Most of this session is available on the Cool
Romeo "Unsurpassed Masters Box 3" bootleg
box-set, in decent sound although noise reduced,
thought to be derived from 3-track tape.
An alternate mix of Western Union from
a rejected version of the RCA Speedway album master
can be found on the Pair CD 'Speedway/Clambake'.
The movie 'Tickle Me' features Long Lonely
Highway with overdubbed orchestral backing,
played over the opening credits - This was done
during post production of that movie.
On the bootleg LP 'Memphis Tennessee" there
are two acetates of Ask Me - listed as
'Number 1' and 'Number 2'. It is now known that
'Number 1' is actually Take 6, and 'Number 2'
is Take 2 from this session.
Memphis Tennessee and Ask Me were
both re-recorded on January
Although the matrix number for Blue River
is announced as 0307, this number (PWA4 0307)
was actually assigned to a song by Jeanne Pruett
called Little Black Book (47-8232). The
correct matrix number for Blue River is
SPA4 6768, this is for the complete Take 2 and
was assigned in 1965. To make Blue River
longer for release it was spliced from 0:00-1:25
and 0:44-1:31 of Take 2 and this was issued yet
another matrix number, SPA4 7357 in 1965.
Many of Bill Porter's live stereo mix masters
from this session have been used for the first
time on FTD's 'Sings Memphis Tennessee'.
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