Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Union Cover Art


Above is the fabulous Annie Leibovitz photograph for the front cover of The Union, the new album by Elton John and Leon Russell.

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 Angeles. The album is a collaboration between Elton and Leon Russell, with songs by Elton and Bernie Taupin; by Elton, Bernie and Leon; by Elton and Leon and by Leon alone.

The Union was recorded in Los Angeles earlier this year, with guest musicians including Brian Wilson, Booker T, Don Was and Neil Young. Cameron Crowe has filmed the sessions for a documentary, creating too a moment of history as this is the first time that the genesis of Elton's music has been recorded on film. Critics who have had an early preview of the album are united in praise for the work that Elton describes as a "Seventies record with a modern feel."

Courtesy EltonJohn.com

3 comments:

rene-aa said...

Well, well, well, the cover seems to picture a relaxed situation.

I think it's very nice of The Master of Space and Time to take that young admirer under his wings to promote him...

I am really looking forward to hear what these two piano and song writing geniusses can do together.

Thanks Leon and Elton for getting together.

Love ya'

Rene
Denmark

Wicked Rich of the West said...

I feel like a kid before Christmas!

My first Rock and Roll concert was Elton opening for Leon and a good time was had by all! I can't wait to hear these two giants together again. I must admit Leon still kinda scares me - I think he has a magic mirror... Peace and Love,

Rich C.

Anonymous said...

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