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YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING
October 04, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
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This fall, the King is getting the royal treatment.

A new collection takes Elvis Presley’s vocals and pairs them with newly arranged orchestrations recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra over the last few years. A version of
the Phil Spector-penned tune “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” premieres on Speakeasy today.

For this version, Presley recorded this song live on Aug. 12, 1970 at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. “It was extremely difficult to match the live vocal to the orchestra,” says
producer Nick Patrick. “As it was an ‘in concert,’ recording there was a lot of instrument and audience ‘bleed’ on to Elvis’s vocal microphone but with the technology available to us
now we were able to reduce that to a minimum. We also took great care when recording the orchestra and other instruments that they all exactly matched the tempo of the original
performance and fit like a beautiful tailor-made suit.”

Along with this number, the collection features well-known Presley hits like “In the Ghetto,” “Love Me Tender,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” along with covers of Simon &
Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Trouble Water” and James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues.”

The goal of the project was to make Presley’s original vocal performance sound like a new studio recording. For “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” Patrick says this song is a good
indicator of these new studio tricks. “It gives Elvis the chance to show off every aspect of his vocal range, from the beautifully sensitive verses to the operatic / symphonic scale of
the chorus’s which was right in line with the overall album concept,” he says.

“If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” is out Oct. 30   
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