The acetate of Black Star, as released
on the 'Black Star' EP by Bilko, is the original
Composite Master with repaired ending (Spliced
from Take 13 & Insert #1 Take 5). The "Master"
of Black Star on 'Double Features - Flaming
Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That Dream',
'Collectors Gold' and even Sony's 'Complete Elvis
Presley Masters' collection is just Take 13 without
the repaired ending (Insert #1 Take 5).
The Master of Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
on 'Double Features' and 'Elvis For Everyone'
has the left and right channels swapped.
The Overdubbed Master of Britches is spliced
from Take 5 (0:00-0:33), Take 7 (0:33-1:12) and
Insert - Take 1 (1:12-1:42). The stereo release
on 'Double Features' has a left channel delay
on the track of 100 ms. The left vocal channel
has been mixed with the mono track instead of
releasing the song in binaural stereo.
A 2:51 edit of Britches was used on a
8-Track Stereo only (CPS1 3082) release of 'A
Legendary Performer Volume 3'.
The Master of A Cane & A High Starched
Collar on 'Double Features' has the left and
right channels swapped.
A Cane & A High Starched Collar on
the Mexican "Promo" CD 'The Heartbreaker'
is taken from a vinyl source - probably 'A Legendary
Performer Volume 2'.
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.