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.