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July 23 / 24 1973
(+ 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)

Stax Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki
(11.00pm - 3.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Donnie Sumner;
Guitar: Charlie Hodge David Rowland
Johnny Christopher Mary Holladay; Ginger Holladay; Kathy Westmoreland; Mary 'Jeanie'
Piano: Bobby Wood  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  
Drums: Jerry Carrigan  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Percussion: Joe Esposito  

Raised On Rock
CPA5 4767
  July 23 / 24 1973 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10 M 3:05 Master is without overdubs Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Seventies
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 3)°°~Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
~(20 Bit)°°~Complete Single Collection 8°°~70s Box 2°°~Elvis At Stax 2°°
+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°+Raised On Rock (FTD)°° (rough mix)
+Pure Diamonds Vol. 3°° (tracks 8 & 17) (diff. mixes)+Our Memories Of
Elvis (FTD - 3 Bonus)°° (see note)

For Ol' Times Sake
CPA5 4768
  July 23 / 24 1973 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS
Take 2 LFS      
Take 3 LFS      
Take 4 Complete 3:39   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 5°° (listed as Take 3)
~Elvis At Stax 1°° (different mixes)
Take 5 LFS 1:11   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 6 LFS 1:30   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 7 Incomp. 3:39   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 8 M 3:56 Master is without overdubs Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Raised On Rock (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~Complete Single Collection 8°°~Elvis At Stax 2°°~70s Box 2°°
+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°+Pure Diamonds Vol 3°°+Raised On
Rock (FTD)°° (rough mix)~Our Memories Of Elvis Volume 3 (Victrola)°°
+Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 3 Bonus)°° (see note)+The Joan Deary
Tapes Vol. 2°° (different mix)


The undubbed masters on Our Memories Of Elvis weren't really the pure undubbed masters. They were the fully overdubbed or regular masters but with certain instruments and backing vocal channels removed or stripped down.

The count-in for Take 8 of 'For Ol' Times Sake' can be found in the dialogue after Take 7 on FTD's Raised On Rock classic album.

"Sessions III" lists the undubbed master of 'For Ol' Times Sake' as being unreleased, but the master is without overdubs.

Some of the rough mixes found on FTD's Raised On Rock classic album are longer than the final masters.

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.

All outtakes and masters used on the Sony 3xCD set Elvis At Stax have been completely remixed and remastered from scratch.

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For Ol' Times Sake
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July 23 1973
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Raised On Rock
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For Ol' Times Sake
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