ELVIS: A NEW WAY
From the same producer who did the widely acclaimed CDs "Elvis: The New Recordings" and "Elvis: The New Sessions" comes "ELVIS: A NEW WAY." Here are 14 new overdubs of some outstanding Presley vocals, showcased in new musical settings played by some of today's top musicians.
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.
This is simply THE BEST these songs have ever sounded.
You will relish this keepsake and very rare Canadian-import CD for years to come. It's unique. You will play it over and over. Includes informative liner notes and rare photos!
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