In August 2018 will be a new music collection “Where No One Stands Alone” with the songs of famous American singer Elvis Presley of faith.
14-track gospel album will combine the classic performance of Presley with modern arrangements. The album also includes backing vocals performers who played with the musician before his death in 1977. according to CNL
The Christian music gospel (from the English. Gospel music Gospel music) appeared in the late nineteenth century and was developed in the first third of XX century in the USA.
The main song of the album will be the song “Where No One Stands Alone”, in which Lisa Marie Presley singing a duet with her deceased father.
“I really wanted to sing with his father. The text refers to my soul. I’m sure these words made my father a very similar feeling”? leads edition of the words of L. M. Presley.
The album will feature modern versions of popular gospel songs “Amazing grace” (Amazing Grace), “He touched me” (He Touched Me) and “How great You are” (How Great Thou Art).
“Elvis Presley may be known as “the King of Rock’ n ‘Roll”, but his real musical love was gospel music. During his career he recorded in this style more than 50 songs,” — said in a press release drive the Gospel Music Association.
During his lifetime, Elvis Presley recorded three gospel albums that brought him the award “Grammy”.
The album “Where No One Stands Alone” will be released on August 10 in digital form, on CD and vinyl. The collection is available for pre-order.
Elvis Presley and Vera
American singer and actor, one of the most commercially successful singers of popular music of the twentieth century, Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley, 1935-1977) popularized the rock-and-roll, though he was not the first performer of this genre. Nevertheless, he combined country and Blues, giving birth to rockabilly, which marked his first recordings in the mid 1950-ies. Spotting his her style elements of gospel and pop, Presley went beyond rockabilly and reached global popularity.
Since childhood, Elvis grew up surrounded by music and religion: in their family there was the mandatory Church attendance and participation in the Church choir.
In his youth, Presley attended monthly hopeline show, held in Memphis, which had a deep impression on him.
In 1960 came the first LP Presley in the genre of the gospel “His Hand in Mine” (His hand in mine).
During the life of the musician has received three Grammy awards, all for gospel music in 1967 for the album How Great Thou Art, in 1971 for the album He Touched Me and in 1974 for a concert version of the song “How Great Thou Art”.
In America he was nicknamed “the king of rock-n-roll” (or simply “the king” — The King). Regarding this title, Presley said: “There is only one king and that is Jesus Christ,” says Christian Today.
Elvis Presley identified with Christianity and has described gospel music as “the purest thing on this earth.” Once he admitted to the pastor that would like to live a moral life.
Some believe that Presley was more of a spiritual seeker than a perfect Christian, with interest to many different world religions.
Interest in the spiritual remained with the singer until his death. Presley died reading a book about famous Christian relics ? The shroud of Turin: a book found near his body.
Christian Today cites several quotes from the musician about the faith:
“All I want is to know the truth, to know and experience God. I’m a seeker, that’s all I am”;
“Music, like religion ? you have to be driven by them”;
“Whatever I become, it will be what God chose for me”;
“We do two shows a night for five weeks. Many times we rise and sing to the dawn ? this is a gospel song. We grew up on them. They are more or less calms the mind. My ? for sure”;
“I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good comes from God. I don’t believe I’d sing the way I do it, if God was against it”;
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it down for a while, but he’s not leaving”;
“The Lord gives and the Lord can take away. Next year, maybe I’ll feed the sheep”.