Elvis Presley - The Wonder of You

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Posted on Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:55am
by Ron Wallace

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Release Type

Compilation

Release Year

2016

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Label

Sony Music/RCA/Legacy

 

Album Overview

The Wonder of You is a compilation album by American singer Elvis Presley (1935–77). It was released on October 21, 2016 by RCA Records and Legacy Recordings. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios. It also features a duet with German singer Helene Fischer.

It is the follow-up album to If I Can Dream (2015), which was a commercial success, selling 1.6 million copies worldwide. Elvis's ex-wife Priscilla Presley has said of The Wonder of You: "Elvis always loved the great, operatic vocalists. We often talked about his interest in recording material that allowed him to perform in that space. It's exciting to hear him on these recordings, performing with the world-class Royal Philharmonic Orchestra via the magic of Abbey Road Studios. He would have loved these performances and I'm very happy that we were able to make this dream come true for Elvis and his fans."

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1A Big Hunk O' Love2:22
2I've Got A Thing About You Baby2:35
3Suspicious Minds3:45
4Don't3:10
5I Just Can't Help Believin'4:35
6Just Pretend4:06
7Love Letters2:55
8Amazing Grace3:47
9Starting Today3:11
10Kentucky Rain4:03
11Memories3:15
12Let It Be Me3:26
13Always On My Mind3:39
14The Wonder Of You2:31
Bonus Track
15Just Pretend4:05
Notes

Featuring: Helene Fischer

Commercial Performance

The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and was certified silver in its debut week with sales of 63,500. The following four weeks, it registered sales of 35,147, 28,590, 29,647 and 32,261 for a five week total of 189,454 units, landing at #2, #3 and twice at #5, respectively and earning a Gold certification. It is Elvis' 13th UK number-one album, making him the solo artist with most UK number-one albums (and overall only behind The Beatles with 15 number-one albums). Elvis also extended the record for most UK top 10 albums, with The Wonder of You becoming his 52nd top 10 album.

Notes

  • The Deluxe version includes the bonus tracks "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and "You Gave Me a Mountain" .
  • The duet version of "Just Pretend" with Helene Fischer is omitted from the UK version.
  • The album was also released as a two-disc version with If I Can Dream.
 

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