'If I Can Dream' major Sony Music release with 'collaborations from many artists'
We have been told this is NOT a 'duets' album.
The word we see here is 'featuring', and a look at the definition of a 'duet, 'A duet is a musical composition for two performers in which the performers have equal importance to the piece'.
So, the vocal collaborations are not 50/50, they will be focused on ELVIS PRESLEY along with new Orchestration from the Royal Philharmonic, and 'featuring' other artists, not sufficiently enough to make the songs 'duets'.
We see this a good thing and we think you will agree. After all it is ELVIS we want to hear - and ELVIS that Sony should be promoting. All in all this sounds like an exciting release.
Listen to 'If I Can Dream (03:13)
We will tell you more as it can be revealed to us.
Following is how the news first came to light;
Robin Smith, a UK based composer, arranger and conductor stated on his website, 'I have arranged an Elvis Presley album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to be released later this year and featuring many artists including Michael Buble'. The production has been carried out by Don Reed in the UK.
Priscilla Presley : 'Elvis' voice now sounds unleashed while attacking 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' with the orchestra fuming. He probably would have loved this album, because it stands where it always wanted to be: the best entertainer on the planet'.
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