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June 27 - 28 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)

NBC Studio 4 - Burbank, California
Playback / Overdub Session for NBC TV Special 'Elvis'
Producer : Steve Binder
Engineer: Bones Howe

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
NA
  NA

Calliope Carnival / Big Boss Man (playback)
("Amusement Pier" part 1)
June 27 1968 (Thur: 7.00am - 10.00am)
Take 1 Incomplete
1:20 Playback & lip-synch of "Escape"
section 2 - 'Calliope Carnival'
&
"Escape" section 3 - 'Big Boss Man'
"Match doesn't go out"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (101)
Take 2 Incomplete 0:48 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (102)
Take 3 Complete 1:54 "Guitar doesn't break" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (103)
Take 4 Complete 2:01   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (104)
Take 5 Incomplete 1:41 "Guitar strap comes undone" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (105)
Take 6 Incomplete 1:18 "Elvis cracks up" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (106)
Take 7 Complete 1:46 "Guitar doesn't break" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (107)
Take 8 Complete 2:08   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (108)
Take 9 Complete 2:42 "Guitar doesn't quite break" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (109)
Take 10 (M) 1:42 (used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (110)

It Hurts Me (vocal overdub & playback)
("Amusement Pier" part 2)
  June 27 1968 (Thur: 7.00am - 10.00am)
Take 1 Incomplete
0:44
V.O. of "Escape" section 4 -
start to "...to see you sit and cry"
P.B. & lip synch of "Escape" #4
during fight - from "when I know..."
to "...he'll never change"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (111)
Take 2 Incomplete 1:35 "Elvis splits his pants" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (112)
Take 3 Complete 3:25
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (113)
Take 4 Complete 2:24   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (114)
Take 5 Incomplete 2:20   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (115)
Take 6 Incomplete 1:22 "Bottle doesn't break" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (116)
Take 7 Complete 0:54   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (117)
Take 8 Complete 1:31 "Did I anticipate?" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (118)
Take 9 Complete 0:58 "Somebody's gonna have sore arms
tomorrow"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (119)
Take 10 (M) 2:05 (used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (120)

It Hurts Me (playback)
("Amusement Pier" part 2 pickups)
June 27 1968 (Thur: 7.00am - 10.00am)
Take 1 Incomplete
1:37 PB & lip-synch of "After Karate" section 1 - "the whole town..."
to "...he'll never change"
"I don't know upstage from down
stage"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (121)
Take 2 Incomplete 1:40 "Too blind to see" is where you walk
in Elvis
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (122)
Take 3 Incomplete 1:01   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (123)
Take 4 Incomplete 1:16 "God dammit! Can I hear the track
one time, please?"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (124)
Take 5 Incomplete 1:30 "God dammit! Sorry, Steve" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (125)
Take 6 (M) 1:28 (used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (126)

("Amusement Pier" part 3)?
June 27 1968 (Thur: 7.00am - 10.00am)
Take 1 (201)
Take 2 (202)
Take 3 (203)
Take 4 (204)
Take 5 (205)
Take 6 (206)
Take 7 (207)
Take 8 (M) (not used)(?) (208)

It Hurts Me (playback)
("Amusement Pier" part 4)
June 27 1968 (Thur: 7.00am - 10.00am)
Take 1 Complete 2:59 Playback of 'Electronic Karate' &
lip synch of "After Karate" section 1 -
ending
The '68 Comeback (Special Edition DVD)° (209)
Take 2 Incomplete 2:19 The '68 Comeback (Special Edition DVD)° (210)
Take 3 (M) 2:50 (used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Special Edition DVD)° (211)

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go
But To The Lord / Up Above My Head (playback)
("Gospel" part 1)
June 28 1968 (Fri: 9.00am - 12.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 3:56 Playback & lip-synch of "Gospel"
section 1

"Declared a good rehearsal"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (501)
Take 2 Incomplete 1:13 "Dance solo problem" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (502)
Take 3 Complete 4:22   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (503)
Take 4 Incomplete 0:54 "Dance solo problem" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (504)
Take 5 Incomplete 2:24 "Elvis mis-step on the stairs" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (505)
Take 6 (M) 4:25 (used for 'Soundtrack Gospel Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (506)

Up Above My Head / I Found That Light / Saved (intro)
(playback) ("Gospel" part 2)
June 28 1968 (Fri: 9.00am - 12.00pm)
Take 1 Incomplete 2:28 Playback & lip-synch of "Gospel"
section 2

The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (507)
Take 2 Incomplete 1:00 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (508)
Take 3 Complete 4:17 "Elvis flings tambourine to sky" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (509)
Take 4 Complete 4:12 "Elvis wants another one" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (510)
Take 5 Complete 4:21 "Elvis gives "Outta Here" thumb" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (511)
Take 6 (M) 5:26 "Waiting for Darlene"
(used for 'Soundtrack Gospel Medley')
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (512)

I Found That Light / Saved (part 1) (playback)
("Gospel" part 2 pickups)
June 28 1968 (Fri: 9.00am - 12.00pm)
Take 1 Incomplete 1:20 Playback & lip-synch of "Gospel"
section 2
& "Gospel" section 3
"Problems with dancers' cue"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (513)
Take 2 Incomplete 0:37 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (514)
Take 3 Complete 1:02 "Elvis misses his "Ho-Ho, Yeah" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (515)
Take 4 (M) 1:08 (used for 'Soundtrack Gospel Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (516)

Preach For The Sky / Saved (part 2) (playback)
("Gospel" part 3 pickups)
June 28 1968 (Fri: 2.00pm - 3.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 2:41 Playback & lip-synch of "Gospel"
section 3

"You got it"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (517)
Take 2 0:57 (erroneous 518 slate - 601 called
but not slated)
"Cast chatter"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (518 / 601)
Take 3 Incomplete 2:38 "Elvis can't hear the playback" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (602)
Take 4 Incomplete 2:49 "God dammit! Sorry, I can't hear it" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (603)
Take 5 (M) 2:51 (used for 'Soundtrack Gospel Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (604)

Let Yourself Go (playback)
("Guitar Man Let Yourself Go" part 1)
June 28 1968 (Fri)
Take 1 FS 0:58 Playback & lip synch of "1st verse
female vocal overdub"
& "Guitar
Man's Evil" section 2 up to "Let's go"

601 slate label corrected - "Gospel"
label not
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (605)
Take 2 Complete 2:29   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (606)
(Gospel label on slate corrected)
Take 3 Complete 2:06 "Gospel" label on slate corrected The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (607)
Take 4 Incomplete 2:43 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (608)
Take 5 Complete 2:38 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (609)
Take 6 (M) 4:12 (used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (610)

Let Yourself Go (playback)
("Guitar Man Let Yourself Go" part 3)
June 28 1968 (Fri)
Take 1 FS 0:58 Playback & lip-synch of "Guitar
Man's Evil" section 3 - 'Let Yourself
Go - part 2 / Alley Pickup'
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (611)
Take 2 Incomplete 1:11 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (612)
Take 3 Incomplete 1:41 "Not to mention Bones Howe" The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (613)
Take 4 Complete 1:16 "Did I miss the lip-synch on the
very last line?"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (614)
Take 5 Complete 1:36 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (615)
Take 6 Complete 1:22 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (616)
Take 7 (M) 1:03 (used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (617)

Let Yourself Go (playback)
("Guitar Man Let Yourself Go" inserts)
June 28 1968 (Fri)
Take 1 NG 0:08 Playback & lip-synch of "Guitar
Man's Evil" section 3 - 'Let Yourself
Go - Part 2
'
"Put your warm red grapes on mine"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (No 618 slate)
Take 2 (M) 0:50 "grapes"
(used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley')
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (619)
Take 1 NG 1:11 "palms together"
(Andy Williams sings 'Downtown')
(not used)
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (620)
Take 1 (M) 0:56 "leaning" (used for 'Str. Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (621)
Take 1 (M) 2:25 "kissing" (Phillis Diller medley)
(used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley')
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (622)

Let Yourself Go (playback) (no Elvis)
("Guitar Man Let Yourself Go" part 2)
June 28 1968 (Fri)
Take 1 NG
0:58 Playback of "Guitar Man's Evil" section 3 - 'Flicker Routine'
part 2 - "chairs"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (623)
Take 2 NG 1:36   The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (624)
Take 3 (M) 0:42 (used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (625)
Take 1 NG 1:10 part 2A - "dancing"
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (626)
Take 2 NG 0:56 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (627)
Take 3 NG 0:49 The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (628)
Take 4 (M) 1:02 (used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley') The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (629)
(No 630 slate)
Take 1 (M) 2:58 part 2A girl inserts - "lounging"
(used for 'Soundtrack Road Medley')
The '68 Comeback (Deluxe DVD 3)° (631)

Notes

Numbers shown in brackets refer to the slate / clapperboard numbers used during filming.

"Amusement Pier" part 2 is Elvis' vocal overdub, and also lip synch of 'It Hurts Me' ("Escape" section 4) recorded on June 20, but with some of Elvis' original vocals removed from the track, that will become part of the composite Road Medley used for the filmed soundtrack. The vocal overdub is from the beginning to "...to see you sit and cry" and the lip-synch / playback is from during the fight ("...when I know" to "...he'll never change").

The other production numbers are only lip synched performances by Elvis to material already recorded between June 20 & 23.

All production numbers can be found on The 68 Comeback deluxe DVD set, apart from the ending of 'It Hurts Me', which can be found as an "easter egg" on the stand-alone The 68 Comeback - Special Edition DVD.

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