These are the details and a preview of the new "Christmas Remixes" album by the Italian DJ Spankox we mentioned earlier this week.
From the press-release:
We're happy to present to all Elvis Presley's fans and good music lovers an extraordinary release: the new Elvis Presley's remix album called 'Christmas Remixes'. The CD contains ten Elvis Presley's Christmas tracks carefully remixed by Agostino Carollo aka Spankox, producer of 'Re:Versions' and 'Re:Mixes', the only Elvis Presley Enterprises officially approved Elvis Presley's remix albums in history.
Produced using the latest technical and sound restoration technologies, featuring the cooperation of exceptional musicians and also of an international symphonic orchestra, this album presents Elvis's voice and music in a fresh and innovative way. The songs feature new arrangements carefully orchestrated and played with huge respect for Elvis: all the tracks gain a 'new life' in these new versions, and Elvis's unique voice shines with a new and wonderful light. The sound of the newly remixed Elvis's tracks is phenomenal and absolutely 'state of the art' and has been praised also by Mike Stoller, the original Elvis Presley's producer and composer for Elvis of songs like 'Santa Claus Is Back In Town' and many others: 'It sounds great! - said Mike Stoller - I love the remix of 'Santa Claus Is Back In Town'. It's just right'.
This original 'Christmas Remixes' album is a new approach to some of Elvis's best Christmas songs and is set to be one of the hottest albums of the approaching Holiday Season; in fact it caters to a very wide audience: long time Elvis fans, that will rediscover Elvis in a new way and a new generation of fans too.
'I'm a big Elvis fan since I was 5 years old - said Spankox - and I made this record first of all to honour Elvis as one of the greatest cultural influences of all time'.
The tracklist includes among the others the new remixes of 'Blue Christmas', 'White Christmas' (chosen as first single for the radio promotion), 'Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me' and 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'.
The album will be released on CD on November 27th and digitally as an exclusive for the Apple iTunes Store.
The European presentation of the new album will happen in Milano (Italy) on Dec. 13th and DJ Fontana (Elvis Presley's drummer that played originally in many of the remixes tracks) will fly on purpose from Nashville, Tennessee, and join Spankox for an exceptional live show, promoted in cooperation with the One Night With Elvis team, that will be a unique mix of tradition and innovation in the name of the King of Rock'n'Roll.
1. Blue Christmas (Spankox Remix - Highpass Radio Edit)
2. White Christmas (Spankox Remix - Highpass Radio Edit)
3. Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (Spankox Remix - Highpass Album Mix)
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas (Spankox Remix - Highpass Radio Edit)
5. Here Comes Santa Claus (Spankox Remix - HIghpass Album Mix)
6. Silent Night (Spankox Remix - Highpass Radio Edit)
7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Spankox Remix - Highpass Radio Edit)
8. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Spankox Remix - Highpass Album Edit)
9. I Believe (Spankox Remix - Ago Album Mix)
10. Silent Night (Spankox Drumless Remix - Highpass Radio Edit)
On the DJ Tunes - Christmas Remixes you can listen to all the tracks.