If I Can Dream

If I Can Dream

by Elvis PresleyElvis Presley


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Elvis Presley always had a keen taste for schlock so perhaps he would've wanted to record an entire album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -- and it's also possible that he'd want to duet with Michael Bublé -- but setting aside artistic intention and focus on what If I Can Dream actually is. It's a record assembled from original Elvis vocal tracks and 21st century orchestral accompaniment, which means the creative kick that fueled Presley's music -- he loved to play with his bands, he didn't want them to be mere support -- is absent, but this is a well-constructed production. It's impossible to find the seams between the present and the past and, if the light hits just right, If I Can Dream gives the illusion of a performance.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2015
Label: Rca
UPC: 0888750849526
catalogNumber: 508495
Rank: 21076

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Primary Artist
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Hank Garland   Guitar,Mandolin,Ukulele
Imperials   Background Vocals
Duane Eddy   Guitar
Jordanaires   Background Vocals
Alvino Rey   Steel Guitar
James Burton   Guitar
Scotty Moore   Guitar,Mandolin,Ukulele
Blossoms   Background Vocals
Sweet Inspirations   Background Vocals
Hal Blaine   Drums
Miles Bould   Percussion,Drums
Dudley Brooks   Celeste
Chip Young   Guitar
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Laurence Cottle   Bass
Richard Cottle   Piano
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
D.J. Fontana   Percussion,Drums
Emory Gordy   Bass
Mary Holladay   Background Vocals
Millie Kirkham   Background Vocals
Farrell Morris   Percussion,Vibes
Nick Patrick   Percussion,Keyboards
Susan Pilkington   Background Vocals
Don Reedman   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Ralph Salmins   Drums
Jerry Scheff   Bass
Robin Smith   Piano
Paul Spong   Trumpet
J.D. Sumner   Background Vocals
Donna Thatcher   Background Vocals
John Wilkinson   Guitar
Reggie Young   Guitar
Steve Pierce   Bass
Stamps   Background Vocals
Nigel Barr   Bass Trombone
Michael Kearsey   Trombone
Bob Moore   Bass
Andy Caine   Background Vocals
Jon Dodson   Background Vocals
Henry Slaughter   Organ
John Parricelli   Guitar,Mandolin,Ukulele
Rad Robinson   Background Vocals
Charles Prescott   Background Vocals
Andy Wood   Trombone,Soloist
David Bishop   Saxophone
Pete Murray   Piano
Howard McGill   Saxophone
Miriam Grey   Background Vocals
Martin Williams   Saxophone
Ryan Quigley   Trumpet
Andy Greenwood   Trumpet
Shena Winchester   Background Vocals
Trevor Mires   Trombone
Ronnie Tutt   Drums
Adam Goldsmith   Guitar
Mark Brown   Saxophone
James Graydon   Guitar
Mary "Jeannie" Green   Background Vocals
Volo   Background Vocals
Tommy Walsh   Trumpet
Adam Linsey   Flugelhorn
Kathy Westmorland   Background Vocals
Andy Goldsmith   Guitar
Dominic Ferris   Piano

Technical Credits

Mac Davis   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Dennis Linde   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Peter Cobbin   Engineer
Wally Gold   Composer
Simon Hanhart   Engineer
Nick Ingman   Arranger
James Taylor   Composer
David Leonard   Engineer
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Nick Patrick   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Don Reedman   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Pete Schwier   Engineer
Steve Sidwell   Arranger,Brass Arrangment,Bass Arrangement
Robin Smith   Arranger
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Roger Semon   Art Direction
John Davenport   Composer
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Paul Bevoir   Artwork
Vera Matson   Composer
Tom Burleigh   Director
Traditional   Composer
Priscilla Presley   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Art Direction
John Jackson   Director
Jochem van der Saag   Programming,Sound Design
George Weiss   Composer
Joey Benjamin   Engineer
Walter Earl Brown   Composer
Luigi Salvatore   Composer
Mauro Dirago   Assistant Executive Producer

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