Some of the mono sessions as released on the
"2001" Bootlegs "The How Great
Thou Art Sessions - Volumes 1, 2 and 3" sound
heavily compressed, as if they were taken from
an MP3 source. The stereo sessions on the same
releases however, actually sound better than the
same takes released by BMG, as they are clipped,
and too loud, on some of the BMG releases.
The re-recording of How Great Thou Art
can found on the 2015 album 'If I Can Dream', which contained Elvis' original vocals but with new backings by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and which actually went to number one in the UK album charts.
6 drum beats of the intro of Down in the Alley
were missing on the '60's Box'. When rectified
on the CD "Tomorrow Is a Long Time",
a remastered intro with better ambience was spliced
onto the 60's Box master rather than remastering
the entire song again. It is possible that the
intro was cut from the multichannel tapes in the
first place. The FTD Soundtrack release of 'Spinout'
has the song severely clipped.
It is unknown why a remix with overdubbed screaming
girls was made by RCA, but it was never released
officially. This remix can be found on the bootleg
"The Complete Spinout Sessions".
From this session BMG's remasters as released
on the '60's Box' and 'Tomorrow Is a Long Time'
are more conservative and far better than 'Amazing
Grace' or 'Peace in the Valley'.
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.