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- Posted on Mar 6th 2010 3:00PM by Liz Colville
Sir Elton and Taupin are working with songwriter Leon Russell, and together the three have laid down 15 tracks for the album, according to an update on Taupin's website. Veteran producer T-Bone Burnett, recently in the news for his 'Crazy Heart' soundtrack accolades, is overseeing production of the recording sessions, as Taupin previously reported, and the trio is "about to start vocals and overdubs immediately."
The three have "cut fifteen songs ranging from Stones like rockers, Country tinged ballads, Gospel and even a Sinatra like weepy similar to something torn from the grooves of 'In the Wee Small Hours.'"
Taupin adds that the album is "varied in scope and drenched in a rich tapestry of atmospherics. Don't expect to hear the old EJ/BT sound; this is organic recording unlike anything you've heard from our duo before."
ABC News reports that Young and Booker T Jones will be featured on the album. The trio has also recruited guitarist Marc Ribot, bassist Dennis Crouch, and drummers Jim Keltner and Jay Bellerose, with more collaborations to come.
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