NEW TRACK, ‘BLUE WONDERFUL’ IS AVAILABLE NOW. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Elton John will release his new album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ on February 5, 2016 via Virgin EMI Records.
The track ‘Blue Wonderful’ is available to download now and you can watch the video, inspired by the photography of Gregory Crewdson, here.
Gregory Crewdson often shoots in suburban landscapes and uses exterior lighting like spotlights to make the ordinary look extraordinary. The idea for the ‘Blue Wonderful’ video was to take a very mundane, suburban setting and make something magical happen within it.
Elton, who collects Gregory Crewdson’s work, said: “If Gregory Crewdson made a video I’d like to think it would look something like this”.
The new album continues Elton’s long-time writing partnership with Bernie Taupin and features ten brand new tracks. ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ was recorded in Los Angeles and co-produced by Elton and T-Bone Burnett.
Elton said: “This is a raucous rock n roll record. I wanted a guitar record, I wanted something joyous, something you can play in arenas. I don’t think I have ever made such an uptempo, energetic album. It just bangs away!”.
The album was written and recorded in just 17 days with core band members convening at the venerable Village studio in LA. “It was very much the same way we made Yellow Brick Road or Honky Chateau in the Seventies”, explains Elton. “I’d go in there and write the song in the morning, the band would come in and learn the chords, we’d run through a couple of times and put it down straight away.”
1. Wonderful Crazy Night
2. In The Name Of You
3. Claw Hammer
4. Blue Wonderful
5. I’ve Got 2 Wings
6. A Good Heart
7. Looking Up
8. Guilty Pleasure
10. The Open Chord
‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ is available in the following formats:
Super Deluxe Boxset: special limited edition luxury box containing 180g heavyweight vinyl, 2 CDs including 4 bonus tracks and a full colour 20 page specially commissioned portrait booklet by Juergen Teller
Deluxe CD: CD mintpack containing 2 bonus tracks, 16 page full colour booklet containing Juergen Teller portrait photos
Standard LP: full colour gloss sleeve with 180g heavyweight vinyl
Standard CD: jewel case with 12 page colour booklet containing Juergen Teller portrait photos