Play Instrumental Versions of Hits Made Famous by Elvis Presley

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The Hollyridge Strings knocked off all three of the biggest artists of the rock era by 1965, ending with Elvis Presley and his large catalog of hits (all of which were immediately familiar to most of the country, if not the world). Arranger Stu Phillips had many good ideas about how to interpret these rock or pop nuggets into an orchestral context, but the song selection leaves much to be desired. As often happened with records of this type, the rule seems to be choosing songs with pep, presumably to match the energy with which pop music was making orchestral fare seem passé. The effect, though, isn't always pleasing, especially when Elvis novelty fare -- "(Let Me Be Your) ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The Hollyridge Strings knocked off all three of the biggest artists of the rock era by 1965, ending with Elvis Presley and his large catalog of hits (all of which were immediately familiar to most of the country, if not the world). Arranger Stu Phillips had many good ideas about how to interpret these rock or pop nuggets into an orchestral context, but the song selection leaves much to be desired. As often happened with records of this type, the rule seems to be choosing songs with pep, presumably to match the energy with which pop music was making orchestral fare seem passé. The effect, though, isn't always pleasing, especially when Elvis novelty fare -- "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear," "Bossa Nova, Baby," "Kiss Me Quick" -- is treated this way. Much better are the ballads, including "Love Me Tender," "Can't Help Falling in Love," and "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2008
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742096828
  • Catalog Number: 968

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Hollyridge Strings Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Domenico Modugno Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Luigi Creatore Composer
Wally Gold Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Schroeder Composer
Winfield Scott Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Richie Unterberger Liner Notes
Turk Composer
Baum Composer
Kaye Composer
Mann Composer
Scott Composer
Matson Composer
Lowe Composer
Handman Composer
Gold Composer
Giant Composer
Peretti Composer
Weiss Composer
Durden Composer
Blackwell Composer
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