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October 15 1968
(+ 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)

Stage 7, Samuel Goldwyn Studios - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for National General's Charro!
Musical Conductor : Hugo Montenegro
Arrangers : Billy Strange / David Gates / Hugo Montenegro
Engineer: Kevin Cleary
(7.00pm - 12.00am)

Tommy Tedesco  
Guitar: Ralph Grasso  
Guitar: Howard Roberts  
Bass: Raymond Brown  
Bass: Max Bennett  
Drums: Carl 'Cubby' O'Brien  
Piano: Don Randi  
Percussion: Emil 'Richards' Radocchia  

Let's Forget About The Stars (track)
M10 October 15 1968 (Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2 (M)   (Vocal overdub on November 25)  

Charro (track)
M11 October 15 1968 (Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 (M)   (Vocal overdub on November 25)  


Elvis' vocal overdubs to these two tracks were recorded on November 25 1968.

Rhythm group repairs and a full orchestral backing was overdubbed to 'Charro' between November 26 and 27.

On the original release of 'Let's Forget About The Stars' on the Let's Be Friends LP and later on The U.S. Male LP, there is a distinct piano that can be heard over the bridge of the song which is missing on the Double Features mix. Strangely, the U.S. CD release of Let's Be Friends from 2007 also uses the Double Features mix instead of the original mix.

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. The 2007 remaster of 'Let's Forget About The Stars' uses the original LP mix with piano.

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