January 02 - A New Year, A New Way

From the same producer who did the CDs "Elvis: The New Recordings" and "Elvis: The New Sessions" comes a third release entitled "Elvis: A new Way" containing 14 new overdubs of some outstanding Presley vocals, showcased in new musical settings played by some of today's top musicians. The official release date January 15, 2017.

From the press-release:

The sound is awesome. It's as if Elvis just stepped into a recording studio today! The tracks run the gamut from well-known favorites to more obscure songs, all of them given special treatment by musicians who have also recorded with big stars like Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Patti Austin, Barry Manilow, Paul Simon and more. It's strictly big-league.

The producer has gotten rid of extraneous backgrounds -- vocal and instrumental -- that seemed dated and/or made it hard to hear Elvis's rich voice on the original masters. Presley has been brought forward in the mixes and you can hear his incredible baritone better than ever before on these songs. (This set also includes lengthened versions of some numbers). The effect is more intimate, more consistent with today's listening preferences. You get to hear how really well Elvis sang!

Some tracks get lush strings, others a more earthy bluegrass sound, or a lively horn section and brisk percussion. All of it is tastefully done, without musical frills or melodrama.

1. I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here 2. Big Love, Big Heartache 3. Bosa Nova Baby 4. Dirty Feeling 5. Fun In Acapulco 6. Follow That Dream 7. Never Ending 8. Anyone Could Fall In Love 9. Love Me Tonight 10. It Hurts Me 11. Tender Feeling 12. They Remind Me Too Much Of You 13. Today, Tomorrow And Forever 14. Known Only To Him.

(Source: Shopify)

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