The TV Special album masters from the June 20-24
sessions on BMG's remastered 2-CD set 'Memories'
from 1998 are interesting, as the bass is a bit
boosted, a little midrange is perhaps missing
in the equalization and the pitch is about 1.5%
too slow, but these are minor, reversible details.
It Hurts Me as first released on 'A Legendary Performer
Volume 3' has different vocals on the last word
"...you", as opposed to the version
on the 1991 CD 'NBC TV Special'. The string ending
is also unique on 'A Legendary Performer Volume
3. It is edited near 1:41, before
and after where the instrumental break is edited
on the Master. This version is a composite of Part 1 - Take 7, Part 2 - Take 11, Part 2 - Take 11 again ("You" is edited/moved so does not synch with the previous same take) and "Strings" from before Part 1 - Take 6. On FTD's classic album release of the 'NBC-TV Special' it incorrectly states "Part 2 - Take 7" is used in the splice instead of "Part 2 - Take 11".
The instrumental 'Bridge' between Guitar Man
and Little Egypt is called Arabic Field
All versions of Trouble (WPA1 8030) and
Guitar Man (WPA1 8047) were assigned the
same matrix numbers.
During the 'Gospel Medley' - Sometimes I Feel
Like A Motherless Child was performed by Darlene
Love (Incorrectly listed as Jean King in 'Sessions
III'), and Yes, Yes, Yes ('Bridge' between
songs) was performed by 'The Blossoms'.
Darlene Love's vocals on Sometimes I Feel
Like A Motherless Child from Take 4 were used
for the master of 'Gospel - Section 1', with Elvis
and the band continuing the section from 'Where
Could I Go But To The Lord'.
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.