- Released: October 19, 2010
- Label: Decca U.S.
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1084 stars out of 5
-- "[A]n often-brilliant album of Southern-fried grooves and gospel-soul ballads..."
Clash (magazine) - "Piano licks are traded with joyous abandon, and the spirit of intimacy shines through."
Uncut (magazine) - p.984 stars out of 5
-- "This gathering of old-timers with something still to say, if not prove, seems special indeed."
- 1.If It Wasn't for Bad
- 2.Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
- 3.Hey Ahab
- 4.Gone to Shiloh
- 5.Jimmie Rodgers' Dream
- 6.There's No Tomorrow
- 7.Monkey Suit
- 8.The Best Part of the Day
- 9.A Dream Come True
- 10.When Love Is Dying
- 11.I Should Have Sent Roses
- 12.Hearts Have Turned to Stone
- 13.Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
- 14.In the Hands of Angels
Audio Mixer: Mike Piersante.
Recording information: Quad Studios, Nashville, TN; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA.
Editor: Jason Wormer.
Photographers: Joseph Guay; Frank Ockenfels; Annie Leibovitz; Steve Todoroff.
Elton John pays tribute to his longtime "idol" Leon Russell by recording a full album with the maverick singer/songwriter. Assisted by producer T-Bone Burnett, the duo recorded a set of new original songs-co-authored by John's longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin -- live in the studio, creating an authentically soulful blend of blues, R&B, country, gospel and rock & roll.