Sony BMG to release 'Elvis: Viva Las Vegas'

Sony BMG to release 'Elvis: Viva Las Vegas'

MUMBAI: Sony BMG Music Entertainment has announced the release of Elvis: Viva Las Vegas, featuring Elvis Presley, in music stores as well as online.

The CD features music and is inspired by the ABC television special Elvis: Viva Las Vegas - the visual chronicle of Elvis‘s life during the Vegas years with particular focus on his music, his ground-breaking style and his legacy.

The ABC Special, currently scheduled to air in September will examine how the King of Rock ‘n‘ Roll re-invented Las Vegas and how it re-invented him.

The 16 track Elvis: Viva Las Vegas album includes 15 live tracks of Elvis‘s greatest Vegas hits from his prime Vegas years including ‘See See Rider‘,‘The Wonder Of You,‘ and ‘Polk Salad Annie.‘ The first track on the album, ‘Viva Las Vegas,‘ is from the movie of the same name.

The release date of Elvis: Viva Las Vegas is timed to hit the market right before the 30th anniversary of Elvis‘ death. ‘Elvis Week,‘ takes place over nine days in Elvis‘ hometown of Memphis from 11 August to 19 August.

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