The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face was
originally recorded as a duet with Ginger Holladay
on March 15, but Ginger Holladay's vocals were
not used, and removed from the rhythm track, leaving
only Elvis' vocals. Additional backup vocals were
then overdubbed on March 18.
With Elvis' original vocals and the backup vocal
overdubs then being removed from the multi-track
tape, leaving only the original Take 12 rhythm
track, on May 21 Elvis tried The First Time
Ever I Saw Your Face again as a duet, this
time with Temple Riser, but this was also not
used. Elvis re-recorded his vocals again on this
day to the original Take 12 rhythm track.
Additional vocal repairs and additions were done
for The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
on June 9 by Elvis and The Imperials.
A remixed version of The First Time Ever I
Saw Your Face was featured on the '70's Box'.
An extended version of The First Time Ever
I Saw Your Face was featured on the cassette
only release of the box set 'Elvis Aron Presley'.
During these sessions, Elvis fooled around with
Johnny B Goode ('Let It Roll'), Lady Madonna
('70's Box'), Mean Woman Blues and Listen
To The Bell ('Essential Elvis Volume 4') among
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.
Thanks to Luuk Bonthond regarding extended versions
of songs on the cassette version of 'Elvis Aron