A remixed version of Can't Help Falling In
Love can be found on 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1)'.
An extended Take 24 of Can't Help Falling
In Love can be found on the Cassette version
of the box set 'Elvis Aron Presley'.
Takes 13 to 28 of Can't Help Falling In Love
on "Alternate Gold Award Hits Volume 3"
have the left and right channels swapped.
On FTD's 'Classic Album' edition of 'Blue Hawaii'
all outtakes and masters have had the left and
right channels corrected as opposed to other releases
of this material, where they were reversed (i.e.
'Japanese 24 Bit', 'BMG '97 Collectors Edition',
'Today, Tomorrow & Forever' & 'Close Up').
The second pressing of "Alternate Gold Award
Hits Volume 3" includes an unlisted Take
1 of Beach Boy Blues in stereo after Can't
Help Falling in Love.
Take 3 of Rock-A-Hula Baby on the 1997
Collectors Edition of 'Blue Hawaii' also includes
the count-in for Take 1 that is not listed.
The movie version of Rock-A-Hula Baby
has additional instruments overdubbed to the beginning
Elvis can be heard singing a few lines of 'I
Went To Your Wedding' before Take 1 of Rock-A-Hula
Sources for this session are the 4 TCB LP's 'Blue
Hawaii/The Complete Session' (TCB 21-23-3-61)
and the Laurel 3-LP 'Blue Hawaii Box' (BPM 501-A).
The latter is not as complete and seems to be
slightly noise reduced and compressed. The TCB
LP's have more noise and some pitch problems (>4%
too fast), but it is the most complete collection
and even has some takes in stereo.
Although not listed as a source, the Memphis
Recording Service release 'Blue Hawaii - The Expanded
Alternate album' contains the usual masters in
stereo but with the count-in (mostly in mono)
edited in before the masters.
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 Ernst Jørgensen for providing
information regarding the missing production numbers.