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June 12 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)

RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer : Felton Jarvis
Engineer : Jim Malloy

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
NA
  NA

Indescribably Blue (vocal overdub)
TPA4 0982
  June 12 1966 (Sun: 7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 2:57 Vocal overdub of June 10 track Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°°+Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~How
Great Thou Art Sessions Vol. 3°~Unsurp. Masters 4-12° (count-in)
~There's Always Me Volume 2°
Take 2 M 2:46 (2:54 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 13 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
~Complete Single Collection 5°°~Gold Records Vol. 4°°~Tomorrow Is A
Long Time°°~Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 (FTD)°°~60s Box 3°°+Elvis'
Gold Records Volume 4 (FTD)°~The Mono Masters CD2 (Venus)°
(master only)+How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3° (count-in only)
+Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°° (count-in+different stereo six)
+Elvis By The Presleys 1°° (no echo)

I'll Remember You (vocal overdub)
TPA4 0983
  June 12 1966 (Sun: 7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 2:34+ Vocal overdub of June 10 track
(used for splicedmaster)
Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°
~Complete Spinout Sessions°~There's Always Me Volume 2° (last part
only - 2:34 - tape cut at end)
Take 2 Complete 4:17   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~So High (FTD)°°+Unsurp. Masters 4-12°
~How Great Thou Art Sessions Vol. 3°~Complete Spinout Sessions°
~There's Always Me Volume 2° (count-in)
Take 3 Complete 3:12+ (used for spliced master) Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°
~Complete Spinout Sessions° (fragments only)
         
Spliced M 4:10 Spliced from v.o. takes 3 & 1
Unedited master
Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (with count-in for Take 3)~Tomorrow Is
A Long Time°°~60s Box 3°°
Edit M 2:45 Master edited (TPA4 5391) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 13 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Sixties
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 2)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar
Man (FTD)°°~Complete Single Collection 10°°~Spinout (FTD)°°

If Every Day Was Like Christmas (vocal overdub)
  June 12 1966 (Sun: 7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 FS 0:22 Vocal overdub of June 10 track How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-12°~How Great
Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°
Take 2 (M) 3:02 Undubbed master (MWA5 9102)
Memories Of Christmas°°+How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 4-12°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3° (count-in)
         
Overdub M 2:54 Master overdubbed on June 20 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 13 (Sony)°°~Christmas With Elvis
(Franklin Mint Comp Masters Collection 4)°°~How Great Thou Art (FTD)°°
~Complete Single Collection 5°°~Christmas Peace°°~If Every Day Was
Like Christmas°°+The Mono Masters CD2 (Venus)°

Notes

'Indescribably Blue' has better ambience on the first CD version of Gold Records Volume 4 than on the BMG remaster. A very good source of this master is the reel-to-reel Golden Records Vol.3 & 4 (ST 713-P-DP). Another good source is the 2007 Sony remaster used on the 30 disc Complete Elvis Presley Masters collection, FTD's Elvis Sings Guitar Man and the Franklin Mint package

The undubbed 'If Every Day Was Like Christmas' as released on Memories of Christmas actually has the vocals of master Take 2, although they can't be synchronized with the master. On average, this undubbed version runs a little more than 0.5% too slow and has a different piano intro that is played an octave lower. The piano intro of bootlegged Take 1 and the FTD release of How Great Thou Art is however the same as on the RCA/BMG master so it seems something happened during remixing of the version on Memories of Christmas.

To solve the sequence of the the bootlegged 'I'll Remember You' fragments, the track on The Complete Spinout Sessions was pitch-adjusted (101.254% stretch) to match BMG's remaster which was considered reference. With the obvious possibility of misidentification of takes 1 and 3, guessed sequence then becomes:

Take 1
00:00-02:12 Unreleased
02:12-03:06 (see tape note 9.)
03:06-03:52 (BMG master same time 03:06-03:52, or RCA master 01:44-02:30)
03:52-04:04 Unreleased

Take 3
00:00-02:12 (tape note3, = BMG master same time 00:00-02:12)
02:12-03:06 (see tape note 7.)
03:53-04:04 (see tape note 4.)

BMG master
00:00-02:12 Take 3
02:12-03:06 Take 1 (this part also on bootlegged tape)
03:06-03:52 Take 1 (this part not on bootlegged tape)
03:52-04:04 Take 3

'I'll Remember You' tape notes referring to bootlegged track running 10:14

1. 00:00-00:03 - Announcement of Take 1. (Followed by possible cut)

2. 00:03-00:06 - The end of an interrupted reply by Elvis. It would take a stereo source to determine whether the tape was cut here or if the microphone was turned off during the announcement as it often would.

3. 00:06-02:18 - Guessed Take 3 running from start and then cut after "...promise always".
(00:06-01:50 of this take used on original edited master "...till then" 0:00-1:42)
(00:06-02:18 of this take used for extended BMG master 00:00-02:12)

4. 02:18-02:29 - Ending of guessed Take 3. (background vocals: "you"...last note)
(this part used for original edited master 2:31-2:42)
(this part used for extended BMG master 3:53-4:04)

5. 02:30-06:54 - Complete Take 2. No part cut or used for master.

6. 06:54-06:58 - Announcement of Take 3, interrupted-tape cut.

7. 06:58-08:39 - The rest of assumed Take 3, after "promise always" (note 3 above), not used for spliced master.
("o-o you remember too"...background vocals: "I'll remember"-cut)
Fragment described in note 4 above fits perfectly after this cut.

8. 08:40-08:50 - Silence. Tape cut.

9. 08:51-10:14 - Pick-up after tape cut of assumed Take 1 then tape cut "I will remember too(low)...till then"
08:51-09:20 - "I will remember too(low)...promise always" not used for RCA/BMG master
09:20-10:14 - "o-o you'll remember too...till then" used for extended BMG master only 02:12-03:06

Notes above courtesy of 'Master & Session' web site.

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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