Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

by Elvis Presley


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Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a double-album set that captures Elvis' celebrated live television concert from 1973. Arguably, it also captures the peak of the Presley live extravaganzas of the '70s. Spanning two albums and 30 songs (the single-CD reissue from 1992 trims the number of songs to 24), the record finds Elvis pulling out all the stops, running through a set that favors covers and new material at the expense of classics. That's hardly a complaint, since the whole point of his concerts in the '70s was a sensory onslaught, where a bluesy (albeit over the top) version of "See See Rider" could sit next to a schmaltzy showstopper like "American Trilogy." And the key to the whole thing is that Elvis actually sounds more committed to "American Trilogy" than "See See Rider." That passion and energy are carried over to each song, and that's what makes the entire enterprise so entertaining. It's also why the record was a massive hit upon its release and why so many fans have fond memories of Aloha from Hawaii decades after the actual concert.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078635264241
catalogNumber: 2642

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
James Burton   Guitar
Sweet Inspirations   Vocals,Background Vocals
Glen D. Hardin   Keyboards
Charlie Hodge   Vocals
Jerry Scheff   Bass Guitar
J.D. Sumner   Vocals
Stamps   Vocals
Kathy Westmoreland   Vocals,Background Vocals
J.D. Sumner & the Stamps   Background Vocals
James Wilkinson   Guitar
Ronnie Tutt   Drums

Technical Credits

Richard Strauss   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Elvis Presley   Arranger
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Dennis Linde   Composer
Kui Lee   Composer
Mark James   Composer
Ma Rainey   Composer
Dick Baxter   Engineer
Simon Napier-Bell   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Pino Donaggio   Composer
Dennis Ferrante   Remixing
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Vicki Wickham   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Joan Deary   Producer
John Davenport   Composer
Jacqueline Murphy   Art Direction
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Marty Pasetta   Director,Producer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Johnny Hathcock   Composer
Ray Winkler   Composer
Joan Deary   Audio Production

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Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
Before there was pay-per-view, there was Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite that was shown all over the world. Although Elvis didn't perform live around the world, television viewers could turn on their television set to see the King of Rock and Roll sings all of his greatest hits on stage. Long live, Elvis Presley.
AllyMcB24 More than 1 year ago
I have loved all of Elvis's records since I can remember. I have his albums, his 45's and 33's, and on cassette. Since newer cars won't play the cassette's, you have to buy CD's. That is what I am doing. I have always loved Elvis' records and I have a slew of them. He has a great voice and will always be on my No. 1 list always.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the beginning introduction, to ''Suspicious Minds'', to the slower ''I'll Remember You'', and the ending ''Can't Help Falling In Love'', the good melody of songs never stop. The fast tempo of ''Burning Love'' excites the listener, while the much slower ''My Way'' still keeps you listening as the quality of Elvis' voice takes center stage. The album itself is a landmark of a phenominal live performance and the crowd really never seems to calm down from Elvis' first presence. The kissing of girls, the throwing of scarfs, even the wiping of sweat on a tissue are all evident and contribute to the fun of listening to this album. Elvis clearly moves above the silly movie songs and focuses on ones he really cares about, as evident with ''American Trilogy.'' A big added bonus is the ongoing stage presence of backup singer J. D. Sumner whose voice mixes in great with all the songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this is one of the best performances ever from Elvis! Each song captivates and carries me back to some of my favorite times in my life. The American Triology delivers all personal expression of my true American heritage! This collection is the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago