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    Elvis Presley's 'If I Can Dream' Scores Chart Record With Number 1 Album



    Elvis has got the record books, and sales figures, all shook up. Some four decades after his death, the new Elvis Presley album, If I Can Dream, is topping the charts – in the U.K., first off.

    The King’s latest, a collection of classic vocals reworked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s backing, is his 12th chart-topping album in Britain. As the man once said, Elvis Is Back.

    More to the point, he is the biggest-selling solo artist of all time, according to Sony , with more than a billion records sold worldwide. If I Can Dream, which also includes “Fever, ” a newly created duet with Michael Bublé, is part of the continuing ELVIS 80th Birthday Celebration in 2015. It is available on CD, download and in a deluxe box featuring 3 additional tracks on CD and 2LP.



    The record shows what can be done with a little orchestration. Many living stars have tried recording with strings – from Tori Amos to Elvis Costello and Sting. A fair few duet and orchestral albums have now been made by taking vocals of late artists and remixing – Viva Elvis tries the trick with a Cirque du Soleil show for example.

    “This is an album that Elvis always really wanted to do and he would have been so pleased to know his fans are still there and they continue to love his music,” the star’s former wife and the record’s executive producer Priscilla Presley said of the new title. She accepted the Number One award from OfficialCharts.com and added: “The most talented team put this album together and helped us all realize an unfulfilled dream.”

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    Long live the King...Do you remember where you were when you heard he had died?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Some four decades after his death
    Almost...

    August 16, 1977, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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    ^^

    I was working laying under ground Power Cables at Richmond race way in Fremantle.

    I'll never forget that, I think it influenced my decision to throw my apprenticeship in and fook off to Queensland.

    Best thing I ever did by the way.

    Fookin hated that job.

    Loved Elvis though, still the owner of the worlds best voice.

    Fookin tragic he died.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Although he died before I was born... My Nana was a massive fan of his, always playing his records - all throughout my childhood...

    I don't care what my hip-hop peers might think... to my mind and heart he's the best there ever was... or ever will be.. The King...

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    I was working at a camera and rug shop in Vienna with the Persians and the demise of elvis was big news but The Doors Hendrix and Can were our choice.

    Pin yer lugs for something completely different

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    ^ One of Willie Nelsons best songs. However, Elvis's voice has changed.

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    I was working in Sri Lanka.

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    I was in my friend's kitchen watching his mum cut some chips that we were going to have for our tea.

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    Wow! I'm digging the respect/love for Elvis... at least we can agree on something

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    Wait for it to come crashing down...Heh...

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    I remember hearing it on my car radio and telling my good friends about it..."Hey, I just heard Elvis died"...

    They told me later that they hadn't believed me...

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    Nah bro! don't be so negative... now let's all hold hands and sing Kumbayah...

    Who would dare to diss the King?

    calling all detractors...

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    Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
    Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
    Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbayah...



    Skip the holding hands bit, for now...

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    Yeah brah, let's just rock instead


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    I was listening to the radio hidden under my pillow.

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