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March 20 1967
(+ 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 : Jim Malloy
(10.00am - 1.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Chip Young Walker
Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin Millie Kirkham
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Piano: David Briggs  
Harmonica: Charlie McCoy  
Steel Guitar: Peter Drake  

Suppose (original home recording)
Take NA1 Complete 3:01 (CPA5 5164)
Back In Living Stereo 6 (MRS)°~Home Recordings°
Take NA2 (M) 3:01 (OPA5 8216) Back In Living Stereo 6 (MRS)°~Golden Celebration 4°~Songs To Sing°
+Celluloid Rock 2-3°° (track 19)

Suppose (overdub)
UPA4 2263
  March 20 1967 (Mon)
Overdub M 3:03 Piano, band & backup vocal
overdubs of Take NA2
Comp Elvis Presley Masters 14 (Sony)°°~60s Box 3°°~Speedway (FTD)°°
+Complete Spinout Sessions°° (piano version)~Celluloid Rock 2-3°°
(track 20)+(track 21)+(track 22) (different mixes)+(track 23 - track only
- speeded up - 2:55)


The basic home recording of 'Suppose' features Elvis' voice and piano by Charlie Hodge and was recorded sometime in late 1966/early 1967 at 10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California.

Because the bootleg Celluloid Rock Volume 2 used the original 3 (or 4?) Track tape, it was possible for them to give the impression of four different overdubs of this song, when in reality, it was all just the same track!

Sessions III also lists an earlier overdub session on January 18 too, although it is not listed by Ernst Jørgensen in A Life In Music. Perhaps that session was initially intended just to overdub backing vocals to the original home recording, but then the idea was abandoned in favour of recording a new backing track and adding backing vocals.

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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