It’s not a new fact that former The Misfits and Samhain frontman Glenn Danzig is very much inspired by the great Elvis Presley. The musclebound singer already covered with ‘Trouble’ an Elvis song for the Thrall-Demonsweatlive’ EP, followed a few years later by ‘Let Yourself Go’, which was part of the ‘Skeletons’ longplayer.
The release of more Elvis songs started with the intension of creating an EP with just a few songs. Things grew with each tune and finally it was a full-length album with 14 songs we can welcome this April.
Covering songs from an idol like Elvis is certainly not an easy thing and the risk of failure is big. Also thinking about the sub-optimal sound of the latest Danzig-releases didn’t allow for too high expectations, but Glenn Danzig does well here..
With ‘Fever’ and ‘Always On My Mind’ the album features timeless Elvis-classics with Danzig finding the sweet-spot of embedding an Elvis-groove as well as adding an own touch to these milestones in rock.
Next to the ‘everybody’s darling’ songs, the selection of Elvis songs for this album also contains less popular material from The King. The soulful ballad ‘First in Line’, originally released in 1956, is one of the songs, less known by the majority of folks.
To sum up: If the world waited for this release might be discussable, that Danzig did a good job though with ‘Danzig Sings Elvis’ is not. Sometimes softer, sometimes harder the singer surfs through the 14 songs tracklist, showing that this album is a matter of heart more than a standard Danzig release.
- Is It So Strange
- One Night
- Lonely Blue Boy
- First In Line
- Baby Let’s Play House
- Love Me
- Pocket Full Of Rainbows
- When It Rains It Really Pours
- Always On My Mind
- Loving Arms
- Like A Baby
- Girl Of My Best Friend
- Young And Beautiful
Release Date EU: April 24th, 2020