A look at the making of Elton John and Leon Russell's collaborative album, "The Union," produced by T-Bone Burnett.

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In 2009, Elton John calls his early-1970s mentor and tour mate, Leon Russell and invites him to make a joint album. Early in 2010, the camera is in the studio as John coaxes a nearly-burned-out Russell, recovering from brain surgery, into composing, playing, and singing. Neil Young, Brian Wilson, and Booker T. Jones come in for a day or two, recording tracks. T Bone Burnett produces. Archival footage shows the young rockers, Crowe interviews his stars, and there's a sound montage of hits on which Russell was a studio musician. By October, 2010, the CD "The Union" is ready for release; there's a concert in Boston. Friendship gets an encore. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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What a show
1 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WOW!!! what a show I was there Saturday night what a treat I have seen Leon many time 1st time for Elton something I will never forget. Thanks for the music guy's!!! The band was unreal true music folks. The sound was fantastic. I cant wait to see the guy's again Years ago I saw Leon he did a version of Pruple Rain that just killed would love to see that or a recording of that tune no one but Leon could blow Prince away. Maybee Elton & Leon could do this tune. Can't wait. Thanks... Leon is a true treasure to the music world his work with so many legendary musicians is unreal he deserves much more than he has received keep up the good work, he tours like a child I don't know how he keeps up with the tour shedule, Leon is truly the man.


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