In my opinion, the aim of a remix should be to top the original-version. That means, that fans can get an improved sound of an old song.
This should be the goal. Than BMG could serve the old fans and it would be possible to get new fans because of the fresher sound.
Junkie XL did that very good. JXL just gave the original a lttle more power, more bass and he did that so pretty even without having the original tapes.
In 2003 now BMG decided to do a second Remix (okay requested by the fans and of course to make money because ALLC had more than 20 #1 in the world).
But they have taken a song which was remixed and bootlegged twice and the last "groove version" was celebrated by the fans. That shows us, that they wanted to take a song which they can be sure, that the fans will like it. So far so good, but now we can hear Paul´s Remix and what does it sound like?
To me it sounds like Paul hates Elvis and tries to create a remix which sounds not like Elvis at all. Listen to his voice! Good god it sounds creepy...as bad as his vocal on "You Gotta Stop" song which was produced very very bad too!
The sound is treally not close to the original and last year EPE has told us, that this is the most important thing to them NOT to distroy the original theme.
The worse thing about this remix-flop will be, that it won´t be as successful as ALLC and next year BMG will tell us: Sorry folks, ALLC Remix was a one-time hit wonder and there is no market anymore for another remix...just because BMG has choosen the wrong remixer.
The best would have been to choose a track, than ask several DJ´s to do a remix and just then make the choice. Or better present the remix on the Web to the fans and they could choose out of it or test it in several Disco´s !!
I´m so disappointed by that ugly remix and I hope, that they will Re-Remix it till september...I pray for it, because this tune is not made for a KING! Sorry my opinion!