Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (album)
|Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite|
|Live album by Elvis Presley|
|Released||February 4, 1973|
|Recorded||January 14, 1973|
|Producer||Joan Deary, Marty Pasetta|
|Elvis Presley chronology|
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a live concert album by Elvis Presley, released by RCA Records in February 1973 and peaked on the Billboard chart in the spring of the same year. Despite the satellite innovation, the US did not air the concert until April 4. Aloha from Hawaii (which was a worldwide ratings smash) went to #1 on the Billboard album chart.2 The album dominated the charts, reaching #1 in both the pop and country charts in the US.
Aloha from Hawaii was a two-disc set—only the second such release of Presley's career (the first being 1969's double set From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis, which contained one album each of studio and concert recordings). It was initially released only in quadraphonic sound, becoming the first album in the format to top the Billboard album chart.
The album contains all the live performances from the TV special, but omits the five songs Presley recorded after the show and which were featured on the original broadcast; these would be issued later on the album Mahalo from Elvis. The album also omits Presley's brief announcement concerning the concert being presented for the benefit of the Kui Lee Cancer Fund.
The album was certified gold on February 13, 1973, platinum and 2x platinum on May 20, 1988, 3x platinum on July 15, 1999, and 5x platinum on August 1, 2002, by the RIAA.
The following tracks were recorded by Presley after the concert and inserted into the broadcast with the exception of "No More", which remained unheard until 1978's Mahalo from Elvis. They were not included in the original soundtrack album, but they appear on the 1998 CD reissue.
|1973||Billboard Pop Albums||1|
The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
|Billboard 200 number-one album
May 5–11, 1973
Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
- VPSX-6089 Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite Guide part of the The Elvis Presley Record Research Database