Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (album)

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Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite.jpg
Live album by Elvis Presley
Released February 4, 1973
Recorded January 14, 1973
Genre Rock, pop
Length 62:48
Label RCA Records
Producer Joan Deary, Marty Pasetta
Elvis Presley chronology
Separate Ways
(1972)Separate Ways1972
Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite
Alternative cover
Reissue cover
Reissue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]
Rough Guides 3/5 stars[4]

Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a live concert album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Records in February 1973 and peaked at #1 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.[5] 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 2× Platinum on May 20, 1988, 3× Platinum on July 15, 1999, and 5× Platinum on August 1, 2002, by the RIAA, on April 15, 2016, the BPI certified the album Silver for sales of 60,000 units.

This is the penultimate live album that Presley released during his lifetime, the last being Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis the following year. (Later soundtracks for the TV special Elvis in Concert and the documentary This Is Elvis were released posthumously).

Track listing[edit]

Original LP release[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Also Sprach Zarathustra" Richard Strauss 1:11
2. "See See Rider" Traditional 2:27
3. "Burning Love" Dennis Linde 3:09
4. "Something" George Harrison 3:28
5. "You Gave Me a Mountain" Marty Robbins 3:15
6. "Steamroller Blues" James Taylor 3:04
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Way" Claude François, Jacques Revaux, Paul Anka 3:58
2. "Love Me" Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 1:53
3. "Johnny B. Goode" Chuck Berry 1:42
4. "It's Over" Roy Orbison, Joe Melson 2:08
5. "Blue Suede Shoes" Carl Perkins 1:15
6. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" Hank Williams 2:15
7. "I Can't Stop Loving You" Don Gibson 2:25
8. "Hound Dog" Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 0:55
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What Now My Love" Gilbert Bécaud, Carl Sigman 3:15
2. "Fever" Eddie Cooley, John Davenport 2:47
3. "Welcome to My World" John Hathcock, Ray Winkler 1:53
4. "Suspicious Minds" Mark James 4:26
5. "Introductions by Elvis" 1:41
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'll Remember You" Kui Lee 2:33
2. "Long Tall Sally" / "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" Robert Blackwell, Sunny David, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman, Dub Williams 2:08
3. "An American Trilogy" Mickey Newbury 4:31
4. "A Big Hunk O' Love" Aaron Schroeder, Sidney Wyche 1:56
5. "Can't Help Falling in Love" George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore 2:54

CD reissue[edit]

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.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Blue Hawaii" Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin 2:33
2. "Ku-U-I-Po" Weiss, Peretti, Creatore 2:07
3. "No More" Don Robertson, Hal Blair 2:30
4. "Hawaiian Wedding Song" Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Charles King 1:56
5. "Early Morning Rain" Gordon Lightfoot 2:54


Year Chart Position
1973 Billboard Pop Albums 1
1973 Billboard Country Albums 1
1973 Canadian Albums Chart 1
1973 Dutch Albums Chart[6] 38
1973 Germany Albums Chart 38
1973 Norway Albums Top 40 Chart 7
1973 UK Albums Chart[7] 11

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 892. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. 
  3. ^ "Elvis Presley: Album Guide". Archived from the original on September 18, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ Simpson, Paul (2004). The Rough Guide to Elvis. London: Rough Guides. p. 148. ISBN 1-84353-417-7. 
  5. ^ - Aloha from Hawaii
  6. ^ Dutch Charts - Aloha from Hawaii via satellite
  7. ^ Official Charts - Aloha from Hawaii via satellite

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 5–11, 1973
Succeeded by
Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin