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September 11, 2015 - FTD / E.I.N / Elvis Express Radio
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Ernst Jorgensen has managed to find the session tapes for the movie 'Live A Little, Love A Little'.

The discovery of the tapes has revealed that the vocal recording for 'A Little Less Conversation' that used for the re-
mix single, was not actually recorded for the 1968 NBC TV special, 'ELVIS'. The recording is actually take 2 of the
song with the ending repaired. You can always learn something new!!!

Unfortunately, the great news of finding these tapes does come with bad news? Ernst announced,
"these tapes were
the only ones we found from the MGM movies, and whereas proving something exists, is easy, it's not easy to do the
opposite. At this time we have exhausted our options to find these tapes – they would be in private hands if they

While the session only included four songs for the movie soundtrack, it did feature the wonderful 'A Little Less
and 'Edge Of Reality'. At last fans will get to hear TEN new session takes of 'A Little Less
Conversation', FIVE new takes of 'Edge Of Reality' plus five new versions of 'Wonderful World' and five attempts at
'Almost In Love' - including a rehearsal.

It is worth noting that session song #2005 was previously "unknown" but is now revealed as the first attempt at
'Almost In Love' which Elvis in the end would finish as an overdub.

This is one of the most exciting Elvis releases in a long while...and includes mostly unheard outtakes

The FTD tracklist is as follows....and we here at E.E.R cannot wait.
01. Wonderful World
02. Edge Of Reality
03. A Little Less Conversation
04. Almost In Love

05. Wonderful World – take 1
06. A Little Less Conversation – takes 1, 2
07. Edge Of Reality – takes 1, 2
08. Almost In Love (2005) – takes 1, 4-6
09. Wonderful World – takes 2, 3
10. Edge Of Reality – take 3
11. A Little Less Conversation – takes 4-9 5:16
12. A Little Less Conversation – take 10 (album master)
13. Almost In Love – high key version instrument track, rehearsal
14. Wonderful World - take 7 (movie master) *
15. Edge Of Reality – takes 5, 6 *
16. Almost In Love high key version – 2007 take and vocal overdub 2011 take 4
17. Wonderful World – takes 14, 15 *
18. A Little Less Conversation – takes 11, 12, 16 (single master)
19. Edge Of Reality – take 8 (master) *
20. Almost In Love – track 2006 take 4 and vocal overdubs 2012, takes 2, 3 (master)
21. Wonderful World – takes 16, 17 * (master)

* Previously Released

Recorded for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Live A Little, Love A Little on March 7, 1968 at Western Recorders (Studio 1), Hollywood
Session hours: 7PM-3AM
Elvis’ vocal overdubs possibly recorded March 11, 1968

Arranger/session leader: Billy Strange

Engineer: Chuck Britz

Joseph Gibbons, Neil Levang, Charles Britz, Alvin Casey: guitar; Larry Knechtal, Charles Berghofer: bass; Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman: drums; Don Randi: piano; B.J. Baker, Sally
Stevens, Bob Tebow, John Bahler:

Lou Raderman, Sidney Sharp, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaeffer, William Kurasch, Tibor Zelig, Jerome Reisler, James Getzoff, Harry Bluestone, Arnold Belnick, Bernard Kundell,
Stanley Plummer: violin; Harry Hyams, Joseph Di Fiore, Leonard Selic, Louis Kievman, Gareth Nuttycombe, David Burk: viola; Jesse Ehrlich, Armand Kaproff, Joseph Di Tullio, Victor
Sazer, Frederick Seykora, Harold Bemko: cello; Lew Mc Creary, Thomas Shepard, Richard Leith, Dick Hyde: trombone; Roy Caton, Oliver Mitchell: trumpet; James Horn: sax
Album produced and art directed by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon
Mastered by Sebastian Jeansson and Vic Anesini