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March 11 / 12 1975
(+ 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 C - Hollywood, California
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Rick Ruggieri

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
James Burton Voice : Donnie Sumner; Sherrill Nielsen; Tim Baty; Tommy Hensley
Guitar: Charlie Hodge  
John Wilkinson Harmony Vocal:
Clavinet: David Briggs Elvis Presley ('T-R-O-U-B-L-E')
Bass: Duke Bardwell  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  
Piano: Glen D Hardin  

Susan When She Tried
EPA3 1598
  March 11 1975 (Tue: 9.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 FS 0:31   Today (FTD)°°~6363 Sunset (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 3:25   Today (FTD)°°~6363 Sunset (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 3:07   Today (FTD)°°
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 (M) 2:55 Unedited undubbed master Christmas Today°° (count-in & complete)~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°
(faded - 2:40)+Yesterday / Today°° (faded - 2:13) (see note)
Overdub M 2:55 Bass part re-recorded on April 8 (eve)
Unedited master
Faded   2:16 Master is edited & faded Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 26 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~70s Box 4°°

EPA3 1599
  March 12 1975 (Wed: 12.30am - 3.30am)
Take 1 Complete 3:16   Today (FTD)°°~6363 Sunset (FTD)°°
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 3:10 Undubbed master Christmas Today°°
Overdub M 3:02 Harmony vocal overdub by Elvis Complete Elvis Presley Masters 26 (Sony)°°~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 36)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin'
Tonight 4 (Legacy)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°° (track 1)~(20 Bit)°°
~70s Box 2°°+Yesterday / Today°°+Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°° (different
mixes)+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°

Tiger Man
WPA5 2575
  March 12 1975 (Wed: 12.30am - 3.30am)
Take 1 Jam 3:15   Christmas Today°° (complete)~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 26 (Sony)°°
~Today (FTD)°°~70s Box 4°° (faded in & out)+Tiger Man - An Alternate
Anthology Volume 2°° (extended - 3:56)

Woman Without Love
EPA3 1600
  March 12 1975 (Wed: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1 (M) 3:44 Undubbed master Christmas Today°° (count-in & extra dialogue)~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°
+Our Memories Of Elvis 3 (Victrola)°°~Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 3)°°
+Yesterday / Today°° (different mix) (see notes)
Overdub (M) 3:36 Bass part re-recorded on April 8 (aft) A Legendary Performer Volume 5°° (no male backing vocals)
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on April 9  
Overdub M 3:33 String overdubs on April 14 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 6)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°~(20 Bit)°°

Shake A Hand
EPA3 1601
  March 12 1975 (Wed: 4.00am - 7.00am)
Take 1 Complete 3:49   Today (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 3:55   Today (FTD)°°~6363 Sunset (FTD)°°
Take 3 (M) 4:00 Unedited undubbed master Christmas Today°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°° (3:17)+Yesterday / Today°°
(3:40)+Our Memories Of Elvis Vol. 3 (Victrola)°°~Our Memories Of Elvis
(FTD - 3)°° (see notes)
Overdub (M)   Bass part re-recorded on April 8 (morning)
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on April 9
Overdub M 3:45 Brass overdubs on April 10 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 9)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~70s Box 4°°


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 ending of 'Susan When She Tried' is edited to cover up a vocal mistake.

Duke Bardwell's bass parts were removed (except 'T-R-O-U-B-L-E'), and re-done by Norbert Putnam, (Mike Leech - 'Shake A Hand') on April 8.

By taking out two of the four channels from the rare Quadraphonic LP of Elvis Today is how the "previously unreleased and undubbed versions" were created on the bootleg Yesterday / Today (Bilko).

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.

Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Susan When She Tried
Susan When She Tried (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Music Sheet
Tiger Man
Tiger Man (Thanks to Piotr Stefaniszyn)

Music Sheet
Woman Without Love
Woman Without Love (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
Shake A Hand
Shake A Hand (Thanks to Christopher Brown)