Elvis can be heard singing excerpts of Farther
Along and Wasted Years before Take
3 of Talk About The Good Times on 'Essential
Elvis Volume 5' and 'Elvis At Stax'. Farther
Along is edited in from Take 3 of Loving
Arms and Wasted Years is edited in
from Take 9 of I've Got A Thing About You Baby.
Talk About The Good Times was faded for
release by RCA. 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".
Talk About The Good Times was 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, Talk About The Good Times runs approximately
2.4% too slow on the Japanese 20 Bit mastered
'Good Times' release.
During this session they attempted to record
the Waylon Jennings hit We Had It All and
although they ran through several takes Elvis
couldn't get it right, and nothing was put down
on tape, or at least kept on tape. However, with
two tapes missing from these December sessions,
it isn't known what exactly was tried out tonight.
The song was written by Donnie Fritts and Troy Seals; recorded in August 1973 by Troy Seals and released in october 1973 on his album Atlantic SD 7281 'Now Presenting Troy Seals'.
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.