Elvis - If I Can Dream

New Elvis Presley Album If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra To Be Released October 30 On Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings

“This would be a dream come true for Elvis.” – Priscilla Presley

“This is a highlight of my career.” – Michael Buble

New album features powerful Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, worldwide on October 30, 2015.  The remarkable new album features classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, along with a duet with Michael Buble, and appearances by Il Volo and Duane Eddy.

An exciting revisit of Elvis’ work, If I Can Dream focuses on the iconic artist’s unmistakable voice, emphasizing the pure power of The King of Rock and Roll. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in Londonwith acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the 14-track album features Elvis’ most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new arrangements by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  “This would be a dream come true for Elvis,” Priscilla Presley says of the project. “He would have loved to play with such a prestigious symphony orchestra. The music…the force that you feel with his voice and the orchestra is exactly what he would have done.”  Don Reedman also commented, “Abbey Road Studios and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are as good as it gets and Elvis deserves as good as it gets.”

The album features a scintillating duet with best-selling jazz-pop singer Michael Buble on “Fever.” The album also includes additional contributions by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy adding his signature sound to “An American Trilogy” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo lending their outstanding vocals to “It’s Now or Never.”  As arranger Nick Patrick said, “This is the record he would have loved to make.”  If I Can Dream also highlights Elvis Presley’s diverse musical tastes and appreciation for great vocalists spanning a variety of genres from standards to opera.

If I Can Dream is part of the ongoing ELVIS 80th Birthday Celebration in 2015, which has been commemorated with a newly-redesigned website, www.ElvisTheMusic.com, the release of The Complete ’60s Albums Collection Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 on iTunes (August 7), and the launch of “Direct From Graceland: Elvis at the O2,” the largest Elvis retrospective ever mounted in Europe.

If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be available on CD and 2LP.

If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Track listing

1 Burning Love
2 It’s Now Or Never
3 Love Me Tender
4 Fever (featuring Michael Bublé)
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

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Legacy Recordings, de catalogusafdeling van Sony Music Entertainment, presenteert met trots If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, dat op 30 oktober wereldwijd verschijnt. Het bijzondere nieuwe album bevat klassieke Elvis-vocalen met gloednieuwe arrangementen van het orkest, een duet met Michael Bublé en bijdragen van Il Volo en Duane Eddy.

Op If I Can Dream, dat werd opgenomen in de legendarische Abbey Road Studios met de befaamde producers Don Reedman en Nick Patrick, staan 14 tracks met Elvis’ meest dramatische originele vertolkingen die werden verrijkt met nieuwe arrangementen van het Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. “Dit zou voor Elvis een droom zijn geweest die uitkomt”, zegt Priscilla Presley over het project. “Hij had gráág opgetreden met zo’n prestigieus symfonieorkest.” Don Reedman vult aan: “Abbey Road Studios en the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra zijn het beste van het beste. En Elvis verdient niets minder.”

Zanger Michael Bublé zingt op het album een duet met Elvis, Fever, en geeft aan dit te beschouwen als een hoogtepunt in zijn carrière. Verder bevat het album bijdragen van befaamd gitarist Duane Eddy, die zijn kenmerkende geluid toevoegt aan An American Trilogy en Bridge Over Troubled Water. Het succesvolle Italiaanse operapop-trio Il Volo levert vocalen op It’s Now Or Never.

If I Can Dream is onderdeel van de ELVIS 80th Birthday Celebration, die in 2015 wordt gevierd, net als eerder al de vernieuwde website www.ElvisTheMusic.com, de release op iTunes van The Complete ’60s Albums Collection Vol. 1 en Vol. 2 en de lancering van Direct From Graceland: Elvis at the O2, het grootste Elvis-retrospectief in Europa ooit.

If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra verschijnt tevens op een dubbel elpee welke verkrijgbaar is vanaf 6 november.

SOURCE: Legacy Recordings