Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite was an Elvis Presley concert that originally took place in Honolulu and was broadcast live via satellite to audiences around the world in 1973.
The European broadcast of the show had a delay. In the United States, NBC decided to air a ninety-minute television special of the concert on April 4 to avoid scheduling conflicts with Super Bowl VII and the screening of Elvis on Tour in theaters at that time.
During the performance, Elvis Presley showcased a total of 22 songs. He made his customary entrance while the band played the theme “Also sprach Zarathustra” from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The setlist included iconic numbers from Presley’s repertoire such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog,” and “Love Me.” In addition, he delivered powerful ballads like “You Gave Me a Mountain,” “My Way,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “What Now My Love,” Kui Lee’s “I’ll Remember You,” and “An American Trilogy,” among others. Towards the end of “An American Trilogy,” Presley tossed his belt into the crowd. He concluded the set with “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” At the beginning of this song, Presley’s assistant, Charlie Hodge, covered him with a short cape. As he finished singing, Presley displayed the cape by opening it and raising it with his hands while kneeling. He then threw the cape into the first rows, flashed the Shaka sign to the audience, and received a golden crown from enthusiastic fans as he walked off stage.
The resulting live album became a #1 album for Elvis, and the TV transmission became the television event of the year worldwide.
This 3 CD + Blu-ray 50th anniversary package contains:
- CD 1 – a newly remixed version of the original full-length TV broadcast concert
- CD 2 – Rehearsal show
- CD 3 – Complete after-show bonus song performances
- Blu-ray – Elvis Aloha from Hawaii concert + rehearsal concert + bonus songs