Song Details


First Time Ever I Saw Your Face          (3:43)


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Written By :  

Ewan McColl

Recorded :  

RCA's Studio B, Nashville, March 15-16, 1971 : March 15, 1971

Released On :  

(US) RCA 74-0672  (Single)
Elvis Aron Presley
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Master Take 12
Master Take 12
Master Take 12

Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, September 3, 1973 Closing Show
Rehearsals, RCA Hollywood Studios, March 30-31, 1972
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, February 1, 1974 Midnight Show
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, August 21, 1974 Midnight Show (Incomplete)
Rehearsals, RCA's Studios, Hollywood. August 16, 1974
Master Take 12
High Sierra Room, Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada, May 21, 1974, Midnight Show
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Master Take 12


Comments :  

The song was originally recorded as a duet with Ginger Holladay on March 15, but Ginger's vocals were not used, and they were removed leaving just Elvis. Additional backup vocals were overdubbed on March 18, but eventually Elvis and the overdubs were removed leaving the Take 12 rhythm track. On May 21, Elvis tried again as a duet with Temple Riser, but neither vocal was used, and later that day Elvis re-recorded new vocals to the rhythm track. On June 9, Elvis and the Imperials added further vocal overdubs and then horns and strings were added for the final product.


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