Set for release by Universal in October, 2010, and produced by T Bone Burnett, The Union marks the culmination of a mutual musical adoration that began in the late 1960s, ahead of Elton's debut US performance in 1970 at The Troubadour Club in Los … see full wiki
During one of the final episodes of AMC's spectacular (though regrettably short-lived) legend-on-legend music interrogatory - Spectacle with Elvis Costello - Elton John spoke passionately of his life-long debt to Leon Russell for transforming a struggling session player named Reginald Dwight into the Captain that is Fantastic. Besides not seeing that homage coming, I immediately began wondering what a John/Russell collaboration might sound like. At this stage of their careers, I was poised to … more
I had never heard of Leon Russell before listening to this album. I am a big fan of his talent now. This is a perfectly titled disc. This music is a perfect union between Leon and Elton. “Never Too Old” is my favorite song. This song fills me with hope. It has the positive message that a person is never too old to love someone. Elton’s piano playing is so moving on this track. “If It Wasn’t … more
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