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Elton John / Leon Russell – The Union

$47.50 $32.50

The Union is the highly anticipated collaborative album from Elton John and Leon Russell and it’s the first time these iconic artists have worked together since 1970.
After years of being out of touch, Elton listened to Leon’s music while on safari in Africa last summer and was inspired to reconnect with his idol. “Elton called to ask if I would do a duet album with him,’” Russell said. “I’m very happy that he chose me to do this.”

 

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Produced by Oscar and multiple-Grammy winning producer T Bone Burnett, The Union was recorded live in the studio with Elton and Leon on dueling pianos. The album features a variety of musical genres from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop and rock. The 14-track set includes selections written by Elton and his lifelong lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as the combined incomparable songwriting team encompassing Leon, Elton, Bernie and T Bone.

Leon first met Elton in 1970 when he attended Elton’s first ever U.S. show at the famous Troubadour in Los Angeles. The meeting heralded the beginning of a long friendship and a mutual appreciation between the two artists. “In the late ’60s and early ‘70s, the one piano player and vocalist who influenced me more than anybody else was Leon Russell,” Elton said. “He was my idol.” The pair went on to tour together shortly thereafter at New York’s Fillmore East and to this day have held such high admiration for each other’s work.

 

1. If It Wasn’t For Bad
2. Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
3. Hey Ahab
4. Gone To Shiloh
1. Hearts Have Turned To Stone
2. Jimmie Rodger’s Dream
3. There’s No Tomorrow
4. Monkey Suit
1. The Best Part of the Day
2. A Dream Come True
3. I Should Have Sent Roses
4. When Love is Dying
1. My Kind of Hell
2. Mandalay Again
3. Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
4. In The Hands Of Angels

 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.760 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm