Performed at the H.I.C. Arena in Honolulu on January 14, 1973, Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite was the first, worldwide live satellite broadcast of a concert – broadcast to over 40 Nations and screened to others several weeks later. The concert debuted in the U.S. TV on NBC on April 4 and the Nielsen ratings had the show at 33.8% of homes and 51% of those watching TV – and in the Far-East, TV viewing records were broken in Japan, Philippines, Australia, Korea and Hong Kong!
On Jan 12, a full dress rehearsal took place prior to the main show. Previously issued as “The Alternate Aloha”, this dress rehearsal performance makes up the first 21 tracks of Disc 2 of this Legacy Edition, which has been REMIXED and REMASTERED by Steve Rosenthal and Rob Santos. At the end of the main show on Jan 14, Elvis recorded 5 bonus songs behind closed doors for the US version of the TV show (tracks 23 to 27 Disc 2). Although previously issued, it is the first time all 5 songs have appeared in their rightful place!
This new 2-CD Legacy Edition features:
Disc 1 The Original Album (REMASTERED)
Disc 2 The Jan 12 Dress Rehearsal + 5 bonus tracks (REMIXED & REMASTERED)
24 page booklet with rare photos and new liner notes