Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review & Setlist: Elton + Pnau in Ibiza

Yesterday the second helping of the Ibiza 123 Festival kicked off with a little help from Rocket man Elton John - yes Sir Elton John! Bagging one of the world's biggest stars was a commendable achievement even for Pino and gang. After being introduced to the crowd by island regular Pete Tong, Sir Elton John stunned the crowd with his friendly nature and beautiful voice - his pretty dazzling jacket with 'Fantastic' embellished in jewels across the back went down a treat too.

An adoring anticipation was in the air as 9pm approached - Sir Elton's set time, and arriving in style as the red hot sun lay to rest in the picturesque horizon the globally renowned and much loved star strolled onto stage waving his little arms in the air and grinning from ear to ear. A previous Ibiza Virgin, Elton John greeted the crowd and appeared more than happy to be performing on the White Isle for the first time. Taking his pew at a pretty sexy Yamaha Motif XF8 the glammed up chap opened with 'Your song' and was immediately joined by his backing choir - the festival goers of course. Truly knowing how to work a crowd he performed his older, classic material plus a few newer tracks but the ultimate pleasers were hits like 'Rocket man' and 'Tiny Dancer.'

Later joined by Australian band, Pnau - who he has been working on a new Roctronic material with since joining forces in preparation for Ibiza 123, the collaborating acts opened with track 'Sad' which brought a more up-tempo sound to the festival and the world's of rock, hip electro and band culture fused together nicely. A personal favourite for me was their track 'Good Mornign To The Night' as it managed to emphasise the talents of both acts, creating a lovely union of sounds. The rather mystic group, Pnau were dressed in Asian inspired clothing and bounced about the stage with excitement whilst Elton John continued to tap away at the piano with his magic hands. Possibly a little over shone by the legend, Pnau went onto perform their own material which made way for Fatboy Slim's penultimate set.

- Ibiza Spotlight


Elton Solo

Your Song
Levon (up-tempo version)
Song for Guy/Tiny Dancer
Philadelphia Freedom
Rocket Man

Elton with Pnau

Good Morning to the Night
Telegraph to the Afterlife
Are you Ready for Love (up-tempo version backed by Pnau band)

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