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The Union (Deluxe)

Elton John, Leon Russell

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1
If It Wasn't For Bad
Elton John; Leon Russell
3:43
2
Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
Elton John; Leon Russell
3:23
3
Hey Ahab
Elton John; Leon Russell
5:39
4
Gone To Shiloh
Elton John; Leon Russell
4:50
5
Hearts Have Turned To Stone
Elton John; Leon Russell
3:47
6
Jimmie Rodgers' Dream
Elton John; Leon Russell
3:43
7
There's No Tomorrow
Elton John; Leon Russell
3:45
8
Monkey Suit
Elton John; Leon Russell
4:46
9
The Best Part Of The Day
Elton John; Leon Russell
4:45
10
A Dream Come True
Elton John; Leon Russell
5:07
11
I Should Have Sent Roses
Elton John; Leon Russell
5:21
12
When Love Is Dying
Elton John; Leon Russell
4:51
13
My Kind Of Hell
Elton John; Leon Russell
3:16
14
Mandalay Again
Elton John; Leon Russell
4:54
15
Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
Elton John; Leon Russell
4:58
16
In The Hands Of Angels
Elton John; Leon Russell
4:43
Total Playing Time    71:31
Billboard 200 - #3, 2011
Grammy Award nomination - Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, 2010 - If It Wasn't For Bad

"Four Stars ... Elton's gospel-tinged team-up with pop legend Leon Russell is a credit to them both ... a triumph."
- The Guardian

"Stepping out of each other’s way, the best collaborators break their own patterns and surprise themselves. That happens for Elton John and Leon Russell, the stars of this rambling, charming album ... shaggy and full of fun ... (Bernie) Taupin also does some of his best work in years, crafting snappy lines that add up to interesting tales ... it makes sense that everyone wanted to linger. Party talk is rarely this good."
- Los Angeles Times

"Five Stars ... often feels like a conversation: the two trading sober and grateful reflections ... singing in a strong, elastic growl and matching John's piano work with low end rolls and top note sparkle, Russell jars the younger man from his routine sheen, back to the natural fibre and grandeur of 1970's Elton John and Tumbleweed Connection ... John and Russell share the resurrection. Each goes back to what he first did best. Then they do it together ... there is an urgency here too, as if John and Russell know they almost waited too long to bond."
- Rolling Stone

Named the third best album of 2010 by Rolling Stone, The Union earned a Grammy nomination and remains Elton John's biggest US chart success in over 30 years, having debuted on the Billboard 200 at number three. A collaboration with fellow pianist, influence and friend Leon Russell, who contributes a handful of his own songs to the John/Bernie Taupin compositions, the album also features guest appearances from Booker T. Jones on Hammond organ while both Neil Young and Brian Wilson add vocal harmonies. This deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Mercury Records Studio Masters

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