The classic "Baby Let's Play House" has been remixed and will be released in Europe as a single on December 10, 2007. The mix is already available on iTunes, and will be released on CDvinyl, a special compact disc playable in a normal CD player but also by a traditional 33rpm turntable. The packaging of this original Elvis Presley CDvinyl, will also be very special and will resemble that of a 12" vinyl.
Baby Let's Play House - Radio Edit
Baby Let's Play House - Extended Version
Baby Let's Play House - Original Version
Baby Let's Play House - Ringtone
Baby Let's Play House - Video Clip
The video is already available on YouTube:
The press release:
November 16th, 2007 press release
HISTORIC REMIX OF ELVIS PRESLEY'S BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE HAS EVERYONE TALKING
NEW REMIXED PRESLEY SONG BY A CONTEMPORARY DJ/ARTIST IS RELEASED: SPANKOX (OF CLUB ANTHEM TO THE CLUB FAME) BRINGS ELVIS' VOICE BACK TO RADIOS AND CLUBS WORLDWIDE FOR THE THIRD TIME AFTER CHART-TOPPERS A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION AND RUBBERNECKIN'
Recognized worldwide as one of the most influential figures in music and pop culture, Elvis Presley is today on the verge of another career milestone, exactly 30 years after his death. Presley's classic Baby Let's Play House, re-mixed by progressive DJ/producer Spankox, will be released in several territories as a commercial single on the 10th of December.
Canada, Italy, Finland, Sweden and Norway will be the first territories to release the single and the reaction has been a mix of delight, surprise and respect. In Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium and UK the track is available from today as exclusive download from the iTUNES store.
Spankox (his real name is Agostino Carollo) is a Verona (Italy) based progressive DJ/producer/composer who most recently wrote and produced the club classic "To The Club" and has produced and remixed tracks for Roxette, Snap! and Vasco Rossi (Italy's n.1 rockstar) among the others. This release of his treatment to the Elvis classic marks the third time in history that a Presley song that has been remixed by a contemporary DJ/artist will be will mass market: the first two, Rubberneckin' (remixed in 1998 by American DJ Paul Oakenfols) and A Little Less Conversation (remixed in 2003 by Dutch DJ JXL) were wordwide hits, selling millions of copies.
"Initially, we're always wary of anything that involves altering Elvis' master recordings in any way, but this Spankox Re:Version is fantastic and just blew us away. Elvis is a great and constant source of inspiration for the creativity of other artists, and this is an outstanding example of that," said Tom Holzen, President of EP Ltd.
"The Spankox Re:Version of Baby Let's Play House will deliver Elvis to a new generation of music fans in an unexpected, cool and compelling way," said Edward Johnson, Brand Partnership Marketing Manager of ELPR Inc.
After the digital release, the physical release of the record will be on CDvinyl: it's a special compact disc playable in a normal CD player but also by a traditional 33rpm turntable. The packaging of this original Elvis Presly CDvinyl, which is indeed a charming collectable item, will also be very special and will resemble that of a 12" vinyl. It will include a radio edit version, an extended version and the original Presley song. Also, as bonus, the ringtone and the fantastic videoclip (that can also be already watched on YouTube) will be included in the disc.
The United States release is tentatively set to Dec. 24th, although negotiations are still in process.