Elton John has teamed up with a few of his classic-rock peers and modern-day pop and hip-hop stars for a star-studded new album called The Lockdown Sessions.
Over the last year and a half, he has recorded 16 songs, 10 of them unreleased.
He started the project during his down time after his Farewell tour was postponed due to the pandemic.
During that time he collaborated with Stevie Nicks,Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Miley Cyrus,Dua Lipa and others. There’s even a song on the album where he sang with a recording of the late Glen Campbell called, "I’m Not Gonna Miss You."
He said that some of the sessions were recorded via zoom and others were recorded under very stringent safety regulations where he would be separated with the other artist by glass.
He said, “The tracks I worked on were really interesting and diverse, stuff that was completely different to anything I’m known for, stuff that took me out of my comfort zone into completely new territory."
Explaining how different this was, he said it was “weirdly familiar” because at the start of his career in the late 60’s he was a studio musician. He said, “Working with different artists during lockdown reminded me of that. I’d come full circle: I was a session musician again. And it was still a blast."
The Lockdown Sessions will come out on Oct. 22 on CD, cassette, and on vinyl as a double-LP. This looks really interesting!!!
- Elton John, 'The Lockdown Sessions' Track Listing
- 1. Elton John & Dua Lipa – "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)"
- 2. Elton John, Young Thug & Nicki Minaj – "Always Love You"
- 3. Surfaces feat. Elton John – "Learn To Fly"
- 4. Elton John & Charlie Puth – "After All"
- 5. Rina Sawayama & Elton John – "Chosen Family"
- 6. Gorillaz feat. Elton John & 6LACK – "The Pink Phantom"
- 7. Elton John & Years & Years – "It's a sin (global reach mix)"
- 8. Miley Cyrus feat. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – "Nothing Else Matters"
- 9. Elton John & SG Lewis – "Orbit"
- 10. Elton John & Brandi Carlile – "Simple Things"
- 11. Jimmie Allen & Elton John – "Beauty In The Bones"
- 12. Lil Nas X feat. Elton John – "One Of Me"
- 13. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – "E-Ticket"
- 14. Elton John & Stevie Wonder – "Finish Line"
- 15. Elton John & Stevie Nicks – "Stolen Car"
- 16. Glen Campbell & Elton John – "I’m Not Gonna Miss You"