ELTON JOHN HATFIELD HOUSE LIVE REVIEW


Hatfield House

EJ and his magnificent band performed some of his well known hits (your song, rocket man to name a few). Along with some new material from his collaborative album The Union, with Leon Russell due out later in the year. The new song Hey Ahab gave fans something to talk about with its high octane and real rock feel, with sublime backing vocals from Lisa Stone gave it a feel to Pink Floyd's Dark side of the moon. His performance of Sorry always seems to be the hardest word was truly excellent and highly emotive, to the delight and appreciation of the audience, further enhanced by a duo of Croatian cellists (2cellos) who Elton discovered on You Tube!

The whole band were absolutely amazing too, really tight. He still has his original excellent guitar player (Davey Johnstone)and drummer (Nigel Olsson), and the guys are still rockin! Elton himself still has an amazing voice but slightly lower these days which was apparent with Sacrifice giving his singing an even more raunchy sound. Loved it! Elton has lost none of his magic since I first saw him up close and personal at Watford's Top Rank in the seventies, and still every bit as brilliant. Long may he rock!


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