RCA To Release Special Elvis CD To Benefit Disaster Relief

In response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in America and with a tremendous wave of encouragement from Elvis fans worldwide, RCA Records will soon release a special Elvis CD to serve as a fund-raiser for disaster relief efforts. An official press release will come from RCA in the days ahead and we'll immediately update this article with all the details. The disc, which should be out within a week or two, will be comprised of three Elvis recordings: "If I Can Dream", "America, The Beautiful" and "Amazing Grace". This will be an enhanced CD in that it will be encoded with special information and links one can access when playing the disc on one's computer. Included on this disc for computer viewing will be a video component - Elvis' performance of the song If I Can Dream from his 1968 TV special. (Enhancements for computer viewing do not affect normal playing on a regular CD player.) The disc will be in record stores soon, including the record shop at Graceland and in Shop Elvis on Elvis.com. All RCA's proceeds from the sale of this disc will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Graceland/EPE is honored to cooperate fully with this effort, and has donated the video clip and waived all artist and music publishing royalties it would normally receive from an Elvis record or video release. Graceland/EPE will also donate to the Red Cross all its own retail proceeds from its sales of the disc. "In his lifetime, Elvis always responded to people in need. We know he would rush now to give his voice and spirit to the aching hearts and shattered families left behind in this tragedy. If his music can bring even a moment of shelter from the pain and resources to the recovery, then his legacy will have all the meaning he could ever have hoped for." - Jack Soden, CEO - Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Source: EPE / updated updated In response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in America and with a tremendous wave of encouragement from Elvis fans worldwide, RCA Records will soon release a special Elvis CD to serve as a fund-raiser for disaster relief efforts. An official press release will come from RCA in the days ahead and we'll immediately update this article with all the details. The disc, which should be out within a week or two, will be comprised of three Elvis recordings: "If I Can Dream", "America, The Beautiful" and "Amazing Grace". This will be an enhanced CD in that it will be encoded with special information and links one can access when playing the disc on one's computer. Included on this disc for computer viewing will be a video component - Elvis' performance of the song If I Can Dream from his 1968 TV special. (Enhancements for computer viewing do not affect normal playing on a regular CD player.) The disc will be in record stores soon, including the record shop at Graceland and in Shop Elvis on Elvis.com. All RCA's proceeds from the sale of this disc will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Graceland/EPE is honored to cooperate fully with this effort, and has donated the video clip and waived all artist and music publishing royalties it would normally receive from an Elvis record or video release. Graceland/EPE will also donate to the Red Cross all its own retail proceeds from its sales of the disc. "In his lifetime, Elvis always responded to people in need. We know he would rush now to give his voice and spirit to the aching hearts and shattered families left behind in this tragedy. If his music can bring even a moment of shelter from the pain and resources to the recovery, then his legacy will have all the meaning he could ever have hoped for." - Jack Soden, CEO - Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Sep 24, 2001 
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