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February 20 / 21 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
Engineers: Al Pachucki / Roy Shockley

Musicians:    
Guitar: Reggie Young  
Drums: Gene Chrisman  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Piano: Bobby Wood  

It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
XPA5 1273
  Feb. 20 1969 (Thur: 9.30pm - 12.30am)
Take 1 FS+LFS
2:12 "We're rolling, take number one"
"Only The Lonely"
American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (FS+LFS)
+The American Way Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°° (LFS with
intro cut & additional dialogue)
Take 2 FS+PB 3:08   American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Suspicious
Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°° (FS+PB)~Keep Rollin' On
(Venus)°° (PB - listed as undubbed master)~The American Way Vol. 3°°
~Unsurpassed Mast. 4-14°°~There's Always Me Volume 3°° (FS+PB)
~American Crown Jewels°° (PB)
Take 3 FS+SFS
+(M)
3:20 Undubbed master The American Way Vol 3°° (master only)+From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°
+Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°° (FS+SFS+M)
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on March 21  
Overdub M 2:38 Backup v.o's on March 25
(SPA1 4133)
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°°~Great Country
Songs (DSD)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°
~60s Box 5°°+The Memphis Record°°+The Other Side Of Memphis°°
+The Definitive Country Album°° (edited)

Any Day Now
XPA5 1274
  Feb. 21 1969 (Fri: 1.00am - 4.00am)
Take 1 FS+LFS
3:12 "I can't dance..." American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (FS & talking
after LFS)+The American Way Vol. 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°
~There's Always Me Volume 2°°
Take 2 PB 4:20 (preceded by rehearsal) American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis
Sessions (FTD)°° (PB)+The American Way Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 4-14°° (extra dialogue)~There's Always Me Volume 2°° (PB)
~American Crown Jewels°° (PB)~Keep Rollin' On (Venus)° (PB - listed
as unedited master)
Take 3 6xFS+LFS 5:01 (preceded by rehearsal) American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (LFS only)
+The American Way Vol. 3°° (6xFS+LFS)~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°
(6xFS+LFS)~There's Always Me Volume 2°° (last 3xFS+LFS only)
Take 4 7xFS+LFS
+Pickup
7:08 (LFS followed by pickup) American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (spliced
- LFS+pickup)+The American Way Volume 3°° (7xFS+LFS+pickup)
~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°° (7xFS+LFS+Pickup)~There's Always Me
Volume 2°° (last 3xFS+LFS+pickup)
Take 5 2xFS+LFS 2:40   American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~The
American Way Volume 3°°~Unsurpassed Masters 4-14°°~There's Always
Me Volume 2°°
Take 6 (M) 2:58 Unrepaired undubbed master
(0:00-1:27 & 2:27-2:57 of vocals
used for master)
American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°
(complete)~The American Way Volume 3°° (intro cut)~Unsurpassed
Masters 4-14°° (intro cut)~There's Always Me Volume 2°° (intro cut)
         
V.O. (M) 3:15 Vocal repair of middle part on
Feb 22 (vocals replaced 1:27-2:27)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on March 18 (aft)  
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on March 18 (eve)  
Overdub M 3:00 Backup v.o's on March 25 (eve ?)
(SPA1 4123)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°
~The Memphis Sessions (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°
~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (24 Bit)°°
~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis '69 Anthology°°~60s Box 5°°+The
Memphis Record°°+The Other Side Of Memphis°° (2 versions)+From Elvis
In Memphis (Legacy)°

If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)
XPA5 1275
  Feb. 21 1969 (Fri: 4.30am - 7.30am)
Take 1 FS
0:59 (preceded by rehearsal) American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°+The
American Way Volume 3°~Finding The Way Home (1-10-1)°
Take 2 LFS 3:10 (followed by rehearsal)
"Am I That Easy To Forget" 1-liner
American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°+The
American Way Volume 3°~Finding The Way Home (1-10-2)°
Take 3 PB 3:15   American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°
~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°°~The American Way Volume 3°~Finding
The Way Home (1-10-3)°~American Crown Jewels°
Take 4 LFS 1:23   The American Way Volume 3°~A Legendary Performer Volume 6°
Take 5 SFS 0:12   The American Way Volume 3°~A Legendary Performer Volume 6°
Take 6 LFS 1:56   American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~The
American Way Volume 3°~Finding The Way Home (2-9-3)° (faded - listed
as Take 5)
Take 7 FS 0:31   American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~The
American Way Volume 3°~Finding The Way Home (2-9-1)° (faded - listed
as Take 6)
Take 8 LFS 1:24   American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°+The
American Way Volume 3°~Finding The Way Home (2-9-2)° (faded - listed
as Take 7)
Take 9 (M) 3:33 Unedited undubbed master American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°
~Memphis Memories (LP)°(acetate - too fast)~The American Way Vol. 3°°
(count-in only)
         
Overdub (M) 3:33 String & backup v.o's on Mar 25  
Overdub M 2:44 String & backup v.o's on Mar 25 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis At American
Sound (FTD)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~Suspicious Minds -
The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 5°°

Notes

The takes of 'It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' on The American Way Volume 3 and Take 2 on American Crown Jewels have the left and right channels swapped.

Just before take 2 of 'It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' on Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology Elvis can be heard singing a line of 'Only The Lonely'.

An edited (2:01) version of 'It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin', with omitted part of last verse ("It keeps right on a hurtin' every minute of the day..." to "It keeps right on a hurtin' since you're gone..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release The Definitive Country Album.

The date is unknown when the backup vocal overdubs were added to 'Any Day Now' - 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.

Remixed versions of 'Any Day Now' and 'It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' can be found on The Memphis Record.

Take 2 of 'Any Day Now' in mono, can be found on the bootleg Keep Rollin' On where it is incorrectly listed as being the unedited master with unrepaired vocals.

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).

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

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
Demo Acetate
Any Day Now
Any Day Now
Recording Information
February 20 1969
February 20 1969
From Elvis In Memphis
& Back In Memphis
From Elvis In Memphis

 
Tape Legends
Overdubs
Tape Legends (Thanks to Follow That Dream)
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
Music Sheet
Any Day Now
Any Day Now
Music Sheet
If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)
If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

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