The undubbed masters on 'Our Memories Of Elvis'
weren't really the pure undubbed masters. They
were the fully overdubbed or regular masters but
with certain instruments and backing vocal channels
removed or stripped down.
Elvis can be heard fooling around with Surrender
before Take 3 of If You Don't Come Back
on 'Essential Elvis Volume 5' and in a different
mix on 'Elvis At Stax' but it is edited in from
before Take 6 (Rehearsal) of Love Song Of The
Year (December 12
Some of Elvis' vocals were mixed out of It's
Diff'rent Now when it appeared on the '70's
Box'. The more complete rehearsal can be found
on FTD's 'Raised On Rock' Classic Album and 'Elvis
At Stax', but it is edited at the end.
Elvis can be heard singing a line of Wasted
Years before Take 9 of Three Corn Patches
and can be heard singing a line of Three Coins
In A Fountain (From the 1954 movie 'Three
Coins In The Fountain') before Take 13 of Three
Take 3 of Take Good Care Of Her is listed
on 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever', but this is
actually Takes 2a and 3a including some of the rehearsal
of Take 1. It is also incorrectly listed in the
'In And Outtakes' section of the booklet with
FTD's 'Good Times' Classic Album that Take 3 appeared
on 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever'. Takes 1, 2
and 3 are also listed on 'Elvis At Stax' but it
is just the complete Take 1 (FS, Rehearsal &
Complete Take 1). The running order of takes could
be deemed to be Take 1, Take 2a, Take 3a, Take
2b, Take 3b, Take 4 etc...
The undubbed master of Take Good Care Of Her
on 'Our Memories Of Elvis' and "Pure Diamonds
Volume 3" have the left and right channels
An edited (2:10) version of Take Good Care
Of Her, with omitted verse ("Just take
good care of her, take good care of her..."
to "So remember when you take my only treasure..."),
was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release
'The Definitive Country Album'.
Some of the Rough Mixes found on FTD's 'Raised
On Rock' and 'Good Times' Classic Album are longer
than the final Masters.
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.
All outtakes and masters used on the Sony 3xCD
set 'Elvis At Stax' have been completely remixed
and remastered from scratch.
Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited
versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive'