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.
The extra dialogue from before take 1 of Bitter
They Are, Harder They Fall on the bootleg
"From Elvis Presley Boulevard - The Alternate
Album" is edited in from take 3.
It is unknown exactly when in February, Sherrill
Nielsen added his "Backup Vocals" to
Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall and The
A remixed version of Bitter They Are, Harder
They Fall can be found on 'Always On My Mind'
and the bootleg "Welcome To The Jungle -
The Last Farewell".
The master take of She Thinks I Still Care
is Take 17 but is mistakenly announced as Take
16 by the engineer. The mistake has arisen after
the session tape was changed after Take 14 (From
16-Track to 24-Track). The next take after the
tape was changed does not have a take number announced,
but this should be Take 15. The next take, which
should be Take 16 is announced as Take 15, this
is the same with the master take which should
be Take 17 but is announced as Take 16.
The Last Farewell is spliced from Take
5 and the last part of Take 3.
An edited (2:49) version of The Last Farewell,
with omitted verse and chorus ("For you are
beautiful, and I have loved you dearly more dearly
than the spoken word can tell..." to "I
have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow, but
how bitter will be this last farewell..."),
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.
Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited
versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive'