According to Elvis Unlimited rumor has it that an Elvis duets album may be in the works by BMG. The original idea is said to have come from Joe Guercio but another producer took the idea to BMG which crushed Joe Guercio. The concept is said to be Elvis singing primarily with female singers for a Christmas album.
Update July 10, 2008:
The following news is reproduced from an article by Brian Quinn in the July/August Issue of 'Essential Elvis' magazine:
Sony BMG are committed to producing a ‘Duets’ Album and again I am very excited about this. This release, probably in 2009, should be a worldwide smash. It is anticipated that different countries will get different versions featuring their own superstars duetting in their native language with Elvis. We will need to start saving up to buy all the different releases.
In connection with such a project it is felt that a ‘switched on’ contemporary producer of the calibre say of Mark Ronson would be beneficial. Such a person would have access to all suitable artist databases whom he could contact at the touch of a button. I suspect many artists will be falling over themselves to get to duet with The King.
Sony BMG are also interested in producing a ‘Remix’ album but not of the ‘club type’ songs. It would appear they prefer to add new instrumentation to Elvis’ original vocals. The fifties tracks are favoured at this time. Chronologically, the ’Duets’ Album will be the main priority.
Source: Various / Updated: Jul 10, 2008