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Elvis Hawaii 1973' Double 10" Vinyl

December 30, 2021 | Music

From the UK "Elvis - Hawaii 1973" the re-release of Aloha as a 10-Inch Double Album on Sky Blue Vinyl. Presumably released through EU 'Public Domain' as being originally a "TV broadcast", the cover design is a shocker. The publicity sadly describes the artist as sometimes "bloated and intoxicated" and states...

.. Elvis Presley died 16th August, 1977 at the age of 42. In his last years, bloated and intoxicated, 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 favourite that clearly demonstrates the abilities of the man they call ‘The King’ – Elvis Presley. - Costs US$52 & Postage

Source:Elvis Information Network
PageBoy wrote on December 31, 2021
Regardless of the person and their status, it's crass and disrespectful to describe them as "bloated and intoxicated", particularly once they've passed away. Moreover, the 1973 'Aloha' TV special may have been a triumph of razzmatazz but it certainly wasn't Elvis's "final moment of genius" - the set list was hampered by too many pedestrian tunes from the country and easy listening songbooks and the King had lost much of the hunger and artistic and physical virility so conspicuous in his 1968 NBC broadcast. And Lex is right to observe that the cover is abysmal too. I do hope this feeble cash-in 'bombs', as I believe our friends in the US would have it.