Listen: Elvis Presley's new recording of 'If I Can Dream' with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Music 14/08/2015

A new compilation featuring Elvis Presley's voice paired with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been released.

Posthumous releases are nothing new, but this one has the approval of The King's widow, Priscilla Presley - who told Rolling Stone that If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' is "the album I think he always would have wanted to do."

"The label would have never allowed him to have an orchestra," she said. "And if it was up to Colonel Parker, he would have had Elvis just singing — no background, no nothing. I think we have given him the freedom here to experiment with all the orchestras he would have loved in the pieces."

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