Mahalo From Elvis

The CD 'Mahalo From Elvis' was re-issued on CD by an yet unknown import label. This editio, with additional bonus tracks, is limited to 500 copies.


From the press-release:
Mahalo From Elvis is a compilation album by RCA / Camden released posthumously in 1978. It consists five (then) previously unissued tracks Presley recorded in Honolulu on January 14, 1973 for inclusion in the U.S.-version of the live concert TV special 'Aloha from Hawaii' (these tracks are not considered "live" recordings, as no audience was present). The recording of No More, was not used in the special.

All other songs were previously issued recordings originating from the Presley movie soundtracks 'It Happened At The Worlds' Fair', 'Harum Scarum' and 'Double Trouble'. Camden re-released the album with a different cover and album title in 1979 ('The King...'). The original album was released in 1991 in Canada by RCA Special Products , but both the sound quality and the quality of the cover print were very bad. This original CD release is now only available on the www for very high prices, and is a true collectors item. The original album was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. on 9/15/2011.

We are very proud to present this album in a stunning 6 panel digipack with superb ( original ) artwork / sound quality, using the new masters for the original tracklist! Also we added some rare outtakes of each track, making this finally the CD release the 'Mahalo From Elvis' album deserves.

The Original Album
*Blue Hawaii / *Early Mornin’ Rain / *Hawaiian Wedding Song / *KU-U-I-PO / *No More / Relax / Baby, If You’ll Give Me All Your Love / One Broken Heart For Sale / So Close, Yet So Far / Happy Ending.
The Alternates
Relax (Take 5) / Baby, If You’ll Give Me All Your Love (Take 2) / One Broken Heart For Sale (Take 1) / So Close, Yet So Far (Take 1) / Happy Ending (Take 5 ) / *Blue Hawaii (spliced take) / *No More (Take 1) / *Early Mornin’ Rain (Take 2) *KU-U-I-PO (Take 2 / Edited) / *Hawaiian Wedding Song (Take 3).

* Tracks recorded January 14, 1973 for 'Aloha From Hawaii'

Source: elv75 / Updated: Jan 15, 2012
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Reactions

Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2012report abuse
The original release of this LP summed up the way Elvis' musical legacy was being handled at the time. Of the five 1973 Hawaii tracks, only one had been released previously, yet this was not stated anywhere. A casual fan had no way of knowing that the original studio versions were not being used. To fill out the other side, movie tracks were used, none of which had any connection to Hawaii. The only saving grace was that these two sets of recordings were kept apart and not mixed up as on earlier Camden albums.
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2012report abuse
How much time, effort and money has gone into rationalising Elvis's catalogue since the release of ill-begotten tack such as this? What is the point of this atavistic rubbish? A resounding No from me.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2012report abuse
Hoodoo label, eat your heart out!..
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2012report abuse
Thank god it's limited to 500
jb4elvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2012report abuse
I still have the original vinal of this. I remember in 1978 I was actually excited about this release. I played it often back then. As far as this particular "updated" release, however, I think I will pass
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2012report abuse
I have all the Camdens which came out on CD for sentimental reasons. I won`t buy this one,...though..and with the bonus tracks they loose their charm.
NorwayElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2012report abuse
Another pointless release.. made a cdr a few years ago with printed covers for sentimentale reasons. BTW worst cover ever.

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