The master of Steppin' Out Of Line on
the collectors edition of 'Blue Hawaii' has left
and right channels swapped.
On FTD's 'Classic Album' edition of 'Blue Hawaii'
all outtakes and masters have had the left and
right channels corrected as opposed to other releases
of this material, where they were reversed (i.e.
'Japanese 24 Bit', 'BMG '97 Collectors Edition',
'Today, Tomorrow & Forever' & 'Close Up').
Take 4 of Moonlight Swim on 'Close Up'
Sources for this session are the 4 TCB LP's 'Blue
Hawaii/The Complete Session' (TCB 21-23-3-61)
and the Laurel 3-LP 'Blue Hawaii Box' (BPM 501-A).
The latter is not as complete and seems to be
slightly noise reduced and compressed. The TCB
LP's have more noise and some pitch problems (>4%
too fast), but it is the most complete collection
and even has some takes in stereo.
Although not listed as a source, the Memphis
Recording Service release 'Blue Hawaii - The Expanded
Alternate album' contains the usual masters in
stereo but with the count-in (mostly in mono)
edited in before the masters.
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.