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ANOTHER SESSIONS SET FROM FTD
After the successful release of the 3 CD 'Viva Las Vegas Sessions', FTD have now announces the 2nd of their new "sessions" 3-cd series. This time, the collectors label have
chosen to give fans the ultimate 'Fun In Acapulco' which will includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes!

All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes.

The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates RCA Victor's vault-stored session reel box.

The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson.

The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation.

Jimmy Carpenter, who has worked on several Elvis FTD titles as the Graphic Designer is also behind this release and what he has to say about it sounds like it's going to be very
pleasing to the eyes. His work consists of the outer slipcase box, tri-fold disc portfolio, 28-page booklet and the CD disc faces/labels

Carpenter said this about what we are to expect:
"I restored an early "first proof" version of the original album sleeve for the front of the booklet with the album's title
in a light magenta (changed at the request of Colonel Parker's office at the time), along with an alternate sleeve design for the "Bossa Nova Baby" single for the
back, as well as the two original RCA record store album and single streamers that are featured inside the booklet"
.

As for the rest of the product, Carpenter went on;
"My CD faces/labels replicate an original RCA Victor LP label for Disc 1, the Argentinian "Al Rojo Vivo" single label for
Disc 2 (used for that country's "Slowly But Surely / Mexico" 45), and the Brazilian label for their original pressing of the album on Disc 3. A highlight of the set will
be the inclusion of the instrumental backing track for "Malaguena" (Elvis did not record a vocal)"
.

THE FUN IN ACAPULCO SESSIONS (3 CD Set)
DISC 1
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM – SIDE 1
01 Fun In Acapulco
02 Vino, Dinero Y Amor
03 Mexico
04 El Toro
05 Marguerita
06 The Bullfighter Was A Lady
07 (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car

THE ORIIGNAL ALBUM - SIDE 2
08 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here
09 Bossa Nova, Baby
10 You Can’t Say No In Acapulco
11 Guadalajara
12 Love Me Tonight (bonus song)
13 Slowly But Surely (bonus song)

OUTTAKES
14 Bossa Nova, Baby (takes 1-2)
15 Bossa Nova, Baby (take 3)
16 Bossa Nova, Baby (takes 4-5)
17 Bossa Nova, Baby (take 6)
18 Bossa Nova, Baby (takes 7-8)
19 Bossa Nova, Baby (take 9)
20 Bossa Nova, Baby (takes 10 & 11/M)
21 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (take 1)
22 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 2-5)
23 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 6-7)
24 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 8-9)
25 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (splice of take 10 and one line from take 7/M, record version)
26 Mexico (takes 1-2)
27 Mexico (takes 3-4)
28 Mexico (take 5/M)

DISC 2 OUTTAKES
01 Mexico (take 6)
02 Mexico (take 7/alternate M)
03 Mexico (instrumental takes 1-2 & 3/M)
04 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 1-3)
05 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 4-6)
06 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (take 7)
07 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 8-9)
08 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (splice of takes 9 & 7/M, record version)
09 Marguerita (take 1)
10 Marguerita (takes 2-6)
11 Marguerita (takes 7 & 8/M)
12 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (take 1)
13 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (takes 2-3)
14 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (take 4)
15 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (take 5/M)
16 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, cafe version take 1)
17 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, cafe version take 2)
18 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, cafe version take 3)
19 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, cafe version take 4/M)
20 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigos, boat version takes 1-2 & 3/M)
21 (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car (take 1/M)
22 Fun In Acapulco (take 1/M)
23 El Toro (take 1)
24 El Toro (take 2)
25 El Toro (splice of takes 2 & 1/M)
26 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 11-13)
27 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 14-15)
28 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (takes 16-18)
29 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (take 19)

DISC 3 OUTTAKES
01 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (splice of takes 19 & 18/M, movie version
02 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (take 10)
03 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 11-14)
04 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 15-16)
05 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (take 17/M, movie version)
06 Malaguena (track, take 1)
07 Malaguena (track, takes 2-10)
08 Malaguena (track, splice of takes 6 & 10/M)
09 You Can’t Say No In Acapulco (takes 1-4)
10 You Can’t Say No In Acapulco (take 5/M)
11 Guadalajara (track, takes 1-2)
12 Guadalajara (track, takes 3-4)
13 Guadalajara (track, take 5)
14 Guadalajara (track, takes 6-7)
15 Guadalajara (track, splice of takes 1, 5 & 7/M)
16 Guadalajara (v.o. takes 1-2)
17 Guadalajara (v.o. takes 3-4)
18 Guadalajara (v.o. takes 5-6)
19 Guadalajara (v.o. takes 7-10)
20 Guadalajara (v.o. splice of takes 6 & 2/M)