Thursday, 28 October 2010
Elton John loves Modern Times (!)
Now 63, the John is particularly proud of his latest album, 'The Union,' which he worked on with a host of music legends, including Leon Russell, T-Bone Burnett and Bernie Taupin, John's longtime lyricist and the man behind 'Rocket Man,' 'Tiny Dancer' and 'Your Song.' He says the record was inspired by Bob Dylan's acclaimed 2006 album 'Modern Times.' "Once I'd heard 'Modern Times' by Bob Dylan it really changed the way I wanted to make records. That was such a beautiful record," John says. "It could have been made in 1950, it could have been made now – it's timeless, just simple, beautiful music played so brilliantly."