'If I Can Dream' major Sony Music release with 'collaborations from many artists'


By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
June 5, 2015

Sony Music has a major new CD release to be titled, 'If I Can Dream', due out in September. As we understand it the CD will NOT be a 'duets' album, (that has been known to be in consideration at Sony for some years), instead it will focus on ELVIS PRESLEY as the 'headline' artist while 'featuring, many artists including Michael Buble', and remixed with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Priscilla Presley has spoken of the release with; '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'.

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.

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We will tell you more as it can be revealed to us.

Following is how the news first came to light;

The producer

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

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'.

Priscilla leaving the Abbey Road Studio in London on May 27, 2015.
Priscilla leaving the Abbey Road Studio in London on May 27, 2015.

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