The King of Rock 'n' Roll's voice is to be featured in a new collaboration with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra which reworks his hits with a classical twist.

The record, titled If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was recorded at London's iconic Abbey Road Studios and was created to mark what would have been his 80th birthday on 16 August (15).

His ex-wife Priscilla Presley says of the project, "This is right down the alley for Elvis. This is something he would have loved to do. Elvis was a risk-taker. He would have loved to play with such a prestigious symphony orchestra. The music... the force that you feel with his voice and the orchestra is exactly what he would have done."

Presley died in 1977 aged 42. The album is due for release in November (15).