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January 2 1974 (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
A & R Representative: Jerry Bradley
Engineer: Al Pachucki

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Dennis Linde Ginger Holladay; Mary Holladay; Marie Cain ('I Got A Feelin' In My Body',
Guitar: Alan Rush 'If You Talk In Your Sleep' & 'Talk About The Good Times')
Organ: Robert Galbraith (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Piano: Bobby Ogdin  
Percussion: Randy Cullers (Cowbell on 'Promised Land')
(6:00pm - 9:00pm / 10:00pm - 1:00am)

I Got A Feelin' In My Body (overdub)
CPA5 1617
  January 2 1974 (Wed: 1.30pm - 4.30pm)
Overdub (M)   Backup vocals overdubbed to
December 10 1973 master
 
         
Overdub M 3:33 Band overdubs on January 2 1974 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 11)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°
~Good Times (FTD)°°~Good Times (20 Bit)°°~Peace in the Valley 2°°
~Elvis At Stax 3°°+70s Box 4°° (different mixes)

If You Talk In Your Sleep (overdub)
CPA5 1620
  January 2 1974 (Wed: 1.30pm - 4.30pm)
Overdub (M)   Backup vocals overdubbed to
December 11 1973 master

(not used)
 
         
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on January 10 1974  
Overdub (M) 2:47 Brass overdubs on January 15 1974
Unedited master
Unedited Masters - Stax 1973 (Venus)°° (track 3 - count-in & unedited)
Faded M 2:25 Master faded Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Promised Land (FTD)°°~Complete
Single Collection 8°°~Elvis At Stax 3°°~Promised Land (20 Bit)°°+(2000)°°
~70s Box 2°° (diff. mixes)+Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5°° (long outro)
+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°

Talk About The Good Times (overdub)
CPA5 1628
  January 2 1974 (Wed: 1.30pm - 4.30pm)
Overdub (M) 2:58 Backup vocals overdubbed to
December 14 1973 master

Unedited master
Unedited Masters - Stax 1973 (Venus)°°
Faded M 2:25 Master faded Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Good Times (FTD)°°~70s Box 4°°~Elvis
At Stax 3°°+Good Times°° (20 Bit - too slow - faded) (different mixes)

I Got A Feelin' In My Body (overdub)
CPA5 1617
  January 2 1974 (Wed: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Overdub M 3:33 Band overdubbed, after backup
vocal overdubs
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 11)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°
~Good Times (FTD)°°~Good Times (20 Bit)°°~Peace in the Valley 2°°
~Elvis At Stax 3°°+70s Box 4°° (different mixes)

Promised Land (overdub)
CPA5 1629
  January 2 1974 (Wed: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Overdub (M) 2:51 Organ and cowbell overdubbed
to December 15 1973 master

(organ not used)
Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 3)°°~Bilko's Gold Cuts°~More Pure Elvis°
         
Overdub M 2:57 Tambourine overdub on Jan 15 1974 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Seventies
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 3)°°+Elvis 75 - Good Rockin'
Tonight 4 (Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD3°°~Promised Land (FTD)°°~Complete
Single Collection 8°°~Promised Land (20 Bit)°°~Elvis At Stax 3°°+70s
Box 2°°~Promised Land (2000)°°+Second To None°°+The Mono Masters
CD5 (Venus)°

You Asked Me To (overdub)
CPA5 1619
  January 2 1974 (Wed: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Overdub M 2:53 Band overdubbed to
December 11 1973 master
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Promised Land (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~Elvis At Stax 3°°+Promised Land (2000)°°~70s Box 4°° (diff. mixes)

Love Song Of The Year (overdub)
CPA5 1623
  January 2 1974 (Wed: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Overdub (M)   Band overdubbed to
December 12 1973 master
 
         
Overdub (M) 3:59 String overdubs on January 11 1974
Unedited master
Unedited Masters - Stax 1973 (Venus)°° (count-in & unedited)
Faded M 3:18 Master faded Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~The Ultimate Love Songs
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 25)°°~Promised Land (FTD)°°
~Elvis At Stax 3°°~Promised Land (20 Bit)°°+(2000)°° (different mixes)
+Tape°°

Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (overdub)
CPA5 1627
  January 2 1974 (Wed: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Overdub (M)   Band overdubbed to
December 13 1973 master
 
         
Overdub (M) 4:42 String overdubs on January 11 1974
Unedited master
Unedited Masters - Stax 1973 (Venus)°°
Edit M 3:09 Master edited - repeated verse removed Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 4
(Legacy)°°~Good Times (FTD)°°~70s Box 4°°~Elvis At Stax 3°°+Country
(2006 - DSD)°°+Good Times°° (20 Bit - too slow) (different mixes)

Notes

Backing vocal overdubs were not used on 'If You Talk In Your Sleep'.

The organ overdub was eliminated on 'Promised Land' before release.

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