On October 15, 2012, Lisa Marie Presley premiered her emotional duet with her father, Elvis Presley.
"I Love You Because" was first recorded by Elvis on July 4th and 5th, 1954 at SUN Studio. The session started on the 4th and ended early on the morning of the 5th in Memphis, Tenn., the same day he recorded "That's All Right." Producer Sam Phillips did not think "I Love You Because" was the right song for Elvis' first single, so it eventually found its way to his first album released in 1956. Following its first studio recording, the song was never performed again by Elvis. Lisa Marie recorded her vocals to the song on August 8, 2012 at The Village in Santa Monica, Calif., after consulting with producer T-Bone Burnett who presented her with the idea of "I Love You Because" as a special song for her fans.
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ELVIS - "Solo Performance"
I love you because you understand dear
Every single thing I try to do.
You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear.
I love you most of all because you're you.
No matter what the world may say about me,
I know your love will always see me through.
ELVIS & LISA MARIE – "Duet/Harmony"
I love you for the way you never doubt me.
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you.
No matter what may be the style or season,
I know your heart will always be true.
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons,
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you.
Elvis & Lisa Marie Presley
I LOVE YOU BECAUSE (Duet Recording)
Words and Music by: Leon Payne
Publishing: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)
Vocal Performances by: Elvis Presley & Lisa Marie Presley
Produced by: T Bone Burnett
Guitar: Elvis Presley (1954)
Engineer/Mixer: Mike Piersante
2nd Engineer: Vanessa Parr
Elvis Presley – Vocals/Guitar Recorded at Sun Studios, Memphis, TN – June 1954
Lisa Marie Presley - Vocals Recorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA – August 2012
(1954) - Original Engineers: Sam Phillips , Bob Ferris and Ernie Oehlrich
Upcoming Shows for 2014
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1-10-14 – NATICK, MA
1-11-14 – NEW YORK, NY
3-9-14 - ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO -The Liberty
3-10-14 - FT. WORTH, TEXAS - Queen City Music Hall
3-12-14 - AUSTIN, TEXAS -SXSW-Old School Bar & Grill
3-14-14 - AUSTIN, TEXAS -SXSW-Quantum Collective WF
3-19-14 – HORNSBY, AUSTRALIA - Hornsby RSL
3-21-14 – CASTLE HILL, AUSTRALIA
3-22-14 – CAMPBELLTOWN, AUSTRALIA
3-23-14 – PHILLIP, ACT, AUSTRALIA
3-25-14 – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
3-26-14 – WARRAGUL, AUSTRALIA
3-28-14 – BENDIGO, AUSTRALIA
3-29-14 – FRANKSTON, AUSTRALIA
4-1-14 – ROOTY HILL, AUSTRALIA
4-2-14 – TUMBI UMBI, AUSTRALIA
4-3-14 – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
4-8-14 – TOKYO, JAPAN
4-9-14 – TOKYO, JAPAN
4-10-14 – TOKYO, JAPAN
8-27-13 – NEWBERG, OR - Penner Ash Wine Cellars
8-28-13 – SEATTLE, WA - Triple Door
8-30-13 – NAPA, CA - The Uptown Theatre
8-31-13 – SAUSALITO, CA - Sausalito Art Festival
9-01-13 – LOS ANGELES, CA - The El Rey Theatre
9-05-13 – DENVER, CO - The Bluebird Theater
9-06-13 – ASPEN, CO - The Belly Up
9-07-13 – CRESTED BUTTE, CO - Center for the Arts
9-08-13 – FORT COLLINS, CO - Aggie Theater
9-13-13 – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX - Gruene Hall
9-14-13 – FT. Worth, TX - Queen City Music Hall
9-15-13 – THE WOODLANDS, TX - Dosey Doe
9-17-13 – LITTLE ROCK, AR - Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
9-18-13 – JACKSON, MS - Duling Hall
9-21-13 – MEMPHIS, TN - Levitt Shell
10-10-13 – ENGLEWOOD, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts
10-11-13 – Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
10-13-13 – New York, NY - City Winery
10-24-13 – BAY CITY, MI
10-25-13 – CHICAGO, IL
10-26-13 – ST. CHARLES, IL
10-27-13 – ST. LOUIS, MO
11-02-13 – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
11-03-13 – PHOENIX, AZ
11-08-13 – LYNCHBURG, VA
11-09-13 – SHELBY, NC
11-10-13 – DECATUR, GA
11-11-13 – CARBORRO, NC
11-13-13 – ROANAKE, VA
11-15-13 – VIENNA, VA
11-16-13 – SELLERSVILLE, PA
11-17-13 – NORTHAMPTOM, MA
11-20-13 – PATCHOGUE, NY
11-22-13 – NATICK, MA
11-23-13 – CRANSTON, RI
11-24-13 – WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT
11-02-2012 - Tunica, MS - Gold Strike Casino Resort
11-03-2012 - Tunica, MS - Gold Strike Casino Resort
11-05-2012 - Nashville, TN - Exit / In
11-07-2012 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage
11-10-2012 - Atlantic City, NJ - Xanadu Theater
11-11-2012 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon
11-13-2012 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
11-15-2012 - Orilla, ON - Casino Rama
11-16-2012 - Teaneck, NJ - MEXICALILIVE
11-17-2012 - New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
6-11-2012 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
6-14-2012 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
6-15-2012 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
6-16-2012 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
6-18-2012 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
6-19-2012 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
6-20-2012 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
6-21-2012 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe
6-24-2012 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
6-26-2012 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
6-27-2012 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up
NEW CD: Release date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
On May 15, Lisa Marie Presley will release Storm & Grace – her first album in seven years and her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut. Presley is managed by Simon Fuller, CEO and Founder of XIX Entertainment. The album was produced by 12-time GRAMMY® winner T Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles.