Over the years there were many duets released with Elvis, during his life, but
even more, after his death, many "Stars" wanted to do a song with "The King".
CMT is proud to present, "Elvis: Duets And Harmonies" CD, this incredible
release, which has original duets, rare "harmony" versions and some newly made
duets not released on any CD!
Duets include: Lisa Marie Presley, Connie Francis, Ray Charles, Cliff Richard,
Anita Wood, Dale Watson, Kitty White, Charlie Hodge, Michael Buble', Nancy
Sinatra, Ann Margret, J.D. Sumner, Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton, Helene
Fischer, Jerry Reed, Celine Dion, Shaun Nielsen, The Gatlin Brothers and Glen
Just listen to the beautiful duet between Elvis and Dolly Parton, this version
of "In the Ghetto" is very different from the original, and stands on its own...
it could have been a great release for a record, and without a doubt would have
topped the charts!
"Ray Charles" provides a great "orchestrated" version of "I"ll Never Stand In
Your Way" where a very young Elvis joins him as if he was singing along with the
record at home, the same goes for "My Happiness" with "Connie Francis". "Ike and
Tina Turner" start of "easy" and Elvis takes over with a very "rough" rockin'
version of "Proud Mary". The 1958 duet "Crawfish" featuring Kitty White and
Elvis has been re-edited now this really is a duet version which works very
Another highlight is the included version of "Softly, As I Leave You" ...
"Michael Buble" sings the song, where Elvis recites the words.. in the end
"Shaun Nielsen" joins in to make a breathtaking ending which leaves you with
"JD Sumner" takes the lead, where "The Imperials" blend in to do the first part
of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" , then Elvis and "The Jordanaires" bring the song
Some harmony versions included in this set are also not to be missed! "Fever"
has Elvis singing multiple verses at once which sounds very rare and unusual.
"Kissin' Cousins" combines both the "Hillbilly" overdub and the "regular"
overdub... this is the only release where "Josh and Jody" sing the whole song
"Baby, I Don't Care" has two very different sounding takes of Elvis, and does
now sound like a nice duet!
Combine all these tracks with some great duets from earlier hard to find
releases and you will have a very unusual new album including 28 tracks!
The artwork fits the release very well, inside all the stars have "signed" their
autograph, giving it an authentic touch since it is made just like a record
album with fold-out sleeve.