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July 27 1965
(+ means you need both    ~ means same material    °° means stereo or binaural    ° means mono)
(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

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Barney Kessel Walker (This Is My Heaven, Paradise, Hawaiian Style & House Of Sand)
Guitar: Charlie McCoy  
Steel Guitar: Bernal Lewis Guide Vocals:
Bass: Ray Siegal Neal Matthews (Queenie Wahine's Papaya)
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Milton Holland  
Drums: Hal Blaine  
Piano: Larry Muhoberac  

Stop Where You Are (Track)
  DO July 27 1965 (Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 (M)   (Vocal Overdub on August 3)  

A Dog's Life (Track)
  EO July 27 1965 (Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 (M)   (Vocal Overdub on August 4)  

This Is My Heaven (Track)
  FO July 27 1965 (Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 (M)   (Vocal Overdub on August 2)  

Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Track)
  GO July 27 1965 (Tue)
Take 1 Complete
2:41    
Take 2 LFS      
Take 3 (M) 2:41 (Vocal Overdub on August 4)  
Take 4 FS      
Take 5 Complete 2:28    
Take 6 Complete 2:38    
Take 7 FS      
Take 8 Complete 2:37    

House Of Sand (Track)
  HO July 27 1965 (Tue)
Take 1 FS
     
Take 2 FS      
Take 3 Complete 1:59    
Take 4 Complete 2:06    
Take 5 FS      
Take 6 LFS      
Take 7 (M) 1:59 (Vocal Overdub on August 3)  

House Of Sand - Part (Track)
  H1O July 27 1965 (Tue)
Take 1 Complete
0:30    
Take 2 (M) 0:30 (Used for Composite Movie Version
- Guitar Solo)
 

House Of Sand - Part (Track)
  H2O July 27 1965 (Tue)
Take 1 Complete
0:31    
Take 2 (M) 0:31 (Used for Composite Movie Version
- Guitar Solo)
 

Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Track)
  JO July 27 1965 (Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:32   Tape°~Hawaii USA°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 2 Complete 1:48   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 3 (M) 1:51 (Vocal Overdub on August 4) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 4 FS 0:44   Tape°~Hawaii USA°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 5 Complete 2:00   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°
Take 6 Complete 1:50   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 2°

Notes

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.

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