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Fluffernutter Friday: Elton at the Movies

March 21st, 2014

Last month, Lady Hespeler and I braved the cold, and hwy. 6, and trundled off to Hamilton to see Elton John. Our last minute cheap seats, with a behind stage view, turned out to be gems, some 16 rows up and staring at the piano player’s face all night - and no, I didn’t shoot. While John’s voice is hardly in 70’s form, he was nothing short of excellent.

Promoting the reissue of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, he opened with side 1 from that masterwork, and spent the next hour and a half or so playing hit after hit.  He had a tight little four piece band with him, including long time members, Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson.

Next Wednesday, Elton brings his Las Vegas show to the big screen, for a Front Row Centre Event, The Million Dollar Piano.

Track listing for The Million Dollar Piano:

  • The Bitch is Back
  • Bennie and the Jets
  • Rocket Man
  • Levon
  • piano excerpt “Planes”
  • piano excerpt “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
  • Tiny Dancer
  • Your Song
  • Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  • Better Off Dead
  • Indian Sunset
  • Blue Eyes
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  • Philadelphia Freedom
  • I’m Still Standing
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
  • Circle of Life

Freedom of Music, meanwhile, returns this Sunday with a review the Deluxe Edition of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.


Brian Gardiner Fluffernutter, Friday, musicians , ,

  1. don morris
    March 21st, 2014 at 13:15 | #1

    Lucky dog! Elton John appeared here in Kelowna a few years back,the tickets sold out in 8 minutes,we were not among the fortunate ones who got the tickets.

    I have no doubt he put on the usual excellent show,one of the greats in the entertainment business today. Glad to hear you and the Mrs. enjoyed it so much.

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