The movie version of Shoppin' Around has
some extra vocals / instruments overdubbed to
the record version and is edited by cutting off
the last verse.
The movie version of Frankfort Special
has some extra vocals / horns and is edited to
2:20 (the repeated last verse in the record version
is cut off).
The ending of the movie version of Big Boots
is extended, where Elvis sings the last line twice
in the movie.
Some of the take numbers listed for Tonight's
All Right for Love (R10) on 'Elvis Aron Presley'
and 'Rare Elvis Volume 2' are incorrect. The correct
take order is 3, 4, 2, 7 (announced as Take 7)
The original length (Mono) master of Tonight's
All Right for Love issued on 'A Legendary
Performer Volume 1' is spliced at 0:59, but on
the 1997 'G.I. Blues' version it is spliced at
1:10. The original splice is used on Sony's 'Complete
Elvis Presley Masters' collection and the Franklin
A 2:10 minute extended master of Tonight's
All Right For Love was released on the mono
and stereo German pressings of the 'G.I. Blues'
album in 1960 (1st Pressing only), and a German
single in 1960 (47-9340) in mono. It can also
be found on the German Record Club RCA CD 'Elvis
In Germany' (18565-2) in stereo. It appears that
after a second pressing of the album was done
(in 1963?) they used the original length (1:18)
master from then on.
Most of these sessions are available on the UK
based 'Memphis Recording Service' official release
'GI Blues - The Cafe Europa Sessions'. Due to
public domain copyright issues, this set does
not contain tracks officially released by RCA
in the last 50 years.
FTD's Classic Album releases of 'G.I. Blues'
are undoubtedly the best source for these sessions,
In March of 2007, Sony decided to go through all of Elvis' masters. They retransferred everything and remastered all tracks including repairing as many clicks, pops, bad edits and dropouts as they could. They have used these newly mastered recordings on their new releases since 2007 including budget soundtracks, 'Legacy' releases, the 30 disc 'Complete Elvis Presley Masters' collection and the Franklin Mint package.
Thanks to Ray Reeves for the Big Boots comparisons.
Thanks to David English for info regarding Loulie
Jean Norman providing the vocal for the movie
version of Pocketful Of Rainbows.