I am extremely happy to promote the forthcoming album Elvis Christmas with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Nobody sings Christmas songs like Elvis and this is sure to be a groundbreaking reworking of his Christmas Classics. For those who have already purchased the two prequels to this LP, If I Can Dream and The Wonder of You, they like I will absolutely endorse these projects. Elvis has never sounded better. Whilst keeping faithful to Elvis’s style and incredible sound, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra somehow enhance the songs in a contemporary and respectful style.
So here we go……
Elvis Presley’s estate will release the album on October 6th via RCA Records and Legacy Recordings and will feature re-imagined orchestral versions of the late singer’s previously issued holiday tracks. is out October 6th via RCA Records and Legacy Recordings.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios the LP includes Presley performances from 1957’s Elvis’ Christmas Album and 1971’s Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas, paired with newly tracked arrangements from London’s famed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Priscilla Presley, Presley’s widow and the album’s executive producer, explains in the liner notes that she assembled the track list to reflect her Elvis’s taste in holiday tunes. “The songs chosen were songs that Elvis was particularly fond of, and it seemed quite fitting to have the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra once again accompanying him at this very special time of year,” she said. “I’m positive he would be smiling if this opportunity came up in his lifetime and that this album would definitely be in the making.”
The Track List for the Vinyl and CD will be:
1. “Santa Claus Is Back In Town”
2. “White Christmas”
3. “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)”
4. “Merry Christmas Baby”
5. “Blue Christmas”
6. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
7. “Winter Wonderland”
8. “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)”
9. “Silver Bells”
10. “Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem”
11. “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
12. “The First Noel”
13. “Silent Night”
There will also be a Special Deluxe CD which will include:
14.(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 15. I Believe 16. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 17. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) It wouldn’t be Christmas without Elvis, and this Christmas it will sound like no other before…..