Just a few pieces of information from FTD:
1) Wheras the masters are definitely public domaine the outtakes are not. Outtakes released within the 50 year period following their recording date are protected for 50 years from the date of release.
2) In the U.S. nothing is P..D.
3) As some people know. FTD has been working on our G.I. BLUES project for a while. The reason it takes a lot of time to complete, is that to achieve the optimum sound you have to go back to the original 3-track tapes, and re-mix
all the material -expensive and time consuming (something only SONY/FTD will be able to do, since nobody else has the tapes).
4) And off course the FTD release will include everything.
Roger and Ernst