With a swivel of his hips and the power of his voice, one can truly begin to relive Elvis and his music and perhaps hear the voice of “The King” in a whole new context. Elvis Presley, perhaps the undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, is brought back to life in the latest release, celebrating “The King” in all of his glory, Viva Elvis.
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With the voice, the dance moves, and those captivating and bold, yet serene handsome looks, one takes Viva Elvis and is instantly brought back to the vocal performances, of “The King”, in an immense variety of new musical settings. Take for example track number 12, “Suspicious Minds.” The song is sung in true “Elvis” splendor,” with fresh musical twists and turns. The emotion immersed in commanding vocals are still there.
Take a look and a listen to a live performance of “Suspicious Minds”!
Legacy Recordings, in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. brings Viva Elvis , a soundtrack that embodies all that Elvis stood for: boldness, ingenuity and commanding presence. Produced and arranged by Erich van Tourneau, with assistant producer and assistant arranger Hugo ‘Wedge Montecristo’ Bombardier, the songs still cater to the devoted fan and perhaps will welcome new ones to “The King’s” musical magic. The songs will be performed by Cirque du Soleil at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas; one can only imagine the radiance, color and life that will be brought to the stage, once these songs are played.
The portrait of the larger-than-life Presley seems to be painted to completion within these songs. One can hear the subtle, yet poignant changes in key and tempo in some of the recordings while others incorporate elements of modern-day hip-hop and punk. “King Creole” is a fresh and toe-tapping rendition that could be perhaps played on several radio stations with set musical genres. All of the liberties seem to work well to produce a set of recordings that honor and respect the boldness and brash yet enchanting and enthralling qualities of Presley.
No matter your musical background,these old and classic recordings are now new sounds that echo Elvis’ own adaptability and musical strength to master all kinds of musical spectrum and abilities.
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