New Elton John Album will feature Neil Young & Others
Elton John and Neil Young
AIDS Foundation Benefit, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City
October 3, 2006
photo by Evan Agostini
From Billboard (via US-ENTERTAINMENT Summary - washingtonpost.com):
Elton John recording album with Leon Russell
NEW YORK (Billboard) - In an unexpected pairing, Elton John and Leon Russell are recording an album together in Los Angeles with producer T Bone Burnett. Both performers have written songs for the project, which has no title or release date yet. Billboard.com has learned that Neil Young, Booker T. Jones, Marc Ribot and Jim Keltner are among the guests who have contributed to the album."
Long-time Elton John collaborator Bernie Taupin has also been working on the record, it was revealed on Taupin's official website, Berniejtaupin.com.
"Basic tracks for Bernie and Elton's new album with Leon Russell have been recently completed and the gang is about to start vocals and overdubs immediately," it was explained on the site.
The message continued, "The trio has cut 15 songs ranging from Stones-like rockers, country-tinged ballads, gospel and even a Sinatra-like weepy similar to something torn from the grooves of 'In the Wee Small Hours' [1955 Frank Sinatra album].
"It's varied in scope and drenched in a rich tapestry of atmospherics. Don't expect to hear the old EJ/BT sound; this is organic recording unlike anything you've heard from our duo before."
A release schedule for the abum is yet to be revealed.
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