Elvis Presley Classics Get Orchestration on 'If I Can Dream' - Rolling Stone
Home Music Music News

Elvis Presley Classics Get Orchestration on ‘If I Can Dream’

Michael Bublé, Duane Eddy and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra appear on Abbey Road-recorded LP


BURBANK, CA - JUNE 27: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty


Fourteen of Elvis Presley‘s greatest vocal performances will be paired with new orchestral accompaniment on an upcoming collection titled If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. On the LP, classic tracks like “Love Me Tender” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” will boast new arrangements courtesy of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which recorded their performance at London’s Abbey Road Studios. The album, the latest addition to the ongoing celebration of what would have been Presley’s 80th birthday in 2015, arrives on October 30th.

If I Can Dream will also feature guests like Michael Bublé, who duets with Presley on “Fever,” as well as guitarist Duane Eddy (“An American Trilogy” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”) and Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo (“It’s Now or Never”). Don Reedman and Nick Patrick produced the album. If I Can Dream will be available on both CD and 2-LP.

“This would be a dream come true for Elvis,” Priscilla Presley said of If I Can Dream in a statement. “He would have loved to play with such a prestigious symphony orchestra. The music…the force that you feel with his voice and the orchestra is exactly what he would have done.”

If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Track List

1. “Burning Love”
2. “It’s Now Or Never”
3. “Love Me Tender”
4. “Fever” (feat. Michael Bublé)
5. “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
6. “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind”
7. “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”
8. “There’s Always Me”
9. “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
10. “In The Ghetto”
11. “How Great Thou Art”
12. “Steamroller Blues”
13. “An American Trilogy”
14. “If I Can Dream”

In This Article: Elvis Presley


Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.