Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to cover Presley songs

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have announced they will be releasing orchestral remixes of Elvis classics.

The album, entitled If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will add orchestral backing to many of “The King”‘s songs as well as some hits by Michael Bublé, Il Volo and Duane Eddy.

Priscilla Presley, Elvis’ former wife said that this would have been something her late husband would have “loved to do […] he wanted bigness, he wanted fullness, he wanted drama.”

The Orchestra are familiar performers of so-called ‘classic rock’ music. They’ve previously released orchestral covers of music by Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles and Deep Purple.

Slated for an October release, the Orchestra recorded the album at Abbey Road studios in London, famous for being the studios in which The Beatles, among others, recorded several of their hit albums.

For more information on the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, visit their website at www.rpo.co.uk.