A new label by the name of Inspiration has now released their first Elvis Cd. It�s a double Cd titled Elvis sings� It contain a nice collection of theme songs recorded by Elvis.
Elvis sings� Beatles songs, Hawaiian songs and even Beethoven�??? Surprised?
Besides recording songs that were written for him Elvis� during his career covered many songs that originally were written and recorded by some of the biggest names in the entertainment field and at the same time some of the best songwriters in the world.
Among them are names from different music genres like Arthur Crudup, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison from The Beatles, Kris Kristofferson and of course some of Little Richard�s songs. Little Richard didn�t write the songs himself, but he influenced the writer and made the songs his own. Just listen to the four Little Richard songs Elvis covered and you won�t be in any doubt who Elvis is trying to sound like.
Elvis also recorded quite a few songs that were built on old European or Hawaiian melodies and/or songs. Some even became classics like It�s Now Or Never, Wooden Heart, Can�t Help Falling In Love, Surrender and My Way.
Inspiration have decided to include studio, live, rehearsal and even home recordings to make this compilation as complete as possible.
The first Cd contains the cover songs. The second Cd starts with the only known recording of Elvis singing bass in a trio to the tune of Beethoven�s Moonlight Sonata. An informal home recording that wouldn�t make sense to release to the wide public, but a charming pearl for music lovers.
What follows are the four musical songs that Elvis sang during his career. Only two of them were released during his lifetime. The first two are home recordings of Rodgers and Hammerstein�s If I Loved You from the musical Carousel and Make Believe from the musical Showboat. Then follows You�ll Never Walk Alone from the musical Carousel also by Rodgers and Hammerstein and the last one in the musical genre is a live recording of The Impossible Dream from The Man Of La Mancha.
The rest of Cd 2 contains all the French, Italian, Spanish, German, Hawaiian and English songs that Elvis recorded. Some of them he sings like they originally were written and some were rewritten with English lyrics. In the situations were the lyrics were changed we have mentioned the original title right after the English title.
Elvis Sings� brings you for the first time ever a collection of all these recordings by Elvis Presley. We hope that you will enjoy Elvis Sings�!
Arthur Crudup songs
 That�s All Right My Baby Left Me So Glad You�re Mine
Bill Monroe songs  Blue Moon Of Kentucky Little Cabin On The Hill (Million Dollar Quartet) Summertime Is Past And Gone (Million Dollar Quartet) I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling (Million Dollar Quartet) Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong (Million Dollar Quartet)
Hank Williams songs  Your Cheatin� Heart I�m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Home recording) I�m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Live) Men With Broken Hearts (Live) Jambalaya (Live)
Little Richard songs  Rip It Up Ready Teddy Long Tall Sally Tutti Frutti
Chuck Berry songs  Maybellene (Live) Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Million Dollar Quartet) Memphis Tennessee Too Much Monkey Business Johnny B. Goode (Live) Promised Land School Days (Live)
Ray Charles songs  I Got A Woman What�d I Say
Bob Dylan songs  Blowing In The Wind (Home recording) Tomorrow Is A Long Time Don�t Think Twice It�s All Right I Shall Be Released
Beatles songs  Something (Live) Hey Jude Get Back Yesterday (Live) Lady Madonna
Kris Kristofferson songs  Help Me Make It Through The Night For The Good Times Why Me Lord (Live)
Beethoven Composition  Moonlight Sonata (For piano, C-sharp-minor, opus 27 no. 2) (Home recording)
Musical songs  If I Loved You (From Carousel) (Home recording) Make Believe (From Showboat) (Home recording) You�ll Never Walk Alone (From Carousel) The Impossible Dream (From The Man Of La Mancha) (Live)
French songs  Almost Always True (Alouette) Can�t Help Falling In Love (Plaisir d�Amour) Let It Be Me (Je T�Appartiens) (Live) My Way (Comme d� Habitude) (Live) My Boy (Parce Que Je T�Aime Mon Enfant) What Now My Love (Et Maintenent) (Live)
Italian songs  Surrender (Torna A Sorrento) No More (La Poloma) Ask Me (Io) Santa Lucia O Solo Mio (Live) It�s Now Or Never (O Solo Mio)
Spanish songs  Guadalajara Alla� en el Rancho Grande It�s Impossible (Somos Novios) (Live)
German songs  Wooden Heart (Muss I denn) Tonight Is So Right For Love (Barcarolle) Tonight Is All Right For Love (Geschichten Aus den Weinerwald) Five Sleepy Heads (Wiegendlied)
Hawaiian songs  Aloha Oe Drums Of The Island (Bula Lai)  Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au) English songs  Old McDonald Stay Away (Greensleeves)
Posted: 11th. April 2008