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April 8 1975 (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)

Quadrofonic Sound Studio - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki (2.00pm - 5.00pm) / Mike Shockley (6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Arranger: Mike Leech

Musicians:    
Bass:
Norbert Putnam  
Guitar: Johnny Christopher  

Fairytale (overdub)
EPA3 1594
  April 8 1975 (Tue: 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
Overdub (M)   Original bass track re-recorded,
after fiddle overdub
 
         
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on April 9  
Overdub (M) 3:37 String overdubs on April 14
Unedited master
 
Faded M 2:43 Master faded Complete Elvis Presley Masters 26 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°~(20 Bit)°°

Green, Green Grass Of Home (overdub)
EPA3 1595
  April 8 1975 (Tue: 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
Overdub (M)   Bass track re-recorded to
March 11 master
 
         
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on April 9  
Overdub M 3:35 String overdubs on April 14 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 26 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~Country (2006 - DSD)°°~70s Box 2°°+The Definitive Country Album°°
(edited)

Woman Without Love (overdub)
EPA3 1600
  April 8 1975 (Tue: 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
Overdub (M) 3:36 Bass track re-recorded to
March 12 master
A Legendary Performer Volume 5°° (no male backing vocals)
         
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on April 9  
Overdub M 3:33 String overdubs on April 14 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 6)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°~(20 Bit)°°

Pieces Of My Life (overdub)
EPA3 1603
  April 8 1975 (Tue: 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
Overdub (M)   Bass track re-recorded to
March 13 master
 
         
Overdub M 4:03 String overdubs on April 14 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 12)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~70s Box 2°°~Country (2006 - DSD)°°~Always On My Mind°°+The Mono
Masters CD5 (Venus)°+Yesterday / Today°° (different mix) (see note)

And I Love You So (overdub)
EPA3 1597
  April 8 1975 (Tue: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Overdub (M)   Bass track re-recorded to
March 11 master
 
         
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on April 9  
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on April 10  
Overdub M 3:35 String overdubs on April 14 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 26 (Sony)°°~The Ultimate Love Songs
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 25)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°
~Today (20 Bit)°°~Love Elvis°°+The Definitive Love Album°° (edited)

Susan When She Tried (overdub)
EPA3 1598
  April 8 1975 (Tue: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Overdub (M) 2:55 Bass track re-recorded to
March 11 master

Unedited master
 
Faded M 2:16 Master is edited & faded Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 26 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~70s Box 4°°

Bringin' It Back (overdub)
EPA3 1602
  April 8 1975 (Tue: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Overdub (M)   Bass track re-recorded to
March 12 master
 
         
Overdub (M)   Backup vocal overdubs on April 9  
Overdub M 2:59 String overdubs on April 14 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Seventies
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 3)°°~Today (FTD)°°~(Legacy)°°
~Today (20 Bit)°°~70s Box 2°°+The Mono Masters CD5 (Venus)°

Notes

Duke Bardwell's bass parts were removed, and re-done by Norbert Putnam on all tracks.

Nothing is mentionned in Sessions III regarding 'Pieces Of My Life' having the bass part re-done on April 8, although it was re-done on this date.

By taking out two of the four channels from the rare Quadraphonic LP of Elvis Today is how the "previously unreleased and undubbed versions" were created on the bootleg Yesterday / Today (Bilko).

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