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Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union album

Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union album
Performer: Elton John
Title: The Union
Country: US
Genre: Rock
Style:Country Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Ballad
Released: 2010
MP3 album szie: 1407 mb
FLAC album size: 1549 mb

The Union is a collaboration studio album by singer-songwriters Elton John and Leon Russell, released on 19 October 2010 in the US and on 25 October in the UK. This is John's second collaboration album, after 1993's Duets. This is the first studio release by John since 1979's Victim of Love without any of his regular band members.

For Sir Elton John, it was Leon Russell, and, like Eric Clapton did with his idol . King, the two piano men have made a record together and a fantastic one at that. But would you expect any less when they’ve done nothing but write equally phenomenal material for decades? The resulting record, The Union, is a crossing of two aging piano men: John, the one who took the pop reins from The Beatles and dominated the charts in the 1970’s, and Russell, the muse to such pop genius, who reinvented the piano for John in the first place

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By contrast, Elton John was just feeling his way into the business, but within a few years would dominate it. But while their mutual admiration society continued throughout the decades, the two piano men didn't collaborate until Elton heard his partner playing a Leon song while on holiday, and was so moved by memories that he burst into tears. A phone call later, and The Union was organised

Early last year Leon Russell was at his home outside Nashville when his telephone rang. It was Elton John, calling from a safari vacation somewhere in Africa. I was laying in bed watching my TV, and I suspect he was laying on an elephant somewhere, Mr. Russell said. I hadn’t talked to Elton for 35 years, so it was quite a surprise. Mr. John proposed the idea of recording with Mr. Russell, who was one of his early influences but has largely been forgotten by pop history.

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1 If It Wasn't For Bad
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Jean Witherspoon, Judith Hill, Rose Stone, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaOrgan [B3] – Booker T. JonesPiano, Vocals, Backing Vocals [Arranged By], Written-By – Leon RussellTrombone – Ira Nepus, Maurice SpearsTrombone, Horn [Baritone] – George BohanonTrumpet, Trumpet [Bass], Horns [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Darrell LeonardTuba – William RoperVocals – Elton John
2 Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
Backing Vocals – Bill Cantos, Jason Scheff, Louis Pardini*, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
3 Hey Ahab
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Bill Cantos, Jean Witherspoon, Judith Hill, Kellye Huff, Perry Morgan, Rose Stone, Tanya Balam, Tata Vega, Tiffany SmithBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotGuitar [Electric] – T Bone Burnett*Keyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellTambourine – Mike PiersanteWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
4 Gone To Shiloh
Bass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerDulcimer – Jason WormerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellTrombone – Ira Nepus, Maurice SpearsTrombone, Horn [Baritone] – George BohanonTrumpet, Horn [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Darrell LeonardTuba – William RoperVocals – Neil YoungWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
5 Hearts Have Turned To Stone
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Jean Witherspoon, Judith Hill, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass – Davey Faragher, Don Was, Doyle Bramhall IIDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerKeyboards – Keefus CianciaOrgan [B3] – Booker T. JonesPiano, Vocals – Elton JohnPiano, Vocals, Backing Vocals [Arranged By], Written-By – Leon RussellSaxophone – Jim Thompson, Joseph Sublett*Trumpet, Horns [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Darrell Leonard
6 Jimmie Rodgers' Dream
Backing Vocals – Bill Cantos, Jason Scheff, Louis Pardini*, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotGuitar [Beaded Gourd] – Debra DobkinGuitar [Electric], Written-By – T Bone Burnett*Keyboards – Keefus CianciaPedal Steel Guitar – Russ PahlPiano, Vocals – Leon RussellPiano, Vocals, Written-By – Elton JohnWritten-By – Bernie Taupin
7 There's No Tomorrow
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Jean Witherspoon, Judith Hill, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus Ciancia, Martin Grebb*Pedal Steel Guitar – Robert RandolphPiano, Vocals, Backing Vocals [Arranged By], Written-By – Leon RussellPiano, Vocals, Written-By – Elton JohnWritten-By – James Timothy Shaw*, T Bone Burnett*
8 Monkey Suit
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Bill Cantos, Jean Witherspoon, Judith Hill, Kellye Huff, Perry Morgan, Rose Stone, Tanya Balam, Tata Vega, Tiffany SmithBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellSaxophone – Jim Thompson, Joseph Sublett*, Thomas Peterson*Tambourine – Mike PiersanteTrumpet, Trumpet [Bass], Horns [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Darrell LeonardWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
9 The Best Part Of The Day
Backing Vocals – Bill Cantos, Jason Scheff, Louis Pardini*, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaOrgan [B3] – Booker T. JonesPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
10 A Dream Come True
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Jean Witherspoon, Judith Hill, Rose Stone, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums – Jay BelleroseGuitar – Marc RibotHandclaps – Jason Wormer, Kyle FordKeyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals, Backing Vocals [Arranged By], Written-By – Leon RussellPiano, Vocals, Written-By – Elton JohnTambourine – Mike Piersante
11 I Should Have Sent Roses
Bass – Don WasDrums – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaOrgan [B3] – Booker T. JonesPiano, Vocals – Elton JohnPiano, Vocals, Written-By – Leon RussellSaxophone – Jim Thompson, Joseph Sublett*, Thomas Peterson*Trombone – Ira Nepus, Maurice SpearsTrombone, Horn [Baritone] – George BohanonTrumpet, Trumpet [Bass], Horns [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Darrell LeonardTuba – William RoperWritten-By – Bernie Taupin
12 When Love Is Dying
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Bill Cantos, Jason Scheff, Jean Witherspoon, Judith Hill, Louis Pardini*, Rose Stone, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Additional] [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBacking Vocals, Backing Vocals [Arranged By] – Brian WilsonBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotGuitar [Electric] – T Bone Burnett*Keyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
13 My Kind Of Hell
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Bill Cantos, Judith Hill, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellSaxophone – Jim Thompson, Joseph Sublett*, Thomas Peterson*Trumpet, Trumpet [Bass], Horns [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Darrell LeonardWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
14 Mandalay Again
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Bill Cantos, Judith Hill, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
15 You're Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Bill Cantos, Jason Scheff, Judith Hill, Louis Pardini*, Tata VegaBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Acoustic] – Dennis CrouchDrums, Percussion – Jay Bellerose, Jim KeltnerGuitar – Marc RibotKeyboards – Keefus CianciaPiano, Vocals – Elton John, Leon RussellWritten-By – Elton John, Bernie Taupin*
16 In The Hands Of Angels
Backing Vocals – Alfie Silas Durio, Bill Cantos, Jean Witherspoon, Judith Hill, Kellye Huff, Perry Morgan, Rose Stone, Tanya Balam, Tata Vega, Tiffany SmithBacking Vocals [Arranged By, Conducted By] – Bill MaxwellBass [Electric] – Drew LambertKeyboards – Martin Grebb*Piano, Vocals, Backing Vocals [Arranged By], Written-By – Leon Russell

Credits

  • Executive-Producer – Elton John, Johnny Barbis
  • Mixed By – Mike Piersante
  • Producer – T Bone Burnett*

Notes

Gatefold digipak

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02527 50157 4
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Matrix / Runout: 06025 275 015-8 02 + 52623031
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV27
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi CC011

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B0014840-02 Elton John / Leon Russell Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union ‎(CD, Album) Decca B0014840-02 US 2010
B0014921-02 Elton John / Leon Russell Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union ‎(CD, Album) Decca B0014921-02 US 2010
2748480 Elton John / Leon Russell Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Decca 2748480 Russia 2010
2751993 Elton John / Leon Russell Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union ‎(CD, Album) Mercury 2751993 Poland 2010
2750157 Elton John / Leon Russell Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union ‎(CD, Album + DVD, PAL + Dlx, Dig) Mercury 2750157 Europe 2010