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March 28 / 29 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 - 4.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Donnie Sumner;
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Richard Sterben
Guitar: John Wilkinson  
Guitar: Joe Esposito  
Piano: Glen D. Hardin  
Bass: Emory Gordy  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  

Burning Love
BPA3 1257
  March 28 / 29 1972 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1 FS
Take 2 Complete
3:01   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (Count-In)~6363 Sunset (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 2:01   Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 3:37   Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (Count-In & Faded)+Unedited Masters
- Nashville Revisited (Venus)°° (Count-In & Unedited)+Platinum 4°°
~Burning Love (2007 Single)°° (3:05 - Spliced with 'Intro' of Take 2)
Take 5 FS 0:15   Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°
Take 6 (M) 3:11 (Unedited Undubbed Master)  
Edit (M) 2:46 (Edited Undubbed Master) Pure Diamonds Volume 4°°
Overdub (M) 3:11 Band overdubs on April 27 Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°° (with
Take 6 Count-in)
Faded M 2:48 (Master Faded) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 23 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Seventies
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 3)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin'
Tonight 4 (Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°~Standing Room Only (FTD)°°
~Complete Single Collection 8°°~70's Box 1°°+Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1)°°
+Top Ten Hits° (Remix - SPA1 4194) (Different mixes)+The Mono Masters
CD5 (Venus)°+The Definitive Country Album°° (Edited)
Re-Recording 3:30 (2013 Re-recorded backing track) If I Can Dream°°

BPA3 1258
  March 28 / 29 1972 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1 Complete
4:11   Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 72-80 (Venus)°° (Count-in &
Unedited)~Standing Room Only (FTD)°° (Count-In)~6363 Sunset (FTD)°°
Take 2 (M)
3:20 (Unedited Undubbed Master) Pure Diamonds Volume 4°°+Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville
1972-1980 (Venus)°° (Count-in only)
Overdub (M) 3:46 Brass & Strings overdubs on May 8
(Unedited Overdubbed Master)
Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 72-80 (Venus)°° (Unedited)
~Live Live Live Vol. 2°° (3:38)~For The Good Times°° (Acetate - 3:17)
Faded (M) 2:38 (Faded Overdubbed Master) Elvis Aron Presley 3°°+Elvis Aron Presley (Cassette - Extended 3:46)°°
Edit M 2:43 (Strings removed) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 23 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°~Standing Room
Only (FTD)°°~Elvis Fool (FTD)°° (Track 14)~(20 Bit)°°~Complete Single
Collection 8°°~70's Box 2°°+Elvis Fool (FTD)°° (Track 1 - Different Mix)
+Elvis Fool (FTD)°° (Track 24 - Single Master)+Our Memories Of Elvis
(FTD - 3 Bonus)°° (See Note)+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°


Strings were removed from Fool before release, although some strings can still be heard on the released master of Fool.

The undubbed masters on 'Our Memories Of Elvis' weren't really the pure undubbed masters. They were the fully overdubbed or regular masters but with certain instruments and backing vocal channels removed or stripped down.

An edited (2:21) version of Burning Love, with omitted part of verse ("Help me I'm flaming, I must be a hundred and nine, burning, burning, burning and nothing can cool me..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Country Album'.

Takes 5 and 6 of Burning Love can be found on the Venus release "Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980" although Take 6 contains overdubs, as the overdubbed cowbell and additional guitar can be clearly heard.

The re-recording of Burning Love can found on the 2015 album 'If I Can Dream', which contained Elvis' original vocals but with new backings by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and which actually went to number one in the UK album charts.

An extended version of the already edited master of Fool, with strings, can be found on the Cassette version of the box set 'Elvis Aron Presley'.

There appears to be some controversy regarding the different mixes of the song Fool released on FTD's 'Elvis (Fool)' classic album.
The mix of the song on FTD's 'Elvis (Fool)' (Track 14), FTD's 'Standing Room Only', 'Elvis (Fool)' (1994 CD) and 'Elvis (Fool)' (Original LP) appear to be the same.
The mix on Track 1 on FTD's 'Elvis (Fool)' appears to have a different mix (0.5% faster, more echo, the instruments themselves aren't so clear as on the other mix, and the vocals are slightly more on the right).
I think that Track 1 on FTD's 'Elvis (Fool)' is the "Original Alternate Mix" and should have been placed as Track 14, and that Track 14 on FTD's 'Elvis (Fool)' is the "Originally Released Mix" and should have been placed as Track 1.
Basically, they're reversed!

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 Presley'.

Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive' albums.

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March 28 1972
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