The Union There's an appealing logic in pairing these piano men for a duets album after decades of mutual admiration. On The Union , Leon Russell's raspy… The Union There's an appealing logic in pairing these piano men for a duets album after decades of mutual admiration. On The Union , Leon Russell's raspy… 2010-10-19 Elton John and Leon Russell Rock
Music Review

The Union (2010)

Elton John and Leon Russell | A DREAM COME TRUE Elton John and Leon Russell
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A DREAM COME TRUE Elton John and Leon Russell
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 19, 2010; Lead Performance: Elton John and Leon Russell; Genre: Rock

There's an appealing logic in pairing these piano men for a duets album after decades of mutual admiration. On The Union, Leon Russell's raspy wail makes an apt foil for Sir Elton's still-luxuriant croon, and the duo settles cozily into producer T Bone Burnett's arrangements. Both artists have done more durable work in the past, but who can begrudge two old pals having so much fun? B

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Originally posted Oct 13, 2010 Published in issue #1125-1126 Oct 22, 2010 Order article reprints