Written by Stephanie Myers
Throughout her career, icon Kate Bush has left a number of detailed soundscapes in her wake; something akin to miniature, exquisitely crafted snowglobes of emotion, if you will. Fittingly, then, Bush’s new album 50 Words for Snow finds the chanteuse singing hymns to not only the season, but to her entire career.
Calling these songs hymns isn’t a misnomer. Indeed, you might think you’re listening to a modish version of the Gregorian chanting monks in the track Lake Tahoe. Meanwhile, Snowed In At Wheeler Street offers a lingering duet featuring a haunting Elton John vocal; Bush’s music and living legacy as an artist has the respect of her peers and her contemporaries in spades here, and it shows. Moreover, with this album, it’s clear that she’s adept at creating slow, gorgeous song-stories that take their time to unfold. They are, in essence, pieces that revel in themselves without bothering to revel in the past.
Not that she’s an artist that needs to revisit the past to capture long-ago glory, mind you. Bush’s voice, after all these years, is astonishingly preserved — listening to her precision on this record is often the aural equivalent of cutting glass with a diamond. There is virtually no difference in her vocals between now and 1978′s The Kick Inside, released when she was a mere 19 years old.
50 Words for Snow offers Bush at her prime; beyond a collection of songs just for completist fans, it’s an album that’s more than likely to nab her a new generation of devotees.
How much do you love Elton John?
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.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s greatest pop musicians inspectacular form when ROCKET MAN returns to Australia this November/December.
Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketek.com.au but you have a chance to WIN tickets with MAX we have the following amazing prize to giveaway!!!
FRONT ROW tickets to Elton John’s final show in Melbourne on Tuesday 6 December plus return economy flights from your nearest capital city to Melbourne and accommodation all included. The Minor Prizes will be a double pass to the folling Elton John shows!
Wednesday 30th November – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday 3rd December – Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Tuesday 6th December – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Friday 9th December – A Night At Coopers Amphitheatre Coopers Brewery, Adelaide
Sunday 11th December – Burswood Dome, Perth
To ENTER tell us in 25 words or less what’s your favourite Elton John song and why?
Competition closes Sunday 20 November at 11:59pm AEST
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Elton John ? Legendary Covers (1971)
01 ? Yellow River
02 ? Spirit In The Sky
03 ? Natural Sinner
04 ? In The Summertime
05 ? Up Around The Bend
06 ? Come And Get It
07 ? Signed Sealed Delivered
08 ? Travellin? Band
09 ? I Can?t Tell The Bottom From The Top
10 ? Good Morning Freedom
11 ? She Sold Me Magic
12 ? Snake In The Grass
13 ? Love Of The Common People
14 ? Come and Get It ?missing track
15 ? My Baby Loves Lovin?
16 ? Young Gifted And Black
17 ? Lady D?Arbanville
18 ? Neanderthal Man
19 ? Cotton Fields
20 ? United We Stand
Elton John to take family on heli ride over Moscow
Colorful British pop legend Sir Elton John is taking measures to conquer Moscow’s notorious traffic jams ahead of a concert in the Russian capital. The singer will beat the queues and get a bird’s eye view of the city from a helicopter.
Elton John, who is due to perform at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall on Monday November 14, has first-hand experience of Moscow’s traffic misery, being a frequent visitor to the city. The star has taken radical evasive action by booking a helicopter for himself and his loved-ones.Happy couple Elton John, 64, and his partner David Furnish, 49, who now have a 10-month-old son to care for, are not about to miss a chance to show the world to their baby. Despite the fact that Zachary will have no memories of his short trip here, the Russian capital will nonetheless figure on his “have-been-to” list.The veteran pop legend will showcase a program of his Greatest Hits at his Moscow concert, with accompaniment from his Elton John band and 2Cellos, a duo from Croatia.The tour, which kicked off in Latvia, has already taken the singer to Riga, Vilnius, St. Petersburg and Kiev.
David Furnish: My Son Will Live In An AIDS-Free World
By On Top Magazine Staff
Published: November 13, 2011
Filmmaker David Furnish has said he believes his son will be part of the generation to live in an AIDS-free world.
Last Christmas day, Furnish and singer Elton John welcomed baby Zachary to their family.
During an interview with gay glossy The Advocate, Furnish, the chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, said he became active in the fight against AIDS after watching many of his friends succumb to the disease in the 80s.
“And I watched them die very solitary, stigmatized deaths,” Furnish said. “This is a disease that has killed 30 million people, and 37 million people on our planet are living with the virus. It's a pandemic. Having been personally affected by it, it feel it's important to get involved as much as possible.”
“I would like to see my son in his lifetime live in a world without AIDS,” he later added. “And whether we discover a vaccine or a cure, if we can address stigma and homophobia, we can stop the disease from being spread to other people. And since we know with the programs we're doing around the world that we can prevent mother-to-child transmission in HIV-positive mothers, we can literally visualize an AIDS-free next generation – and my son is going to be a part of that.”
Elton John - Live At The Blockbuster Pavillion, Charlotte, NC, 14/08/1992 - FLAC
LIVE AT THE BLOCKBUSTER PAVILLION
02.Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
03.I'm Still Standing
04.I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
06.Burn Down The Mission
09.The One (End Splice)
11.I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
12.Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Parts 1 and 2)
13.Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
15.The Last Song
16.Funeral For A Friend
17.Love Lies Bleeding
18.When A Woman Doesn't Love You
21.All The Girls Love Alice
22.Sad Songs (Say So Much)
24.The Show Must Go On (Queen Cover-Tape Flip)
25.Saturday Night Alright (For Fighting)
26.The Bitch Is Back
27.Candle Inthe Wind