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Lost ELVIS PRESLEY Song discovered!
Found Track, "I'm A Roustabout," To Be Added To BMG/RCA Records Release "ELVIS 2ND TO NONE" Due Out On October 6th New York/Zurich (ots) - Nearly 26 years after the death of Elvis Presley, his longtime musical home, BMG/RCA, has unearthed a never-before-heard, entirely new song - "I'm A Roustabout." This unprecedented discovery will be added to BMG/RCA's upcoming release "ELVIS 2ND TO NONE" due out on October 6th.
"I'm A Roustabout" was originally commissioned and written for the film "Roustabout" (1964) by longtime Presley collaborators Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell, but was never used. Rather, a completely different song written by the team Giant/Baum/Kaye was recorded for the film and eventually became the title song for both the movie and the # 1 album. An off hand remark from songwriter Winfield Scott to a journalist in New Jersey in 2003, started the ball rolling on discovering this lost track. When the same journalist interviewed BMG/RCA's producer/researcher Ernst Mikael Jørgensen he mentioned that he'd talked to a songwriter who had an unreleased Elvis song. As soon as the journalist mentioned Winfield's name, Jørgensen instantly recognized he was referring to the long lost "Roustabout," originally rejected by movie producer Hal Wallis. Winfield Scott had found the original acetate in the basement of his New Jersey home, and was quite happy to play it over the phone to Jørgensen and subsequently grant BMG/RCA access to the recording.
Now, BMG/RCA will add "I'm A Roustabout" to "ELVIS 2ND TO NONE," the highly anticipated new Presley release. "ELVIS 2ND TO NONE" is a compilation of #1 singles, fan favorites and career milestones representing a broader range of Elvis' talents and featuring multiple musical genres including R & B, rock 'n roll, pop, country, dance and rockabilly. The album features a remix of "Rubberneckin'" produced by DJ Paul Oakenfold - one of the most acclaimed remixers in music history, and has been mixed and mastered from the original master tapes for optimum sound quality.
"I'm A Roustabout" is an up-tempo, tongue-in-cheek, R&B style pop
song and has all the sparkle of a 1964 hit single and it remains a
great track to this day. With its inclusion on "ELVIS 2ND TO NONE,"
"I'm A Roustabout" will finally have a chance to become the hit it
could have been back in 1964.
"'I'm A Roustabout'" is truly one of the most incredible discoveries of modern music," said Joe DiMuro, Executive Vice President, BMG Strategic Marketing Group. "Rarely do we find any unreleased material for an artist of Elvis's caliber, and to have a complete track is even more unique. We are thrilled to be able to share this gift with music lovers throughout the world through 'ELVIS 2ND TO NONE.'"
"It's very gratifying for me to finally have this song be released," said Winfield Scott. "I hope that it brings Elvis fans as much joy as it did for me and Otis when we originally wrote it. Enjoy!"
"ELVIS 2ND TO NONE" is the follow up to the highly successful 2002 release, "ELV1S 30 #1 HITS" which reached No. 1 in 26 territories worldwide, including the U.S. where it was a chart topper for three weeks. Over nine million albums were sold worldwide with 3.5 million in the U.S. Among the hits was the No. 1 remix of "A Little Less Conversation" produced by DJ JXL which went to No. 1 in 26 countries including the US and Great Britain. That feat pushed Elvis past the Beatles for most No. 1 hits in the UK. Following the album's release, a television special, "Elvis Lives" aired on NBC Thanksgiving night and the special claimed the all important 18-34 demographic for the hour. Furthermore, the "ELV1S 30 #1 HITS" DVD audio debuted at No. 1 in the sales charts upon its release.
For more information on "ELVIS 2ND TO NONE" or Elvis Presley, please visit www.elvissecondtonone.com
ots Originaltext: BMG Ariola (Schweiz) AG