Baby Let's Play House 2007 RemixNovember 16, 2007 | Music
The classic "Baby Let's Play House" has been remixed and will be released in Europe as a single on December 10, 2007. The mix is already available on iTunes, and will be released on CDvinyl, a special compact disc playable in a normal CD player but also by a traditional 33rpm turntable. The packaging of this original Elvis Presley CDvinyl, will also be very special and will resemble that of a 12" vinyl. Track listing: Baby Let's Play House - Radio Edit Baby Let's Play House - Extended Version Baby Let's Play House - Original Version Baby Let's Play House - Ringtone Baby Let's Play House - Video Clip The video is already available on YouTube: The press release: November 16th, 2007 press release HISTORIC REMIX OF ELVIS PRESLEY'S BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE HAS EVERYONE TALKING NEW REMIXED PRESLEY SONG BY A CONTEMPORARY DJ/ARTIST IS RELEASED: SPANKOX (OF CLUB ANTHEM TO THE CLUB FAME) BRINGS ELVIS' VOICE BACK TO RADIOS AND CLUBS WORLDWIDE FOR THE THIRD TIME AFTER CHART-TOPPERS A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION AND RUBBERNECKIN' Recognized worldwide as one of the most influential figures in music and pop culture, Elvis Presley is today on the verge of another career milestone, exactly 30 years after his death. Presley's classic Baby Let's Play House, re-mixed by progressive DJ/producer Spankox, will be released in several territories as a commercial single on the 10th of December. Canada, Italy, Finland, Sweden and Norway will be the first territories to release the single and the reaction has been a mix of delight, surprise and respect. In Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium and UK the track is available from today as exclusive download from the iTUNES store. Spankox (his real name is Agostino Carollo) is a Verona (Italy) based progressive DJ/producer/composer who most recently wrote and produced the club classic "To The Club" and has produced and remixed tracks for Roxette, Snap! and Vasco Rossi (Italy's n.1 rockstar) among the others. This release of his treatment to the Elvis classic marks the third time in history that a Presley song that has been remixed by a contemporary DJ/artist will be will mass market: the first two, Rubberneckin' (remixed in 1998 by American DJ Paul Oakenfols) and A Little Less Conversation (remixed in 2003 by Dutch DJ JXL) were wordwide hits, selling millions of copies. "Initially, we're always wary of anything that involves altering Elvis' master recordings in any way, but this Spankox Re:Version is fantastic and just blew us away. Elvis is a great and constant source of inspiration for the creativity of other artists, and this is an outstanding example of that," said Tom Holzen, President of EP Ltd. "The Spankox Re:Version of Baby Let's Play House will deliver Elvis to a new generation of music fans in an unexpected, cool and compelling way," said Edward Johnson, Brand Partnership Marketing Manager of ELPR Inc. After the digital release, the physical release of the record will be on CDvinyl: it's a special compact disc playable in a normal CD player but also by a traditional 33rpm turntable. The packaging of this original Elvis Presly CDvinyl, which is indeed a charming collectable item, will also be very special and will resemble that of a 12" vinyl. It will include a radio edit version, an extended version and the original Presley song. Also, as bonus, the ringtone and the fantastic videoclip (that can also be already watched on YouTube) will be included in the disc. The United States release is tentatively set to Dec. 24th, although negotiations are still in process.Source:Baby Let's Play House
Lex wrote on November 16, 2007
Brrrr.... one of Elvis' best song completely ruined! This so called DJ deserves the chair! Shitty... in the press release they can't even spell Elvis' name correctly.
Sean Ryan wrote on November 16, 2007
This remix is so bad that youtube have disabled the audio on it hahaha
Burninglove wrote on November 16, 2007
wayup wrote on November 16, 2007
Italian stallion SPANKOX deserve 2 hours of bloody spanking for this crap. And small thing: Mr. Spanker stated that "Rubberneckin' was remixed in 1998 by American DJ Paul Oakenfols and A Little Less Conversation remixed in 2003 by Dutch DJ JXL" - really? Who is OAKENFOLS? Some FOOL? And was RUBBERDUCKING really remixed in 98 and ALLC in 03 ? Good God.... spanking is really not enough.... 16th century torture with spanish boot needed here.
Rob Wanders wrote on November 16, 2007
horrible... poor Elvis
Steve V wrote on November 16, 2007
Elvis sounds good, the rest of it sucks. Is this the remix we need to get back in todays' charts? doubt it.
elviskid80 wrote on November 16, 2007
i loved it very good but i cant find it on itunes hmm
loftmanuk wrote on November 16, 2007
Here we go again with the re-mix debate. I have to say I like it.
Jerome wrote on November 16, 2007
people keep on eye on this release: this weekend I'll be releasing a remix made possible by the Magic Music Maker 2000 system of Wooden Heart!! Pre-orders are possible through my account..
Mysterytrain55 wrote on November 16, 2007
They way this should be looked at is we are all very lucky E's music is still alive and kickin' 30 years after his death. It's remixes like this that keeps Elvis' legacy everlasting... I really like the remix and plan on buying it.
Elvisnites wrote on November 17, 2007
I'd love to see more re-mixes like this. The powers that be need to take notice of what can be done with Elvis' music. It's fresh and updated. The video is mild compared to what is out there now. I think it's great and needed to attract more sales. If Sony/BMG want to stand still and become stagnet, then someone else is going to do it for them. If I want to listen to the origional music I can. But with remixes it gives me more choices to listen to while still listening to Elvis. I say bring it on. I listened to it 5 times and still love it, and will buy it on I-tunes, even though it goes against my belief of downloading. If someone would put a whole remixe cd together, I'd buy it. How many times have you complained about the same old thing being released over and over? Lets move with the times. (My opinion)
My boy, my boy wrote on November 17, 2007
We can hardly recognize the song compared to the re-mix of "a little less conversation" a few years ago. I won't badmouth too much about it cause I have respect for all attempts made to attrack today's audience to Elvis. Although the essence of what Elvis is all about vanished in such a version. I must add that if this is the kind of re-mix kids need today to find a song cool, then this new generation is even more screwed up than I thought...
PaulFromFrance wrote on November 17, 2007
Gasp! The whole thing scares me to death! Help, please !
TBG wrote on November 17, 2007
The version I heard on Itunes wasn't even Elvis singing, and it sounded like s**t..
Steve V wrote on November 17, 2007
Take a little known Elvis track & mess with it, but leave the SUNs alone.
dannyboy1 wrote on November 17, 2007
Musically, I don't really have any problem with the remix; I neither love it nor hate it. However, I do detest the near-pornographic video. It's a tragedy to see Elvis being dragged into shallow modern amoral animalistic tripe. He would have been horrified.
Elvisnites wrote on November 17, 2007
No one may have to worry about it because I heard it's in the hands of lawyers.
Sirbalkan wrote on November 18, 2007
well... time will tell... it is a cover... not an original song folks..I mean this is another way of introducing elvis' music to a new generation. What's wrong with it?
Harvey Alexander wrote on November 18, 2007
I'd personally like to disembowl the mother-licker who did this abortion. Does anyone have his address?
Greg Nolan wrote on November 19, 2007
Nah, the video is back up but it has to be re-linked to whoever put it up again. Just go to Youtube.com yourself and just search for "Elvis" and "Baby Let's Play House" and it is there. I hate to say it, but I kind of *liked* it- with some major caveats. It's not really my taste but I could hear younger people liking this. It won't set the world on fire but it's contemporary. It's catchy enough that I'll listen to it again. Elvisnites: what lawyers? If this is UK-based, wouldn't public domain for a 50-plus year recording mean it's fair game at least over there? As an aside, the video at the end admittedly is a bit much in terms what many of his fans to this day consider his morality, etc. Elvis was sexy and raunchy but still, keep it classy, given his other "good boy" persona and legacy. Worse of all is the negative comment made by an actor towards the original classic "It's too old" or something to that effect. We get it that it's a remix of a long-gone performer: you don't have to spoon-feed the prejudices of today's kids ...who were born in the '90s! Keep it positive and you'll keep the good will of long-time fans. Finally, I still think there is an air of desperation with such remixes. Inevitably, it's going to be taken by some as "trying too hard" to make Elvis relevent. The sin of over-exposure (even now) is a huge factor with casual fans and the public at large, who sometimes (from what I can tell) are truly baffled by his never-ending promotion. Keep it classy -such as promoting his best work (best albums, TV specials, and best movies..) and you guarentee better feedback. But get too craven in remixing as if to say "Hey, he did this himself last week" and then you get a backlash. Overall, I say it's a neat remix as it's a very different song this way -but still identifiably Elvis.
Elvisnites wrote on November 19, 2007
Lawyers had to do with youtube which is why it was brought down for awhile. Totally agree with your comments Greg.
Pedro Nuno wrote on November 20, 2007
I like remixes and think they are one of the ways to get new Elvis fans from all over the world. I don’t love this one in particular, but i like it more than i like “Elvis classics” like "Confidence" "OldMacdonald" "Are you sincere" or "Take good care of her" (probably the only Elvis Song that i never heard completely). Just send them out!
Aarons wrote on November 24, 2007
Dear dannyboy1 the video is no where near pornagraphic, anyway Elvis would not be horrified anyway, Elvis liked porn and he filmed Priscilla licking another woman out. Oh and by the way Baby Let's Play House is a song loosley based on brothels. Concerning the remix, it's allright to a piont but whether I buy it is a another matter.
Aarons wrote on November 24, 2007
Oh yeah Rock 'n' Roll is based on sex.
Greg Nolan wrote on November 25, 2007
Pedro: "man up" and force yourself to sit through the rest of "Take Good Care of Her." Do it for Elvis - after all he's done for you! :) Aarons: it's a serious misreading of the complexity of the man known as Elvis to reduce him to an Albert Goldman-depicted craven sex addict. He was also a deeply religious / spiritual person. Life is complicated -as was Elvis. To reduce him to being just about raunch (or rock'n'roll for that matter) is to do him an injustice. After all, despite his own hypocrisies or inconsistencies, he was indeed someone who professed to be concerned about what he took to be the excesses of the 1960s rock era. So let's not pretend he'd endorse every hot and heavy remix video. That said, 95 percent of the video is fine with me. The other five percent either disparages his original work or is sexual to a degree that even he might have said, "nah, keep that out, I've got young fans, too..."
Emiel Maier wrote on November 25, 2007
It is not as good as ALLC. But it is definately better than Oakenfoald's 'Rubberneckin', which did not meet the high expectations. Now a few years have passed and we can look at remixes with a fresh view. I have given this new re-mix of BLPH a few spins, and it gets better and better to my ears. So I wholeheartedly support this release. It was good to take a little known song (to the major public!!), and to support it with a good video. (They have spent some serious cash to make this re-mix into a hit). Bear in mind, I am a big Elvis fan but certainly not narrow-minded when it comes to music. I wish some fans would get a broader view. Because when Elvis would have been narrow minded himself, he would have stayed at SUN playing with a three-piece band. I can tell you for sure, he would have ended up as a truckdriver, because three-piece rockabilly bands were popular for a short period. Luckily Elvis knew how the music business worked. So when bossa nova was popular, Elvis recorded Bossa Nova Baby. When twist was popular, Elvis recorded Slicin' Sand. I rest my case. This is a good re-mix, and I will buy it, as it makes a good addition to my Elvisdisco.