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.
My Boy was edited for release by RCA by
looping the ending of the song. The complete unedited
undubbed master can be found on FTD's 'Good Times'
classic album release and the complete unedited
overdubbed master can be found on the Venus bootleg
release "Unedited Masters - Stax 1973".
An edited (2:11) version of My Boy, with
omitted verse ("I know, it's hard to understand
why did we ever start..." to "Taken
all I can take, but I'll stay here just the same..."),
was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release
'The Definitive Love Album'.
Elvis can be heard singing a couple of lines
of Softly As I Leave You before Take 2
of Loving Arms on 'Essential Elvis Volume
5' and 'Elvis At Stax' but it is edited in from
before take 2 of Promised Land (December
Backing vocals were removed on Loving Arms
before release. The Venus bootleg release "Unedited
Masters - Stax 1973" has the overdubbed master
with backing vocals.
A different mix of Take 8 of Good Time Charlie's
Got The Blues can be found on 'Essential Elvis
Volume 5' where the backing vocals are mixed out
during the song, along with Elvis' vocals after
2:56, and the unfaded ending to Take 8 can be
found on the bootleg "Keep Rollin' On".
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues is edited
from the same take (Repeated verse removed). The
complete unedited undubbed master can be found
on FTD's 'Good Times' classic album release and
the complete unedited overdubbed master can be
found on the Venus bootleg release "Unedited
Masters - Stax 1973".
My Boy, Loving Arms and Good
Time Charlie's Got The Blues were remixed
when used on the '70's Box'.
Although it is the best source with regard to
sound quality apart from FTD's 'Good Times' Classic
Album and the 2007 remaster, Good Time Charlie's
Got The Blues runs approximately 2.4% too
slow on the Japanese 20 Bit mastered 'Good Times'
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 Matthew Worsley for pointing out the
difference on the Japanese 'Good Times' release.
Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited
versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive'