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February 26 1965
(+ 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 B - Nashville, Tennessee
Soundtrack Session for MGM's 'Harum Scarum'
MGM Producers : Fred Karger / Gene Nelson
Engineer : Bill Vandevort
(Session times unknown)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin Walker
Guitar: Charlie McCoy  
Bass: Henry Strzelecki  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Kenneth Buttrey  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Tambourine: Hoyt Hawkins (?)  
Conga Drums: Gene Nelson (?)  
Flute: Rufus Long  
Oboe: Ralph Strobel  

Golden Coins
SPA3 6753
  February 26 1965 (Fri)
Take 1 SFS
0:16 (C-2073) Avventura In Oriente°°~Tape°° (count-in)~Come What May° (listed as
Take 3)
Take 2 BD 0:55 (C-2074) Avventura In Oriente°°~Tape°°~Come What May° (listed as Take 4)
Take 3 SFS 0:20 (C-2075) Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Avventura In Oriente°°
Take 4 Complete 1:59 (C-2076) Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Avventura In Oriente°° (count-in)~Come What
May° (listed as Take 6)
Take 5 SFS   (C-2077)  
Take 6 Complete   (C-2078)  
Take 7 FS 0:24 (C-2079) Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Avventura In Oriente°°
Take 8 Complete 1:58 (C-2080) Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Avventura In Oriente°°
Take 9 SFS   (C-2081)  
Take 10 Complete   (C-2082)  
Take 11 Complete   (C-2083) (used for spliced master)  
Take 12 SFS   (C-2084)  
Take 13 FS   (C-2085)  
Take 14 FS   (C-2086)  
Take 15 FS   (C-2087)  
Take 16 Complete   (C-2088) (used for spliced master)  
         
Spliced M 1:57 Spliced from takes 16 & 11
(C-2088 & C-2083)
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Double
Features - Harem Holiday / Girl Happy°°~Avventura In Oriente°°
+Avventura In OrienteĀ°

Golden Coins (movie version - transfer)
2408  
Take 1 (M)
1:57 Mono transfer of spliced master
Acetate°

Golden Coins (movie version)
   
Overdub (M)
2:13 Overdubbed instruments and intro
Avventura In Oriente°~Soundtrack°

Animal Instinct
SPA3 6757
  February 26 1965 (Fri)
Take 1 BD
1:32 (C-2089) "different arrangement" Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Avventura In Oriente°°
Take 2 BD   (C-2090)  
Take 3 BD 1:42 (C-2091) Harum Scarum (FTD)°°+Avventura In Oriente°°~Tape°°~Come What
May° (listed as Take 1) (extra dialogue)
Take 4 Complete 2:17 (C-2092) Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Avventura In Oriente°°~Tape°°~Come What
May° (listed as Take 2)
Take 5 Complete   (C-2093)  
Take 6 M 2:14 (C-2094) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Double
Features - Harem Holiday / Girl Happy°°~Avventura In Oriente°°
+Avventura In OrienteĀ°

Animal Instinct (movie version - transfer)
2403  
Take 1 (M)
2:14 Mono transfer of C-2094
Acetate°

Harem Holiday
  February 26 1965 (Fri)
Take 1 BD
0:52 (C-2095) Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Avventura In Oriente°°
Take 2 (M) 2:25 (C-2096) Harum Scarum (FTD)°°~Avventura In Oriente°°

Harem Holiday (movie version - transfer)
2411  
Take 1 (M)
2:22 Mono transfer of C-2096
Acetate°

Harem Holiday (dubdown to track)
  February 26 1965 (Fri)
Dubdown (M)   Dubdown to instrumental track -
Elvis' vocals removed from C-2096
(Vocal overdub on March 9)
 

Go East - Young Man (track)
  February 26 1965 (Fri)
Take 1 BD   (C-2097)  
Take 2 Complete   (C-2098)  
Take 3 (M)   (C-2099) (Vocal overdub on March 9)  

Mirage (track)
  February 26 1965 (Fri)
Take 1     (C-2100)  
Take 2     (C-2101)  
Take 3     (C-2102)  
Take 4     (C-2103)  
Take 5 (M)   (C-2104) (Vocal overdub on March 9)  

Notes

What is listed as being Take 10 of 'Animal Instinct' on the bootleg Animal Instinct appears to be just a different mix / edit of the master take - It isn't Take 4 and isn't takes 2 or 5 as these are only false starts, and there is no Take 10!

MGM transfers to acetate for movie purposes are numbered as follows:-
2401 - My Desert Serenade
2402 - Go East - Young Man
2403 - Animal Instinct
2404 - Mirage
2405 - Kismet
2406 - Shake That Tambourine
2407 - Hey Little Girl
2408 - Golden Coins
2409 - Wisdom Of The Ages (rejected version)
2410 - So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise)

2411 - Harem Holiday
2412 - Wisdom Of The Ages
2413 - Harem Holiday

2414 - ?
2415 - ?
2416 - ?
2417 - ?
2418 - Sabre Dance / Hey Little Girl

2419 - ?
2420 - Harem Holiday

The songs 'Baby, If You'll Give Me All Your Love', 'Let Yourself Go' and' Please Don't Stop Loving Me' were originally submitted to be used for the movie, but were eventually dropped. They were, however, used in later movies (Double Trouble, Speedway and Frankie And Johnny).

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 Ernst Jørgensen for providing information on the missing movie production numbers.


Session Logs
 
Recording Information
Harum Scarum
Harum Scarum
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Golden Coins
Golden Coins (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Animal Instinct
Animal Instinct (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
Harem Holiday
Harem Holiday

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