Studio

The Union

Liner Notes

Music & Lyrics by ELTON JOHN, LEON RUSSELL, T BONE BURNETT, JAMES TIMOTHY SHAW & BERNIE TAUPIN

Produced by T BONE BURNETT

Background Vocal Arrangements by BILL MAXWELL

Horn Arrangements by DARRELL LEONARD

Recorded at The Village, Los Angeles, CA, US

The Union

This collaboration between Elton and Leon Russell, about whom Elton has waxed poetic many times, captures the essence of good time piano rock and roll. Recorded live in studio, the pair trade verses and solos in a beautiful way while the supporting band adds depth to their songs, evoking the 1970s vibe for which Elton is famous. This soulful record reached #2 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified gold by the CRIA and silver by the BPI. The song, If It Wasn’t For Bad was nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The record received rave reviews in The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, and The Independent and scored a perfect five stars from Rolling Stone.

Released: October 19, 2010

 

  1. If It Wasn’t For Bad
  2. Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
  3. Hey Ahab
  4. Gone To Shiloh [with Neil Young]
  5. Jimmie Rodgers’ Dream
  6. There’s No Tomorrow
  7. Monkey Suit
  8. The Best Part Of The Day
  9. A Dream Come True
  10. When Love Is Dying
  11. I Should Have Sent Roses
  12. Hearts Have Turned To Stone
  13. Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
  14. In The Hands Of Angels