Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Apple music Festival Setlist

Sir Elton John made sure to give London a show for the ages at the 2016 Apple Music Festival.

“It’s going to be a night of surprises,” the 69-year-old announced last night to the crowd at Camden’s Roundhouse. The legendary rocking pianist performed re-workings of his greatest hits, combined with guest spots of up-and-coming singers.

“Tonight we decided I wanted to do a show that Incorporates some of the artists I’ve found through Apple Music Radio,” John said. “They don’t get played on mainstream radio because mainstream radio mostly plays all crap.”

John made sure to feature emerging talent like Rosie Lowe, Gallant and Parker Millsap – and performed hits like “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”, “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” and “Tiny Dancer”.


The Bitch Is Back
Philadelphia Freedom
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
Woman (Rosie Lowe cover) (with Rosie Lowe)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (with Rosie Lowe)
Looking Up
A Good Heart
Weight In Gold (Gallant cover) (with Gallant)
Bennie and the Jets (with Gallant)
Your Song
The Very Last Day (Parker Millsap cover) (with Parker Millsap)
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (with Parker Millsap)
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Tilted (Christine and the Queens cover) (with Christine and the Queens)
Tiny Dancer (with Christine and the Queens)
All the Girls Love Alice
Crocodile Rock
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (with Rosie Lowe, Gallant, Parker Millsap & Christine and the Queens)

Elton John recruited Christine and the Queens to perform signature ballad "Tiny Dancer" during his Sunday night set at London's Apple Music Festival. The emerging French singer-songwriter added harmony vocals during the performance, and a professionally filmed clip is available to stream via Apple Music. Christine and the Queens also joined John to perform her Top 20 UK hit "Tilted."

"I've been playing Christine and the Queens since last September, and [they've] finally broken England," John told Beats 1 prior to the festival. "I saw her at the Roundhouse in the Spring, and she was amazing ... Once you see her live on stage, you're mesmerized."
A crop of other new artists performed pairs of songs with the rock icon: Gallant hit the stage for "Weight in Gold" and "Bennie and the Jets"; Rosie Lowe assisted with "Woman" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"; and Parker Millsap contributed on "The Very Last Day" and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."

Elsewhere in his Beats 1 interview, John said Leonard Cohen was the funniest person he's ever worked with. "We were doing a Ray Charles song called 'Born To Lose,' and I was sitting like I am with you, opposite him, or standing opposite him, and he sang the first line and he went, 'booooorrrnnn to lose,' and it was like a ship leaving a harbour," he said. "I just burst out laughing, 'God, that's the lowest note I’ve ever heard,' and it was just so wonderful."

- Rolling Stone

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