Elvis Presley & Royal Philharmonic on New Album

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Elvis Presley (1958) Credit: Elvis Presley Enterprises

Elvis Presley (1958) Credit: Elvis Presley Enterprises

Update (October 13): As the release date approaches, the audio for “Suspicious Minds,” Elvis’ last #1 U.S. hit, has been released. (Listen below.)

Legacy Recordings will release The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on October 21. Pre-order is available here. The album follows last year’s If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which sold over 1.5 million copies.

Like its predecessor, The Wonder of You takes existing recordings of Presley’s voice and grafts them to new orchestral accompaniment. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the album features new arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album spans a variety of musical styles that Elvis embraced, from rock and gospel to country and ballads. Standout tracks include newly created versions of “A Big Hunk O’ Love,” “Amazing Grace,” “Kentucky Rain,” “Always On My Mind” and “I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby.”

Related: Elvis’ final recordings released

Listen to “Suspicious Minds”…

The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released on CD, 150-gram gatefold 2-LP, and digital formats. A deluxe version of the album will be released on December 2 and will include a CD with two additional tracks, two 150-gram LPs in a gatefold package, a poster and a 12-page booklet.

Here’s “I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby”…

This autumn will also see a live concert experience with the voice of Presley backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, for a six-date U.K. arena run in November.

Watch a video of “Burning Love” from If I Can Dream

Legacy Recordings Album-CoverTrack Listing
A Big Hunk O’ Love
I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby
Suspicious Minds
I Just Can’t Help Believin’
Just Pretend
Love Letters
Amazing Grace
Starting Today
Kentucky Rain
Let It Be Me
Always On My Mind
The Wonder Of You
Just Pretend [duet with Helene Fischer]

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