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August 2 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
(2.00pm - 10.30pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Howard Roberts (Sand Castles) The Mello Men: Bill Lee; Max Smith; Bill Cole; Gene Merlino (Drums Of
Guitar: Alton Hendrickson (Sand Castles) The Islands)
Bass: Keith Mitchell (Sand Castles)  
Drums: Victor Feldman (Sand Castles)  

Drums Of The Islands (Vocal Overdub)
  AOV August 2 1965 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete
2:52 (Vocal Overdub of Track AO-02) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 2 Complete 2:50   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 3 Complete 2:51   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 4 LFS 0:44   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style
Sessions 1°
Take 5 Complete 2:52   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°° (With dialogue from JOV-04)~Tape°
~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 6 (M) 1:50 (Used for Composite Master) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°

Drums Of The Islands (Tag Ending - Vocal Overdub)
  A1V August 2 1965 (Mon)
Rehearsal 0:13   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 1 Complete 0:14 (Vocal Overdub of Track AO-02) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 2 Complete 0:15   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 3 (M) 0:33 (Used for Composite Master) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°

Drums Of The Islands (Composite)
TPA3 3837   August 2 1965 (Mon)
Spliced M 2:36 Composite of AOV-06 & A1V-03) 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°°

This Is My Heaven (Vocal Overdub)
TPA3 3838 FOV August 2 1965 (Mon)
Take 1 FS
0:32 (Vocal Overdub of Track FO-05) Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°+Tape°
Take 2 LFS 0:51   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style
Sessions 1°
Take 3 Complete 2:57   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Out In Hollywood (FTD)°° (Last few
seconds only - Not Listed)~Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 4 Complete 2:59   Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Out In Hollywood (FTD)°°~Tape°
~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 5 Complete 2:56   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 6 Complete 2:47 (Used for Spliced Master) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 7 Complete 2:50   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°+Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Tape°
~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1° (Count-in)
Take 8 Complete 2:53 (Used for Spliced Master) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
         
Spliced M 2:37 (Spliced from Takes 8 & 6) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 21)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3
(Legacy)°°~Paradise Hawaiian Style (FTD)°°~Double Features - Frankie
& Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°

Sand Castles
  KO August 2 1965 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete
3:36 (Electric Guitar)
Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 2 LFS 1:17   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 3 Complete 3:35   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 4 FS 0:35   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 5 LFS 2:03   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 6 Complete 3:33   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 7 FS 0:47   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 8 Complete 3:31 ("HOLD") Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 9 Complete 3:13 (Acoustic Guitar) Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°
Take 10 (M) 3:09   Tape°~Paradise Hawaiian Style Sessions 1°

Sand Castles (Dubdown to Track)
  KO August 2 1965 (Mon)
Dubdown     (Dubdown to Instrumental Track -
Elvis' vocals removed from KO-10)
(Vocal Overdub on August 3)
 

Notes

Take 5 of Drums Of The Islands on FTD's 'Paradise Hawaiian Style' soundtrack has dialogue from after Queenie Wahine's Papaya (JOV Take 4) edited in at the end.

Drums of the Island is a composite of:-
0:00-2:19: AOV-06
2:19-2:25: A1V-03 (last 14 seconds: If ever I wander...)

The movie version of Drums Of The Islands can be heard twice in the movie.
The first version has a long intro and lasts around 3:27, with verses 1-2-3-4 / solo / 3-4
The second version was a medley with This Is My Heaven at the end of the movie and lasts 2:42, with verses 1-2-3 followed by a part of the original song 'Bula Meleya' and closing with the last line of verse 4 three times.
The record version is verses 1-2-3-4-4-4.

DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS, YOU’RE BEATING IN MY HEART
YOU’RE WITH ME, NO MATTER WHERE I ROAM
IF EVER I WANDER, IF EVER WE’RE APART
I KNOW THAT YOU WILL LEAD ME HOME

IF I SHOULD JOURNEY ACROSS THE DEEP BLUE SEA
I’LL NEVER FORGET THESE CORAL SHORES
DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS, I’LL HEAR YOU CALLING ME
AND I’LL RETURN, FOREVER YOURS

I LOVE EACH VALLEY, EACH GRAIN OF SAND, EACH HILL
THE FLOWERS, THE MUSIC OF THE ISLES
THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT I LOVE AND ALWAYS WILL
THOUGH I MAY ROAM TEN THOUSAND MILES

DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS, YOU’RE BEATING IN MY HEART
YOU’RE WITH ME, NO MATTER WHERE I ROAM
IF EVER I WANDER, IF EVER WE’RE APART
I KNOW THAT YOU WILL LEAD ME HOME

DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS, YOU’RE BEATING IN MY HEART
YOU’RE WITH ME, NO MATTER WHERE I ROAM
IF EVER I WANDER, IF EVER WE’RE APART
I KNOW THAT YOU WILL LEAD ME HOME

DRUMS OF THE ISLANDS, YOU’RE BEATING IN MY HEART
YOU’RE WITH ME, NO MATTER WHERE I ROAM
IF EVER I WANDER, IF EVER WE’RE APART
I KNOW THAT YOU WILL LEAD ME HOME

This Is My Heaven is spliced from takes 8 & 6:
0:00-1:48: FOV-08 (...forever)
1:48-2:36: FOV-06 (Here 'neath the sky...)

With no satisfactory master take cut for Sand Castles, Elvis' vocals were removed from KO take 10 and the remaining instrumental track was overdubbed with new vocals by Elvis on August 3.

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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