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The Ticket Album Club: Elvis Presley’s “Viva Elvis”

Once a month, The Ticket convenes the Album Club. A panel of guest critics gather to chew the cud over one album and today, it’s the turn of Ticket readers to air your views on the review and the album …

Fri, Feb 18, 2011, 10:00

   

Once a month, The Ticket convenes the Album Club. A panel of guest critics gather to chew the cud over one album and today, it’s the turn of Ticket readers to air your views on the review and the album in question.

The album up for review this time around is a brand new Elvis album. Yep, the King is back (again) and this time, it’s Cirque du Soleil not Col Parker who are calling the shots. It’s a bloody remix album and already, we can hear the ranks of Elvis purists puffing and fuming. What we get on “Viva Elvis” are original Elvis tunes like “Suspicious Minds”, “Love Me Tender” and “Heartbreak Hotel” given a fresh lick of paint. Sacrilege or scintillating? Well…

Cue the Album Club reviewers. The folks stroking their chin on this occasion are yer man from the telly and wireless Ryan Tubridy, actress Evanna Lynch, scriptwriter and actor Mark O’Halloran and musician Sarah Carroll Kelly AKA Babybeef. Wearing the white jumpsuit: Daragh Downes

You can read what they have to say over here, you can listen to the album over there and you can have a little conversation about said album below.

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