ELVIS

"Elvis is not alive, nor has he returned.

But he simply must be reincarnated in Lisa Dillan "

Adresseavisa, Norway

"You don't have to say you love me" music video from the recording with with seven of Elvis' original musicians in studio RCA B, Nashville.

Lisa, 11 years old

Mini documentary the recording with seven of Elvis' original musicians in studio RCA B, Nashville.

With Elvis Presley's musicians

 

In 2011, Lisa vas introduced to Elvis Presley's band leader from 1969 - 1977, James Burton and current member of the TCB Band, Paul Leim. This lead to an invitation to Nashville to do the recording "Love me tender", released in 2012.

 

Seven of Elvis Presley´s most trusted live and studio musicians perform on this record, togehter with two more from the ranks of American pop history´s elite. These are world class musicians who have accompanied many of the greats of pop music: From Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan, to Joe Cocker, Lionel Richie, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Buffy Saint Marie etc.

 

 

Background

 

In this project Lisa Dillan has selected her favourite songs from the repertoire of Elvis Presley. These are strong, beautiful and expressive melodies and lyrics. Most of them are, nevertheless, unknown for most people. Elvis had a particular talent for finding good song material, and there are many hidden gems in his large production. Lisa Dillan has been a fan of Elvis since 1977, the year Elvis passed away, and she has detailed knowledge of his career and, not least, his repertoire.

 

In 2003 she began carefully sifting through his repertoire, and the songs on this album revolve, to a large degree, around the ballads he did in the '70s. She has concentrated on finding songs that fit into the framework she wanted, simplifiying and distilling the power in these songs – hence "Quite Quiet".

 

In 2007 Lisa met Asbjørn Lerheim on a deserted island in the far north of Norway. The silence, the timing and the dedication to details were meeting points for these two musicians, and quite soon Asbjørn became the second member of the Quite Quiet Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music video, Any Day Now from the record "Change of Habit"

Quite quiet project duo

 

Lisa Dillan

Asbjørn Lerheim

Dillan, Lerheim, Putnam

 

Lisa Dillan

Asbjørn Lerheim

Norbert Putnam

Lisa Dillan

Quite quiet project

with Elvis' band

Lisa Dillan

Asbjørn Lerheim

James Burton

Norbert Putnam

Paul Leim

Glen D. Hardin