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NEW ELVIS PRESLEY ALBUM

THE WONDER OF YOU: ELVIS PRESLEY WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

 

RELEASED OCTOBER 14 ON SONY MUSIC

PRECEDES WITH MAJOR UK ARENA TOUR

 

New album features powerful Elvis vocal performances with brand-new

orchestral accompaniment

 

Follow up to the global phenomenon IF I CAN DREAM

released in 2015

 

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 – Sony Music is proud to announce the release of The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, on October 14, 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 in the UK and 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.”

 

Multiple versions of The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be available; CD, 150g gatefold 2LP, and digital formats. In addition, for completists 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 album precedes a major UK arena event, Elvis In Concert with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra which starts November 17th featuring a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley. Fans will see Elvis live on screen accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing renditions of songs from If I Can Dream and The Wonder Of You.

 

THE WONDER OF YOU: ELVIS PRESLEY WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

 

TRACK LISTING

 

1. A Big Hunk O’ Love

2. I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby

3. Suspicious Minds

4. Don’t

5. I Just Can’t Help Believin’

6. Just Pretend

7. Love Letters

8. Amazing Grace

9. Starting Today

10. Kentucky Rain

11. Memories

12. Let It Be Me

13. Always On My Mind

14. The Wonder Of You

 

ELVIS IN CONCERT – UK ARENA DATES

 

November 17th – Glasgow SSE Hydro

November 18th – Leeds First Direct Arena

November 20th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

November 22nd – Birmingham Genting Arena

November 23rd – London O2 Arena

November 24th – Manchester Arena

 

Tickets available from ticketline.co.uk, songkick.com and all venue box offices

 

Press information:

 

Dan Deacon – Deacon Communications