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May 7 1969 (Overdub)
(+ 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
Producer : Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki
Arranger: Glen Spreen
(11.00am - 2.00pm)

Musicians:    
Leader / Viola:
Glen Spreen  
Contractor / Violin: Noel Gilbert  
Violin: Gloria Hendricks  
Violin: Albert Edelman  
Violin: Robert Snyder  
Violin: Nate Evans  
Violin: Hal Saunders  
Violin: Anna Oldham  
Violin:
Edward Freudberg  
Viola: Mary Snyder  
Viola: John Wehlan  
Viola: Nono Ravarino  
Viola: Vernon Taylor  
Cello: Joshua Langfur  
Cello: Peter Spurbeck  
Cello: Ann Spurbeck  

And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind (overdub)
XPA5 1267
  May 7 1969 (Wed)
Overdub (M)   Strings overdubbed, after Elvis'
vocal replacement
 
         
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on May 7 (eve)  
Overdub M 3:10 Backup v.o's on May 8 (aft) 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°°~60s Box 4°°

Without Love (There Is Nothing) (overdub)
XPA5 1159
  May 7 1969 (Wed)
Overdub (M)   Strings overdubbed to Jan 23 master  
         
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on May 7 (eve)  
Overdub M 4:31 Backup v.o's on May 8 (aft)
(SPA1 4141)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Suspicious Minds -
The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 4°°+The Memphis Record°°

From A Jack To A King (overdub)
XPA5 1158
  May 7 1969 (Wed)
Overdub (M)   Strings overdubbed, after backup
vocal overdubs
 
         
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on May 7 (eve)  
Spliced M 2:25 Elvis' mock voice spliced out
(2:04 - 2:07 replaced by
1:16 - 1:19 of Take 5)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Great Country Songs (DSD)°°
~Back In Memphis (24 Bit)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969
Anthology°°~60s Box 4°°

Almost (overdub)
XPA1 3978
  May 7 1969 (Wed)
Overdub (M)   Strings overdubbed to October 24 1968 master  
         
Overdub M 1:50 Brass overdubbed on May 8 (eve)
Record version
The Last Movies (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 16 (Sony)°°
~Fun At The Fair (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 23)°°
~Double Features - Live A Little, Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble With
Girls / Change Of Habit°°

Suspicious Minds (overdub)
XPA5 1227
  May 7 1969 (Wed) (?)
Overdub (M) 3:24 Strings overdubbed, after backup
vocal overdubs & harmony v.o.

(SPA1 4124)
The Memphis Record°°
         
Overdub (M) 3:24 Brass overdubs for stereo master
on August 7
 
Extended (M) 4:25 Splice of 0:00-3:03+2:47-3:03
+2:47-3:03+2:47-3:03+2:47-3:24
Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 1 (CD)°°
Faded M 4:23 Fade out 3:19-3:34 / fade in
3:34-3:47 of extended master
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°~Elvis 75 - Good
Rockin' Tonight 3 (Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°
~Heart & Soul (DSD)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (2000)°°~Comp. Single
Collection 6°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°
~60s Box 4°°~Greatest Hits Volume 1°°~The Sound Of Your Cry°°
+E1 (30 #1 Hits)°°~Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5°°+The Definitive
Country Album°° (faded)
         
Overdub (M) 3:24 Brass overdubs for mono master
on August 7
 
Extended (M) 4:23 Splice of 0:00-3:03+2:47-3:03
+2:47-3:03+2:47-3:03+2:47-3:20
 
Faded M 4:23 Fade out 3:19-3:34 & fade in
3:34-3:47 of extended master
From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy Ed'n)°~The Mono Masters CD3 (Venus)°
~Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 1 (LP)°~The Elvis Medley°

Stranger In My Own Home Town (overdub)
XPA5 1266
  May 7 1969 (Wed) (?)
Overdub (M)   Strings overdubbed, after backup
vocal overdubs
 
         
Overdub (M) 4:55 Brass overdubs on May 7 (eve)
 
Faded M 4:23 Master faded (SPA1 4120) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 9)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3
(Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°
~Back In Memphis (24 Bit)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969
Anthology°°~60s Box 4°°+The Memphis Record°° (4:39)+Reconsider
Baby°° (remix & edited - 3:50)

Notes

There is no session log for 'Suspicious Minds' and 'Stranger In My Own Home Town' being overdubbed at this overdub session although they are listed as such in Sessions III.

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