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DUET WITH ELVIS

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  • cheriwoods1
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – So you fancy yourself a singer, eh ... alone, in your car, with the windows up, when no one s looking. Well, now you can test your pipes
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 19, 2008
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      NASHVILLE, Tenn. – So you fancy yourself a singer, eh ... alone, in
      your car, with the windows up, when no one's looking.

      Well, now you can test your pipes against Martina McBride and Elvis
      Presley in private, and if you like what you hear, you can share them
      with your friends via email.

      As a promotion for "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets" album, Sony BMG
      Music Entertainment has created a Web site that allows you to
      record "Blue Christmas" as a duet with Presley, singing McBride's
      part from the album.

      The site, http://www.singwiththeking.com, provides a phone number and
      access code so you can belt out your lines over the phone. If you're
      pleased with the recording, you can send it in a Christmas ecard.

      Or, if you discover you sound more like Alvin and the Chipmunks than
      Presley and McBride, you can send the album version of the song
      instead.

      The whole thing is free.

      "Someone in our digital area came up with the concept," said JJ
      Rosen, executive vice president of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's
      Commercial Music Group. "It fits the duets concept of the album so
      well."

      Because the campaign leans heavily on technology, Rosen said it
      brings Presley and his music to a younger generation. "We're always
      trying to keep the Elvis brand alive."

      The site launched Dec. 5 and has drawn 30,000 people from nine
      countries. It's scheduled to end sometime in January.

      The promotion has been successful enough that Sony plans a similar
      one for Mariah Carey's upcoming release "The Ballads" for Valentine's
      Day.

      Given Carey's vocal range, it could take some serious chops to keep
      up.

      "Dreamlover" anyone?
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