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February 22 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:   Harmony Vocal:
Guitar: Reggie Young Elvis Presley ('True Love Travels On A Gravel Road', 'Power Of My Love'
Drums: Gene Chrisman & 'Do You Know Who I Am?')
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Piano: Bobby Wood  

Any Day Now (vocal repair)
XPA5 1274
  February 22 1969 (Sat)
V.O. (M) 3:15 Vocal repair of February 21 master
(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 20 (morning)
(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)°

True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (harmony v.o.)
XPA5 1265
  February 22 1969 (Sat)
V.O. (M) 2:27 Harmony vocal overdubbed to February 17 Master Elvis Rocks & The Girls Roll (LP)°
         
Overdub M 2:38 Strings & backup v.o's on Mar 25
(SPA1 4132)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°
~Country Legend (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds
- The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 4°°+Unedited Masters - The
Next Generation (Venus)°°~Unedited Masters - Life (Venus)°° (diff. mix)
+Other Side Of Memphis°° (channels missing)+The Memphis Record°°
(different mix - without Elvis' harmony vocal overdub)

And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind (vocal replacement)
XPA5 1267
  February 22 1969 (Sat) (?)
V.O. (M) 3:32 Full vocal replacement of
February 18 master
American Sound 1969 4°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on May 7 (aft)  
Overdub M 3:10 Brass overdubs on May 7 (eve) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Inspirational (DSD)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~6's Box 4°°
         
Re-Recording 3:40 2014 re-recorded backing track If I Can Dream°°

Power Of My Love (harmony vocal overdub)
XPA5 1268
  February 22 1969 (Sat)
V.O. (M) 1:13+ Harmony vocal overdubbed to
February 18 master
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 20 (morning)
Unedited master
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°°

Do You Know Who I Am? (vocal repair)
XPA5 1270
  February 22 1969 (Sat) (?)
V.O. (M) 3:18 Vocal repair of February 19 master
("Do you think there's a chance...")
American Sound 1969 4°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°
         
V.O. (M) 3:01 Harmony vocal overdubbed, after
vocal repair
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°°

Only The Strong Survive (vocal repair)
XPA5 1272
  February 22 1969 (Sat) (?)
V.O. PB 3:21 Vocal repair of February 20 master
(0:00-2:27 & 2:41-2:56 used for
final master)
American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°
         
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on March 18 (eve)  
Overdub (M)   Backup v.o's on March 20 (morning)  
Overdub (M) 3:17 String overdubs on March 21
(SPA1 4122) Unedited master
The Memphis Record°° (faded - 2:38)
Edit M 2:42 Master edited From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°
~The Memphis Sessions (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3 (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis
1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 5°°+The Other Side Of Memphis°°

The Fair's Moving On (vocal repair)
XPA5 1276
  February 22 1969 (Sat) (?)
V.O. (M) 3:17 Vocal repair of February 21 master American Sound 1969 5°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis Memories
(LP)° (acetate - too fast)
         
Overdub M 3:09 String & backup v.o's on Mar 25
(SPA1 4138)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°~Fun At The Fair (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 23)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°
~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis
1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 5°°+The Memphis Record°°+From Elvis In
Memphis (Legacy)°~The Mono Masters CD3 (Venus)°

In The Ghetto (vocal replacement)
XPA5 1154
  February 22 1969 (Sat) (?)
V.O. (M) 3:06 Full vocal replacement of
January 20 master, after backup
vocal overdubs
American Sound 1969 2°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (complete)
~E1 (30 #1 Hits DVD-A)°~A Legendary Performer Volume 3° (bootleg)
(part only 1:34 - isolated vocal replacement) (no backup vocals)
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on March 18 (aft)  
Overdub M 2:47 Brass overdubs on March 18 (eve)
(SPA1 4137)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°
~Songs Of The Sixties (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 2)°°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3 (Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Comp. Single
Collection 6°°~E1 (30 #1 Hits)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969
Anthology°°~60s Box 4°°+The Memphis Record°°+The Other Side Of
Memphis°°+From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°~The Mono Masters CD3
(Venus)°

Who Am I?
XPA5 1278
  February 22 1969 (Sat: 9.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 (M) 3:27 Undubbed master American Sound 1969 5°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°
+Memphis Memories (LP)°(acetate - too fast - 3:19)
         
Overdub M 3:19 Strings & backup v.o's on Mar 25
(SPA1 4142)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°~Moved By Faith (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 13)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 2°°
~Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°
~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°°~Suspicious Minds - Memphis 1969 Anthology°°
~60s Box 5°°+The Memphis Record°°

Notes

If you listen carefully to the vintage mix of 'Any Day Now' you can hear where Elvis' vocals were replaced and can hear the repair drop in and out of the track. Clearly during this song Elvis' vocal mic is picking up residual sound from the drumkit - when we're hearing part of the original vocal track we can hear bleed through from the kit centred in the stereo image. When we hear the vocal repair section we only hear the drums though their dedicated track, which is mixed hard left. When the vocal repair section finishes, Elvis original vocal track is faded back-in which has the side effect of bringing the drum bleed back into the centre of the sound image. People will probably need to listen on headphones to notice this.

Remixed versions of 'Any Day Now', 'Power Of My Love', 'True Love Travels On A Gravel Road' and' Who Am I?' can be found on The Memphis Record.

The re-recording of 'And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind' 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.

Sessions III lists Elvis' harmony vocal overdub of 'Do You Know Who I Am?' along with the vocal repair of 'And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind' as being done on September 26, but this surely cannot be the case as the strings and backup vocals were overdubbed on March 25 for 'Do You Know Who I Am?' and May 7 for 'And The Grass Won't Pay No Min'd, and the acetate of 'Do You Know Who I Am?' found on Memphis Memories does not contain these overdubs, meaning it must have been cut before then. The most likely date for Elvis' vocal repair and harmony vocal overdub of 'Do You Know Who I Am?' and vocal repair of 'And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind' is February 22. This same scenario also applies to 'Only The Strong Survive' and 'The Fair's Moving On'.

It is also unknown when Elvis replaced his vocals on 'In The Ghetto', but this day while Elvis is doing vocal repairs in the studio, fits better than the January 24 session, as I believe Elvis couldn't have replaced his vocals then. I believe the much better, repaired vocal would have been used for the rough mix if it had been recorded by the time of the "Draft Mix Tape", but it was Elvis' original vocal, along with backup vocal overdubs, which was used on that tape. 

Although there are no backup vocals present during Elvis' vocal replacement on 'In the Ghetto', the "Vocal Group" track (track 2 of the 8-track tape) will have been turned off while Elvis replaced his vocals on track 7 of the 8-track tape.
Track 1 = used for later hi-strings overdubs
Track 2 = used for vocal group overdubs
Track 3 = used for later brass overdubs
Track 4 = used for later low-strings overdubs
Track 5 = used for bass
Track 6 = used for piano, organ & rhythm guitar
Track 7 = used for Elvis' vocal (original vocal erased and re-recorded)
Track 8 = used for drums

Different remixed versions of 'In The Ghetto' can be found on Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1) and The Memphis Record.

The re-recording of 'In The Ghetto' 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.

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.

Thanks to Matthew Worsley regarding the vocal repair on 'Any Day Now'.

Sample of 'Any Day Now' with Elvis' original vocals in the left channel and his repaired vocals in the right channel.

Sample of 'And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind' with Elvis' original vocals in the left channel and his re-recorded vocals in the right channel.

Sample of 'Do You Know Who I Am' with Elvis' original vocals in the left channel and his repaired vocals in the right channel.

Sample of 'In The Ghetto' with Elvis' original vocals (and overdubbed backing vocals) in the left channel and his re-recorded vocals in the right channel.

Session Logs
From Elvis In Memphis
& Back In Memphis
From Elvis In Memphis
Recording Information
February 22 1969
February 22 1969
Tape Legends
Overdubs
Tape Legends (Thanks to Follow That Dream)


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Any Day Now
Any Day Now
Music Sheet
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

Music Sheet
Power Of My Love
Power Of My Love
Music Sheet
Do You Know Who I Am?
Do You Know Who I Am? (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Only The Strong Survive
Only The Strong Survive (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

Music Sheet
The Fair's Moving On
The Fair's Moving On (Thanks to Piotr Stefaniszyn)
Music Sheet
Who Am I?
Who Am I?
 

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