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Elvis: The Making of Blue Hawaii 2 x Hardcover Books in Slipcase, 4 x CD, Vinyl Box Set from FTD (Elvis Presley)

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Following on from the success of 'The Making of Jailhouse Rock', FTD Books announces the release of 'The Making of Blue Hawaii'. The deluxe movie book contains 387 pages of rare photos and extensive memorabilia from the film including shooting schedules and memories from cast and crew. The music book includes 85 pages of photos and detailed recording documents. Expected release end of April.

*4 compact discs feature the soundtrack recording sessions which are newly mixed from the original 3-track tapes. Featuring 50 unreleased takes, the songs are sequenced in recording order for the first time. A 33rpm vinyl EP is also included.

* The recording sessions audio will be issued later this year as an FTD audio only release.

'The Making Of Blue Hawaii' FTD Books

Elvis: The Making of Blue Hawaii 2 x Hardcover Book in Slipcase / 4 x CD, Vinyl Box Set from FTD (Elvis Presley)

FTD 228 (506020-975177) Bar Code (506020-975177 1)

Blue Hawaii CD 1

THE MASTERS

  • 01. Blue Hawaii (2:34) (Lee Robin/Ralph Rainger)
  • 02. Almost Always True (2:22) (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman)
  • 03. Aloha Oe (1:53) (Arranged and adapted by Elvis Presley)
  • 04. No More (2:20) (Don Robertson/Hal Blair)
  • 05. Can't Help Falling In Love (3:01) (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)
  • 06. Rock-A-Hula Baby (1:56) (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller)
  • 07. Moonlight Swim (2:18) (Sylvia Dee/Ben Weisman)
  • 08. Ku-U-I-Po (2:21) (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss)
  • 09. Ito Eats (1:23) (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett)
  • 10. Slicin' Sand (1:35) (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett)
  • 11. Hawaiian Sunset (2:33) (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett)
  • 12. Beach Boy Blues (2:03) (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett)
  • 13. Island Of Love (2:38) (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett)
  • 14. Hawaiian Wedding Song (2:49) (Charles King/Al Hoffman/Dick Manning)
  • 15. Steppin' Out of Line (1:52) (Fred Wise/Ben Weisman/Dolores Fuller)

    March 21, 1961 - Radio Recorders, Hollywood

  • 16. Hawaiian Sunset (AO) take 1
  • 17. Hawaiian Sunset (AO) take 2
  • 18. Hawaiian Sunset (AO) take 3
  • 19. Hawaiian Sunset (AO) take 4 (used for master)
  • 20. Hawaiian Sunset (AO) takes 5-6, 7 (used for master)
  • 21. Hawaiian Sunset (AO) (final master) (splice of take 4 & 7)

Blue Hawaii CD 2

March 21, 1961 - Radio Recorders, Hollywood

  • 01. Aloha Oe (BO section 2) take 1
  • 02. Aloha Oe (BO section 2) take 2
  • 03. Aloha Oe (BO section 2) take 3
  • 04. Aloha Oe (BO section 2) takes 4, 5 (used for master)
  • 05. Aloha Oe (BO section 2) take 6
  • 06. Aloha Oe (BO section 2) take 7 (used for master)
  • 07. Aloha Oe (BO 1 - master) (take 4) & (BO 2 - master) (splice of take 7 & 5)
  • 08. Ku-U-I-Po (CO) take 1
  • 09. Ku-U-I-Po (CO) takes 2,4,5
  • 10. Ku-U-I-Po (CO) takes 6-7
  • 11. Ku-U-I-Po (CO) takes 8, 9 (master)
  • 12. No More (DO) takes 1-2
  • 13. No More (DO) takes 4, 5, 7
  • 14. No More (DO) take 8
  • 15. No More (DO) take 9
  • 16. No More (DO) takes 10-11
  • 17. No More (DO) takes 12,13 (used for master)
  • 18. No More (DO-1) (insert ending) takes 14-16
  • 19. No More (DO & DO-1) (master) (splice of take 13 & ending take 16)
  • 20. Slicin' Sand (EO) takes 1-3
  • 21. Slicin' Sand (EO) take 4
  • 22. Slicin' Sand (EO) takes 5-7
  • 23. Slicin' Sand (EO) takes 8-9
  • 24. Slicin' Sand (EO) take 10
  • 25. Slicin' Sand (EO) takes 11-12
  • 26. Slicin' Sand (EO) takes 13-14
  • 27. Slicin' Sand (EO) takes 15-18
  • 28. Slicin' Sand (EO) take 19 (master)

Blue Hawaii CD 3

March 22, 1961 - Radio Recorders, Hollywood

  • 01. Blue Hawaii (FO) takes 1-3
  • 02. Blue Hawaii (FO) takes 4-6
  • 03. Blue Hawaii (FO) take 7 (master)
  • 04. Ito Eats (GO) takes 1-2
  • 05. Ito Eats (GO) takes 3-5
  • 06. Ito Eats (GO) takes 6-8, 9 (master)
  • 07. Hawaiian Wedding Song (JO) take 1
  • 08. Hawaiian Wedding Song (JO) take 2 (master)
  • 09. Island of Love (KO) takes 1-4
  • 10. Island Of Love (KO) takes 5-7
  • 11. Island Of Love (KO) take 8
  • 12. Island Of Love (KO) take 9-10
  • 13. Island Of Love (KO) takes 11-12
  • 14. Island Of Love (KO) take 13 (master)
  • 15. Steppin' Out Of Line (LO) (movie version) takes 1-5
  • 16. Steppin' Out Of Line (LO) (movie version) takes 6-7, 8 (master)
  • 17. Steppin' Out Of Line (LO) (record version) takes 9-11
  • 18. Steppin' Out Of Line (LO) (record version) takes 12-15
  • 19. Steppin' Out Of Line (LO) (record version) takes 16, 17 (master)
  • 20. Steppin' Out Of Line (LO) (movie version) (tag) takes 18-19
  • 21. Steppin' Out Of Line (LO) (movie version) (master)
  • 22. Almost Always True (MO) takes 1-3
  • 23. Almost Always True (MO) takes 4-5
  • 24. Almost Always True (MO) takes 6-7
  • 25. Almost Always True (MO) take 8 (master)

Blue Hawaii CD 4

  • 01. Moonlight Swim (NO) takes 1-2
  • 02. Moonlight Swim (NO) take 3 (master without female vocals overdub)
  • 03. Moonlight Swim (NO) take 4

    March 23, 1961 - Radio Recorders, Hollywood

  • 04. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) takes 1-5
  • 05. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) takes 6-8
  • 06. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) take 9
  • 07. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) takes 10-12
  • 08. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) take 13
  • 09. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) takes 14-16
  • 10. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) takes 17-20
  • 11. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) takes 21-22, 23 (master)
  • 12. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) takes 24
  • 13. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (movie version) takes 25-26
  • 14. Can't Help Falling In Love (RO) (record version) takes 27-29 (master)
  • 15. Beach Boy Blues SO (record version) takes 1, 2 (master) 3
  • 16. Beach Boy Blues SO (movie version) take 4 (master)
  • 17. Rock-A-Hula Baby TO (record version) takes 1-3
  • 18. Rock-A-Hula Baby TO (record version) Takes 4, 5 (master)

MUSICIANS:

Guitar: Scotty Moore
Guitar: Hank Garland
Guitar: Tiny Timbrell
Bass guitar: Bob Moore
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Drums: Hal Blaine
Drums: Bernie Mattinson
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Piano & Celeste: Dudley Brooks
Saxophone: Boots Randolph
Steel guitar: Alvino Rey
Harmonica: George Fields
Ukelele: Freddie Tavares
Ukelele: Bernie Lewis

VOCALS:

The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews,
Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker.
The Surfers: Pat Sylva, Bernie Ching, Clay Naluai, Al Naluai.
Overdubbed later:
Vocals: Dorothy McCarty, Virginia Rees,
Loulie Norman, Jacqueline Allen (Moonlight Swim).
Original musical arranger: Joseph J. Lilley.
Original engineer: Thorne Nogar.
Original editor: Dave Wiechman.
Mixed from 3-track to 2-track stereo by Vic Anesini at
Battery Studios, New York, 2022.
Edited and mastered by Jan Eliasson at Audio Planet, Denmark.
Produced by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen.

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