He felt it was a confusing time for him and that all three were "caught in this trap that they could not walk out of". At the recording session, James sang the lead vocals, and the studio band backed him; Moman produced.
The horns, strings, and vocals of the Holladay Sisters were later overdubbed. The label loved the song and put it out, but Scepter did not have the money to promote new artists, and the song did not make the charts. Later that year, Don Crews, Moman's partner, told James that Presley had booked their studio to record what would become the From Elvis in Memphis album. Crews kept asking James if he had any songs that would be right for Presley. James felt Presley needed a mature rock 'n' roll song to bring him back, as Tom Jones was a hot artist at the time.
Crews and James thought of "Suspicious Minds" and James began urging others to get Presley to hear it. Marty Lacker, a close friend of Elvis, suggested he record at the studio. These sessions produced the album From Elvis in Memphis.
It was recorded in eight takes, with harmony vocal tracks and trumpets overdubbed by Presley himself in the same session. A few days earlier, he had walked into the recording studio during a session and sensed that Elvis was uncomfortable with his presence. James did not want to jinx the song so he stayed away. When he heard the track the day after it was recorded, he initially thought it sounded too slow.
When he later heard the embellished version, he said he was blown away. In later years, whenever Elvis saw James he would cross the room to say hello. Production of the song was nearly scuttled over a copyright dispute. Elvis's business people said they wanted half of Moman's publishing rights. Moman accused them of stealing and threatened to halt the recording session. Harry Jenkins of RCA agreed with Moman because he sensed that "the song would be a big hit and there would be plenty to go around".
On August 7, "Suspicious Minds" was again overdubbed to stereo and mono in Las Vegas , where the final master was produced. The instrumental arrangement uses an electric guitar, bass guitar, organ, strings, trumpets, trombones, and drums. RCA staff producer Felton Jarvis made the unusual decision to add a fade-out to the song starting at and lasting for nearly 15 seconds before fading back into the song.
The first verse then continues repeatedly until the song completely fades out. Moman added, "So when Jarvis took the tape of 'Suspicious Minds,' he added this crazy second fade toward the end, like the song was ending, and brought it back by overdubbing to extend it.
I have no idea why he did that, but he messed it up. It was like a scar in the song - a scar not too well-liked. Not that it mattered, though - soon after the song was released, Elvis was back on top of the charts. The song was later included on the legacy edition of From Elvis in Memphis and the follow that dream reissue of Back In Memphis. Presley first performed the song at the Las Vegas International Hotel later renamed the Hilton on July 31, , and the 45 rpm single was released 26 days later.
It reached No. In , the band Fine Young Cannibals ' cover version, which features backing vocals by Jimmy Somerville , reached No.
Singer Roland Gift said that Elvis had come to him in a dream and told him he would record the greatest version of Suspicious Minds ever. However, the video is noted for its innovative use of colorization , following the bridge section of the song. The video pays homage to Elvis, both in its use of the monochrome filming common during Elvis' early career and the shiny spangled suits that the band wear in the second half of the video.
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