HEAR ELVIS’S NEWLY ORCHESTRATED ALBUM – “The Wonder of You”
Listen to the producers talk about making this latest album…
So if you haven’t already heard, Priscilla Presley along with producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick have been re-working more Elvis classics into a brand new orchestral album called “The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” it was released on October 21, 2016.
We have been listening to the individual tracks on youtube, and we are quietly happy with the result. There is an incredible clarity to Elvis’s powerful vocals and the orchestra is levelled to compliment the classic songs.
At first we were a little sceptical, mostly about the motivations to create the album which is a follow up to last years “If I Can Dream”, which sold over a million copies and I am sure a nice profit.
But after listening to the album we feel that the accompaniment does really add a beautiful dimension to Elvis’s vocals.
Priscilla was quoted as saying “Elvis always loved the great, operatic vocalists,” we like to hope this was the motivation for these latest albums.
The new album features tracks such as “Always On My Mind”, “A Big Hunk O’Love” and the song the album is named after “The Wonder of You”.
The album producers are quoted as saying “We’ve made something new & fresh which stands on its own”
Don Reedman says about the album “I believe we have made an album that is uplifting, sensitive, heart touching and fun – the way that Elvis was and still is to so many of us,” “His spirit has never left the building!”
“His spirit has never left the building!”
What do you think about all these new albums? do you like Elvis to be “sweetened” or left “original”? Have you heard the new album yet? let us know what you think of it!