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‘Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite: Legacy Edition'
Elvis Presley (RCA Legacy)
It's been 40 years since Elvis Presley's much-ballyhooed live concert special “Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite” was viewed by an estimated 1.5 billion people around the globe and the folks at RCA Legacy are marking the anniversary with a two-disc “Legacy Edition” of the album. Elvis performed two shows in Honolulu and they are available in one package for the first time here.
The original performance is the focus of Disc 1, as the King shakes, rattles and rolls his way through 24 songs in a little more than an hour. In addition to solid renditions of his own hit songs (“Burning Love,” “My Way,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog,” “Suspicious Minds”), Presley offers up covers of the Beatles (“Something”), James Taylor (“Steamroller Blues”), Hank Williams (“I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry”) and Peggy Lee (“Fever”). Disc 2 features the performance known as “The Alternate Aloha” and includes 27 tracks. While it contains many of the same songs, save for “Johnny B. Goode” and “I Can't Stop Loving You,” there are bonus cuts that include “Blue Hawaii,” “Ku-U-I-Po,” “No More,” “Hawaiian Wedding Song” and “Early Morning Rain.” This was smack dab in the era of the sequined suits and Presley's expanding waistline, but you can't argue with the man's ability to put on a show.
Jeffrey Sisk is an editor for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-664-9161, ext. 1952, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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