Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music
Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of The Wonder Of You: Elvis
Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, on October 21, 2016. This
remarkable new album is the follow up to last year's huge global phenomenon If I
Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which topped
charts worldwide and sold over 1.5 million copies.
The Wonder Of You focuses on the iconic artist's unmistakable voice with lush
new orchestral accompaniment. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with
acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the album features Elvis' most
dramatic original performances augmented with lush new arrangements by The Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra. The album spans a variety of musical styles that Elvis
embraced, from rock and gospel to country and ballads, featuring beloved Presley
classics along with several surprises. Standout tracks include a sultry new
version of the "A Big Hunk O' Love," the glorious "Amazing Grace," the heartfelt
emotion on "Kentucky Rain," a stunning new take on the classic "Always On My
Mind," and the fun, upbeat "I've Got A Think About You Baby." (announcement)
The Wonder of You is a compilation album by Elvis
Presley. It was released on October 21, 2016 by RCA Records and
Legacy Recordings. The album features archival vocal recordings of
Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios. It also
features a duet with German singer Helene Fischer.
It is the follow-up album to If I Can Dream (2015), which was a
commercial success, selling 1.6 million copies worldwide.
The album debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart earning a BPI Silver
award in its debut week with sales of 63,500. It is Elvis' 13th UK
number-one album, making him the solo artist with most UK number-one
albums (and overall only behind The Beatles with 15 number-one
albums). Elvis also extended the record for most UK top 10 albums,
with The Wonder of You becoming his 52nd top 10 album. It became the
year's 5th top selling album, and the biggest seller by a US artist.
In the United States, the album debuted at #1 in the Billboard
Classical Chart, making it Presley's second of three stays at the
top on that chart, after If I Can Dream and before Christmas with
Elvis and the RPO, the latter entering at #1 on Billboard's on 28
October, 2017. It has thus far remained inside that chart's Top 20
for 25 weeks.
As of September 2017, the album had sold 800,000 copies worldwide
according to Legacy Recordings. (wikipedia