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.
Take 2 of So High is listed on FTD's 'Easter
Special' but we actually get Takes 2 and 3 which
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
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.