The live recording of Stay Away, Joe that
was released by mistake on the first Camden 'Almost
in Love' LP is actually the movie version of the
song. So contrary to conclusions made in "A
Life in Music" ("Elvis sang nineteen
takes with the band with no success."), take
17 probably was considered a success by M.G.M.
The different mix of All I Needed Was The
Rain on FTd's 'Stay Away, Joe' expanded soundtrack
is done by going back to the original 3 (or 4?)
track reels with the benefit of getting more definition
and more detail out of the track, as opposed to
the 2 track masters.
The additional instruments used for the movie
version of All I Needed Was The Rain were
most likely overdubbed the following week using
The original temporary matrix numbers for these
songs issued by RCA to M.G.M (U3KM 2246-48) were
later changed for record release by RCA. Strangely,
the temporary matrix numbers are used on FTD's
expanded soundtrack of 'Stay Away, Joe' instead
of RCA's master matrix numbers.
In the movie Elvis sings a couple of lines of
Lovely Mamie recorded on the movie set.
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.