Archives Vol 2° (vocal only)
(edited)+Acetate° (count-in & complete)

Notes

Except for masters and alternate masters - all original 3-Track tapes are lost.

Celluloid Rock Volume 2 (Cool Romeo) has a binaural mix used for the masters.

Take 1 of the harmony vocal overdub (2012) of 'Could I Fall In Love' is the movie version of the song. It is mistakenly announced as "Twenty F... (announcer stumbles) Thirteen Take One" (instead of "Twenty Twelve"), and was released (without count-in) as 'vocal only' on FTD's Double Trouble extended soundtrack.

A composite of takes 1 and 4 of the harmony vocal was also tried out for the movie version of 'Could I Fall In Love' although it appears that only Take 1 itself was used instead, although edited.

'Could I Fall In Love' is also edited for final record version master. The original verse from 0:55 to 1:34 is omitted, and the intro is extended.

Takes 10 and 12 of 'City By Night' survive (in stereo) on the master tape reel, as the original master of this 1st vocal overdub was a splice of takes 12 and 10, as follows:
0.00 - 1.58 = Take 12 (start to "The city by night")
1.59 - 2.47 = Take 10 ("lies wide awake" to end)

The master of 'Old MacDonald' is edited - Elvis' complete vocal ending is cut from the end of the song.

Before Take 2 of the vocal overdub (2014) of 'Old MacDonald', Elvis can be heard singing a line of 'When I Fall In Love'.

'Old MacDonald' on the bootlegs From The Archives Volume 1 and From The Archives Volume 2 (hidden track), and 'Could I Fall In Love' on the bootleg From The Archives Volume 2 (hidden track) is just one channel removed, and then centred, from the binaural tape.

An approximation of how the musical score fits into the movie is shown below, but this is just an educated guess as some timings of tracks do not match timings on MGM's Daily Music Reports from the scoring sessions.

All timings in the 'Musical Breakdown' below are taken from the DVD release of the movie.

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.

Session Logs
Musical Breakdown
Double Trouble
Double Trouble
Recording Information
Double Trouble
Double Trouble
 

Acetate
Could I Fall In Love (Take 1)
Could I Fall In Love
Acetate
Could I Fall In Love (composite)
Could I Fall In Love (composite)
Acetate
City By Night (composite)
City By Night (composite)

 
Acetate
Could I Fall In Love (movie version - edited)
Could I Fall In Love (edited movie version)
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Could I Fall In Love
Could I Fall In Love (Thanks to Piotr Stefaniszyn)
Music Sheet
City By Night
City By Night (Thanks to Piotr Stefaniszyn)
Music Sheet
Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald (Thanks to Piotr Stefaniszyn)

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