Sony will reissue the classic Elvis Presley live album ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ to mark the 40th anniversary of the show and include the rehearsal show from the previous day.

While it seems matter-of fact today, ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ was the world’s first global live concert broadcast.

Elvis performed from from the H.I.C. (now called Blaisdell Arena) on January 14, 1973 and played the “dress rehearsal” show in January 12, 1973.

The concert was broadcast live to 40 countries, including Australia, but in the USA the show was delayed until April 4 so as not to conflict with MGM’s Elvis On Tour movie that was in cinemas at the time.

The “dress rehearsal” was filmed as a back-up in case anything went wrong but in the end was not used. It was eventually released in June 1988 as ‘The Alternate Aloha’ album.

Aloha From Hawaii will be released on March 22, 2013.

ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE: LEGACY EDITION by ELVIS PRESLEY
(RCA/Legacy)

Disc 1: The “broadcast” [second] show recorded January 14, 1973 (originally issued February 1973, as Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite, RCA 6089)
Selections: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey) • 2. See See Rider • 3. Burning Love • 4. Something • 5. You Gave Me A Mountain • 6. Steamroller Blues • 7. My Way • 8. Love Me • 9. Johnny B. Goode • 10. It’s Over • 11. Blue Suede Shoes • 12. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry • 13. I Can’t Stop Loving You • 14. Hound Dog • 15. What Now My Love • 16. Fever • 17. Welcome To My World • 18. Suspicious Minds • 19. Introductions by Elvis • 20. I’ll Remember You • 21. Medley: Long Tall Sally/ Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On • 22. An American Trilogy • 23. A Big Hunk O’ Love • 24. Can’t Help Falling In Love.

Disc 2: The “dress rehearsal” [first] show recorded January 12, 1973 (originally issued June 1988, as The Alternate Aloha, RCA 6985)
Selections: 1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey) • 2. See See Rider • 3. Burning Love • 4. Something • 5. You Gave Me A Mountain • 6. Steamroller Blues • 7. My Way • 8. Love Me • 9. It’s Over • 10. Blue Suede Shoes • 11. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry • 12. Hound Dog • 13. What Now My Love • 14. Fever • 15. Welcome To My World • 16. Suspicious Minds • 17. Introductions by Elvis • 18. I’ll Remember You • 19. An American Trilogy • 20. A Big Hunk O’ Love • 21. Can’t Help Falling In Love • 22. Closing Riff • Bonus songs: 23. Blue Hawaii • 24. Ku-U-I-Po • 25. No More • 26. Hawaiian Wedding Song • 27. Early Morning Rain.

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