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The Alternate Aloha


 

The Alternate Aloha - Elvis Presley CD

Release: 1988 BMG 6985-2-R USA 22 €
Release: 1988 BMG R32P-1155 Japan 30 €
Release: 1988 BMG 6985-2-R Hong Kong 30 €
Release: 1988 BMG PD 86985 (6985-2-R) Germany 28 €
Release: 1989 BMG PD 86985 Germany 22 €
Release: 1989BMG R32P-1155Japan 28 €
Release: 1991 BMG PD 86985 Germany 20 €
Release: 1991 BMG 6985-2-R USA 15 €
Release: 1992 BMG 6985-2-R USA 15 €
Release: 1993 BMG 6985-2-R USA 15 €
Release: 1993 BMG PD 86985 Germany 15 €
Release: 1993 BMG 6985-2-R Canada 15 €
Release: 1995 BMG PD 86985 Germany 15 €
Release: 1995 BMG 6985-2-R USA 15 €
Release: 1996 BMG 6985-2-R USA 15 €
Release: 1998BMG PD 85985 Argentina18 €

 

Collectors note:

See also:
Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite - Legacy Edition

 

The unreleased dress rehearsal from the most watched TV-Special of all time.

Perhaps it was the knowledge that this was not The Show that gave this performance its relaxed authority. Perhaps it was in this rehearsal that Elvis proved privately to himself that he would be able to do it for the world two days later. Perhaps it was just a lucky phase of the moon. But whatever the reason, Elvis never bettered what he delivered that night. As a back up to the actual live broadcast (which was delayed in the U.S.), the dress rehearsal was recorded in full. These recently rediscovered, fifteen year-old archival tapes have now been assembled into a truly extraordinary album.

Producer Rick Rowe has taken full advantage of the advances in recording and mixing technology since the actual show. This multi-track digital mix shimmers with a vitality simply never before available. We're sure you will agree that no live Elvis recording has ever sounded better, and that no recording has ever better captured his singular magie and mastery.

The repertoire of the show extends over the full range of Presley's broad interpretive talent. From the gritty rock of "See See Rider" and "Blue Suede Shoes" to pop ballad classics like "My Way" and "What Now My Love", he demonstrates his supple versatility with an ease that seems effortless. With Hank Williams' immortal "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" he achingly aeknowledges his country roots just as "Hound Dog" nods to his equal debt to black rhythm and blues. He energizes James Taylor's "Steamroller Blues" with a blistering erotic heat and sende genuine chills up the spine with his unabashed Southern patriotism in "American Trilogy".

lt is all vintage Elvis, still as fresh and moving as the day it was bottled.

In addition, also included are three special Hawaiian numbers recorded at a late night session to reflect the television special's island theme.

With its superb sound quality, this album offers Elvis fans a special treat that will never be repeated: A superb Presley performance from the acme of his career, presented with all the polish the most modern technology can provide.The resulting sheen is irresistible but it's still the Power of The King himself that endures and endures. (from the liner notes)