Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union

Double Album 2LP Black Vinyl Records, US Pressing

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The Union is a collaboration studio album by singer-songwriters Elton John and Leon Russell, released in October 2010 via Mercury Records.

This is the 30th studio album by Elton John and the 34th by Leon Russell.

This is the first studio release by John since 1979's Victim of Love without any of his regular band members. It is also his highest charting studio album on the Billboard 200 since 1976's Blue Moves, debuting at No. 3, as well as Russell's highest charting studio album since 1972's Carney.

The Union was No. 3 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010, having garnered a 5 star (out of 5 stars) review by he magazine.

The album features appearances by:

  • Booker T. Jones - playing Hammond B-3
  • Neil Young - contributing vocals on "Gone To Shiloh"
  • Robert Randolph - playing pedal steel 
  • Brian Wilson - contributing vocal harmonies.

This album was dedicated to Guy Babylon, John's keyboard player who died a year before its release.

"If It Wasn't for Bad" was nominated for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and "Hey Ahab" became a staple in John's concert tours.

This double album 2LP record set is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves, pressed in the US via Decca and Mercury Records.

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Tracklisting:

 

A1     

If It Wasn't For Bad                                              

3:42

A2

Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes

3:22

A3

Hey Ahab

5:39

A4

Gone To Shiloh

4:50

B1

Hearts Have Turned To Stone

3:46

B2

Jimmie Rodgers' Dream

3:42

B3

There's No Tomorrow

3:45

B4

Monkey Suit

4:46

C1

The Best Part Of The Day

4:45

C2

Dream Come True

5:06

C3

I Should Have Sent Roses

5:20

C4

When Love Is Dying

4:50

D1

My Kind Of Hell

3:15

D2

Mandalay Again

4:54

D3

Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)

4:57

D4

In The Hands Of Angels

4:43

SKU 602527504759
Record Label Decca Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0014879-01
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 19 October 2010
Original Release Date (Year) 19 October 2010
Barcode # 602527504759
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.080m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.007888000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 2LP 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl with Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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