The TV Special album masters from the June 20-24
sessions on BMG's remastered 2-CD set 'Memories'
from 1998 are interesting, as the bass is a bit
boosted, a little midrange is perhaps missing
in the equalization and the pitch is about 1.5%
too slow, but these are minor, reversible details.
Let Yourself Go as first released by RCA
on 'A Legendary Performer Volume 3' and more recently
on 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special' is actually
different from start to finish as opposed to the
version on the 1991 CD 'NBC TV Special'. The ending
is obviously edited with the word "go"
being interrupted before the spliced part begins
("g---go"). It sounds as if the take
may have been close to a breakdown just before
the repaired ending.
Let Yourself Go on FTD's 'Let Yourself
Go' is incorrectly listed as "Part 1 - takes
5 and 6 + Part 2 - take 2 + Part 3 - take 6".
The listing should read :- "Part 1 / Section
2 - takes 5 and 6 + Part 1 / Section 2 - take
1 + Part 2 / Section 3 - take 6".
Section 2 Take 1 are the first three verses of
the Master, and Section 3 Take 2 is the rest of
the Master of Let Yourself Go on 'A Legendary
Performer Volume 3', 'The Complete '68 Comeback
Special' and the 2007 Sony Remaster.
Before Take 2 of Big Boss Man Elvis can
be heard singing "Are you horny tonight"
and after Take 2 a line of "When The Swallows
Come Back To Capistrano" is heard.
It Hurts Me on 'A Legendary Performer
Volume 3' and CD1 of 'The Complete '68 Comeback
Special' has different vocals on the last word
"...you", as opposed to the version
on the 1991 CD 'NBC TV Special'. The string ending
is also unique on 'A Legendary Performer Volume
3', 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special' and the
2007 Sony Remaster. It is edited near 1:41, before
and after where the instrumental break is edited
on the Master. This version is a composite of Part 1 - Take 7, Part 2 - Take 11, Part 2 - Take 11 again ("You" is edited/moved so does not synch with the previous same take) and "Strings" from before Part 1 - Take 6.
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.