Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Lisa Marie Presley and Andy Childs, "Elvis Presley -- Where No One Stands Alone" introduces newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocal contributions from music legends who'd performed on-stage and/or in-the-studio with Elvis. It also includes a reimagined duet with Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on the album's title track and spiritual touchstone.
Background vocalists on the album include: Darlene Love (who first sang with Elvis on his 1968 NBC television special); Dr. Cissy Houston (who, with The Sweet Inspirations, sang with Elvis on-stage beginning in 1969); Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray (members of The Imperials, who sang on Elvis' How Great Thou Art -- with the title song winning the 1967 Grammy® for Best Sacred Performance); and Donnie Sumner, Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland (members of Presley's longtime backup group, The Stamps).
"Elvis Presley -- Where No One Stands Alone" provides new musical perspectives on 14 of the singer's favorite pieces of gospel music, from the reverential to the celebratory, with song selections including Presley's beloved enduring gospel classics (the 1965 Top 5 smash "Crying In The Chapel," "How Great Thou Art," "You'll Never Walk Alone"), praise-filled gospel-rockers (Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller's "Saved") and traditional hymns and spirituals ("So High," "Stand By Me," "In The Garden," "Amazing Grace").
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Where No One Stands Alone (with Lisa Marie Presley)
Right Music Makes You Smart| Posted November 07, 2018
Listening to enjoyable music can boost the brain's performance. Scientists speak of the Mozart effect. However, this not only occurs in classical music, but also in heavy metal. The main thing, the audience likes the sounds.
In a light run, the "Little Night Music" splashes away. Even if Mozart's pieces do not delight all participants at the buffets, scientists like to attribute a special meaning to them: the sounds are supposed to promote people's ability to think. The "Mozart effect" is mentioned. Ten minutes of happy melodies by some music genius put people in a state of higher motivation. You can surf the Internet and find many advices or you can even buy research paper writing where you can find many tips. But I want to give you easier and nice way to develop yourself: Listen right music and become smarter.
There are many studies of the effects of music on the human mind. They check whether early musical education increases the intelligence quotient and whether the structure of the brain changes after regular piano playing. It is also being researched whether pop or classical, major or minor have different effects on humans. It also examines the age at which music lessons should begin and whether passive listening is sufficient or requires active music. "However, there are many misunderstandings in the interpretation of the study results on the effects of classical music on human cognition," said researchers in a recent survey review.
In 1993, Gordon Shaw and Frances Rauscher published in the journal "Nature" that after ten minutes of Mozart enjoyment students were better able to solve certain problem - and editing tasks based on origami. Their spatial imagination was higher than that of students without the enjoyment of music. From now on, educational and music products are flourishing among American parents and educational politicians. In Florida, schoolchildren were recommended to listen to classical music every day, and in Georgia, parents of every newborn in the state even received a CD of classical music.
In the following years Mozart followers as well as skeptics have explored again and again the different effects of music on cognition. With partly bizarre slips: Scientists wanted to prove that when they play music in their mother's womb, baby rats get along better in a T-labyrinth later, when the same music sounds. The researchers forgot that rats are born deaf, so in the womb so no music can hear. Other researchers have shown that depending on the preference of the subject reading a Stephen King story can have just as activating effects as sonicating with Mozart, Schubert, Bach or Heavy Metal.
With a report supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, researchers now want to clarify whether musical education makes it easier for children to learn or even increases the intelligence quotient. An answer to the simple question "makes Mozart smart?" was searched. But there is no simple answer.
The fact that professional musicians usually have no higher intelligence quotient than non-musicians, however, speaks for itself. However, researchers are trying to establish a connection between music and prudence through a variety of studies in which they have brought children of different ages into contact with music in a variety of ways (piano lessons, choral lessons, listening to music). It is now clear that after hearing pleasant music, the cognitive performance is increased in the short term. However, it does not always have to be Mozart. Researchers from the Scottish Glasgow Caledonian University have been able to show in the electroencephalogram that the taste in music plays an important role. Other scientists point out that it also makes a difference whether professional musicians were tested in the studies or people who do not play any instruments and do not show a pronounced enthusiasm for music. It also makes a difference whether you make music yourself or just listen to the sounds. Nevertheless, the brain is clearly organized under the intense influence of music. Professors from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Hanover mentions several reasons for this. "Professional musicians usually start playing music at an early age, at a time when the brain is organizing itself." Accordingly, the brain is structured. In addition, music making is self-rewarding and represents a strong emotional appeal. Also find professional music in an "unyielding social reward and punishment system instead". Few incorrectly played notes and bars could often have biographically important consequences in a competition or concert situation. Professional music making is thus not only associated with increased neuronal activity, but also with an increased release of adrenaline, dopamine and endorphins. It is understandable that researchers and educational politicians really want to find a connection between music and intelligence. Nonetheless, other effects of music on humans have so far been neglected.
At the same time, another effect of music seems at least as exciting. "Children who came into contact with music early on, whether chanted in the choir or playing guitar by themselves, can perceive certain nuances of communication better," says the neurologist. He explains this by learning from the music to pursue their own emotions and to feel from other people's voices whether something is wrong. "We should focus more on researching the emotional impact of music in the future."
For me, the music of Elvis Presley works just like that. His music helps me focus and better memorize information. Thanks to his music, I feel relaxed and happy.
Elvis Gospel with New Instrumentation and Backing Vocals| Posted September 01, 2018
This album of 14 of Elvis Presley’s gospel songs with newly recorded instrumentation and backing vocals debuted at number 1 on Billboard magazine’s Top Christian chart, a first for the artist. The project was overseen by Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley, and produced by her, along with Joel Weinshanker and Andy Childs.
Background vocalists on the album include: Darlene Love (who first sang with Elvis on his 1968 NBC “Comeback Special”); Cissy Houston (who, with The Sweet Inspirations, sang with Elvis on-stage beginning in 1969); Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray (members of The Imperials, who sang on Elvis' How Great Thou Art album); and Donnie Sumner, Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland (members of Presley's longtime backup group, The Stamps). The album also includes a reimagined duet with Elvis and Lisa Marie on the title song.
In the liner notes, Lisa Marie writes “This was his favorite genre – no question about it. He seemed to be at his most passionate, and at peace while singing gospel”.
Though I’m not a huge fan of Elvis’ music, I do enjoy his gospel music, particularly the more upbeat songs, though “How Great Thou Art” is my favorite. I was pleasantly surprised by how good this album sounds, and how much I enjoyed it, though the pacing could have been better, ending with four slower songs.
For those not familiar with Elvis’ gospel music, I would suggest starting with either Elvis: Ultimate Gospel (24 songs), or Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Performances (55 songs).
Below are a few brief comments about each song on the album:
I’ve Got Confidence - This song was written by Andrae Crouch. This upbeat version sounds great and features guitar, organ, drums, horns and backing vocals.
Where No One Stands Alone – This song was written by Mosie Lister. It features a newly recorded vocal by Lisa Marie Presley on this duet with her father. The song builds powerfully.
Saved - This song was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller. Elvis sang the song on his 1968 “Comeback Special”. This upbeat song features a strong vocal, drums, piano, horns, organ solo, and backing vocals from Darlene Love, who sang with Elvis on the NBC special.
Crying in the Chapel - This song was written by Artie Glenn. The piano driven song features light percussion and backing vocals.
So High – This song is Elvis’ arrangement of the traditional African American spiritual “My Lord is So High”, which was also known as “My Lord is So High”. This joyful song kicks it right out of the box with piano, organ, drum beat, handclaps, and great backing vocals. There is a nice brief solo (drum, guitar, piano, bass)
Stand by Me – This song was written by the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley in 1905. The song starts out with Elvis singing with the piano and then builds gently, with organ and light drums.
Bosom of Abraham – This song was written by Ted Brooks, Luther Johnson and George McFadden. This joyful song starts right out with a fast drumbeat, and then goes into Elvis delivering a strong vocal with some great backing vocals from the Stamps or Imperials.
How Great Thou Art – This song was written by Stuart K. Hine. The organ stands out on this song, which is a bit more of a laid-back version than the original version, but it builds to a powerful end, though Elvis’ vocal is more restrained. The song features excellent choir vocals.
I, John. This song was written by Ted Brooks, William Luther and George McFadden. The upbeat song features piano, organ, drums, backing vocals and handclaps.
You’ll Never Walk Alone – This song was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers. The inspirational song starts slowly with Elvis accompanied by piano. The song then builds powerfully with organ, drums and restrained backing vocals.
He Touched Me. This song was written by Bill Gaither. This song begins with piano, strings, light guitar and percussion, and then gently builds with backing vocals to a powerful ending.
In the Garden – This tender song is written by Charles Austin Miles. It is a piano driven song with light percussion and some restrained backing vocals.
He is My Everything – This song was written by Dallas Frazier. It features some good choir backing vocals, piano, organ, and light percussion.
Amazing Grace. This song was written by John Newton. The song features some excellent piano work. It also features some organ, builds with a powerful choir to a good ending. Excellent version of the song.
Favorite songs: Saved, So High, Bosom of Abraham, I, John,