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February 18 / 19 1969
(+ 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)

American Sound Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Producers : Felton Jarvis / Chips Moman
Engineer: Al Pachucki
Technician: Roy Shockley

Musicians:    
Guitar: Reggie Young  
Drums: Gene Chrisman  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Piano: Bobby Wood  
Piano: Elvis Presley ('After Loving You' - Takes 1 & 2)
Harmonica: Ed Kollis ('Power Of My Love')  

Power Of My Love
XPA5 1268
  Feb. 18 1969 (Tue: 7.30pm - 10.30pm)
Take 1 SFS+PB
4:44 (preceded by rehearsals - followed
by intro - tape rewound) "This is 1"
American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (SFS+PB)
~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°° (SFS+PB)
~American Crown Jewels°° (PB)~There's Always Me Vol. 2°° (PB only)
+The American Way Volume 4°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°° (4:36)
Take 2 SFS 1:01 (preceded by rehearsals) "This is 2" American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (0:07)
+The American Way Volume 4°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~There's
Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 3 PB 3:20 "Three" American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~The
American Way Volume 4°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~Platinum 3°°
~There's Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 4 4xFS 3:03 (followed by rehearsal) "Are You
Waiting Just For Me"
American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (talking only)
+The American Way Volume 4°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~There's
Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 5 LFS 0:36   The American Way Volume 4°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~There's
Always Me Volume 3°°
Take 6a FS 0:27 "Okay, this is six" The American Way Volume 4°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°
Take 6b LFS+PB 5:38 (LFS announced as "Seven")
"Amen"
American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis
Sessions (FTD)°° (PB only)~Unedited Masters - The Next Generation
(Venus)°°~Unedited Masters - Life (Venus)°° (PB only - listed undubbed
master, with "Walk Away" one-liner tagged to end)+The American Way
Volume 4°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°° (LFS+PB)~There's Always Me
Volume 3°° (LFS only)
Take 7 (M) 3:22 (announced again as Take 7)
Undubbed master "Walk Away"
American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°+The
American Way Vol. 4°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~There's Always Me
Volume 2°°
         
V.O. (M) 1:13+ Harmony v.o. by Elvis on Feb 22 Memphis Memories (LP)° (acetate - incomplete - too fast)
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on March 19 (eve)  
Overdub (M) 2:51 Backup v.o's on March 25 (eve ?)
Unedited Masters - Life (Venus)°°
Faded M 2:36 Master faded (SPA1 4121) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°
~The Memphis Sessions (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°
~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Suspicious
Minds-The Memphis '69 Anthology°°~60s Box 4°°+The Memphis Rec.°°
+The Other Side Of Memphis°°

After Loving You
XPA5 1269
  Feb. 18 1969 (Tue: 11.00pm - 2.00am)
Take 1 LFS 1:32 (preceded by rehearsal)
"I'm gonna play piano"
American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Suspicious
Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°° (talking only)+The American Way
Volume 2°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~There's Always Me Voume 2°°
Take 2 PB 3:33   American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Suspicious
Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~The American Way Voume 2°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~There's Always Me Vol 2°°+Guitar Man°°
~Too Much Monkey Business°° (overdubbed)
Take 3 PB 3:45 (preceded by rehearsal) American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis
Sessions (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 2°°~Unsurpassed Masters
4-13°°~There's Always Me Vol 2°°~American Crown Jewels°°
Take 4 (M) 3:15 Unedited master American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°+Keep Rollin'
On (Venus)°° (count-in)
         
Faded M 3:07 Master faded
(SPA1 4128)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°
~Country Roots (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds
- The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 5°°+The Memphis Record°°
(different mix)+Memphis Memories (LP)° (acetate - too fast)

Do You Know Who I Am?
XPA5 1270
  Feb. 19 1969 (Wed: 2.30am - 5.30am)
Take 1 PB
2:41 (rewind 'After Loving You') American Sound 1969 4°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis Sessions
(FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Volume 4°°
~There's Always Me Volume 2°°~American Crown Jewels°°
Take 2 3xFS+PB 5:05 (preceded by rehearsal) Unsurpassed Masters 4-13°°~The American Way Volume 4°°~There's
Always Me Volume 2°°
Take 3 LFS 3:05 "Dear Georgie, you little cocksucker" American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°
+Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°~The American Way Volume 4°°~There's
Always Me Volume 2°°
Take 4 3xFS+PB 4:25 (preceded by rehearsal) American Sound 1969 4°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Made In Memphis
(FTD)°° (last 2xFS+PB only)+Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°~The American
Way Volume 4°°~There's Always Me Volume 2°°
Take 5 6xFS+PB 6:13   American Sound 1969 4°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°° (1st
FS, talking from 5th FS, 6th FS & PB)+Suspicious Minds (2007 EP -
iTunes download)°° (faded)+Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°~The American
Way Volume 4°°~There's Always Me Volume 2°°
Take 6 LFS 2:56 "Number sixty-nine" Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°~The American Way Volume 4°°~There's
Always Me Volume 2°°
Take 7 (M) 3:17 Unrepaired undubbed master
(0:00-1:34 of vocals used)
Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°~The American Way Volume 4°°~There's
Always Me Volume 2°°
         
V.O. (M) 3:18 Vocal repair of last part (1:34-End)
on February 22 ?
("Do you think there's a chance...")
American Sound 1969 4°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°
V.O. (M) 3:01 Harmony v.o. by Elvis on Feb 22 ? Memphis Memories (LP)° (acetate - too fast)
Overdub M 2:48 Strings & backup v.o's on Mar 25 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Suspicious Minds -
The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 5°°

Notes

The date is unknown when the backup vocal overdubs were added to 'Power Of My Love' - A possible explanation of this could be as follows:-

There is a page missing from the session logs between March 25 and May 5 1969, and as there appears to have been no backup vocals overdubbed to any songs in May (apart from May 6 & 7 where brass was also overdubbed) it is safe to assume that it is from March. The date of the job number at the bottom of the March 25 overdub session log is March 28, so it would be safe to assume that this missing overdub session would be before March 28. The March 25 overdub session was for "Strings" and "Backup Vocals" and was held from 2.00pm until 5.00pm but it may well be that another session was held in the evening of March 25 but just for the backup vocalists (Sonja Montgomery, Millie Kirkham, Dolores Edgin, Hurshell Wigington and Joe Babcock) to add their vocals to the missing six tracks.

Just before Take 1 of 'Power Of My Love' on Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology Elvis can be heard singing part of Ernest Tubb's 'Are You Waiting Just For Me', but this actually comes from after Take 4.

Remixed versions of of 'Power Of My Love' and 'After Loving You' can be found on The Memphis Record.

Elvis played piano on early takes of 'After Loving You'.

Take 2 of 'After Loving You' was used instead of the master in 1980 for the Guitar Man overdub sessions.

The takes of 'Do You Know Who I Am?' on The American Way Volume 4 and There's Always Me Volume 2 have left and right channels swapped.

Sessions III lists Elvis' harmony vocal overdub of 'Do You Know Who I Am?' as being done on September 26, but this surely cannot be the case as the strings and backup vocals were overdubbed on March 25, and the acetate found on Memphis Memories does not contain these overdubs, meaning it must have been cut before then. The most likely date for Elvis' harmony vocal overdub is February 22.

By taking out two of the four channels from the rare Japanese Quadraphonic LP of From Elvis In Memphis is how the "previously unreleased versions" were created on the bootleg The Other Side Of Memphis (Bilko).

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.

Session Logs
From Elvis In Memphis
& Back In Memphis
From Elvis In Memphis
Recording Information
February 18 1969
February 18 1969
Tape Legends
Overdubs
Tape Legends (Thanks to Follow That Dream)


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Power Of My Love
Power Of My Love
Music Sheet
After Loving You
After Loving You (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Do You Know Who I Am?
Do You Know Who I Am? (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

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