VPSX-6089 Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite 

Modified: April 11, 2013

         Release: RCA Quadradisc VPSX-6089 Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 2/4/1973

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Burning Love
Something
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
 
 

Side 2

My Way
Love Me
Johnny B. Good
It's Over
Blue Suede Shoes
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
I Can't Stop Loving You
Hound Dog

Side 3

What Now My Love
Fever
Welcome To My World
Suspicious Minds
Introductions by Elvis

Side 4

I'll Remember You
Long Tall Sally / Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On
American Trilogy
A Big Hunk o' Love
Can't Help Falling In Love

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Cover Front: Die cut cover. This row consists of known promotional copies of this release. From left to right:

  • WHITE TIMING STICKERS: Two white timing stickers affixed directly to the front cover. This is the rarest of all white promotional stickers. As well as, likely the rarest of all promotional variations for this release. This promotion may or may not have been accompanied by two black and white Elvis photos with ELVIS World Wide Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite! JAN. 14, 1973 Hear ELVIS on RCA.1
  • SATURN and QUAD STICKERS: The Saturn sticker (VPSX-6089-1) and large 2 1/4" x 2 7/8" Quadradisc sticker (VPSX-6089-2) affixed directly to the front cover. The back cover is stamped NOT FOR SALE PROMOTION USE ONLY.2
  • SATURN and QUAD STICKERS: Same as the previous description, except the punch-out has not been removed32
  • COTS and QUAD STICKERS: Chicken of the Sea ("COTS") sticker, only available for select Chicken of the Sea employees, and large 2 1/4" x 2 7/8" Quadradisc sticker (VPSX-6089-2) affixed directly to shrink-wrap over the front cover. The back contains the Saturn sticker (VPSX-6089-1) affixed directly to the shrink-wrap. Note: Haven't confirmed that NOT FOR SALE PROMOTION USE ONLY stamped on back. Copies I have seen do not have this stamp.

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Cover Front: Die cut cover. RCA and catalog number lower right. May (likely to) contain Quadradisc sticker on shrink-wrap.

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Cover Back: Saturn shape does not include song titles. Song titles on sticker on shrink-wrap. Copyright info bottom centered. The third picture is a closeup of the back cover stamped, NOT FOR SALE PROMOTION USE ONLY.

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Cover Front: Die cut cover. Quadradisc, RCA and catalog number lower right. May contain one of two different Quadradisc sticker on shrink-wrap.

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Cover Back: Saturn shape includes song titles. Copyright info bottom centered. RE lower left corner. May have white "PROMO - COPY NOT FOR SALE" sticker on back lower corner.5

In rare examples, copies exist where the plug was not completely removed from the die cut cover.6

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Gatefold: Map of the world. VPSX-6089 lower left corner on left flap. Image on the right compares the three gatefolds.

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Stickers: On shrink-wrap, may include, Saturn sticker on back with song titles (VPSX-6089-1), Quadradisc sticker on front cover (one of two sizes 2 1/16" x 2 7/8" or 2 1/4" x 2 7/8") (VPSX-6089-2), and/or Steamroller Blues (VPSX-6089-3) sticker. The Chicken of the Sea Sneak Preview sticker was only available for select Chicken of the Sea employees. The red sticker reads DELUXE (2) TWO RECORD SET.

The Quadradisc sticker variation of size was only recently discovered and brought to my attention by Robert Alaniz of Soundz Good Records. This sticker may be found in one of two sizes, 2 1/16" x 2 7/8" or 2 1/4" x 2 7/8". Though both exist, it seems that the smaller of the two stickers is significantly less common.

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Disc: (1973) Red/Orange label. Quadradisc vinyl. Without STEREO on left side under the sides.7

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
CPRT-4748 2 50- A1 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 4 B4 (Indianapolis pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 1 B5 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 1 A9 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: CPRT-4748 2 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 2 (Indianapolis pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 2 A7 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 2 C1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: CPRT-4748 2 A1 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 00 4 A1 (Indianapolis pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 2 A3 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 4 A1 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1973) Red/Orange label. Quadradisc vinyl. With STEREO on left side under the sides.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
CPRT-4748 1 A1 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 1 B4 (unknown pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 6 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 6 (Hollywood pressing)
Side 1: CPRT-4748 1 A2 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 2 A3 (Indianapolis pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 1 B7 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 1 A9 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: CPRT-4748 1 A3 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 1 A3 (Indianapolis pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 1 A2 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 1 A2 (unknown pressing I)
Side 1: CPRT-4748 1 B5 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 2 A4 (Indianapolis pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 1 B2 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 1 A6 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: CPRT-4748 1 D3 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 1 A6 (Indianapolis pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 1 A1 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 2 B2 (Indianapolis pressing)8
Side 1: CPRT-4748 2 A1 / Side 2: CPRT-4749 1 A6 (unknown pressing) / Side 3: CPRT-4750 A1 / Side 4: CPRT-4751 A6 (unknown pressing)

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Disc: (1974) Orange label. Quadradisc vinyl.

Matrix numbers
Side A: CPRT-4748 24 A11 / Side B: CPRT-4749 27 A9 / Side A: CPRT-4750 24 A3J / Side B: CPRT-4751 23 A1K (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: CPRT-4748 24 A2Z / Side B: CPRT-4749 27 A3R / Side A: CPRT-4750 23 B12 / Side B: CPRT-4751 23 A3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side A: CPRT-4748 25 B1E / Side B: CPRT-4749 27 A1M / Side A: CPRT-4750 23 A8DD / Side B: CPRT-4751 22 A1G (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1974) Orange label. Quadradisc vinyl. Blue vinyl.9

Recently discovered from the RCA pressing plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. This blue vinyl, experiment pressing features Side A / Side B of the two record set. According to the auction description, the blue vinyl experimental pressing was to sample each of two weights of vinyl. Rigid (will not bend) and Dynaflex (flexible). An extremely small number of this first disc (4748/4749) was discovered, pressed in both rigid & Dynaflex vinyl. A couple of examples of Side C / Side D are known to exist in Dynaflex only. The record was not issued with a cover, however a generic RCA Red Seal poly-lined inner sleeve. This example will be on the cover Presleyana VII.9

This sold for $1,995.00 on August 1, 2012 on eBay.

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Inner Sleeve: Pictures Elvis in black background with LSP-4776 Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden in inset upper right corner. On the other side, pictures Elvis with Hawaiian women. Closeup of corners, VPSX-6089 lower left corner, Printed in U.S.A. lower right corner.

  1. Mockup of images from the collection of Roberto.
  2. Identified by Roberto.
  3. eBay reference 251241299379 (April 11, 2013)
  4. Identified by Roberto.
  5. eBay reference 120539379284 (April 11, 2013)
  6. Mockup from existing images.
  7. Variation discovered by Anon.
  8. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  9. eBay reference 190707409545 (August 1, 2012)
  10. eBay reference 190707409545 (August 1, 2012)