A Little Less Conversation
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For the First Time Ever, Permission Has Been Given by Elvis Presley Enterprises for the Release of an Official Legal Remix of a Recording by the King of Rock N Roll Himself. The Track Has Been Remixed by Dutch Techno Outfit Junkie Xl and Utilizes a Sample from a Little Known Elvis Song Called 'a Little Less Conversation', the First Time that Elvis' Voice Has Been Legitimately Sampled.
1. Elvis Vs Jxl Radio Edit Remix
2. 12- Extended Remix
3. Little Less Conversation
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Why? The King's music was really never frozen in time. Love Me Tender and Be My Teddybear were not as contemporary as later hits such as Burning Love and In the Ghetto. He started off akin to James Dean, did his legendary 1968 t.v. comeback special partly clad in leather, then ended his career partially influenced by Tom Jones. So he would have WANTED to adapt to the prevailing musical culture -- and these folks make is sound like it was his intent all along. No wonder this CD has been number one in England (England: you sent us The Beatles...we sent YOU Elvis...so there!).
"A Little Less Conversation" reportedly peaked at No. 69 when it first hit the charts in 1969. This new version was created by Dutch d.j. JXL for Nike's World Cup ad campaign. So? BIG DEAL: it brought Elvis into the 21st century. This CD contains the radio edit remix PLUS the extended (twice as long) remix (my favorite).
You'll want to repeatedly listen to it PLUS you can gift it to longtime Elvis fans, and/or you can gift it to young people who might not have related to Elvis before. This CD will make Elvis more "alive" to young people who are just discovering his musical legacy. The fact it has taken the charts by storm in England attests to that.
Unlike the controversial colorization process in movies, which some say destroys film directors' original intent, updating a musical artist tastefully and skillfully is a great idea, especially an artist who during his lifetime tried to (partially) go with the musical flow. Does anyone doubt Elvis would have adapted his sound? Elvis' estate earned $35 million in 2000.That figure is sure to go up as Elvis wins over a new generation in England -- and beyond -- with this skillfull update.
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