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Elton John and Leon Russell – The Union – Double 180 Gram Vinyl Records

 

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Elton John and Leon Russell – The Union – Double 180 Gram Vinyl Records

The Union is a collaborative album by Elton John and Leon Russell, released in 2010.

The Union marks a collaboration between two legendary musicians, Elton John and Leon Russell. The album was produced by T Bone Burnett and aimed to bring attention to Leon Russell’s influential but somewhat overlooked career.

Elton John and Leon Russell had a history together. Elton had long admired Russell and considered him a major influence. The album title, The Union, signifies the coming together of these two musical forces.

The album draws from a variety of musical styles, including rock, country, and gospel. Both Elton John and Leon Russell contributed to the songwriting, and their distinct musical backgrounds are evident throughout the record. Several guest musicians and vocalists contributed to the album, including Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Booker T. Jones, and Robert Randolph. The collaboration with these artists added depth and diversity to the musical landscape of the album.

The Union received positive reviews from critics, praising the chemistry between Elton John and Leon Russell, as well as the overall quality of the songwriting and performances. The album was also nominated for a Grammy Award. Some notable tracks from the album include “If It Wasn’t for Bad,” “Hey Ahab,” and “Gone to Shiloh.”

The Union is significant not only for its musical collaboration but also for shining a spotlight on the enduring talent of Leon Russell. The album is a testament to the mutual respect and admiration between two iconic musicians who joined forces to create a memorable and well-received record.

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Track Listing
If It Wasn’t For Bad
Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
Hey Ahab
Gone To Shiloh
Hearts Have Turned To Stone
Jimmie Rodgers’ Dream
There’s No Tomorrow
Monkey Suit
The Best Part Of The Day
Dream Come True
I Should Have Sent Roses
When Love Is Dying
My Kind Of Hell
Mandalay Again
Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
In The Hands Of Angels

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