The new Elvis Presley album, The Wonder of You, was released on Oct. 21, 2016 on Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings. Elvis, of course, is the biggest selling recording artist in history, with a total of over one billion albums sold.
The new album combines recordings of Elvis’ voice with orchestral accompaniment by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This is not the first time that Elvis has been recorded with the orchestra. Last year, the album If I Can Dream was a big hit which topped music charts and sold over 1.5 million copies per Legacy Recordings. This album is the follow-up to If I Can Dream.
Priscilla Presley, the executive producer of the album, stated that Elvis loved great, operatic vocalists, per PR Newswire. Presley said, “He (Elvis) would have loved these performances and I’m very happy that we were able to make this dream come true of Elvis and his fans.
The powerful voice of Elvis Presley combined with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra makes a dramatic recording. The attached video stream is a sample of The Wonder of You.
A deluxe version of The Wonder of You is available for pre-order and will be released on Dec. 2. This version will consist of a CD with two extra tracks, two 150 gram LPs in a gatefold package, a poster which is suitable for framing, and a 12-page booklet. The set will be housed in a 12”x12: lift-off box.
Track Listing for The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
A Big Hunk O' Love
I've Got A Thing About You Baby
I Just Can't Help Believin'
Let It Be Me
Always On My Mind
The Wonder Of You
Just Pretend [duet with Helene Fischer]