Elton Johns The Diving Board, is his first studio album in seven years Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as three piano interludes composed by the artist.
The Diving Board returns Elton John to the piano, bass and drums lineup that marked the artists introduction to worldwide audiences more than 40 years ago. As Elton explains, In many ways, I feel like I m starting again, making records. Several years ago when beginning to work with T Bone and being in the studio with Leon Russell for The Union, I had to ask myself, What kind of music do I really want to make? , and I realized that I had to go back to go forward again. I needed to strip away the excesses and get back to the core of what I do as an artist. That s what The Diving Board represents. The Diving Board is the album Ive been waiting to make for decades. According to producer T Bone Burnett, The Diving Board is an album of music by a master at the peak of his artistic powers.
Super Deluxe, Specially designed embossed box
Deluxe CD (19 tracks)
180 Gram Vinyl
DVD of Elton s Performance at Capitol Records Studios & interview footage with Elton
Case bound photo book
exclusive art print by photographer Tim Barber
DVD Elton John The Diving Board, Live From Capitol Recording Studios
1. T Bone Burnett introduction, 2. The New Fever Waltz (live from Capitol Studios), 3. Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight) (live from Capitol Studios), 4. Home Again (live from Capitol Studios), 5. Behind The Diving Board with Elton (Interview from Capitol Studio Performance), 6. End credits
Release date: September 24, 2013
1. Oceans Away
2. Oscar Wilde Gets Out
3. A Town Called Jubliee
4. The Ballad of Blind Tom
5. Dream # 1
6. My Quicksand
7. Cant Stay Alone Tonight
9. Home Again
10. Take This Dirty Water
11. Dream # 2
12. The New Fever Waltz
13. Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight)
14. Dream # 3
15. The Diving Board
16. Candlelit Bedroom
17. Home Again (live from Capitol Studios)
18. Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight) (live from Capitol Studios)
19. The New Fever Waltz (live from Capitol Studios)
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