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.
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
Take 2 of So High is listed on FTD's 'Easter
Special' but we actually get Takes 2 and 3 which
The master of Farther Along is documented
as being just Take 3 but there is a splice used,
with one line from Take 2. The line used for the
master ("When death has come, and")
has been cut from the session tape and it is audible
when listening to Take 2 on FTD's 'How Great Thou
Art' Classic Album, as well as the bootlegs containing
Take 2, where the line isn't there!
Takes 3 and 4 of Somebody Bigger Than You
And I are listed on the bootleg 'Where No
One Stands Alone' (Reeltrax) when in fact it's
takes 1 and 2.
Take 1 of Beyond The Reef on "There's
Always Me Volume 4" has the left and right
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.