Lisa Marie Says She Felt Elvis Presley’s Helping Hand When Recording
August 17, 2018
Lisa Marie Says She Felt Elvis Presley's Helping Hand When Recording
Death hasn't gotten in the way of Elvis and daughter Lisa Marie Presley's relationship.
The singer-songwriter, 50, revealed she still feels a closeness to her father 41 years after his death during an interview with UK talk show 'Lorraine'.
Speaking about their new duet, 'Where No One Stands Alone,' Presley said, 'I just felt really emotional. It's never pleasant to sing and cry. You just can't do that in a good way. I had to keep my composure, but I felt very connected to him and to the song'.
Asked if she ever asks her father for guidance, she said, 'I wouldn't say I talk to him … I just remember everything. I can sort of pull out of the files whatever memories I have and stuff like that. And occasionally ask for help. Which was the case with this record. I just felt like a hand come down to me, it felt like that a little bit'.
Presley, who explained she feels most comfortable when she's upstairs in the living quarters of Graceland by herself, also described how she felt upon recently stumbling across a quote from the King about fatherhood for the first time.
'There was a quote on the wall as I was leaving the [new Graceland] exhibit, it said something like, 'Becoming a father is the best thing that's ever happened to me'. I had never seen it before, last night was the first time I saw it, so that was really cool,' she said.
'I knew there was a great love there,' she added. 'There was a really strong connection there since the minute I can remember. It kind of reinstates what I felt was the truth, which is that I felt like I was the most important thing to him'.
Elvis died of a heart attack on Aug. 16, 1977, when he was 42 years old. At the time of his death, Lisa Marie was just 9 years old.
'Where No One Stands Alone' appears on the new album of the same name, a collection of reimagined Elvis gospel songs. It was released last Friday.
Lisa Marie Presley talks to Jenna Bush Hager
It's been 41 years since the passing of the King of Rock 'N' Roll, Elvis Presley, but this Friday, his fans are able to get their hands on a new album featuring Presley's favorite gospel songs. The album, 'Where No One Stands Alone', was co-produced by Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. In her first television interview in four years, Lisa Marie sat down TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager at Graceland to discuss her relationship with music, her fight with drug addiction and her fondest memories of her father.
'Where No One Stands Alone'
Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD.
1. I've Got Confidence
2. Where No One Stands Alone (with Lisa Marie Presley)
4. Crying In The Chapel
5. So High
6. Stand By Me
7. Bosom Of Abraham
8. How Great Thou Art
9. I, John
10. You'll Never Walk Alone
11. He Touched Me
12. In The Garden
13. He Is My Everything
14. Amazing Grace
Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Andy Childs and Lisa Marie Presley, the album features Elvis' most treasured performances of inspirational songs with newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, including members of gospel and vocal groups that shared the stage with him, including Darlene Love; Cissy Houston; Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray of The Imperials; and Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland of The Stamps Quartet.
The album also includes a new duet with Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis' daughter, on the title track'.
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