The King isn’t dead. On October 30, Legacy Recordings will release If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which revisits Presley’s catalog by pairing 14 of his classics with new, orchestral arrangements. EW has an exclusive first listen for the new take on the star’s 1969 tune “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” below.
Originally written by Neil Diamond and released as a part of Presley’s Back In Memphis LP, it’s one of his most delicate, expressive vocal performances. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with composition by Robin Smith, pays beautiful homage to the original with only slightly enlivened atmospherics.
The compilation album was recorded at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios and features a duet with Michael Bublé (“Fever”), vocals from Italian pop trio Il Volo (“It’s Now or Never”), and guitar work from hall of famer Duane Eddy (“An American Trilogy,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water”). It is currently available for pre-order. Full track listing is below.
If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra track listing:
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