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All about the tunes for John

Great songbook the focus as legendary rocker brings party to town

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/music/all-about-the-tunes-for-john-121460379.html


Music legend Sir Elton John returned to Winnipeg's MTS Centre Saturday night, delivering hit after hit to a crowd of 13,000.
Music legend Sir Elton John returned to Winnipeg's MTS Centre Saturday night, delivering hit after hit to a crowd of 13,000.
Saturday night's still all right for Elton John.
The British musical legend isn't fighting anymore, though: These days he's spending his Saturday nights delivering hit after hit to devoted fans around the world.
Last night, Sir Elton was at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg as part of his aptly named Greatest Hits Live tour thrilling a sold-out crowd of 13,000 to more than four decades of iconic material during a non-stop 24-song career-spanning show that ran 165 minutes without an intermission.
John -- wearing a black suit adorned by flowers and a sparkling cross, a red shirt and red sunglasses -- took the stage to a standing ovation, sat down behind his black grand piano and immediately launched into regular show-opener Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, the 11-minute epic that opens his 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
He stepped out from behind the piano to urge the crowd to stand up before he and his five-piece band truly got the party started with the rollicking classic Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting as animated graphics of skulls flew by on a giant video screen behind the stage.
The 64-year-old left his piano bench often throughout the night to acknowledge audience members on both sides of the stage and in the front rows. He even signed some autographs when he came out for the encore.
John made a name for himself as a flamboyant star but other than a mood-appropriate light show, the video screen and two other screens that showed close-ups of John, his fingers on the piano and his bandmates, there was nothing overtly flashy or over-the-top about the stage show. With so many hits in his catalogue he doesn't need to razzle-dazzle people with anything other than the songs, which haven't lost any of their emotional impact.
"It's great to be back. We're going to continue, this is a song from one of my favourite old albums called Madman Across the Water," he said before launching into a spirited version of Levon with the help of four female backup vocalists that had the crowd singing and swaying.
Most of the songs got standing ovations and just watching the crowd reactions to the material was almost as enjoyable, at times, as the action on stage. Who knew John's music could make people contort their bodies so many different ways?
The first third of the show was filled with some of his best-known material: the joyous Philadelphia Freedom; the melancholy soft-rockers Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Daniel; an extended version of Rocket Man -- which received two standing ovations when the crowd thought it was over -- and the bittersweet I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues all made it into the strong first half of the set.
John was last here for two shows at the same venue in 2008, and much of the set was similar, but this time he delved into some songs off his new album, Union, a collaboration with Leon Russell that John said he was very proud of while apologizing for playing them.
"You've been listening to songs you know, now comes the hard part -- the new ones," he said. "I know it's hard... but if I don't play them I'm going to go nuts."
The crowd had nothing to worry about since the songs fit perfectly into the John canon. Hey Ahab and Monkey Suit were blasts of old-school rock in the vein of Club at the End of the Street; while Best Part of the Day and Gone to Shiloh were ballads that sounded like they could have been written at any part of John's career.
The final slow number -- When Love is Dying -- might have been a bit too much, but just when the show felt like it was losing some momentum he switched gears and offered up Sad Songs (Say So Much) given a bit of a soulful makeover thanks to the backup vocalists.
After a lengthy piano solo at the two-hour mark to mark the intro to a reworked version of Take Me to the Pilot -- this guy has a serious amount of stamina -- and three tear-jerkers in a row: Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word, the Marilyn Monroe tribute Candle in the Wind and the anthem, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me.
The crowd helped out with vocals on Bennie and the Jets and Crocodile Rock, which featured John stepping to the front of the stage to lead the crowd like a maestro.
There were numerous songs he could have ended the evening off with, but for the encore he chose just one, Your Song, leaving the crowd wanting more, even after nearly three hours.
This will probably be John's last visit to town in the foreseeable future. In September he begins a three-year-residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas performing a new show, The Million Dollar Piano.
rob.williams@freepress.mb.ca

ConcertReview
Elton John
May 7, 2011
MTS Centre
Attendance: 13,000
HHHH (FOUR) out of HHHHH




http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/J/John_Elton/ConcertReviews/2011/05/08/18118766.html

MTS Centre, Winnipeg - May 7, 2011
Elton better than all right
By Darryl Sterdan, QMI Agency

Concert Review: Elton John
MTS Centre, Winnipeg - May 7, 2011
Elton better than all right
By Darryl Sterdan, QMI Agency




Elton crocodile-rocked it for the relaxed-fit jeans set.

Elton John is a liar. Thankfully.
The piano-rocker’s latest tour — which stopped at a sold-out MTS Centre on Saturday night — was billed as All Hits, All Night. But it wasn’t. It was much more than that. And much better. 
Oh sure, there were hits aplenty during the epic 160-minute show. Everything from his 1970 breakthrough Your Song to eternal radio staples like Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Candle in the Wind, Bennie and the Jets, The Bitch is Back, Crocodile Rock and more (see the set list for the whole lineup). But that was no surprise; at this point in his career, John has more hits than he could possibly play in one sitting. And clearly, he was more than content to deliver them for the zillionth time to an arena full of relaxed-fit jeans and corrective lenses (of which I have both, so zip it).
But just as clearly, the 64-year-old singer-pianist was not content simply to go on autopilot and churn out note-for-note oldies like some musical Xerox. So the flamboyant rocker — sporting red-lensed shades and decked out in a Nudie-meets-goth-meets-Mariachi black coat decorated with a glittery skull, cross and red, white and pink flowers — led his five-man band (featuring veteran drummer Nigel Olsson and guitarist Davey Johnstone, along with a bassist, keyboardist and percussionist) and his four female vocalists (including Rose Stone of Sly & the Family Stone) through a set that sprinkled new material and arrangements in with the familiar favourites.
John’s creative intentions were clear almost from the beginning. After opening with the one-two punch of Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (whose lengthy instrumental beginning not only built some tension, but allowed stragglers to get to their seats) and a raucous Saturday Night's Alright, John switched into the earthy Levon, stretching it out with an extended gospel segment at the end. The title cut from Madman Across the Water — which wasn’t even a single, never mind a hit — also boasted an expanded arrangement. Both it and the opening to Take Me to the Pilot served as showcases for John’s impressive and often underappreciated playing, which seamlessly melded elements of classical, jazz, blues and honky-tonk (he might have the best right hand in rock, as documented on the video screens by his piano-mounted camera). But the real eye-opener was Rocket Man, which has evolved into a massive multi-stage piece that brought the Winnipeg crowd to its feet more than once. (Of course, that was chiefly because the song just kept going on and on — seriously, it lasted longer than it takes light from the Sun to reach the Earth. But still, pretty majestic.) 
Along with the major overhauls and updates, there were plenty of smaller touches sprinkled throughout the set — a differently phrased lyric here, a slightly tweaked melody there, a gently tinkered arrangement now and then. (Some changes were obviously of necessity; John can’t slip into falsetto as easily as he did back in the day, though his voice has a deeper power and resonance than it used to.) Nothing was too drastic; it was all just enough to keep the songs sounding fresh instead of slavish. 


Speaking of fresh, John tossed in a handful of tunes from his most recent album, last year’s superior Leon Russell collaboration The Union. “Now comes the hard part — the new songs,” he admitted. “I know it’s difficult to listen to these, but if I don’t play them, I’ll go nuts.” He needn’t have apologized; rockers like Hey Ahab and Monkey Suit went over surprisingly well with the crowd, earning him more standing ovations (honestly, if the audience had been a couple of decades younger, they probably would have just stayed on their feet for the whole concert, but what the hey, it made them seem appreciative). It’s just too bad Russell wasn’t there to share the moment. 
Ultimately, of course, the night was about entertaining the fans, and Elton didn’t fall short. While he’s not quite as spry as when I first saw him in 1976, he was still fairly active, leaping to his feet to coax applause out of the audience, standing up to bang away on his grand piano now and then, and and even climbing onto the instrument and carefully jumping down a couple of times. He also made a point of connecting with the Winnipeg audience, dedicating Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me to family and friends of his locally born chiropractor (and former rock drummer) Trev Henuset. Later he thanked fans for their decades of loyalty, and even spent a few minutes signing autographs near the end of the show. 
Could it have been better? Sure. Despite the changes, the performance felt a little rote now and then — no surprise, given that John and some of his band have played many of these songs literally thousands of times. There might have been one too many new ballads in that Union section. And sure, a little more zip or a slightly bigger show — the requisite video screens and cornucopia of swirling, twirling lights were the extent of the production — wouldn’t have hurt.  
But so what if it was just probably another night for Elton? Nothing wrong with that. His average show still tops the best a lot of artists can do. Ultimately, the fans got their money’s worth. In fact, they got more than they bargained for.
To say anything else would make me a liar. 
Set List: 
Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding 
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting 
Levon 
Madman Across the Water 
Tiny Dancer 
Philadelphia Freedom 
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 
Daniel 
Rocket Man 
I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues 
Hey Ahab 
The Best Part of the Day 
Gone to Shiloh 
Monkey Suit 
When Love is Dying 
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Take Me to the Pilot 
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 
Candle in the Wind 
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me 
Bennie and the Jets 
The Bitch is Back 
Crocodile Rock 
Encore:
Your Song






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"Em nível de ser humano, enquanto pessoa, eu sou muito gente". Roqueiro "dinossáurico" aprecio o bom e velho blues e o hard-rock dos anos 70. Estou morando em Maceió, capital do estado de Alagoas. CONTATO: edurmenezes@msn.com


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Elton Join Returns to Australia This Summer, Tickets On Sale 5/24

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Chugg Entertainment is proud to present the much-lauded return of the one and only Elton John to Australia this summer.

On this, his 15th tour of Australia, Elton John & His Band will begin the national run of dates on Wednesday 30th November at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre before heading south to the iconic Hunter Valley for a performance under the stars at Hope Estate on Saturday 3rd December - in this his only appearance in NSW on the tour. The show then rolls south to Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 6th December, then onwards to Adelaide for A Night At Coopers Amphitheatre at the Coopers Brewery on Friday 9th December before closing the tour in Perth at Burswood Dome on Sunday 11th December.

To draw comparisons to Sir Elton John is impossible; artist, altruistic philanthropist, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and BRIT winner, his many accolades have made him an inimitable force in a career spanning five decades, with his versatility and effortless talent showing no sign of slowing down.

Acclaimed as one of the world's greatest living pop icons, Elton's audience has seen him traverse a career that began in the 1960s when he was a shy singer/songwriter and saw him grow into one of the most successful musicians of all time. His crossovers from classic balladry, soul and disco to country, gospel and rock have often confounded but never disappointed his legion of worldwide fans. As one of the greatest showmen of all time, his spectacular stage shows continue to leave the competition standing still in his wake.

As a humanitarian, Elton is a force for good whose public and private generosity support a staggering number of causes around the world, including establishing the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, and in 1997 raising over $40 million for charity through sales of ‘Candle In The Wind 1997,' the single released following the death of his friend Diana, Princess of Wales.

Having sold over 250 million albums worldwide - in 1975, one in every fifty albums sold was an Elton John record - and boasting a career that has kept him and his song writing partner, Bernie Taupin, at the top of the charts for nearly 40 years, his lifework has amalgamated into more than that of just a recording artist. Through a partnership with lyricist Tim Rice came the music for both the feature film and Broadway stage production of ‘The Lion King.'

Elton also wrote the music for the stage production of ‘Billy Elliot: The Musical' and more recently for the box office smash, ‘Gnomeo & Juliet.' In 2010, Elton forged a collaboration with long-time musical hero, Leon Russell on the TBone Burnett produced album, The Union, of which he said of Russell, "When I started he was my idol, mentor and everything I wanted to be as a songwriter."

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the world's greatest pop musicians in spectacular form when ROCKET MAN returns to Australia this November/December.

Elton John fans with Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cards can gain access to presale tickets through Visa Entertainment.

Advance Elton John tour tickets across all seating categories will be available from 10.00am (local time), Monday 16 May 2011 until 5.00pm (local time), Wednesday 18 May 2011 or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.

TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ON SALE TUESDAY 24TH MAY, 9AM

ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND : TOUR DETAILS

Wednesday 30th November Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
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Saturday 3rd December Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
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Tuesday 6th December Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Friday 9th December A Night At Coopers Amphitheatre
Coopers Brewery, Adelaide
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Sunday 11th December Burswood Dome, Perth
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Matthew Morrison made eclectic album

08 May 2011 - 12:00
By bangshowbiz.com

Matthew Morrison says his self-titled debut album reflects his ''eclectic'' music tastes.

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(BANG) -
Matthew Morrison has promised his new album will be "eclectic".
The 32-year-old singer-and-actor - best known for playing teacher Will Schuester in 'Glee' - is preparing for the release of his self-titled debut LP and says the tracks reflect his eclectic music taste.
He said: "The album is awesome! My musical taste is eclectic so it has stuff you could hear in a club alongside some very dark songs, plus there's some poppy fun songs."
The record features collaborations with a number of stars, including Sting, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sir Elton John, which Matthew admits was an "incredible" way to launch his music career.
He added: "There's one with Gwyneth Paltrow and one with Elton John. I mean, for my debut album, singing a duet with Elton John is pretty incredible."
The 'Summer Rain' singer developed an interest in musical theatre when he was at school, and though he admits he was mocked by some of his classmates over his hobby, he felt he "got away unscathed" because of his other interests.
He told Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: "There was an element of teasing but I got away unscathed. I was very athletic too, so I hung out with the football team and dated the homecoming queen."

Elton John Returns Nest Summer

http://www.heyheymymy.com.au/2011/05/08/elton-john-returns-nest-summer/

May 8, 2011 by Andrew Watt  
Filed under International Tours
Elton John is returning to Australia this summer in what will be his 15th tour of these parts.
As always the big question will be what songs he’ll include in the setlist – for me if he promised to do a set that consisting of tracks from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Caribou, Madman Across The Water , Honky Chateau, Tumbleweed Connection and his 1971 Live album, then I’d be in the front row. I guess that’s too much to ask although he did revisit that era recently when he combined with Leon Russell to record The Union of which he said of Russell, “When I started he was my idol, mentor and everything I wanted to be as a songwriter.”
Elton John & His Band will begin the national run of dates on Wednesday 30 November at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre before heading south to the iconic Hunter Valley for a performance under the stars at Hope Estate on Saturday 3 December – in this his only appearance in NSW on the tour. The show then rolls south to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 6 December, then onwards to Adelaide for A Night At Coopers Amphitheatre at the Coopers Brewery on Friday 9 December before closing the tour in Perth at Burswood Dome on Sunday 11 December.
Regardless of the song list he decides to play, there’s no doubt that Elton John is a remarkable individual. As the press release says,  “artist, altruistic philanthropist, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and BRIT winner, his many accolades have made him an inimitable force in a career spanning five decades, with his versatility and effortless talent showing no sign of slowing down”.
Elton bought flamboyance into pop music and made the piano cool, long before that James Blake fella was even born! He soundtracked many historical events and became a celebrated composer for stage and film. And he has done more for AIDS support than any other music identity, including establishing the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, and in 1997 raising over $40 million for charity through sales of ‘Candle In The Wind 1997,’ the single released following the death of his friend Diana, Princess of Wales.
Advance Elton John tour tickets across all seating categories will be available from 10.00am (local time), Monday 16 May 2011 until 5.00pm (local time), Wednesday 18 May 2011 (or until tickets sell out) at the Visa website.
TOUR DATES:
Wed 30 Nov – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sat 3 Dec – Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Tue 6 Dec – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Fri 9 Dec – A Night At Coopers Amphitheatre, Coopers Brewery, Adelaide
Sun 11 Dec – Burswood Dome, Perth

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