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Lost ELVIS PRESLEY Song discovered!

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Found Track, "I'm A Roustabout," To Be Added To BMG/RCA Records
Release "ELVIS 2ND TO NONE" Due Out On October 6th
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
"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.
"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.
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