Get ready to go on a rock 'n' roll tour of Russia with Elton John. The ten-day tour takes Elton to Leningrad and Moscow, where he has been invited to perform a series of concerts. Joining Elton on the spectacular tour is brilliant percussionist Ray Cooper. Along with a behind-the-scenes look at putting the stage together - which requires thirteen tons of equipment - and preparing for the shows, we go along with Elton and Ray as they tour the sights and sign autographs for fans. But the highlights, of course, are the concert performances. You've got the best seat in the house to watch this exciting performer play the piano and sing the songs that made him a superstar.
Vinyl LP reissue of this 1979 EP including the hit "Are You Ready for Love." The Thom Bell Sessions (internationally titled as The Thom Bell Sessions '77) is an EP recorded by Elton John in the second half of 1977, but was not released by MCA Records until June 1979. The project was a departure for John at the time. Up until that time, he had worked almost exclusively with lyricist Bernie Taupin and record producer Gus Dudgeon. Also, John's band was not used at these sessions. This project brought Elton John together with R&B songwriter and producer Thom Bell, who had previously worked with such artists as The Stylistics, The Delfonics and The Spinners. Apparently, relations between the producer and the artist became difficult rather quickly. Although John was eager to work with one of the creators of the Philadelphia soul sound, recording sessions did not go smoothly and they ended before an entire album could be finished.
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Thousands of Elton John fans have traveled to Caesars Palace Las Vegas to see over 200 sold-out the Red Piano shows, helping break attendance records and setting new standards for musical entertainment. Now available everywhere for the first time, the high-definition Blu-ray format contains the 14-song performance of the Red Piano show, including fan favorites such as 'Candle in the Wind' 'Your Song', 'Rocket Man' and 'Tiny Dancer'. The Blu-ray features a 50-minute documentary, the Life and Legacy of Elton John, with behind-the-scenes of David La Chapelle's (Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears) treatment of the show, plus stage projections, as well as unique raw videos made for the stage backdrop for select songs. John enlisted his friend and photographer David LaChapelle to develop art and imagery that would complement the music and enhance the experience for the audience, coupled with lyrics by longstanding song-writing partner Bernie Taupin.
This two disc release highlights the stunning Red Piano show live from Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Featuring three decades of hits uniquely presented with David LaChapelle's magnificent stage production. The two DVDs include the entire show plus behind the scenes documentary and the full length, full screen LaChapelle films used as stage projections.
Elton John was THE album that was the spark that launched Eltons career, spawning the evergreen "Your Song," which is perhaps still his most loved hit today - the album is still timeless and sounds, in this newly re-mastered form, as emotive and original as ever. Collectively, the two discs on this beautifully compiled DELUXE EDITION paint as complete a picture and you are likely to get of this classic album from inception to completion Disc Two is expanded with 20 tracks, including 15 previously unreleased tracks sourced from various archives and live BBC Sessions and three unreleased demo tracks ("Thank You Mama," "All the Way Down to El Paso" and "I'm Going Home"). Includes many piano demos, giving a fascinating insight into how the songs developed, none more so than the demo of "The Greatest Discovery" Features a 28-page booklet with extensive new sleeve notes, period photos and lyrics.
Elton's second studio album, TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION, quickly followed the success of Elton John and was originally released in January 1971. While the album did not deliver a hit single, it is perhaps his most underestimated album in quality and depth. This collection includes a bonus disc consisting of 13 tracks, (10 previously unreleased). Newly re-mastered version draws on an extensive trawl of the archives to present a never-before-heard demo, "Sisters of the Cross," and early demo versions of five further album tracks, including the alternatively titled "There Goes a Well Known Gun." the demo version of fan favorite "Talking Old Soldiers" has quite an alternative softer feel in it's delivery and interpretation. Includes an alternative version of "Madman Across the Water" (featuring Mick Ronson on guitar), from the albums sessions. Includes a lavish, 28-page booklet with extensive new liner notes, period photos and lyrics.
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Blu-Ray edition. Elton John's record-breaking 60th sellout performance at Madison Square Garden on his 60th birthday, recorded on March 25th, 2007 and televised worldwide is the setting for Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden. This DVD comprises awe-inspiring moments captured in breathtaking high definition, complete with 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes..
Elton John's record-breaking 60th sellout performance at Madison Square Garden on his 60th birthday, recorded on March 25th, 2007 and televised worldwide is the setting for his latest hit DVD, Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden. This DVD comprises awe-inspiring moments captured in breathtaking high definition, complete with 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes. A second DVD of bonus material presents 24 archival performances, from his earliest known TV performance on Swiss TV in 1970 to his BBC "In Session" show from 2006.