drghanem wrote:Hi there fellows, this song is my all time favourite. Would anyone know if there are more complete alternate versions still in Ernst Jorgensens vaults? On the FTD-version of Elvis-That's The Way It Is we got takes 1 to 6 plus mastertake 9. I don't think Jorgensen would deliberately keep takes 7 and 8 if they are more than snippets or false starts. I for one would love every second of these recordings, I love the rhythm. Maybe some tape is missing, or these takes were recorded over, please shed more light on this.
You're right that only takes 7 and 8 are left from the 1970 studio session. No idea of their status. You know about the rehearsal versions from July 15, 24 and 29, yes?
Also, were you pleased when the song was used in a 2009 U.S. advertisement for Coca-Cola? It apparently first ran during that year's Super Bowl.Coca-Cola Avatar
It's a nice example of someone recognizing the song's romantic nature could play well in the 21st century, and hopefully someone at RCA had something to do with it. 1,378,244
views is nothing to snicker at. And the great Cee-Lo did the singing!
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