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Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union

Sir Elton John was not yet a star—or a knight—when he played a week-long stint in 1970 at the Troubadour club in West Hollywood. Sitting in the audience one night, with his long silver hair and glasses, was Leon Russell, an American singer-pianist whose star was already rising, having written major hits for Joe Cocker and The Carpenters. John later met Russell and they toured together, a great thrill for the English musician, who regarded his American counterpart as a musical idol. As fate would have it, the Rocket Man’s career soared, while Russell’s crash landed. Now Elton is injecting some jet fuel into his hero’s career, by collaborating with him on The Union. John hopes the recording, w...
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Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

It’s a marriage made in heaven: the architect of the Beach Boys’ classic surf-sound and the renowned songwriting team of the Great American Songbook. Brian takes George and Ira standards like “Rhapsody in Blue” and “I Got Plenty of Nothin’” and recasts them with his trademark California harmonies. The transformations are stunning: “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” has unmistakable traces of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” while “S’Wonderful,” with Brian in fine voice, is all sunny bossa nova. S’wonderful, indeed.
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