Discussion: An Elvis Kind of Christmas

Through the wonders of digital technology, duets with the deceased are not only possible, but convincing collaborations can be constructed from the transcendent art they’ve left behind.  To honor Elvis Presley, a new collection of Christmas song finds his inimitable voice paired with some of the finest singers in a variety of musical genres.

From Sony Music Entertainment:

Sony Music Entertainment is giving Elvis Presley fans the opportunity to sing a Christmas duet with The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll. The “Sing With The King” ecard makes it possible for fans to record their own version of Presley’s classic ‘Blue Christmas.’ The ecard uses the same unique technology that allowed country superstars like Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, and Sara Evans to sing along with Presley on the “Elvis Presley Christmas Duets” CD.

At www.SingWithTheKing.com fans can watch the new Elvis Presley and Martina McBride ‘Blue Christmas’ video, record their own version ‘Blue Christmas’ with Elvis and then send it to friends and family along with a personal message in the form of a holiday e-card.

Elvis Presley & Martina McBride, “White Christmas”

Besides the ladies mentioned above, which country music star would you like to join Elvis for a Christmas song?  Which song?

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6 Comments on Discussion: An Elvis Kind of Christmas

  1. Occasional HopeNo Gravatar // December 6, 2008 at 4:20 pm //

    No-one, thank you. This is musical necrophilia.

  2. J.R. JourneyNo Gravatar // December 6, 2008 at 4:55 pm //

    I’m that one person who never understood the mass appeal of Elvis Presley. His voice just kind of … annoys me. So I don’t have a particular request in this field either.

  3. Faith Hill. They both have beautiful, soulful voices that would compliment each other nicely.

  4. I think that this duets project was done tastefully and that it should be left to female voices for duets with “The King.”

  5. Leeann WardNo Gravatar // December 6, 2008 at 8:05 pm //

    Overall, the album was pretty good. The complaint that I had with it, at times, was that the mixing was off. The quality of Elvis’ vocals, because of the age of the recording, did not always match the quality of the more current recordings of the females that sang with Elvis. This is what I often find to be the annoyance of projects like this. It’s funny how closely Wynonna’s vocals matched Elvis’ though. I guess she really is the female Elvis.

  6. Yes, I think Faith Hill might be a good choice…will they do another duets album without the Christmas theme, I wonder?


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