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 1 of If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My
Side appears on 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever'
but is wrongly listed as Take 4.
An edited (2:03) version of Where Could I
Go But To The Lord, with omitted verses (Leaving
only the first and last verse), was released in
1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive
The long lost stereo master of Come What May
was severely and audibly clipped when finally
released on FTD's 'Long Lonely Highway'. The same
goes for Take 4 of Fools Fall in Love.
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.