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October 28 1970 (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)

RCA Studio A - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki
Arranger: Don Tweedy

Mary Jarvis  
Violin: Brenton Banks  
Violin: Sheldon Kurland  
Violin: George Binkley III  
Violin: Martin Katahan  
Violin: Lillian Hunt  
Violin: Solie Fott  
Viola: Marvin Chantry  
Viola: Gary Vanosdale  
Cello: Byron Bach  
Cello: Martha McCrory  
Percussion / Tympani: Farrell Morris  
Electric Sitar / Guitar: Harold Bradley ('Snowbird')  

Snowbird (overdub)
ZPA4 1797
  October 28 1970 (Wed. Afternoon) (?)
Overdub M 2:04 Strings overdubbed, after unused
backup vocal overdubs
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 21 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 18)°°~Elvis Country (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~Country (2006 - DSD)°°~70s Box 3°°

Where Did They Go, Lord (overdub)
ZPA4 1798
  October 28 1970 (Wed. Afternoon) (?)
Overdub M 2:27 Percussion overdubbed, after
backup vocal overdubs
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 21 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Elvis Country (FTD)°°~Comp. Single
Collection 7°°~70s Box 1°°~He Walks Beside Me°°+The Mono Masters
CD4 (Venus)°

Rags To Riches (overdub)
ZPA4 1800
  October 28 1970 (Wed. Afternoon) (?)
Overdub M 1:57 Percussion overdubbed, after
backup vocal overdubs
Elvis Aron Presley 3°°~Elvis The Collection Volume 4°°~Greatest Hits
(Readers Digest 7 LP Vinyl)°~The Mono Masters CD4 (Venus)°+Complete
Elvis Presley Masters 21 (Sony)°°~The Ultimate Love Songs (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 25)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°~Love Letters
From Elvis (FTD)°° (different edit)

It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) (overdub)
ZPA4 1607
  October 28 1970 (Wednesday Afternoon)
Overdub M 2:49 Additional strings overdubbed,
after brass and string overdubs
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 6)°°~Love Letters From Elvis (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~Country (2006 - DSD)°°~70s Box 3°°+Unedited Masters - Nashville
Revisited (Venus)°° (count-in & different mix)

Make The World Go Away (overdub)
ZPA4 1620
  October 28 1970 (Wednesday Afternoon)
Overdub Take 3 3:38 Strings overdubbed to Take 3,
after backup vocal overdubs
Alternate master?
Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 (Venus)°° (count-in)+Welcome To
My World (LP)°° (different mix)
Overdub WP-1 1:12 Strings overdubbed to
work part Take 1, after backup
vocal overdubs
Unedited Masters - Nashville 1970 (Venus)°° (count-in)
Spliced M 2:56 Composite of overdub of Take 3
and overdub of work part - Take 1
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 8)°°~Elvis Country (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~Great Country Songs (DSD)°°~70s Box 3°°+The Definitive Country
Album°° (edited)+Pure Diamonds Volume 2°~For The Good Times°
(with October 1 overdubs ? - see note)

Funny How Time Slips Away (remake) (overdub)
ZPA4 1621
  October 28 1970 (Wednesday Afternoon)
Overdub M 4:19 Strings overdubed, after
backup vocal overdubs
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 20 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 4
(Legacy)°°~Great Country Songs °°~70s Box 3°°~Country (2006 - DSD)°°
+Elvis Country (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~(LP)°° (different mixes)+The Definitive
Country Album°° (edited)


Sessions III lists the date as being October 28 when brass and strings were overdubbed to 'Snowbird' but there is no indication in the session log of 'Snowbird' being overdubbed on this date. Confusingly though there is however, a log listing musicians for the unused horn overdubs for 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On', that also shows 'Snowbird' as having strings overdubbed by this date too. At the bottom right hand corner of the session log there is a hand written date "10/12" indicating a date of October 12 1970 for this overdub session.

Sessions III does not list either 'Where Did They Go, Lord' or 'Rags To Riches' as having strings overdubbed but the 16-track tape legend shows that "Percussion / Tympani" was overdubbed at some point, and this date would fit for that overdub on both these tracks.

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