Viva Elvis CD (2010)

Artist: Elvis Presley

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Product Overview


Label RCA Records/sbme
SKU 217541428
UPC 886977758225
UPC 14 00886977758225
Format CD
Release Date 11/9/2010
Author Elvis Presley
Associated Artist/Work 13 Cats
Associated Artist/Work Adair, Beegie
Associated Artist/Work Elvis Vs. Spankocx Presley
Associated Artist/Work Feliciano, Jose
Associated Artist/Work Haggard, Merle
Associated Artist/Work Kool Kats
Associated Artist/Work McDowell, Ronnie
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Quality Singers (The)
Associated Artist/Work Spankox
Technical Info
Engineer Dominic Messier; Robert Meunier; Alexandre Fallu; Matt Salveson; J.S. Chouinard; Gavin Whiteley
Producer Erich Van Tourneau
CatalogID 77582
Lable Name Legacy
Released 11/09/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 26s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886977758225
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Elvis Presley (vocals); Toscha Comeaux, Sherry St. Germain, Dea Norberg (vocals); J.S. Chouinard, Olivier Goulet (guitar); Jean-Fran?ois Thibeault (harmonica, trombone); Guy B?langer (harmonica); Bruno Dumont (saxophone); David Perrico (trumpet); Erich Van Tourneau (piano, keyboards, programming); Ben Cl?ment , Benoit Cl?ment (drums); Kit Chatham (percussion); Robert Meunier, Hugo Bombardier (programming); DJ Pocket (scratches).
Editors: Robert Meunier; Hugo Bombardier; Erich Van Tourneau; Catherine Von Tourneau.
Photographers: Alfred Wertheimer; Julie Aucoin; Steve Barlie; Eric Jamison.
Arranger: Erich Van Tourneau.
During the '50s and '60s, there was no bigger extravaganza in pop music than an Elvis Presley concert -- whether it was 1956 in Fort Wayne, Indiana or 1969 at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, where he eventually appeared to more than two million paying fans. Forty years after he debuted at the International, the Cirque du Soleil show Viva Elvis presented a similar extravaganza, this one complete with dance, acrobatics, live music, and video clips -- that list prioritized, no doubt, in order of importance. After all, an extravaganza in 2010 terms is quite different than 50 years earlier, especially when the star of your show isn't around to ignite the fans. Musical producer Erich van Tourneau displays a good working knowledge of Elvis' career arc (thanks in part to preeminent Elvis historian Ernst Jorgensen), and the chronology of Elvis' life is preserved surprisingly well, complete with his energetic rock & roll beginnings, zesty but insubstantial pop for the film soundtracks, and his latter-day apotheosis via rock music and stagecraft. The long-build opening comes courtesy of "Also Sprach Zarathustra," Elvis' opening music for years, before the show launches into "Blue Suede Shoes." Then, it rewinds Elvis' story to the beginning, with his first major hit, "That's All Right." (Iggy Pop fans may note that it's retro-fitted to sound like a "Lust for Life" knock-off.) The show even uses "Love Me Tender" to portray his Army years, with a female duet partner and photographs of him in uniform. The soundtrack years include "King Creole" and "Bossa Nova Baby," fair choices to feature the frothy pop of Elvis' film-as-paycheck years. Then, the last half of the disc includes his '70s performance prime, when "Burning Love" and "Suspicious Minds" signaled the advent of the full-throated, body-suited Elvis giving it everything he had in front of Vegas gamblers (and fans). ~ John Bush
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.34) - "It's all inventive and invigorating, offering proof that Presley's music can handle being all shook up."
Disc 1
1 Opening
2 Blue Suede Shoes
3 That's All Right
4 Heartbreak Hotel
5 Love Me Tender
6 King Creole
7 Bossa Nova Baby
8 Burning Love
9 Memories
10 Can't Help Falling In Love
11 You'll Never Walk Alone (Piano Interlude)
12 Suspicious Minds
Product Attributes
Artist Presley,Elvis
Label Rca Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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