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 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
15 1973). Also edited in after take 1 of If
That Isn't Love on the Venus release "Stax
73 - Unedited Masters" is Elvis singing part
of The Christmas Song from the rehearsal
of Thinking About You (December
An edited (1:48) version of She Wears My Ring,
with omitted verse ("This tiny ring is a
token of tender emotion.
An endless pool of love that's as deep as the
ocean. She swears to wear it with eternal devotion.
That's why I sing, because she wears my ring.
She swears to wear it with eternal devotion, That's
why I sing, because she wears my ring"),
was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release
'The Definitive Love Album'.
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'