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February 27 1963
(+ 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 Fun In Acapulco
Musical Director for Paramount : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : Dave Wiechman

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Elvis Presley  

Guadalajara (vocal overdub)
PVX February 27 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 LFS
1:36 Vocal overdub of spliced 'track' The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 2:57 (ending used for spliced master)
"needs fade"
Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°° (faded - 2:29)+A Legendary Performer Vol. 3
(vinyl)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 3 FS 0:17 "Tempo is wrong - it will never happen" The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:57 "needs fade" Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:46   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:58 (used for spliced master)
"different ending"
The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 7 LFS 1:22   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 8 LFS 1:39   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 9 FS 0:40   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 10 LFS 1:39   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Spliced M 2:45 Spliced from v.o. takes 6 & 2 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 20)°°~Fun In Acapulco (remastered
soundtrack)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Double Features - It Happened
At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°~The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1
(FTD)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3 (FTD)°°


The definitive release of these sessions can be found on Follow That Dream's limited edition The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3xCD set, where everything has been restored, remixed and remastered from scratch, and all masters and outtakes are presented in the best possible sound.

The master is spliced from Take 6 and the last word from Take 2.

The master track for ‘Guadalajara’ doesn’t match the backing track Elvis does his vocal overdub to, on FTD's The Fun In Acapulco Sessions or the acetate containing the spliced master track, in that there are additional voices and instruments heard on the track used for the vocal overdub, which are not heard on the actual spliced master track. This means that an overdub was done either at the session on January 23 or before Elvis actually recorded his own vocals on this day.

There once was some information about 'Guadalajara' (v.o. take 2) being released on Double Features by mistake, but at least one copy of that CD has the spliced master as it should have.

Take 2 on the Follow That Dream extended soundtrack of Fun In Acapulco is faded - It is complete on the vinyl Elvis - A Legendary Performer Volume 3.

The left and right channels are swapped on Double Features.

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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Fun In Acapulco
Fun In Acapulco

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Guadalajara (Thanks to Christopher Brown)