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May 8 1972 (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's - Hollywood, California
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineers: Mickey Crofford / Rick Ruggieri
Arranger: Glen D. Hardin

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Glen D Hardin NA
Contractor: Sidney Sharp  
Cello: Raymond J Kelley  
Cello: Jesse Ehrlich  
Violin: Henry Ferber  
Violin: Israel Baker  
Violin: James Getzoff  
Violin: Ralph Schaeffer  
Violin: William Kurasch  
Violin: Nathan Ross  
Violin: Tibor Zelig  
Samuel Boghossian  
Viola: Harry Hyams  
Trumpet: Anthony Terran  
Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell  
Trumpet: Charles Findley  
Trumpet / Tuba: David Duke  
Copyist: Robert Ross  
Copyist: Josephine Dapar  
Copyist: Ann Bartold  
Copyist: Vincent Bartold  

For The Good Times (overdub)
BPA3 1150
  May 8 1972 (Mon)

Separate Ways (overdub)
BPA3 1149
  May 8 1972 (Mon)

Where Do I Go From Here (overdub)
BPA3 1151
  May 8 1972 (Mon)

Fool (overdub)
BPA3 1258
  May 8 1972 (Mon)

Always On My Mind (overdub)
BPA3 1259
  May 8 1972 (Mon)

It's A Matter Of Time (overdub)
BPA3 1260
  May 8 1972 (Mon)

I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (overdub)
APA4 1283
  May 8 1972 (Mon)


Strings were removed from 'Always On My Mind', 'Fool', 'It's A Matter Of Time' and 'Separate Ways' before release, although some strings can still be heard on the released masters of 'Always On My Mind' and 'Fool'.

The ''Strings'' version of 'Always On My Mind' on the 1985 compilation album Always On My Mind and the Japanese Complete Single Collection does not have the piano intro that is present on the overdubbed acetate and the Venus bootleg Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980 - This appears to be a different mix.

The overdubbed master of 'It's A Matter Of Time' on the Venus bootleg Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980comes from a tape source as opposed to the overdubbed master that appeared on For The Good Times from an acetate source.

An edited overdubbed strings version of 'Fool' can be found on the Elvis Aron Presley box-set. The unedited vesion can be found on the bootleg For The Good Times, taken from an acetate source.

An extended version of the already edited master of 'Fool', with overdubbed strings, can be found on the cassette version of the Elvis Aron Presley box-set.

The overdubbed version of 'Separate Ways' can be found on the bootlegs For The Good Times and Tiger Man Volume 2, taken from an acetate source, and in much improved sound quality from a tape source on the Venus bootleg Unedited Masters - Nashville Revisited.