Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [Bonus Track] [CD]

  • Artist: Elvis Presley
  • Artist: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • SKU: 5623697
  • Release Date: 10/21/2016
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91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 33)

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    "WONDER OF YOU" - Not Royal Treatment For The King

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    GREAT2BHERE
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    The 2015 release of "If I Can Dream - with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" certainly had some positive highlights. Principally, I appreciated the fact that, instead of covering up or significantly altering Elvis Presley's singing, his vocals were dynamically re-mastered and actually brought to the forefront. Admittedly, I had been pleasantly surprised that the addition of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, on a majority of the tracks, afforded quite a bit of royal treatment to The King. On that initial release, the listener can definitely hear a classy touch to Elvis' works when listening to songs, such as "Can't Help Falling In Love", "Love Me Tender", "An American Trilogy", "If I Can Dream", etc. Moreover, the addition of orchestral accompaniment on the faster paced tune "Burning Love" was done in a rather interesting manner. I, though, can honestly say that the idea of a duet on "Fever" did indeed detract a few vital aspects from Elvis' performance; particularly, omitting some of his vocals. On this year's attempt, "The Wonder Of You" collection is obviously lacking any true artistic consideration or enhancement, which had been afforded to much of its preceding volume. It's disappointing enough that it was decided to replace Elvis' passionate and towering February 19, 1970 hit version of "The Wonder Of You" with another version, recorded August 13, 1970, when he had shown signs of being overworked and tired after performing six energetic prior shows, at the last of seven on-stage performances done for the magnificent rehearsal/on stage documentary "That's The Way It Is". However, the classiness and consideration is quite obviously lacking throughout this entire release. Generally, as many fans surely agree, Elvis Presley was one of the greatest artists ever, and his material already possesses a unique magic as is and as he had intended. On this most recent issue, the track I actually enjoy the very least is referred to as a "bonus track"(i.e. the duet on "Just Pretend"). The sole possible highlight might be regarded as changes to "I've Got A Thing About You, Baby", which might appeal to those unfamiliar with, and new to, The King's original material. Actually, if the basic intent is likely to attract new fans to the music of Elvis Presley, that is an absolutely legitimate and worthwhile concept. Of course, his ex-wife, Priscilla, and others are given plentiful credit for these "releases which would've made Elvis pleased and proud". To be totally realistic, there's also the undoubted goal of nearly all persons currently in control of Elvis Presley's material attempting to generate a never ending influx of money off of the late, great Elvis Presley. Evidently, this release is an overall disappointing attempt. An initially creative concept has undeniably become lost here. This most recent release, "The Wonder Of You - with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra", does not come anywhere close to royal treatment for The King.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great reworking of Elvis recordings

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    Buddy6
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    This is the 2nd Album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. If you enjoyed the 1st you'll enjoy this as well. If you haven't heard either and you are an Elvis fan or not these are wonderful recordings that sound as if he recorded them yesterday. I highly recommend for anyone wanting some "new" Elvis music :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Music

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    GuyFromWisconsin
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    The followup cd to "If I Can Dream",by Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, continues to enhance the King of Rock n' Rolls unforgettable voice with the uplifting sounds of a full musical production. If you like 50's/60's rock n' roll and classical music, you'll love this match made in heaven

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The King at his Best

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    Nacho
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    What more can you say a very creative beautiful sound track from the King of rock and roll. Sounds awesome great selections of songs selected. The more you learn about the person he was the more it proves why he is No. 1 forever

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

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    SharingTheTruth
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    I thought the songs they picked for this were ok but the use of the orchestra was NOT fully realized. Expected a MUCH better and more fuller sound. Elvis would NOT have approved.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for any Elvis fan

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    FrankieFedora
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    I've listened to every Elvis song many, many times. This CD lives up to my hopes. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra truly makes each song sound like a whole new release. Like Elvis recorded them yesterday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really nice CD.

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    Lorraine
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    Elvis is entertaining no matter what! Hearing Elvis sing with the orchestra is a real treat. He sounds "wonderful." The sales person went out of his way to help me find the CD. Good service as usual.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Elvis Presley-Wonder Of You CD

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    SMB1958
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    This is a wonderful compilation of classic Elvis songs with the musical accompaniment from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A must have for any Elvis fan to add to their collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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