180 Gram Vinyl Record
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Brand new studio album featuring Elvis's most powerful vocal performances alongside
lush new arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!
Album features a scintillating duet with best-selling jazz-pop singer Michael Bublé on "Fever"
Recorded at historic Abbey Road Studios in London; Project fully endorsed by Priscilla Presley
Produced by Don Reedman (Hooked On Classics) and Nick Patrick
Additional contributions by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy and Italian
operatic pop trio Il Volo
A new compilation that attempts to prove that Elvis Presley was more than just the King of Rock & Roll. The album If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, pairs one of the most recognizable voices of the past half-century with classical arrangements that don't so much overtake the original versions that fans hold near and dear, as sweeten them.
The record's first single is "If I Can Dream," the plea for a better world that Presley sang as the closing number of his legendary '68 Comeback Special. In the context of that performance, the song came off as a dramatic showstopper. The updated track, which adds some tasteful strings and a smart horn arrangement that beefs up the one on the original, isn't a different so much as a fuller version of the song.
"This is the album I think he always would have wanted to do," Priscilla Presley, the singer's former wife, caretaker of Presley's estate and an executive producer on If I Can Dream, tells Rolling Stone. "The label would have never allowed him to have an orchestra. And if it was up to [manager] Colonel Parker, he would have had Elvis just singing — no background, no nothing. I think we have given him the freedom here to experiment with all the orchestras he would have loved in the pieces."
|1. Burning Love|
|2. It’s Now or Never|
|3. Love Me Tender|
|5. Bridge Over Troubled Water|
|6. And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind|
|7. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling|
|8. There’s Always Me|
|9. Can’t Help Falling In Love|
|10. In The Ghetto|
|11. How Great Thou Art|
|12. Steamroller Blues|
|13. An American Trilogy|
|14. If I Can Dream|