Debut Of New Suspicious Minds Video

The dazzling new video for “Suspicious Minds,” the first single from "Viva ELVIS - The Album," debuted today. Much like the album from which the song comes, as well as Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil, the sparkling video invokes the spirit and essence of Elvis from a contemporary perspective and re-imagines his performance style in a new setting. Watch the "Suspicious Minds video by clicking the link below.

The track was recently hailed by USA Today as “a cross between a gospel hymn and ‘Everlasting Love’ before transforming into something like a U2 anthem.”

Source: / Updated: Nov 9, 2010 

Related Links

Elvis Presley on: eBay, Amazon


alsubebe (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 6, 2010report abuse
Hard to beat the original. Although many songs from the American outtakes were far superior to the original releases.
kev11467 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2010report abuse
You guys crack me up. I've been a fan since I was 5 back in 1972 around the time my parents saw Elvis at Madison Square Garden. As long as YOU buy the music and YOU enjoy it why would you care what everyone else thinks? Remix....don't remix...get the younger generation...screw the younger generation....WHO CARES??? If you enjoy it buy it... if you don't, don't...As for charting, it seems as people are trying to justify their Elvis fandom by being able to point at a chart and say "look, its just not me, a lot of people are still listening to Elvis!"...who cares if it charts?? If it don't will the gods take Elvis away?? I think it's fantastic we have Viva Elvis, FTD, and other special products available to us today. Not bad for a guy who's been gone for 33 years. Just enjoy the music people. TCB.....
stu (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 17, 2010report abuse
Superb album!! Anyone who is fool enough to think this is just a "remix" album had better get to college for an education instead of wasting their time posting dumb-ass messages on here.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 15, 2010report abuse
I agree with you Jim says hello i'm also very stunned about the negative reactions of this cd i really don't understand this,nice reaction btw Jim says hello
Jim says hello (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 15, 2010report abuse
I'm stunned at the negative reaction. I love this album (apart from the duets where the girls just dominate) and all this negativity just reminds me of Elvis Monthly, where nobody ever seemed happy. I have about 20 years of this magazine and one from 1969 has Todd Slaughter even damning the Elvis In Memphis album with faint praise and asking for better. Of course I'm not putting Viva Elvis in that album's class but I think it's loads of fun and is on high rotation in this house... as far as it attracting young fans, my three year old can't stpp singing Boss-a-Nov-a... if only I gave him pocket money, this album might chart in Australia!
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 15, 2010report abuse
Steve V i didn't mean my reaction toward you in a bad way i really don't dislike you, it's your opinion and you have every right to give your opinion and i hope you r wrong as well for this album not being a hit look at it this way it's number 19 on the charts..that's not bad, it would be bad if it would not have chart at all
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
Lex, I didn't mind ALLC too much as it didn't even take an original Elvis record, it took a little heard 1968 TV special vocal that was cut and redid that one instead. Also it got a lot of people talking about Elvis at the time, a lot of airplay. and folks discovered a song they never knew of. While I didn't love it (and never play it) I didn't hate it. Jesse - I never said I was expert. Its my opinion. That's what this site is about for fans to give their view. I don't think this is a very good album and I don't think it will be a big hit. I may be wrong. I hope I am.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
Steve, I hated ALLC, but after listening to what's available on Youtube of this album (in my opinion still a pile of crap, since I can't imagine the remaining will make up for what I heard) I'm beginning to like ALLC :-)
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
you really don't understand this release and it has nothing to do with ALLC, you cannot prove that this release is not going to appeal to a younger generation you pretend to be experts which you r not
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
Ok I heard the album. Opinion? Its not very good. In fact I think some songs are very bad. I am not a 100% purist like some fans on this site. I am all for modernization, like say ALLC ,which I thought was good and a lot of fun, plus had radio appeal But this? No. Crap is too strong a word for it does have classic Elvis vocals on it. Let's not forget that, but I don't think it will attract a new crop of fans and I don't think it will be any major hit. Sorry, that's my feeling on it.
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
seriously ; has anyone seen the video on tv yet or is it meant for Elvis sites only ?
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
i'm not a fan of Neil Diamond i forget to mention.. hardly likely i will like his album
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
This album is not a pile of crap so i do not share and agree with your opinion Viva Elvis the musical was not a pile of crap to begin with it's huge succes the album listed on number 13 in the charts here in Holland is also reason to be negative? i really hate this negative vibe on this website,some fans do always expect to agree with them on the negative side.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
Jesse, doing well in the Dutch charts is hardly a recommendation. There are 4 new albums in the Top 10 (Elvis is the 6th new album on 13), one is there for even 41 weeks and is still selling better than this pile of crap, understandable since that's a real great album! But thanks for mentioning it, since I saw that the new Neil Diamond is out too... I bet I'll enjoy that one instead of this thing.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
I hear there's going to be second volume of this release so it's not over yet. and dgirl concerning your reaction is that me being positive is automatically reason for you to say that i like every Elvis product, every song, every film and there you wrong you don't know me,would i get more credit for being negative all the time?
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
I i do not love every film or song or every product so you don't get me at all you r not a reviewer i take more out of those reviews then out of your reaction, and these songs are not considered just remixes.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
Jesse - we get it. You love everything about Elvis, every product, every song, every flim, etc. For the more rational fan there is a lot to say not so positive about this album. One of the biggest gripes is it is way too short. With Memories and Walk Alone being interludes, you only have what, 9 tracks of Elvis and from what I hear they left out 2 of the best songs from the show , Its Now or Never and Sender. Now get past the fact these remixes arent everyones cup of tea. You can argure that point till the cows come home. Some work much better than others. Some not at all. The Beatles Love far surpasses this as an album effort more thought out & presented with a theme by the great George Martin. These are random remixes. Heres in the USA, its hardly getting much buzz.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
The rest of the album absolute garabage? well let me tell you i read many positive reactions about this album even from well known critics and for those who care the promotion is not over yet on YouTube there is a growing interest for Bossa Nova Baby as a single just look at the reactions for that videoclip and then you known i'm not making this up. here's one the many positive reviews of the cd : 'Viva Elvis: The Album' - CD Review By Dan Savoie from the Canadian RockStar Weekly :
Is the world really in need of a new Elvis Presley album 33 years after the death of the King of Rock N’ Roll? After only one listen to Viva Elvis: The Album, that answer is a resounding YES.Unlike other post-mortem recordings, Viva Elvis is something truly unique. It’s not a rehash of old material, nor is it some obscure second rate "lost track". Viva Elvis is an honest reworking of Elvis’ greatest hits using original master samples of the King’s voice worked into modern riffs and beats. There’s no attempt to make the tracks into dance remixes like A Little Less Conversation; they come across with dignity, respect and care – and that’s what makes Viva Elvis unique and magical.Mastermind Erich van Tourneau (who’s Canadian by the way), worked with more than 900 Elvis albums, films, live recordings and studio takes to make more than 17,000 samples of Elvis’ voice. With the assistance of Elvis Presley Enterprises, we can finally hear what Elvis would have sounded like if he were recording today. And the results are phenomenal. With 10 songs and two dialog-based cuts, Viva Elvis not only shows how masterful Presley really was, it also shows how van Tourneau really got it. The songs, although arranged with modern production and modern grooves, still manage to keep the original feeling and messages of the songs.It’s hard to rate any of the tracks better than the other, but some stand out more because of the choice of re-workings. Hearbreak Hotel captures a new killer blues feel, while King Creole makes the original recording sound mediocre. I’m more of fan of the upbeat songs, but I was like that with the Elvis originals, so Blue Suede Shoes, That’s Alright and a new rocking rendition of Burning Love get my body bopping. Not taking away from the King’s softer side, Can’t Help Falling In Love and Love Me Tender are soft and sweet, with almost an unplugged feel. Love Me Tender is also recorded as a duet with Quebec pop superstar Marie-Mai, and it works extremely well.I never would have thought that Elvis would have been a contender to release the best album in 2010, but he’s not only accomplished that, he’s also reminded me that there was a reason we called him the King in the first place. Long Live The King!!! - and this just one of many positive reactions of this album i never read any negative reviews about this album so far and i searched around the net for poistive reviews,ok maybe the promotion is not great but the album is great it is one of my favorites from now on..oh btw i'm not working for Sony.
Sally_Coates (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 14, 2010report abuse
Suspicious Minds is the best of a really bad album - shame Memoris didn't include a vocal, as the orchestration sounds quite promising! But all the rest are absolute garbage. The reason we dont see Elvis' face in the video is because I dont believe ANY of the images are actually him. Compare tham to the 68 special, they are close but somehow not quite right.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2010report abuse
it's a pity that some of cannot see the true meaning of this album this album is not a flop in Holland it sold well for the first week,hardly can call that a flop
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2010report abuse
Don't blame poor promotion for this album being a flop. It's a flop because it's a poor album. It'll sound dated in a few years, just like the 'Guitar Man' album sounds dated. The original recordings, however, will never date. And that's the secret of Elvis. No gimmicks like this shoddy album uses, just plain honest music. The way he recorded it and the way I'll be listening to it forever. As for 'Viva Elvis', I've heard it once and I'll never listen to it again. It isn't going to attract a younger audience, so forget that. Why should it? Elvis is global anyway. He's also dead, and that's hardly likely to make him appeal to the younger generation.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2010report abuse
Stating that the mixes on this album are bad is obviously a matter of opinion, not a statement of fact. I have listened to the album about half a dozen times and have really got into it. I hear different things each time and I'm sure I will for a long time to come. I have surprised myself with this one, I was prepared to hate it as it is not my scene at all. I generally dislike Elvis' music being tampered with and if I want to hear "A Little Less Conversation" or "Rubberneckin'" I only ever listen to the original recordings.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2010report abuse
Listened to the album on iTunes. It's really really bad, especially That's All Right. The mix of Suspicious Minds is not that bad, it's ok. But the rest of the mixes are terrible, terrible. I welcome any new idea to do something special with Elvis' music. I dig the Little Less Conversation mix, and Rubberneckin' is ok. One can always hope that the kids will dig Viva Elvis and pick it up though, but I doubt it cause the mixes are bad, bad, really bad...
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
Jay, I told some people about it too... they all said Cirque du Soleil is great to see, but a soundtrack????
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
has anyone seen the clip on tv yet ? do we get to see Elvis' face better on a bigger screen ?
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
In London, I think it would be hard to not know about the "Viva Elvis" CD. The TV commercial has been shown many times, the ITV breakfast show "Daybreak/Lorraine" has been running an Elvis competition which promotes the CD, Capital Gold radio have been giving away copies of the CD in competitions and mentioning it throughout the day. On the retail side of things, the last of the major record retailers to still exist, HMV, have had big displays of the CD. Obviously the supermarkets have given the CD no extra marketing other than simply placing the copies in the new releases section, but they are just supermarkets.
Jay (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
It's simple with viva. People just don't know it's out there or what its about. I've told several of my friends about it, who are not big elvis fans but appreciate his music, none of them knew viva was even out until I told them. All of them have now bought the album and love it!
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
I did not say that "A Little Less Conversation" was a short lived hit. What I said was that the buzz surrounding "A Little Less Conversation" was short lived, meaning that for a couple of months people were talking to me about Elvis rather than the other way around. Some had even bought "E1". It soon returned to the days of 1975, 1976 and pre-August 1977. "A Little Less Conversation" is heard in the media more than any other Elvis track, in films, commercials, TV shows and trailers for TV shows, but does that reflect public opinion? Not in my experience. Susan Boyle, on the other hand, can do no wrong with the public and they buy her CDs in droves. Each to their own.
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
& i agree with you a hundred percent Jay ; the big problem being sony messing up the whole project on purpose. Elvis is still selling 33 years after he left us (even if it does not show in charts anymore aside from some occasional peaks which represent the tip of the iceberg) & we fans can be proud to say : "without the help of sony" . it would be interesting to see how Elvis & his legacy would be taken care of if in the hands of another , & maybe smaller , record company.
Jay (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
What's wrong with u people? elvis' music is never out of fashion and will always sell well wen done right. All the ingredients for viva suggests major global success, apart from sonys promo campaign. The album blows fellow Sony artist Susan boyals album out the water, which has been very well backed by Sony.
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
again Jesse Garon , the fact is that VE is gonna be a flop as opposed to sony's promises & the great expectations conveyed by Brian. A flop as opposed to E1 , 2nd to None & even Elvis by the presleys or E75 & far away from the "biggest Elvis album since 30#1 Hits" . Of course VE may do "well" in Holland , Belgium & Scandinavia where even Joe public seems to still like his music .but we are talking about smaller markets & those local successes won't balance the low figures from bigger markets like the UK & the US. If we beleive sony , E1 has sold 16 millions copies so far . I can not see VE selling more than a couple of millions worldwide thanks to the way sony is handling the matter. OK , don't call it a flop but a BIG deception.
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
agreed Lex ; Elvis is not "hot" anymore in the "Lady Gaga hot" acception of the term. Elvis is beyond "hot" ; he is now part of our global culture & has nothing to prove anymore. When it comes to popular music , He started everything (didn't Lennon imply it when he said :"without Elvis there would have been no Beatles" ?). I dont mind Elvis "global" releases (i mean those you can buy in record stores around the world as opposed to ftds) being put out without any kind of promotion, & I would not have minded VE being given the same treatment ,but why the promises from sony then ? Elvis left us 33 years ago ; sony is killing him a 2nd time.Elvis is King inspite of his own record company !
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
Viva Elvis is well promoted in Holland because Lisa Lois was back in the Tipparade ( on 6th of november) don't know where she stands now but it's a good sign but saying that Viva Elvis is a flop is not right you have no facts to prove that and ALLC short lived hit ? hardly it is still being used in films and commercials speaking of the last one he appears more and more in commercials so if he was not hot anymore then they wouldn't have used elvis in their commercials now would they and recently two of his albums went 3 times Platinum.
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
Elvis dominated the charts when he was at his peak. Artists that have passed their peak but as still alive to record hardly feature in the charts, even big names like Cliff Richard as TonyC rightly pointed out. You will argue that there is only one King and I am the first one to agree but still we cannot expect him to chart when his last recording was 34 years ago! Even during the last 3-4 years of his life he had little chart success. I enjoy the music I have, I am pleased to see more outtakes and live recordings released and I am curious about the remixes but do not generally like the idea. If I want modern music (and I don't) there is plenty to choose from...
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
I agree 100% with Lex, people that I speak to who are not Elvis fans show absolutely no interest in him these days. "A Little Less Conversation" sparked a little interest but it was very short lived. When the live edit of "Suspicious Minds" was released as a single around ten years ago, I had two people comment on how terrible Elvis was in the video made to promote it, which used footage from "That's The Way It Is". Both said that Elvis was really fat in the video. Yes, I said fat! People do not see what they see, they see what they think.

It is exactly the same with Cliff Richard, outside of his fanbase there is no interest in his current projects. Cliff fans are unhappy with EMI over their promotion of his new album, although like "Viva Elvis", prime time TV advertising has taken place. These days, I never discuss Elvis or Cliff with anybody outside of their fanbases as I only get sarcastic or rude comments. With Elvis, it is generally "Do you know that he died while...?" (you can guess the rest) or with Cliff it is "I'm sure he must be gay" (despite there being absolutely no evidence to prove it). Sadly, neither of these comments have anything to do with their music. They are, of course, two of the biggest selling artists in the world.
Jay (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
I believe Joe public would buy this album if the fact that this album is actually 12 brand new versions of Elvis songs, not just a 12 track hits compilation. Let's face it, unless u know about the content of the cd, ur just gonna walk by it in the shops. The only way Joe public will know about the content is by promotion! Viva elvis has good displays in HMV here in the uK and is in all supermarkets so there is no reason why is shouldnt do well with promotion. Failed promises from Sony. Elvis 75 hit the top 10 without any promo. Joe public are just gonna see viva as another comp I'm sure.
Jay (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
I believe Joe public would buy this album if the fact that this album is actually 12 brand new versions of Elvis songs, not just a 12 track hits compilation. Let's face it, unless u know about the content of the cd, ur just gonna walk by it in the shops. The only way Joe public will know about the content is by promotion! Viva elvis has good displays in HMV here in the uK and is in all supermarkets so there is no reason why is shouldnt do well with promotion. Failed promises from Sony. Elvis 75 hit the top 10 without any promo. Joe public are just gonna see viva as another comp I'm sure.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
Why can't the lot of you accept that Elvis is not hot anymore. No matter how many promotion it would get, the large market is not interested in Elvis. Most of the people that do like him even a bit have any of the zillion collections and that's enough for them. The man stopped recording music 34 years ago, so it's not strange at all! Sony is smart to back out and not loose anymore money on the project.
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
let's admit it folks : game is over ; i feared it , sony did it ! their plot to put Elvis aside is now revealing itself before our very own eyes . lots of promises (it's free) , a facade promotion but no real strategy & investment to push it. As a result of their floppy job , VE is bound to be a flop but they are going to blame it on the "demographics" to hide their own lack of interest in the whole project & use it as pretext to simply abandon other big projects (what a relief for them !) such as the duet album or a possible VE 2.We"ll have to be happy with the great ftds and our yearly xmas compilation. sony's focus is now on Susan Boyle & bambi.i read somewhere else about the mid week chart bad situation in the UK : "where have the Elvis fans gone ?" : the Elvis fans are those who are actually buying the album & it is thanks to the Elvis fans that it is going to chart for a few weeks . i would rather say : where has sony gone ?
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
I like the new Suspicious Minds more each time I hear it. It'll never beat the original but it's a welcome addition. Anyway - let's not forget that Elvis is on the Now 36: That's What I Call Music collection which is currently 20th place in Amazon sales. That's pretty cool in my book. Perhaps the inclusion of Suspicious Minds on that CD was a late addition but one that serves the purposes of Sony and EPE very well. Let's kick back and enjoy! It's been a great Elvis year - from the Complete Masters to Elvis on Tour to Viva Elvis.
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2010report abuse
I love the new Suspicious Minds video & the Viva Elvis Album. But I give Sony Music an F for a sloppy job of properly promoting & pushing this release. I like to be positive about things but on this one, I shake my head at Sony for "dropping the ball" on what should have been a bigger hit. It's like Sony has too many "irons in the fire" & they will focus on certain artists on their label & let others, be pushed to the side. Obviously, Elvis is one getting pushed to the side. Sure they'll make money from sales of this CD but it could be alot bigger than what it is if they'd do better at marketing to the average public. I think this serves as an example why one major record label shouldn't own so many big name stars under one banner because they'll push certain ones while letting others go. Their sloppy job of pushing this Elvis release is a great example. I honestly think a label like K-Tel or Pickwick could do better at properly promoting Elvis than Sony. This is my opinion of course. Needless to say, I enjoy this release but just wish Sony would have done better at promoting this. Maybe they should outsource their marketing department through some fan clubs or an independant agency that could give an A+ effort in plugging Elvis to the public te way he deserves.
Jim says hello (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
I don't know what I like. But I know what I don't like. And I don't 'don't like' this.
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
is it me or there is a James Bond feeling in this clip ?
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
I am with you dgirl; the uk album mid week chart reports are so low (as opposed to what was expected) that i dont see VE doing even better than E75 chart & sales wise & thanks to who : sony ! sales are so low that they are already trying to find some lame excuses to hide their lack of interest in the whole project. I am so sorry i was right but why , oh why , am i not surprised ?
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
you do not know that for certain just wait and see
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
Its interesting and ok for a listen or 2. I dont remember this much backlash when Felton remixed the Guitar Man sessions. Perhaps because they werent classic songs, just some country songs so it didnt bother the fans as much. As for this album, it will come no where near the sales of Beatles Love or E#1. Will fade very quickly Im afraid.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
This cd is not bad at all some do like it some do not.. end of story you can not say for certain that this is not going to attract the "younger generation"? it allready has
jamiecoyne (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
I wish they'd just leave his music alone.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
Video is horrible - just like the 'Viva Elvis' album itself. This is NOT going to attract the "younger generation", and why should it? They've already cancelled plans for a physical CD single and 10" vinyl version because initial reponse from radio stations was so poor. And I'm not surprised. Once upon a time there would have been a backlash against it by Elvis fans, but these days there are so many people out there who long to see him back in the charts (at any cost) that they're willing to accept any old rubbish. And that's all this is. Clever, yes, but still rubbish with no credibility at all. EPE won't be happy until they find a way to get him on 'American Idol' or similar such garbage shows to promote tripe like this. There appears to be no depth to the levels they will sink to.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
As I said before: I don't like this remix. It doesn’t have the original rock/pop sound is too orchestrated and killed the crescendo final that was the genius part of it. In fact I think the worst remix of the whole VIVA album. As far as the video I ask: Will it be running on national TVs and world wide Music channels as MTV, VH1 and MCM of VIVA? Because if it fails to do so, what's the point of making it?
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2010report abuse
I agree with you 100% samcra
lacke lee (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
i love elvis music and if this album can get the legend to grow bigger well then all the power to this album. i've only heard one song from this cd and i got too say it sounds good the song was that's all right
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
My apologies to those who like these remixes. I am not totaly against them myself! But this 'attracting the new generation' thing... I gets me every time and I just had to get it out of my system... Nothing personal with anyone...
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
I've had enough of this thing with attracting the younger generation. They are growing up with a different type of music and that's what they like, with some exceptions as always. Why do we have to change the music Elvis made to attract them? Today with tools like Youtube, internet radio etc one can listen to whatever music he/she wants. I grew up in Greece and it wasn't easy to find the music I liked in the 70's and 80's. It didn't stop me from becoming an Elvis fan or even more so a fan of old C&W music (20's, 30's etc). I never could listen to any of it on the radio. But it didn't stop me. If I was presented with a disco version of Elvis or country it would never turn me into a fan...
joemin (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
It is disappointing that the effort hasn't gone into making this #1 in the charts. With the promotion comming on stream late it seems to be more focus on building towards the Christmas market. The product is very good and it will sell. We'll see over the coming weeks how big it will be, let's just keep our fingers crossed.
samcra (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
I don't understand the negative comments expressed here. The video and audio in my opinion are FANTASTIC ! Some of you act as if the original's have been destroyed. Don't know about you , but I have all the earlier versions, and can listen/watch them at my leasure. We are all die-hard fan's here, so we are not going away, but anything that will draw the younger generation ... I'm all for. btw, I don't like today's music either, but it too is not going away.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
I think it's one of the better remixes, but I wish they'd use Elvis more in the video and synched him with the music.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
Didn't like any alteration of Elvis' music in the past, don't like this one... give me the original anytime!
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
Just bought the album and gave it a spin and I really love it and I think the younger crowd will too. Its incredibly energetic and captivating! The two disc version will be for my nephew so he can apprciate the original versions too. The video? I too wanted to see more Elvis and kind of lost interest half way through - love the remix (sorry folks!)!
peze80 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
What is footage from the '68 Comeback Special doing in a music video for a song he recorded in 1969? And what's with NOT showing the face of the most handsome man ever to have set foot on planet Earth? And I'm pretty sure (at least I think) that they have used a stand-in/impersonator at some points in the video. Like they did with that Celine Dion duet. All in all this doesn't feel like an official video. It seems more like something you would find on a karaoke DVD or a SingStar disc. It's like they couldn't afford to use Elvis' face. Very strange this thing. But the sound I like though!
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
OK, to compare the price of deluxe editions by other Sony artists to the FTD releases the sales figures must be taken into account. Releases by the artists you mention, Santana, Dylan, etc, sell hundreds of thousands of copies whereas the FTD releases sell in their thousands. That makes a huge difference. If people think the the FTD label is a huge money-spinner for Sony, they could not be more wrong.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
it is not a flop way to early to say such things it's just like Tony C says
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
i am saying VE is a flop as opposed to the "highly anticipated" & "biggest Elvis album since E1" . now , if you want to speak "figures" the mid week UK album chart shows VE at # 15 & i will be happy if it reaches the top 10 (sales are already declining in the UK Amazon album chart). To be the biggest Elvis album since E1 would mean , at least ,for the sales of VE to be higher than that of 2nd to None. You can't imagine how much i would like to be proven wrong but signs & figures tend to incline towards my conclusion unfortunately.

i get your point about the price of ftds as opposed to the price of boots ; ok , let us put the latter aside & now compare the price of other artits collectors editions (Santana , Dylan... sold in stores by the way...) and , surprise , they are cheaper than the ftds .i fully agree that the musicians must be paid for their participation but does it justify the differences ? i am just saying sony is taking advantages of our devotion to the King & our thurst of new material to make quick & easy money on our back. sony is the worst thing that has happened to Elvis.
Jim says hello (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
Elvis' voice is timeless. The backings are not. Remix the lot.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
Somebody here said that the "Viva Elvis" CD is a flop. Today is only the third day it has been on sale (here in the UK) so I think it it somewhat early to make such assumptions. Regarding lack of publicity, I have seen the commercial several times on prime time TV and there is an Elvis competition running on one of the major TV breakfast shows.

There were also comments about the price of FTD CDs compared to bootlegs. I chose not to call them imports, they are what they are. The price of the FTD CDs contain payments to the musicians concerned, the writers, the publishers and that little old thing called tax. The bootleggers pay none of this. Stolen property will always be cheaper than legally purchased products.
losdemas (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
I have to agree with the majority opinion (so far) here. The video seems ashamed of showing Elvis's face, as if that's kind of 'uncool'; the graphics are nothing special; and I'm particularly unmoved by the musical treatment. It's as if Sony are happy to cash in on the fan purchases, but not willing to make the investment necessary to promote the album on a wider scale. I have no problem with new versions of old songs: sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, and it's all very subjective anyway. But (as has been mentioned before elsewhere on this site), this project can't hold a candle to the Beatles Cirque du Soleil project, 'Love'. Why? Because the musical side of Love was overseen by people who cared about the music, and wanted to add something to an enduring legacy. This album is just a tacky grasp at a quick buck. If you can't add something good to an old song - leave it alone, or let another artist cover it who cares.
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
MickeyN: There is something wrong with me as well! I just don't get it, maybe because I am an Elvis fan and don't care about today's music? But if I liked today's music would I be an Elvis fun? I don't have the answer. I just think that people introduced to Elvis with this album even if they become fans, they'll find it difficult to like or understand his real music, especially the 50's. For me just another way to cash in... Bring me more FTD's, more studio outtakes, that's Elvis for me...
MickeyN (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
Oh dear! I think there is something wrong with me. I don't understand this "modern take" and its attraction at all. The song is good, voice is terrific and the video is flashy BUT I don't see how this is anyway as exciting as the video of Suspicious Minds from That's The Way It Is. That was such a driving, impassioned performance with brilliant backing from a top bunch of musicians. Don't get me wrong, if this promotes Elvis' music to a new audience, then all well and good - and as someone has already said, we still have the originals. However, I am puzzled by what it is that a "modern" audience finds attractive about this compared with the fabulous original. Breaking news - as I write this, "Lorraine" on Breakfast TV has just offered a Viva Elvis Las Vegas trip and Graceland visit as a prize in one of their phone in competions. Any publicity for Elvis is..... a welcome change!
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
Brian , i see that you're finally begining to open your eyes to the way sony treats the King & His legacy ; welcome to the club ! Let's face it , VE might be "Elvis' best album since he left us 33 years ago" & it's probably the 'best album of the year' but the "higly anticipated' album which was to become 'Elvis biggest album since E1' is ,unfortunately, a flop (and the Suspicious Minds video won't change anything). It was so forseeable . Your faith , expectations ,& candour, towards sony were so high that it must now be hard for you to swalow their betrayal. The worse thing now is that that they are going to blame the lack of sales on the "demographic" (or count on them to find any other lame explanation) to hide their own lack of interest & investment in the project Are they going to apology? Sure no ! As for the 'duets" album next year ; I see 2 possibilities : they simply cancel the project because of the flop of VE or , they eventually decide to go for it but , then again , you can count on them to mess up he whole thing. It is a sad sad situation. We have the FTDs but they are only meant for us fans & collectors : i love the series but find it unfair to have to pay the cds more expensive than the imports .We are used to bmg, & now sony , releasing good albums without promotion just to make a quick & easy buck from us . VE , inspite of the big potential of the project , is just a pretext , & a justification, for sony to abandon Elvis as an 'active catalog artist' & concentrate on cds meant for fans that do not cost them too much to put out . sony does not desrve Elvis . Shame on sony!
Dan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
Amazing Video from an amazing album. Those of you who don't care for it, well , I understand, but one is touching the original songs. They are still there for all of us to enjoy. It's wonderful that these songs are getting a modern treatment.. I love it..keep 'em coming! If you really want to follow an entertainer who has re-imaged his songs over the years, take a listen to some of Paul Anka's recent versions of his all time classics. He has changed the arrangements and rerecorded such hits as "Diana" and "Put your head on my shoulder" with fantastic results. Yes, entertainers evolve and change with the times, so why not Elvis? I'm just greatful there are poeple out there who care enough to undertake these projects...THANK YOU!
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
I like the new take on Suspicious Minds. Sure it's not as good as the original but it was treated with respect and does show just how timeless Elvis' voice really is as it sounded great in 1969 and sounds great today. And it sounded modern in 1969 and it sounds modern today. The video took a few takes for me to "get it" but I see the contemporary approach and appreciate it.

Let's celebrate Viva Elvis! If it brings some young kids to Elvis - great. And if not - there's nothing wrong with rallying the faithful. Either way it's good and I appreciate it very much. I think if Elvis could return he'd be perplexed by it but would appreciate that we still care and that a 41 year old song would be remixed. Long live the king! I love how Elvis says, "Come on" in the new version of Suspcious Minds. That's great!
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
SONY is the regret of Elvis Presley.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2010report abuse
'Viva Elvis' The Album is AMAZING. Easily the best Elvis album release since THE KING died. However, as reliable as ever, Sony have not taken care of business. For some strange reason there was pressure to get the album released as soon as possible. The video is good but the images of Elvis could have been clearer. Further, as regards the UK is concerned, the single was cancelled by Sony and therefore renders the video ineffective unless it is going to be used to promote the album. I sometimes wish Elvis was on another record label.
peacock (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2010report abuse
Hahaha! Is it april or what?. Damn what crappy video! I don't know what to say ... i mean who wants to spread this ugly bugger on their blog or facebook ... what a joke ....
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2010report abuse
Steve Morse : agreed ! Nothing can beat the originals .Absolutely not my cup of tea. But , to each his own . I have my doubts about the younger generation getting interested in Elvis with this project, though it would be a good thing if it worked . Let's hope I'm wrong , I wouldn't mind being wrong ! Always El.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2010report abuse
Not impressed - in fact I think the video is useless - it goes nowhere. One of the most 'bankable' features about Elvis was his face, and we don't even see it once. Neither 'dazzling', nor 'sparkling'. I don't like the audio very much, either - bit of a mess.
Emiel Maier (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2010report abuse
I saw it too just moments ago, and it is a great video. (It is just incredible how these video people can isolate Elvis's images from old sources and transfer it into a 2010 top video clip!). Having said that I do believe that this remix is at sometimes a lot of noise to my ears. (Am I growing old?). But on the other hand I also know and hear that the new backing is so 'today'!
Let us all hope that MTV will put this video into 'high-rotation'!
Ken in Tasmania (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2010report abuse
I can't understand why a DVD release of Viva Elvis by Cirque du Soleil and the video releases of all songs on Viva Elvis''The Album''cd were not released at the same time with the cd ....This would have been a great music dvd package .
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2010report abuse
I saw it. It is very good. But still no buzz anywhere but on related Elvis sites. Where is the promotion? Im sick of seeing Boyle's cd in the press.
jean michel (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 9, 2010report abuse
very nice indeed ! too bad it won't change the fate of the Viva Elvis album. Shame on Sony.

DVD / Video: 10 most recent news items


Recently Added Shop Items