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August 7 1969 (Overdub)
(+ 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)

United Recording - Las Vegas, Nevada
Producer : Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Bill Porter
(3.30am - 6.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Art Vasquez
Trumpet: Norman Prentice  
Trumpet: Bobby Shew  
Trombone: Archie LeCroque  
Trombone: Johnny Boicie  
Bass Trombone: Kenneth Adkins  

Suspicious Minds (overdub - stereo)
XPA5 1227
  August 7 1969 (Thur)

Suspicious Minds (overdub - mono)
XPA5 1227
  August 7 1969 (Thur)


The brass overdubs for 'Suspicious Minds' only exist on the final mono and stereo masters, and the mono and stereo masters both have different brass performances. According to Bill Porter, the reason for this procedure was that all the eight tracks were full. Porter also persuaded Felton to do the final stereo and mono mixes at the same time as this overdub session. This is also the reason why both the remastered attempts Memphis Record (1987, missing the brass) and Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1) (2002, flanging due to mixing stereo master with 8-track) failed. Remastering 'Suspicious Minds' must involve faithful re-recording of the brass section. Maybe that even can be justified now that there is no clear definition of "original" master in the first place.

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August 7 1969 (Overdub)
August 7 1969 Overdub