Saturday, February 05, 2022

February 05 - Elvis - Hawaii 1973 Released

The Stylus Groove record label released the 10-inch double LP 'Elvis - Hawaii 1973', three weeks before the official release -date. The first edition of the 2-LP comes on sky blue colored vinyl and is limited to 2000 copies which sold out on pre-orders.

Description"A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favourite part of the business - live concerts." - Elvis Presley 

Elvis Presley died 16th August, 1977 at the age of 42. In his last years, his shows were lacklustre, a sad reminder of his previously outstanding talent. By contrast however, the show on this record is a moment of brilliance. This is the soundtrack of the satellite broadcast of his concert special from Hawaii on 14th January 1973. This was arguably his final moment of genius.

Featuring many classics from Presley’s catalogue, the 22 songs he performed included Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and An American Trilogy. The broadcast was seen by approximately 1.3 billion people in 36 countries and remains a fan favorite that clearly demonstrates the abilities of the man they call ‘The King’ – Elvis Presley. 

Side A: 2001: A Space Odyssey / See See Rider / Burnin' Love / Something / You Gave Me A Mountain.

Side B: Steamroller Blues / My Way / Love Me / Johnny B. Goode / It's Over / Blue Suede Shoes / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.

Side C: I Can't Stop Loving You / Hound Dog / What Now My Love / Fever / Welcome To My World / Suspicious Minds.

Side D: I'll Remember You / Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' / American Trilogy / Big Hunk O' Love / Can't Help Falling In Love.

Note: The reference to the "soundtrack of the satellite broadcast" is just a trick to come under the E.U. ruling, that puts radio and television broadcast material into the public domain, regardless of its age.

(Source: Pascal Matteo on Facebook)