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May 18 / 19 1971
(+ 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 B - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki
(6.00pm - 9.00pm / 10.00pm - 1.00am / 1.30am - 4.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton The Imperials: Jimmie Murray; Terry Blackwood; Greg Gordon; Joe
Guitar: Chip Young Moscheo
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Mary Holladay; Ginger Holladay; Millie Kirkham
Guitar: Joe Esposito  
Drums: Kenneth Buttrey  
Piano: David Briggs  
Bass: Norbert Putnam  
Percussion: Jerry Carrigan  
Organ: Charlie McCoy  
Piano: Joe Moscheo  

Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
APA4 1276
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 LFS
0:51   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 3:18   Elvis Now (FTD)°° (2:53)+Elvis Back In Nashville 3°°
Take 7        
Take 8 LFS 2:46   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 2:51   Elvis Now (FTD)°° (count-in)~Today, Tomorrow And Forever 4°°
Take 10 Complete 2:50   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 11 LFS 1:46   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 12 FS 0:21   Elvis Now (FTD)°°
Take 13        
Take 14 Complete 2:59   Elvis Now (FTD)°° (count-in)~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19        
Take 20   0:16+ "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Elvis Now (FTD)°° (not listed - edited in before take 10)+Elvis Back In
Nashville 3°°
Take 21        
Take 22        
Take 23        
Take 24 (M) 2:54 Unedited master Unedited Masters - Nashville 1971 (Venus)°°~For The Good Times°°
(backing vocals)+Elvis Back In Nashville 1°° (no backing vocals)
Faded M 2:40 Master faded & is without overdubs Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Elvis Now (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°

He Touched Me
APA4 1277
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1 2xFS+LFS 2:03   Elvis Back In Nashville 4°°
Take 2 Complete 3:14 (preceded by rehearsal) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Platinum 4°° (2:36 - complete only)+Elvis Back
In Nashville 4°°
Take 3 LFS 3:33 (followed by rehearsal) He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 4 M 2:36 Master is without overdubs He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Hymns From The Heart (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 34)°°
~I Believe - The GospelMasters 3°°~He Touched Me (24 Bit)°°~Complete
Single Collection 7°°~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°
+For The Good Times°° (acetate) (different mix)+The Mono Masters CD5
(Venus)°+Elvis Back In Nashville 2°°
         
Re-Recording 3:06 2018 re-recorded backing track Where No One Stands Alone°°

Johnny B. Goode
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Jam   1:10+
(ending only) "O Holy Night" He Touched Me (FTD)°°~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°+Let It Roll°° (different
mixes & extra dialogue)+Elvis Back In Nashville 3°°

I've Got Confidence
APA4 1278
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1 Complete 3:15 "Give The World A Smile" He Touched Me (FTD)°°~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°° (3:09 - count-in)
~A Legendary Performer Vol. 5° (2:36)+Elvis Back In Nashville 4°°
Take 2 (M) 2:45 Unedited master For The Good Times°° (faded - 2:43)+A Legendary Performer Vol. 9°°
(listed as Take 3)+Elvis Back In Nashville 2°°
Take 3        
Faded M 2:23 Master is faded & is without overdubs He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 11)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°~He Touched Me (24 Bit)°°
         
Re-Recording 3:34 2018 re-recorded backing track Where No One Stands Alone°°

An Evening Prayer
APA4 1279
  May 18 / 19 1971 (Tue / Wed)
Take 1 2xFS 0:38   Elvis Back In Nashville 4°°
Take 2 2xFS
+Complete
2:20   He Touched Me (FTD)°° (complete only)+Elvis Back In Nashville 4°°
Take 3 Complete 2:54 (preceded by rehearsal) He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°° (2:00 - listed as Take 2)
Take 4        
Take 5 Complete 2:06   He Touched Me (FTD)°° (count-in)~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°
Take 6        
Take 7 Complete 2:01   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 8 Complete 2:16   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 9        
Take 10 M 1:53 Master is without overdubs He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Hymns From The Heart (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 34)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°~He Touched Me (24 Bit)°°
~Inspirational (DSD)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°+He Walks Beside Me°°
(remixed)+For The Good Times°° (acetate) (different mixes)+Elvis Back
In Nashville 2°°

Notes

The undubbed master of 'Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)' on the 4xCD box-set Elvis Back In Nashville is presented without backing vocals, although they can be heard faintly, bleeding through Elvis' microphone.

Elvis can be heard fooling around with 'O Holy Night' after the ending of the 'Johnny B. Goode' jam, caught on tape between songs.

Take 2 of 'An Evening Prayer' is listed on FTD's Easter Special but it is actually Take 3 - It is also incorrectly listed as being Take 2 on Easter Special in the "In And Outtakes" section of the booklet with the FTD classic album He Touched Me.

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.

All outtakes and undubbed masters used on the Sony 4xCD set Elvis Back In Nashville have been completely remixed and remastered from scratch.

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Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
He Touched Me
He Touched Me
Music Sheet
Johnny B. Goode
Johnny B. Goode

Music Sheet
I've Got Confidence
I've Got Confidence (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
An Evening Prayer
An Evening Prayer
 

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