Since Priscilla Presley has been out there promoting Elvis’s new album, “If I Can Dream” in the media, I decided to give it a listen on Apple Music streaming ’cause I was curious and WOW!!!! It was a beautifully made album. I had to buy my own copy of it today.
What they did was they took Elvis’s archival voices from the past and mixed it over an orchestra. Of course, Elvis’s vocals were already recorded in the past back when he was alive, though. The orchestra recording were done sometime earlier this year. Priscilla said Elvis always wanted to sing in front of a huge orchestra and they did what he wanted. They made these songs exactly how he would have sang in front of an orchestra.
I gave this album a listen on Apple Music streaming once this morning and I was blown away. It was amazing all the way through. This is real music here. I just had to buy my own copy so I can own it for myself. The score for each song was beautiful stuff, indeed. I had goosebumps all the way through. As you listen to this album though, you should have a box of Kleenex nearby ’cause this album should have you in tears in no time. It’s powerful stuff.
This album is a must listen for any Elvis fan. I’ve been a longtime fan of the King myself. Although, I’m pretty sure Elvis’s songs has been remade many times by record labels, it’s just that these are the best versions. Even though I’m not a fan of Michael Buble, I liked his duet with Elvis on “Fever”. So far, I think this is the best record released all year and I think I’m gonna be listening to it a lot for sure. Please get this album. These are how Elvis’s songs should have sounded.
Elvis himself always wanted to sing in front of a large orchestra but he never got to. Well this is how he would sound like if he did sing in front of an orchestra and they did a great job.