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March 27 / 28 1972
(+ 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
Engineers: Al Pachucki / Rick Ruggieri
(7.00pm - 3.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Donnie Sumner;
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Richard Sterban
Guitar: John Wilkinson  
Guitar: Joe Esposito Harmony Vocal:
Piano: Glen D. Hardin Elvis Presley ('For The Good Times' & 'Separate Ways')
Bass: Emory Gordy  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  

Separate Ways
BPA3 1149
  March 27 / 28 1972 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS
0:17   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:34   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:30   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:03 (announced as Take 3) Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (faded)
Take 5 FS 0:21   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (faded)
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11 FS
0:33   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 12 LFS 1:05   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 13 LFS 1:50   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (faded)
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19        
Take 20 FS
0:10   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 21 (M) 2:58 Undubbed master Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 22 FS 0:32   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 23 FS 0:35   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 24 LFS 1:12   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 25 Complete 2:58   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (count-in)+Unedited Masters - Hollywood
To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°~Platinum 4°° (2:38)+Pure Diamonds
Volume 4°° (different mixes)
         
V.O. (M)   Harmony v.o. by Elvis (last verse)  
         
Overdub (M) 2:59 Brass & strings overdubs on May 8 For The Good Times°°~Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology Volume 2°°
(2:34)+Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited (Venus)°°
Overdub M 2:36 Strings removed & faded Complete Elvis Presley Masters 23 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Standing Room Only (FTD)°°~Comp.
Single Collection 8°°~70s Box 1°°+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°
+Always On My Mind°° (different mixes)

For The Good Times
BPA3 1150
  March 27 / 28 1972 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:15   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 3:26   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (count-in)~The Romantic (Time Life Elvis
Presley Collection Vol 7)°°~Platinum 4°° (listed as Take 3)
Take 3 Complete 3:17   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°+6363 Sunset (FTD)°° (count-in)
~Love Elvis°°
Take 4 (M)   Undubbed master  
         
V.O. (M) 3:11 Harmony vocal overdub by Elvis Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°+Pure
Diamonds Volume 4°° (tracks 14 & 20 - different mixes)
         
Overdub M 3:09 Brass & strings overdubs on May 8 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 23 (Sony)°°~Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
~Elvis Fool (FTD)°°~Country (2006 DSD)°°~70s Box 4°°~Burning Love°°
~For The Good Times°° (acetate)

Where Do I Go From Here
BPA3 1151
  March 27 / 28 1972 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS
     
Take 2 Complete
2:37   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:10   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:13   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 5 Complete 2:03   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (count-in)~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 4°°
(1:55)
Take 6 Complete 2:53   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (extra dialogue)~6363 Sunset (FTD)°°
Take 7 LFS 1:15   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 8 (M) 2:52 Undubbed master Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (count-in)+Unedited Masters - Hollywood
To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°+Pure Diamonds Volume 4°° (different
mixes)
         
Overdub M 2:38 Brass & strings overdubs on May 8 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 23 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Seventies
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Coll'n 3)°°~Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
~Elvis Fool (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°+Elvis Fool (FTD)°° (track 15)~For The
Good Times°° (1:49)

Notes

The undubbed master of 'For The Good Times' is listed on the Venus bootleg Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980 although it actually contains Elvis' harmony vocal overdub. This appears to be from a tape source as opposed to the harmony vocal overdub that appeared on the bootleg Pure Diamonds Volume 4 from two diferent acetate sources.

Originally, Take 25 of 'Separate Ways' was considered for the master and is contained on an acetate pressed after the sessions (shown below).

The overdubbed version of 'Separate Ways' can be found on the bootlegs For The Good Times and Tiger Man Volume 2, taken from an acetate source, and in much improved sound quality from a tape source on the Venus bootleg Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited.

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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