Elvis Presley Christmas Collection On the Way
Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:28:00
Sony BMG and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. have paired up for Elvis Presley Christmas Duets, "the first Elvis Presley duet recordings album and the first Christmas compilation of its kind" according to a press release. Thanks to technology, such modern artists as Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, LeAnn Rimes, and Martina McBride joined the King in collaborations using the recordings from his 1971 Christmas session as a basis.
"We are so pleased that these accomplished artists are collaborating with Elvis in this unique way to make exciting new versions of his Christmas songs," Priscilla Presley said. "I am sure Elvis would be proud to have worked with them."
While he only tracked 20 Christmas tunes, Elvis' holiday albums have shifted more than 25 million copies in the U.S.
Some confirmed cuts:
"I'll Be Home For Christmas," with Carrie Underwood
"Blue Christmas," with Martina McBride
"Here Comes Santa Claus," with LeAnn Rimes
"Silent Night," with Sara Evans
"Merry Christmas Baby," with Gretchen Wilson
"Silver Bells," with Anne Murray
"White Christmas," with Amy Grant
"O Little Town," with Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town
"Santa Claus Is Back In Town," with Wynonna Judd
—The ARTISTdirect Staff