Fluffernutter Friday: Elton at the Movies
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.
Track listing for The Million Dollar Piano:
- The Bitch is Back
- Bennie and the Jets
- Rocket Man
- 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.