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Lisa Marie Duet

Lisa Marie Presley announced this morning that she will debut the music video for I Love You Because, a duet with her late dad Elvis Presley, on CMT and CMT.com on Thursday during the 8 and 10 a.m. ET/PT music hours.

At the suggestion of producer T-Bone Burnett, Lisa Marie recorded the Elvis song in August for the 35th anniversary of her father's death. She first showed it to some 25,000 fans at the 35th Anniversary Concert at the FedEX Forum in Memphis.

I Love You Because was first recorded by Elvis on July 4 and 5, 1954 at SUN Studio. Lisa Marie recorded her vocals to the song on Aug. 8, 2012 in Santa Monica and made the video in four days after that.

"Every five years, I try to do a special tribute," Presley told The Hollywood Reporter. Her last duet with Elvis, In the Ghetto, was released in 2007.

The video for the I Love You Because became a personal project for Lisa Marie. She introduces her four children — twin girls Finley and Harper, 4; as well as her son Benjamin, 19, and daughter Riley, 23, in never-before-seen family photos, along with Lisa Marie and Elvis.

I Love You Because will be available for purchase digitally beginning Tuesday, and the full video will be available on iTunes on Oct. 25. Lisa Marie has announced she will hit the road for two weeks in November in support of her new album Storm & Grace, starting Nov. 1st in Tunica, Miss. and ending Nov. 17th at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Source: USA Today / Updated: Oct 15, 2012
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moseleyman (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 30, 2012report abuse
Hi Everyone
Ive been an Elvis FAN SINCE I WAS A YOUNG Boy im 51 now and have been all thru those seventies years with elvis BEING PART OF HIS UK fan Club Reading Elvis Monthly every month and i must say There Elvis World seems to be gettin g Worse Let me answer people one at a time SnowPlough Floater Welcome your a Sight for Sore Eyes Intelligent Comments all round Rejane and Brian Quinn I dONT think this Duet was intended to attract new fans and set the charts alight it was a gift to the fans on the 35th anniversary from lisa to say thank you so she decided to put it out for fans worldwide THANK YOU LISA why Has every release got to be for the charts ive heard the charts recently and id prefer this pure classic song duet not to be in the charts mixing with all the drole pop pulp of today . As for people commenting on Lisa Marie people who have come across Lisa on a 1 bad day cannot comment surely on her character as a whole if you have seen the interviews etc since she come to England you can see why shes escaped the L.A lifestyle especially with comments like this from so called Elvis FANS TRYING TO DEMEANOR HER everyone take a listen to Elvis great 70s song Walk A mile in My Shoes before making comments on Lisa Before you Acuse criticise and Abuse WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES Ive recently seen Lisas Gig in LONDON AND She was brilliant Very natural on Stage chatting to all us who were lucky to get down the front I WAS 3ft away from her She definately has her fathers Presence on Stage and her NEW ALBUM is brilliant Sold album full of Well written Touching Songs Shes had brilliant reviews in the UK from the papers on this album So everyone take a listen you will be surprised to hear that Lovely Presley Soul coming thru the music for the first time since that horrible day in august 1977
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 24, 2012report abuse
Well, I just quit from using crack- which wasn't easy- but considering the moodswings I have lately (since this release actually) I feel like starting again...
john804 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2012report abuse
Next time before any of you so-called ELVIS fans decide to criticize any of ELVIS' output remember that there hasn't been a performer yet that hasn't put out less than stellar performances during their career. You know who you are.
paralyzed (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 23, 2012report abuse
Steve V, get over yourself. You apparently have a complex based on the level of competence associated with being an Elvis fan. I had valid things to say, but beginning with a comment that stated in my opinion the ludicracy of the fans in this discussion was just more than you could get past. Sometimes I wonder why I bother reading the comments on this site. The news and articles are very welcome and appreciated but it seems a lot of the commenting members are clueless as to what will and what won't resonate with the fan base and general public.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2012report abuse
But at least Elvis didn´t write a book about his freinds,telling the whole world about incidets that they thought were private. Maybe Elvis had a temper, but I don´t think he treated anyone bad over a longer period, or when he had time to think .
Rejane (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 20, 2012report abuse
I have to say that choosing this song would not bring me on as a new fan if I had neer been exposed to Elvis, I am of course a die-hard fan but do feel this song is very dated. Unfortuntely Lisa's voice doesn't do much for me either so I don't think I could part with money for this.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
Everybody has something to comment on. WHo doesn't have an off day. Yet, here it is all about the music for me.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2012report abuse
Steve V - I haven't read "Elvis What Happened?" but I did read the Albert Goldman book (which did not paint Elvis in a good light at all). I am sure you are correct in what you are saying about Elvis. We all have times when we regret our behavior, some more than others. I hope that you would agree that Elvis was widely known for being polite and well mannered as well as generous to a fault. Too bad that wasn't true all the time, but it must have been true most of the time. As for Lisa Marie, I hope that her bad behavior can be attributed to an off day. I really don't know how she is as a person. I was just commenting on the remarks made by people that met her.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2012report abuse
'You guys are smokin' crack.' Well thats a real good way to start a discussion. And they say Elvis fans aren't sophisticated!
paralyzed (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2012report abuse
You guys are smokin' crack. This song is so pure, raw and innocent. When I heard this on YouTube a couple months ago I was thrilled. Good for Lisa for not doing another freakin' mainstream track. I'm so sick of people trying to cram versatile artists into a mold and only promote their biggest hits. That's precisely why Elvis comes off generically to the masses. His music covered a huge range of styles as he grew and this one conveys a very young tenderness. Turning it into this different way to look at it with Lisa was a fantastic idea...And as for her "low register voice," thank god for that. I can't stand listening to shriekish poppy sounding singers. Storm & Grace is a super solid album that is very worth listening to, regardless of Lisa's family roots. It blows her last half ass overproduced album out of the water.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2012report abuse
lefty - I think Elvis had his moments of tantrums & spoiled bad behavior. All you have to do is read Elvis What Happened and many other accounts of it are documented.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2012report abuse
It's indeed a pity that 'Don't Cry Daddy' was never really taped professionally. Personally I like this duet as it expresses the sentiment of father and child. I am not so sure about this duet, though. Her voice is not appealing to me.
sfhusidfuhfhuai (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2012report abuse
Lisa Marie’s duet with Elvis on Don’t Cry Daddy has never been released official. The version you may be able to download from some dodgy site is a crap quality bootleg version, recorded by someone in the audience during the 20th concert anniversary in Memphis.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 18, 2012report abuse
I'm a bit sad to read of Lisa's tantrums and histrionic behavior. What a contrast to her father. Just about every person that met Elvis said that he was exceedingly polite and well mannered. Lisa sounds like a spoiled brat that is surrounded by people that coddle her.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
Well they did do Dont Cry Daddy a while back which was a natural compared to this. Why not re-issue that one? Not too many people even know the song. Could be a surprise hit.
Dr. Elvis Eyes (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
I love the idea of a big hit with LIsa Marie and Elvis in the way that Natalie and Nat King Cole did theirs. The trouble is that Lisa is no Natalie Cole and this is a pre- That's Alright Mama song that was seen as not commercial in 1954 and even less commercial now. Why THAT song?
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
If she can make a buck more power to her.
sfhusidfuhfhuai (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
One of the worst songs Elvis recorded whiles at Sun, the other being Harbor Lights. Why couldn’t they finally release the duet of Don’t Cry Daddy instead? Every five years, I try to do a special tribute? I can’t remember Lisa doing anything for the 25th anniversary.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
One of the few Elvis songs from the 50's I dont care for, even sounded dated back then, so a very strange choice for a duet IMO.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
Well, she may be Elvis' daughter, her voice is not my cup of tea...
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
hi guys. yeah you could be right but I was working at the time and had to look after her - won't go into detail about what i do - but they way she barked orders and spoke to me and other people ... , i was with her for some time and without sounding like i'm bashing her, well i've met nicer people. I just felt her family were just being tight lipped with her antics. It has put me off her but then I didn't watch a bruce willis movie for ten years after he exploded at some one i knew just because my friend called him 'bruce'. Fame eh?
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 17, 2012report abuse
Never liked the original Elvis version, so also this duet doesn't do anything for me. By 2012 standards it sound old fashioned for todays' pop charts.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2012report abuse
Father duets with his daughter, but with a difference : the father is 19 and his daughter is 44. I look forward to hearing this and I agree with Brian - I wish she had at some time done her versions of some good old country songs including, of course, some of her dad's. Lisa Marie has a low-register voice which I feel has lessened her appeal.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2012report abuse
Personally I can't see this doing anything chartwise. I wish she would just sing some good old country or country rock.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2012report abuse
I met hre twice in NYC and she was very nice taking pics with fans and signing autographs. Perhaps you caught her on a bad day.
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2012report abuse
circleG: Well, must be a hard one. What was your approach? I am not a prom at all. But sometimes I am just in the mood of "please leave me alone for some time". I guess I read she went to England just to escape from her public life somehow. She must have hard time. Forgive her. Don't judge her by this one. Let us rather try to imagine, how it must be for her. Here in Switzerland, celebrities aren't in the same situation as in other places. They may sit on the same train with you, or a plane, but we "just don't care" ;-) I'm sorry for as well as for your experience. Call it a bad day. She's a kitty in a cage trying to get a life as decent as it gets. Cheers, Pedro
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2012report abuse
Good luck to her but you know sometimes the worst thing you can do is meet a celebrity. I recently had what i can only call the misfortune of meeting her recently at an airport. We could only describe her as, well, not very nice to put it mildly. Her husband and mother in law seemed really nice and rolled their eyes at much of her tantrums but I don't want to meet her again. I'll pass on the release.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2012report abuse
Good for Lisa Marie! I would rather see her embrace her father's legacy than push away from it. Rosanne Cash had the same outlook toward Johnny Cash, and has had great success as an artist in her own right. I hope for no less with Lisa Marie.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2012report abuse
scudder old pal, you could be right, i'm gonna honor Elvis' Legacy for sure, this is Elvis' real Legacy and hopefully Santa will fill my stocking with another Elvis' Christmas album, which i will send to my daughter, if not i've got at least ten reissues which i have received as Xmas presents, down through the years. The original vinyl, well i will have to die before she gets that.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 15, 2012report abuse
Snowplow As you already have the 70's hits many times over I think you should go for this. At least you will have new music.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 15, 2012report abuse
Elvis, we know you're up there in the Milky White Way looking down and you must be so proud. I watched an interview on youtube of hers, talking about her latest album, Storm and Grace and she seems like an intelligent, articulate, down to earth, sort of lady. I must get around to purchasing her, T bone Burnett produced album, he is one of the most rootsy, earthiest producers there is and a fine musician in his own right. I reckon she deserves our support because she has a great voice. I was thinking about treating myself to 'Hits of the Seventies', on cd for Christmas, but i have those songs, over and over, so maybe 'Storm and Grace' is a better option. Ps This is a fantastic site, arguments and all, i love reading and commenting on Elvis, this site, along with Elvis Info and Elvis Australia, do us and the Great Man a valuable service.

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