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.
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'. However, Love
Letters has better ambience on 'From the Heart'
or the first CD version of 'Gold Records Volume
An edited (2:00) version of Love Letters,
with omitted verse ("I memorize ev'ry line,
and I kiss the name that you sign, And darlin,
then I read again right from the start, Love letters
straight,from your heart."), was released
in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive
Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited
versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive'
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.