Legacy Recordings and Sony Music will release If I Can Dream, an album of Elvis Presley songs re-recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We’re pleased to premiere this version of “Burning Love” from the compilation.
Accompanying Presley’s original vocal track are the same guitar riff and drum beat, along with a bed of strings surrounding the track. They fill the “empty space” present in the 1972 single with a lush arrangement that swells as Presley goes into the chorus.
The album features 14 tracks from the King’s catalog re-recorded at Abbey Road Studios, including “Love Me Tender,” “In The Ghetto,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and his cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Additionally Michael Bublé’s is included on this version of “Fever,” making the song a duet.
“This would be a dream come true for Elvis,” Priscilla Presley said of the album in a release. “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 will be released on Oct. 30.
Stream Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Burning Love” below: