Friday, July 22, 2005

Long John Baldry 1941 - 2005

Long John Baldry dies in Vancouver

Thursday, July 21, 2005

More on the Catherine Britt/Elton John duet...


CATHERINE BRITT and ELTON JOHN/Where We Both Say Goodbye (RCA)

Review by Kelly Daniel
Yes folks, that is Elton John of "The Bitch Is Back" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" fame. And may I say…wow! This is one killer Country duet. Dolly and Porter or Tammy and George could have easily cut this 40 years ago. But in no way is it stale or outdated. Catherine and Elton tear it up! Too bad CMT has already recorded their "100 Greatest Country Duets" show, because this one surely would have made the list. If you are nervous that your listeners won't take to a Country song featuring Elton John, then don't tell them who it is until after you play it. But please let this one be heard! Elton is a big believer in this Australian songbird and I think we should be too. On your desk now and waiting to be played!
Click here to listen to the entire song. Very impressive! At least RCA Records knows to release a country song in the US to country radio.


I love it when these kinds of articles come out when it is clear that the writer is short on the facts.

Candle In The Wind (Lady Di version) -- Elton John covering Elton John

No one can blame Elton John for taking his wonderfully poignant ode to Marilyn Monroe and regurgitating it with different lyrics for his friend Lady Di. However, we can all blame Bernie Taupin for taking part in this venture. Surely, he should have known better. When John Lennon died, the pair came up with Empty Garden. Had the well run that dry that needed to infringe on their own copyrights? Where the original has poetry, the Lady Di version sounds like a plagiarized assignment for 10th grade English class

"Electricity" #1 on UK Download Chart

To no one's surprise, "Electricity" is the #1 song on the UK Download Chart. "Ghetto Gospel" is also #3 on the same chart.

"My Fathers Gun" in trailer for new Crowe film.

Click here to view the 7+ minute trailer for Cameron Crowe's new movie "Elizabethtown" starring Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon and Kirsten Dunst. The entire song is used in this trailer so sit back and enjoy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Peachtree Road - reissued in several formats

Peachtree Road has been reissued in the UK in several different limited edition formats and with 3 additional tracks from the musical Billy Elliot.

The standard CD with the extra tracks being, "Electricity" "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher" and "The Letter".

A Deluxe Collectors’ CD including an exclusive 40-minute DVD, in NTSC and PAL, featuring Elton performing nine of the Peachtree Road songs live at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in November 2004, and a full-colour booklet with full lyrics and new notes by Bernie Taupin. The tracklisting for the DVD is;

Track Listing:
1. The Weight Of The World
2. Porch Swing in Tupelo
3. Answer In The Sky
4. Turn The Lights Out When You Leave
5. My Elusive Drug
6. They Call Her The Cat
7. Freaks In Love
8. All That Im Allowed
9. I Cant Keep This From You

And finally for the audiophiles a high quality black vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve, just like the old days.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Elton duet with Catherine Britt due soon

A duet Elton recorded with up & coming country star Catherine Britt titled "Where We Both Say Goodbye" is due to be released in the US this week.

Elton debuts at #4 with Electricity

Elton debuts at #4 with the single "Electricty" from the musical Billy Elliot. Some controversy surrounds the singles first week sales since a large number of the sales were from free downloads awarded to people who entered a competition via a text message. Everyone who entered via text message was charged £1.50 and was assigned a pin number to download the song.