Duet Album Variations And An UK Duet Single

According to a posting by Brian Quinn - usually well informed - on several message-boards there could be different versions of the 'Christmas Duets' Album released in several territories; one for the U.S.A, one for the U.K. and one for Canada. The localized versions should feature artists from the said country. The UK album will be released in November and there will also be a single release. No tracks or artists are known at present for the UK or Canadian releases. Sony BMG apparently have high hopes for this album. Looks like we will all have to start saving up for the various versions. Please note that the 'Christmas Duets' Album is different to the one tentatively set for 2009 which will be more eclectic in format and artists. There will be a major push for that release including a TV Show built around it.
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Aug 5, 2008 
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japio (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 8, 2008report abuse
there are a hypocrits here. They liked the ugly mixes and disliked this idea.Only what you like is good enough .As long they do it with respect for Elvis is that ok for me. But how can you be negative while you nothing heard something from it. I like the idea. C.mon first listen and than you can always say .I dont like it
BuzzingBee (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 7, 2008report abuse
Very curious about this , could be something to lift up Elvis again !!!!
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
Elvis is ALWAYS in the public eye. He doesn't need cheap marketing garbage like this. If anything this is negative marketing, though of course the 'Let's get Elvis back in the charts' brigade won't agree. They'd be quite happy if he was duetting with Barry Manilow.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
Jerr Nodak: You are absolutely right. Guess he'd have done it.
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
I very very seriously doubt Elvis would have done a duet album had he lived. I know he did a few duets in his lifetime--Sinatra, Ann Margret, Donna Douglas--but I absolutely do not think he'd have done it. I can't back that up with anything other than my sense of the man. I am more interested to see the UK lineup than the US one, since the US one seems to rely on "country artists" as opposed to singers. I think the one guy who gets called a country that I truly would like to hear a duet with is Glen Campbell. In fact, I'd find it interesting to hear some singers who actually knew Elvis--like Campbell or Tom Jones--try the duet thing. I mean, since they are doing a duet cd anyway. Overall, not very excited about this other than getting to hear Elvis' voice mixed with some new backing tracks they will have to record for this project. (Oddly enough, I was a fan of the 80's "Guitar Man" album. I ultimately prefer the original versions of all those songs, but I fully enjoyed the new backing tracks too.)
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
Looking forward to this release. Had Elvis lived several more years he would have been around when dueting and duet albums became popular. I feel sure he would have gotten around to some duets, if not an album.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
Why the constant negativity ?

I live in the UK, have been an Elvis fan for 45 years and I think this is great news. It keeps Elvis in the public eye and ear. It's quite possible we might have a Christmas hit.
Carole OCallaghan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
Are there no levels to which they will sink? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
No saving up needed, I'll skip them completely. I'd rather listen to Ray Charles' "Mess Around" than to actual messing around.
Jerome returns (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2008report abuse
as we know, variations are endless..

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