Elvis Live Australia and New Zealand in Priscilla's own words
October 17, 2016 - 6:52:03 PM
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Elvis Live Australia and New Zealand in Priscilla's own words (01:35)Australian and New Zealand audiences should prepare themselves to experience what will be a triumphant celebration of Elvis Presley and his music, in a way that many have never before.
Music fans will be totally immersed in the world of Elvis and once again, be captivated by the man who changed the course of popular music, in this world-class concert event.
Elvis Presley is the highest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records worldwide) and this concert spectacular, 'The Wonder Of You' will feature the most recognisable voice of all time with a full symphony orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll's most well-known hit songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads.
The tour will feature Elvis Presley on state of the art screens, specially designed for this arena tour and backed by a full 40 piece symphony orchestra for a national arena tour of Australia in 2017.
- Friday May 26 : Perth Arena
- Sunday May 28 : Adelaide Entertainment Centre
- Thursday June 1 : Brisbane Entertainment Centre
- Friday June 2 : ICC Theatre, Sydney
- Friday June 9 : Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
- Sunday June 11 : Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart
- Friday July 7 : Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
- Sunday July 9 : Vector Arena, Auckland
About the Sony Music CD Release
World Premiere: Listen to 'I've Got A Thing About You Baby' from the forthcoming release 'The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic'.
Originally recorded at Stax Studios in 1973 and featured heavily in Elvis' 1970s live shows, this song takes on a new life with bright orchestral accompaniment from the renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The global phenomenon continues! The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic, the follow-up to last year's 'If I Can Dream', will be released on October 21st.
You can listen to the first single from the new album, 'A Big Hunk O' Love', below.
'The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic'
Sony Music Entertainment is proud to announce the release of 'The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra', on October 21, 2016. This remarkable new album is the follow-up to last year's huge global phenomenon 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra', which topped charts worldwide and sold over 1.5 million copies.
The Wonder Of You focuses on the iconic artist's unmistakable voice with lush new orchestral accompaniment. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the album features Elvis' most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new arrangements by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album spans a variety of musical styles that Elvis embraced, from rock and gospel to country and ballads, featuring beloved Presley classics along with several surprises. Standout tracks include a sultry new version of the 'A Big Hunk O' Love', the glorious 'Amazing Grace', the heartfelt emotion on 'Kentucky Rain', a stunning new take on the classic 'Always On My Mind', and the fun, upbeat 'I've Got A Thing About You Baby.'
The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released on CD, 150g gatefold 2LP.
And a Deluxe version of the album will be released on December 2nd and will include a CD with two additional tracks, two 150 gram LPs in a gatefold package, a poster suitable for framing and a 12-page booklet, all housed in a beautiful 12'x12' lift-off box.
'Elvis always loved the great, operatic vocalists', says Priscilla Presley, executive producer of The Wonder of You. 'We often talked about his interest in recording material that allowed him to perform in that space. It's exciting to hear him on these recordings, performing with the world-class Royal Philharmonic Orchestra via the magic of Abbey Road Studios. He would have loved these performances and I'm very happy that we were able to make this dream come true for Elvis and his fans.'
'As with the first time we stepped into this amazing world – it is the extraordinary intimacy of Elvis's vocal performances that is truly breathtaking', says Nick Patrick. 'The exquisite and effortless way he takes us on an emotional journey with him through delicate sensitivity to power and grace all within a magical 3-minute song. It's a wonderful, wonderful privilege for which we are truly grateful.'
'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', says Don Reedman. 'His spirit has never left the building!'
The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
A Big Hunk O' Love
I've Got A Thing About You Baby
I Just Can't Help Believin'
Let It Be Me
Always On My Mind
The Wonder Of You
Just Pretend (duet with Helene Fischer)
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.