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August 4 1965
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(SFS = Short False Start | FS = False Start | LFS or BD (Breakdown) = Long False Start | PB (Playback) or Complete = Complete Take)

Radio Recorders Studio B - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for Paramount's 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style'
Paramount Producer : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : Dave Wiechman
(7.00pm - 12.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
NA
  NA

House Of Sand (Movie Opening)
  H1V August 4 1965 (Wed)
Take 1 Complete
0:17   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 0:20   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:07   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:08   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Come What May°
Take 5 Complete 0:15   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Come What May°
Take 6 Complete 0:19   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Come What May°
Take 7 (M) 0:05 "A house of sand is an empty..."
(Used for Composite Movie Version)
Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 8 Complete 0:15   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 9 FS 0:06   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 10 Complete 0:31   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°

House Of Sand (Part)
  H2V August 4 1965 (Wed)
Take 1 (M)   "...work of art"
(Used for Composite Movie Version)
 

House Of Sand (Movie Version - Composite)
    August 4 1965 (Wed)
Spliced (M) 2:13 (Edited composite of HO-07, H1O-02,
H2O-02, H1V-07, H2V-01 & HOV-01)
Soundtrack°

A Dog's Life (Vocal Overdub)
  EOV August 4 1965 (Wed)
Take 1 Complete
2:12 (Vocal Overdub of Track EO-05)
Come What May°
Take 2 Complete 1:58    
Take 3 Complete 1:58    
Take 4 Complete 2:17 "Star Spangled Banner" Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°° (Count-in & Complete)~Elvis Aron
Presley 2°° (Announcement only - Edited in before Take 6)
Take 5 LFS 1:19 (KPA5 9562) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°° (Count-in & LFS)~Elvis Aron
Presley 2°° (LFS only - Edited)
Take 6 Complete 2:07 (Continued Later) (KPA5 9562) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Elvis Aron Presley 2°°

Datin' (Vocal Overdub)
TPA3 3843 BOV August 4 1965 (Wed)
Take 1 FS
0:30 (Vocal Overdub of Track BO-02)
Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:10   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 0:58   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 1:40 "Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll"
Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS      
Take 6 FS 0:41 (KPA5 9560) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°+Elvis Aron Presley 2°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 7 FS 0:13 (KPA5 9560) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°+Elvis Aron Presley 2°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 8 FS 0:15 (KPA5 9560) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Elvis Aron Presley 2°°
Take 9 FS      
Take 10 Complete      
Take 11 FS 0:42 (KPA5 9560) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°° (Extra Dialogue)~Elvis Aron Presley 2°°
Take 12 Complete 1:38 (KPA5 9560) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°° (Extra Dialogue)~Elvis Aron Presley 2°°
Take 13 FS      
Take 14 M 1:25   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 21)°°~Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Frankie & Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°

Datin' (Dubdown)
     
Dubdown (M)
1:25 (Elvis' vocals partially removed from
BOV-14
)
 

Datin' (Movie Version)
     
Overdub (M)
1:17 (Vocal Overdub of Dubdown by
Donna Butterworth
)
Soundtrack°

Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Vocal Overdub)
  JOV August 4 1965 (Wed)
Take 1 FS
0:53 (Vocal Overdub of Track JO-03)
Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 2 LFS 1:39   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 3 Complete 1:48   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 4 Complete 1:54   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°~Paradise Hawaiian Style
(FTD)°° (Dialogue at end only - edited in after Drums Of The Islands
Take 5)
Take 5 Complete 2:02   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°° (With dialogue at end from another
take)+Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 6 (M) 1:47 (Used for Composite Master) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°

Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Open - Vocal Overdub)
  J1V August 4 1965 (Wed)
Take 1 FS 0:19 (Vocal Overdub of Track JO-03)
Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 2 (M) 0:26+ (Used for Composite Master) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2° (Part used for master cut
from tape)

Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Composite)
TPA3 3834    
Spliced M 1:36 (Composite of J1V-02 & JOV-06) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 21)°°~Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Frankie & Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°

Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Dubdown)
     
Dubdown (M)
1:28 (Elvis' vocals partially removed from
Composite Master
)
 

Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Movie Version)
     
Overdub (M)
1:28 (Vocal Overdub of Dubdown
by Donna Butterworth
)
Soundtrack°

Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Vocal Overdub)
TPA3 3835 GOV August 4 1965 (Wed)
Take 1 Complete
3:02 (Vocal Overdub of Track GO-03)
Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style
Sessions 2°
Take 2 FS 0:27   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 3 Complete 3:12 (Used for Spliced Master) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 4 Complete 3:07 (Used for Spliced Master) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°° (Last 1:06 only)+Tape°~Paradise
Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
         
Spliced M 2:41 (Spliced from Takes 4 & 3) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 21)°°~Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Frankie & Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°
+Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2° (Monaural Dubdown)

A Dog's Life (Vocal Overdub)
TPA3 3836 EOV August 4 1965 (Wed)
Take 7 Complete 2:16 (V.O. of Track EO-05 - Continued)
Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 8 LFS 2:21   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style
Sessions 2°
Take 9 M 2:14   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 21)°°~Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Frankie & Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°
+Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2° (Count-in)

Notes

The movie version of House of Sand is an edited composite of instrumental tracks HO-07, H1O-02 (Guitar Solo), H2O-02 (Guitar Solo) and vocal overdubs H1V-07 (Intro - a house of sand...), H2V-01 (Intro - is an empty work of art) and HOV-01.

The takes of A Dog's Life and Datin' on 'Elvis Aron Presley' have the left and right channels reversed.

On 'Elvis Aron Presley' the takes of A Dog's Life was issued with the Matrix Number KPA5 9562 and the composite takes of Datin' was issued with the Matrix Number KPA5 9560.

Before the vocal overdub of A Dog's Life (EOV), Elvis sings a one-liner of "Io" (italian version of "Ask Me").

Queenie Wahine's Papaya is a composite of:-
0:00-0:05: J1V-02 (She sells sea shells...)
0:05-1:36: JOV-06 (but I know...)

Take 5 of Queenie Wahine's Papaya on FTD's 'Paradise Hawaiian Style' soundtrack has dialogue from another take edited in at the end.

In the movie Elvis sings duets on the songs Queenie Wahine's Papaya and Datin' with Donna Butterworth, who's vocals were probably recorded on the movie set.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style is spliced from takes 4 &3:
0:00-0:29: GOV-04 (...comin' your way)
0:29-2:40: GOV-03 (Aloha...)

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 Josee Brus for help with identifying the one-liners sung during these sessions.

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