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June 9 / 10 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)(Elvis - 7.00pm - 3.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton The Imperials: Jimmie Murray; Terry Blackwood; Greg Gordon; Joe
Guitar: Chip Young Moscheo; Armond Morales
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Millie Kirkham
Guitar: Joe Esposito Carol 'Sonja' Montgomery; June Page (except 'The First Time Ever I Saw
Piano: David Briggs _Your Face')
Bass: Norbert Putnam  
Drums: Kenneth Buttrey  
Drums: Jerry Carrigan  
Organ: Charlie McCoy  

He Is My Everything (track)
  June 9 / 10 1971 (Wed / Thur)
Take 1 Complete     (tape lost)
Take 2 LFS     (tape lost)
Take 3 FS     (tape lost)
Take 4 LFS     (tape lost)
Take 5 Complete   (not used)  

He Is My Everything
APA4 1292
  June 9 / 10 1971 (Wed / Thur)
Take 1 Reh'sal+ 1:11 "We're rolling, this'll be take 1" He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°° (2:02 - not listed)
+Elvis Back In Nashville 4°°
  Complete 2:45 "Take 1" He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Easter Special (FTD)°°+Elvis Back In
Nashville 4°°
Take 2 FS 0:22 "Without sunshine or light to lead
the way"
He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 3     (used for spliced master?) He Touched Me (FTD)°° (count-in only - not listed)
Take 4 Incompl. 2:11   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 5     (used for spliced master?)  
         
Spliced (M) 2:40 Master is Take 3 or 5 or a splice of
the two
Undubbed master
His Songs Of Praise Vol. 2 (FTD)°°+Pure Diamonds Vol. 3°° (count-in)
+Elvis Back In Nashville 2°° (no backing vocals)
         
Overdub M 2:40 String overdubs on June 22 He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 13)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°~Inspirational°°~He Touched Me
(24 Bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°+He Walks Beside Me°°
         
Re-Recording 3:05 2018 re-recorded backing track Where No One Stands Alone°°

There Is No God But God
APA4 1293
  June 9 / 10 1971 (Wed / Thur)
Take 1 FS 0:34   He Touched Me (FTD)°° (count-in)~Easter Special (FTD)°°+Elvis Back
In Nashville 4°°
Take 2 Complete 2:45   He Touched Me (FTD)°° (additional dialogue)~Easter Special (FTD)°°
+Elvis Back In Nashville 4°°
Take 3 FS 0:08   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:53 (preceded by rehearsal) He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 5 M 2:18 Master is without overdubs He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 13)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°~He Touched Me (24 Bit)°°~Peace In
The Valley 2°°+Pure Diamonds 3°°+He Touched Me (FTD)°° (count-in only
- after Take 4)+Elvis Back In Nashville 2°° (no backing vocals)

I, John
APA4 1294
  June 9 / 10 1971 (Wed / Thur)
Take 1 Incomp. 2:04   He Touched Me (FTD)°°
Take 2 (M) 2:14 Undubbed master His Songs Of Praise Volume 2 (FTD)°°~Pure Diamonds Volume 3°°
+Elvis Back In Nashville 2°°
         
Overdub (M)   Backup v.o's on February 8 1972  
Overdub M 2:15 Additional backup v.o's on
February 21 1972
He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 22 (Sony)°°
~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 11)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°~Ultimate Gospel°°~He Touched Me
(24 Bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°
         
Re-Recording 3:05 2018 re-recorded backing track Where No One Stands Alone°°

Bosom Of Abraham
APA4 1295
  June 9 / 10 1971 (Wed / Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2 LFS 0:39 "You Better Run" He Touched Me (FTD)°° (0:29)+Elvis Back In Nashville 4°°
Take 3 FS+Comp 2:12   He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Platinum 4°° (1:37)+Let It Roll°° (listed as
"alternate take")+Elvis Back In Nashville 4°°
Take 4 Complete 1:47   He Touched Me (FTD)°° (additional dialogue)~I Sing All Kinds (FTD)°°
Take 5 LFS 0:46   He Touched Me (FTD)°°~Let It Roll°° (dialogue only - after "alt. take")
Take 6 M 1:34 Master 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°°~Ultimate Gospel°°~He Touched Me
(24 Bit)°°~Peace In The Valley 2°°+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°
+Pure Diamonds Vol. 3°° (different mixes)+Elvis Back In Nashville 2°°
Take 7 Complete 1:40   He Touched Me (FTD)°° (count-in)~Easter Special (FTD)°° (no count-in
- with dialogue from before Take 5)
         
Re-Recording 2:23 2018 re-recorded backing track Where No One Stands Alone°°

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
APA4 1255
  June 9 / 10 1971 (Wed / Thur)
V.O. (M) 3:50 Vocal overdub of Take 12 'track'
Undubbed master
Pure Diamonds Vol. 4°° (channels reversed)+Elvis Back In Nashville 1°°
(with Take 12 count-in)
         
Overdub M 3:42 Brass & string overdubs on June 21 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 21 (Sony)°°~The Ultimate Love Songs
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 25)°°~Complete Single
Collection 7°°+Elvis Now (FTD)°°~Rare Elvis°°~Single°°~Elvis Aron
Presley 3°°+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°+70s Box 1°° (different
mixes)+Elvis Aron Presley (Cassette - 4:19)°°+Unedited Masters -
Nashville 1971 (Venus)°° (different mix & additional dialogue)
+If I Loved You° (acetate)

Notes

The rhythm track for 'He Is My Everything', tried out at the start of the session, was not used, and Elvis contunued to record the song live in the studio with the other musicians and backing vocalsts present.

Both takes 3 and 5 of 'He Is My Everything' have been cut from the session reel so the master is unknown. It could be either complete Take 3 or 5 or a splice of the two takes.

The rehearsal before Take 1 of 'He Is My Everything' on FTD's Easter Special also contains one-liners edited in from the 'Until It's Time For You To Go (remake)' session on June 8.

Take 3 of 'Bosom Of Abraham' released on the bootleg Let It Roll is far superior in sound quality to the same take as released on the Platinum - A Life In Music box-set.

'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' was originally recorded as a duet with Ginger Holladay on March 15 and additional backup vocals were then overdubbed on March 18.

With Elvis and Ginger's original vocals then being removed from the multi-track tape, leaving only the original Take 12 rhythm track with backing vocals, on May 21 Elvis tried 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' again as a duet, this time with Temple Riser, but this was also not used. Elvis re-recorded his vocals again on June 9 to the original Take 12 rhythm track.

As tape reel #1 from March 15 is missing, all that exists for 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' are Takes 11 and 12, although Take 12 now only contains Elvis' June 9 replaced vocals. All that remains of the two duets are acetates.

A remixed version of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' was featured on the 70s Box.

An extended version of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' was featured on the cassette only release of the Elvis Aron Presley box-set.

The undubbed masters of 'He Is My Everything', 'There Is No God But God' and 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' on the 4xCD box-set Elvis Back In Nashville is presented without backing vocals, although they can be heard faintly, bleeding through Elvis' microphone.

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.

Thanks to Luuk Bonthond regarding extended versions of songs on the cassette version of Elvis Aron Presley.

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Music Sheets
Music Sheet
He Is My Everything
He Is My Everything
Music Sheet
There Is No God But God
There Is No God But God (Thanks to Piotr Stefaniszyn)
Music Sheet
I, John
I, John

Music Sheet
Bosom Of Abraham
Bosom Of Abraham
Music Sheet
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
 

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