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 14 & 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 14 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 and A High Starched Collar
on 'Double Features' has the left and right channels
A Cane And A High Starched Collar on the
Mexican "Promo" CD 'The Heartbreaker'
is taken from a vinyl source - probably 'A Legendary
Performer Volume 2'.
The movie version of Summer Kisses, Winter Tears was recorded as follows:-
Take 7 of Summer Kisses, Winter Tears was dubbed down to a rhythm track by eliminating Elvis' and The Jordanaires' vocals from the multi-track tape (as much as could be eliminated) and leaving just the backing track.
Elvis then did a new vocal overdub to this guide track, of which three takes were completed, with Take 1 being picked as the master vocal.
Drums (bongos) and maracas were then overdubbed to Elvis' vocal overdub, with the bongos and maracas continuing on for another minute after Elvis stops singing.
What can be heard in the movie at around 42 minutes are the bongos and maracas after Elvis stops singing, with Elvis' singing part being cut from the movie, where Elvis is sitting around with the
indians smoking a peace pipe.
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.