Elton John’s The Diving Board Details and Release Date

Elton John's The Diving BoardElton John is set to release his first new solo album in seven years on September 24, 2013. The much-anticipated The Diving Board was produced by T Bone Burnett and includes 12 songs by Elton and Bernie Taupin as well as three piano tracks by Elton.
 
“In many ways, I feel like I’m starting again, making records. Several years ago when beginning to work with T Bone and being in the studio with Leon Russell for The Union, I had to ask myself, ‘What kind of music do I really want to make?’, and I realized that I had to go back to go forward again,” explained Elton John. “I needed to strip away the excesses and get back to the core of what I do as an artist. That’s what The Diving Board represents. I’m incredibly excited about every aspect of this album: The performances, T Bone’s production, Bernie’s lyrics and the songs we’ve created. The Diving Board is the album I’ve been waiting to make for decades.”
 
“I saw Elton at the Troubadour in 1970, in a legendary week of shows. Those shows never left me,” says Burnett. “A three piece band – piano, bass, and drums, like one enormous instrument – just killing it. So we started from there. I wanted to be able to superimpose this recording over my memory of the sound and the wild intelligence of those shows. From that perspective, forty years down the road, The Diving Board is an album of music by a master at the peak of his artistic powers.”
 

The Diving Board Track List:

01. Oceans Away
02. Oscar Wilde Gets Out
03. A Town Called Jubilee
04. The Ballad of Blind Tom
05. Dream #1
06. My Quicksand
07. Can’t Stay Alone Tonight
08. Voyeur
09. Home Again
10. Take This Dirty Water
11. Dream #2
12. The New Fever Waltz
13. Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight)
14. Dream #3
15. The Diving Board
 
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16. Candlelit Bedroom [Deluxe & Super-Deluxe Versions] 17. Home Again (live from Capitol Studios) [Deluxe & Super-Deluxe Versions] 18. Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight) (live from Capitol Studios) [Deluxe & Super-Deluxe Versions] 19. The New Fever Waltz (live from Capitol Studios) [Deluxe & Super-Deluxe Versions]  
Source: Capitol Records

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