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Baby Let's Play House Remix Graceland Edition

May 27, 2008 | Music
The "Re: Version" of "Baby Let's Play House" by the Italian DJ Spankox will be released digitally by SONY BMG Music Entertainment on May 27th and is available for purchase as a special limited edition CD single exclusively at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis and their online shop.


1. Baby Let's Play House 2:52 (Spankox Remix - Highpass Radio Edit)
2. Baby Let's Play House 5:10 (Spankox Extended Remix - Highpas Extended Mix)
3. Baby Let's Play House 2:15 (Original Album Version)

From the EPE pressrelease:

“Anytime Elvis' master recordings are altered, we take a special interest to make sure the new sound is the right sound. Elvis was a pioneer who broke the mold and barriers with his music, this remix does just that with a fresh approach to an Elvis classic,” said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises.

“Baby Let’s Play House” was originally recorded by Elvis in April of 1955 at Sun Studio in Memphis. Music historians consider the recording of this single as one of the defining moments of Elvis' time with Sun before signing with the RCA label.

Well known Italian DJ Spankox first remixed the track in 2007, over 50 years after it was first recorded by Elvis. “I fell in love with this song, mostly because of Elvis’ superior voice and the song’s title, not really thinking about the true meaning behind the lyrics, but rather how the title “Baby Let’s Play House” relates to the music genre I’ve play as DJ, house music,” said Spankox.

Upon international release, the remix was a huge hit in Italy. The “Baby Let’s Play House” remix topped the single sales charts in Italy for 7 consecutive weeks and held the #1 spot for 8 weeks on the Italian iTunes sales chart.

In addition to the remix, Sony BMG will also release a music video for the track available for digital download and purchase. The video utilizes archival footage of Elvis singing the classic tune from an April 1956 Dorsey Brothers Stage Show performance.

Known for his sometimes controversial on-stage moves, Elvis once said in an interview, “Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ‘em all together.” The new music video continues in the controversial vein and is sure to have American audiences on their feet and moving to the King of Rock n’ Roll’s new beat.

This re-mix release marks the beginning of a whole year of exciting Elvis activity including four new exhibits at Graceland that chronicle various milestones in Elvis’ career. The excitement culminates with Elvis Week, www.elvisweek.com, in August where Spankox, will appear in front of thousands of Elvis fans from all over the world as a guest speaker at the Elvis Insiders Conference.
Source:EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises
Harvey Alexander wrote on May 27, 2008
I nearly soiled myself when I read that Jack Soden had "approved" this for release! What Soden knows about Elvis' music could be written on a rubber duck's backside. The very fact that he thinks this is a good remix speaks volumes for EPE. Roll up! Roll up! Get your crappy, soul-less and pointless Elvis remixes here. A pair of sunglasses free with every purchase. Only ding dongs need apply.
Brian Quinn wrote on May 27, 2008
EPE are, at last beginning to see the way forward for THE KING. Classy remixes, and not just the club type ones, are to be applauded.
Viva wrote on May 27, 2008
Nice cover too. At last, a positive product from EPE.
elvislives72 wrote on May 28, 2008
I can't believe that for this great remix single to be authorized by both EPE and SONY/BMG that it's not being released in stores. I have a feeling this will be another lost opportunity for EP. I hope I am wrong and that it will be in stores but from what I read from EPE, it it's only being sold online.
Harvey Alexander wrote on May 28, 2008
And the ding dongs roll up as expected...
Jerome wrote on May 28, 2008
"Now this is the kind of music kids love today!" Another sign of the times..
joemin wrote on May 28, 2008
I hope this is just the beginning. If the album made a general release worldwide we will have a hit!! Hopefully this is just the begining. This willl draw millions more to Elvis, and for those of us have already have almost everything there could be a whole new catalogue of music available...
Jerome wrote on May 28, 2008
yes! Please remix some love songs like Love song of the year, loving arms, I'm leaving,Fool and make a dance version of it. And don't forget to do some gospel songs as well, a dance reversion of Reach out to Jesus and He touched me- the kids will love it and this will draw millions more to elvis as well- without being to cynical..
japio wrote on May 28, 2008
Oh no. Music is made by people who loves music. Not from a machine. Every M.....N can click on a button and washmachine give a better sound. Whta's wrong with rock and roll ,why do you want to dance to Disco s...t .But in the 80's we have the guitar man album oh what a shame at that time.No BMG would not release an album with rockin'stuff like Promised land,T.R.O.U.B.L.E and more or songs with "bad"lirycs (like the rehearsal "stranger in my hometown) they edtided Look at that. But only to have a hit ? .What the next .Dance remix with Elvis voice like Mickey mouse. And would you buy it???? . A stupid move from EPE. It's all for the money
Harvey Alexander wrote on May 28, 2008
Span-span-spannnnnn-span-span-spannnnnnnnn-spank-spankkkk-sponkokkkkkkk Record-stuck-stuck-stuck-span-span-spankkkkk-span-span-spankokkkkkkk I don't know the rest, I'm not 7 years old.
JerryNodak wrote on May 28, 2008
Crap, crap, crap and CRAP!!
benny scott wrote on May 30, 2008
Hi Japio, reading your comment i conclude that you must be a true Elvis-fan, loving his original music. But so is Jerome !!! So I think your interpretation of his comment is wrong. Jerome has a special form of humour, and I like that form very, very much. What he means in reality is that he too is not a fan of all those remixes. ( Jerome, correct me if i'm wrong !) As for my personal opinion : if the kids of today like it , well, it's their choise, so they have the right to enjoy it. But i'll stick to the originals as long as I live. Always El.