A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite. Elvis Presley made television and entertainment history with his Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii concert television special. The performances took place on January 14, 1973. The concert was beamed live via Satellite to over 10 countries. It was seen on delay in approximately thirty European countries shortly after. On April 4th, an edited version of the concert, expanded with songs videotaped just after the live event, was presented in America on NBC, attracting 51% of the television viewing audience. In all, it was seen by 1-to-1.5 billion people.
RCA/Legacy will release another Elvis Presley 40th Anniversary concert reissue on 18 March 2013. Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite is the soundtrack to Presley’s 1973 concert which was broadcast by satellite around the globe. This Legacy edition brings together a remastered version of the original 24-track album, with a brand new, remixed and remastered edition of the rehearsal show (which was released separately in 1988 as Alternate Aloha). Additionally, the audio from a five-track audience-free private show, recorded in the early hours of the morning for broadcast on US TV, is included on the second disc.