Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Elton John – Duets (1993)

May 1, 2019
Editor In Chief

Duets is the first collaboration album by the English singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 1993.

Duets was released on a single CD, a single cassette and also as a double vinyl LP in the UK, with a slightly different running order. It was initially a Christmas project of John’s, but that soon grew into an album, Elton John’s Christmas Party, of its own. The live version of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” with George Michael, track number 15 on the album, had already become a UK/US No. 1 hit in 1991. Three singles were released from the album in Britain: “True Love” (with Kiki Dee, reached #2), “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (with drag queen RuPaul, reached #7) and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (with Marcella Detroit, reached #24). The album debuted at No. 7 in the UK. This is one of only 3 albums released between 1983 and 2016 without John’s regular guitar player, Davey Johnstone. In the US, it was certified gold and platinum in January 1994 by the RIAA.

1. “Teardrops” (with k.d. lang) 4:55
2. “When I Think About Love (I Think About You)” (with P.M. Dawn) 4:34
3. “The Power” (with Little Richard) 6:25
4. “Shakey Ground” (with Don Henley) 3:52
5. “True Love” (with Kiki Dee) 3:35
6. “If You Were Me” (with Chris Rea) 4:26
7. “A Woman’s Needs” (with Tammy Wynette) 5:19
8. “Old Friend” (with Nik Kershaw) Nik Kershaw 4:17
9. “Go On and On” (with Gladys Knight) 5:50
10. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (with RuPaul)r 5:00
11. “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (with Marcella Detroit) 3:36
12. “I’m Your Puppet” (with Paul Young) 3:36
13. “Love Letters” (with Bonnie Raitt) 4:01
14. “Born to Lose” (with Leonard Cohen) 4:33
15. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (live, with George Michael) 5:48
16. “Duets for One” 4:52
17. “The Show Must Go On” (live, with Queen) 4:25

Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Rob Thomas – Chip Tooth Smile (2019)

April 30, 2019
Editor In Chief

Chip Tooth Smile is the fourth studio album by American singer Rob Thomas, released on April 26, 2019, through Atlantic Records. It is his first album in four years, following 2015’s The Great Unknown, and was preceded by the single “One Less Day (Dying Young)”, which reached the top 20 at adult contemporary radio in the United States. Thomas will tour North America in support of the album from May 2019.

1. “One Less Day (Dying Young)” 3:04
2. “Timeless” 3:56
3. “Can’t Help Me Now” 3:23
4. “Funny” 3:07
5. “I Love It” 3:22
6. “The Man to Hold the Water” 2:40
7. “We Were Beautiful” 2:55
8. “It’s Only Love” 3:29
9. “Early in the Morning” 4:21
10. “The Worst in Me” 3:13
11. “Tomorrow” 3:00
12. “Breathe Out” 3:04

Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: P!nk – Hurts 2B Human (2019)

April 30, 2019
Editor In Chief

Hurts 2B Human is the eighth studio album by American singer Pink. It was released on April 26, 2019, by RCA Records. “Walk Me Home” was released as the lead single on February 20, 2019. The album features guest artists Wrabel, Khalid, Cash Cash as well as Chris Stapleton.

1. “Hustle” 2:55
2. “(Hey Why) Miss You Sometime” 3:23
3. “Walk Me Home” 2:59
4. “My Attic” 3:02
5. “90 Days” (featuring Wrabel) 3:50
6. “Hurts 2B Human” (featuring Khalid) 3:22
7. “Can We Pretend” (featuring Cash Cash) 3:44
8. “Courage” 4:19
9. “Happy” 3:01
10. “We Could Have It All” 4:33
11. “Love Me Anyway” (featuring Chris Stapleton) 3:08
12. “Circle Game” 4:54
13. “The Last Song of Your Life” 3:53

Tuesday 9pm: Feature LP: Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night (2016)

April 30, 2019
Editor In Chief

Wonderful Crazy Night is the thirtieth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John. It was released on February 5, 2016. It is John’s first album since 2006’s The Captain & the Kid to feature the Elton John Band, and was written and recorded in 17 days. John’s long-standing percussionist, Ray Cooper, makes his first appearance on any of John’s albums since Made in England in 1995. This is Kim Bullard’s first appearance on keyboards replacing Guy Babylon, and Matt Bissonette replacing Bob Birch on bass.

1. “Wonderful Crazy Night” 3:13
2. “In the Name of You” 4:33
3. “Claw Hammer” 4:22
4. “Blue Wonderful” 3:37
5. “I’ve Got 2 Wings” 4:35
6. “A Good Heart” 4:50
7. “Looking Up” 4:06
8. “Guilty Pleasure” 3:38
9. “Tambourine” 4:17
10. “The Open Chord” 4:04
11. “Free and Easy” 3:55
12. “England and America” 3:51

Singles Released
“Looking Up” Released: 22 October 2015
“Wonderful Crazy Night” Released: 15 December 2015
“Blue Wonderful” Released: 5 January 2016
“In the Name of You” Released: 29 January 2016
“A Good Heart” Released: 25 May 2016

Friday 10pm: Feature LP: Elton John – The Diving Board (2013)

April 26, 2019
Editor In Chief

The Diving Board is the twenty-ninth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John. It is the second of his studio releases since 1979’s Victim of Love without any of his regular band members. The album was released in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2013, and debuted at No. 3 on the UK album chart, his highest-charting studio album in that country since 2001’s Songs from the West Coast, and at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It is also his highest-charting solo album in the United States since Blue Moves in 1976. However, after just eight weeks the album fell off the charts completely.

The album’s premiere single, “Home Again”, was released on June 24, 2013, the same day the album became available for pre-order. On August 28, 2013, a video for “Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight)” was released on YouTube.

1. “Oceans Away” 3:57
2. “Oscar Wilde Gets Out” 4:35
3. “A Town Called Jubilee” 4:29
4. “The Ballad of Blind Tom” 4:12
5. “Dream #1” (Instrumental interlude) 0:39
6. “My Quicksand” 4:46
7. “Can’t Stay Alone Tonight” 4:48
8. “Voyeur” 4:16
9. “Home Again” 5:01
10. “Take This Dirty Water” 4:24
11. “Dream #2” (Instrumental interlude) 0:43
12. “The New Fever Waltz” 4:38
13. “Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight)” 3:33
14. “Dream #3” (Instrumental interlude) 1:36
15. “The Diving Board” 5:55
16. “Candlelit Bedroom” 4:13
17. “Gauguin Gone Hollywood” 4:18
18. “5th Avenue” 4:22
19. “Home Again” (Live from Capitol Studios) 5:19
20. “Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight)” (Live from Capitol Studios) 4:27
21. “The New Fever Waltz” (Live from Capitol Studios) 4:42

Thursday 11pm: Feature LP: Elton John – Captain and The Kid (2006)

April 25, 2019
Editor In Chief

The Captain & the Kid is the twenty-eighth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released September 18, 2006. It is his second autobiographical album with lyricist Bernie Taupin, picking up where Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) left off. The Captain & the Kid chronicles the events in their lives over the intervening three decades.

The Captain & the Kid reached No. 6 in the UK, a considerable improvement over the performance of John’s preceding Peachtree Road in 2004, which peaked at No. 21. Captain reached No. 18 in the US, before quickly falling off the charts. At concerts in early 2007, John made clear his dissatisfaction with Interscope Records’ promotion of the album, having threatened to terminate his contract with the label.

Interscope Records announced that there would be no physical single released from this album as the emphasis is on presenting the album as a body of work. However, a radio single would be released in “The Bridge”. The album’s booklet has photos of John and Taupin all throughout their career, and in the lyrics section, two songs are included, “Across the River Thames” and “12”, which do not appear on the album. “Across the River Thames” was available as a free download to anyone who played the CD on a computer. This is the first album created by John and Taupin to show them together on the cover. It was also the last studio album to feature Guy Babylon on keyboards; he died in 2009, and was replaced by Kim Bullard. This was also Bob Birch’s last appearance on any of John’s solo studio albums before his own death in August 2012 (Birch last appeared on the Gnomeo and Juliet soundtrack).

“Postcards from Richard Nixon” – 5:15
“Just Like Noah’s Ark” – 5:33
“Wouldn’t Have You Any Other Way (NYC)” – 4:38
“Tinderbox” – 4:25
“And the House Fell Down” – 4:48
“Blues Never Fade Away” – 4:45
“The Bridge” – 3:38
“I Must Have Lost It on the Wind” – 3:53
“Old ’67” – 4:01
“The Captain and the Kid” – 5:03
“Tell Me When the Whistle Blows” (live)
“(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket” (live)
“Better Off Dead” (live)

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Elton John – Peachtree Road (2004)

April 25, 2019
Editor In Chief

Peachtree Road is the twenty-seventh studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released November 9, 2004. It was named after Peachtree Road, the northern part of Peachtree Street in Atlanta, where one of John’s four homes is located. This is the only album during his long career on which John has sole credit as producer, although on some previous projects he was listed as a co-producer, with Clive Franks (on A Single Man, 21 at 33 and parts of The Fox), or Greg Penny (on Duets and Made in England). It was recorded in January 2004.

“Weight of the World” – 3:58
“Porch Swing in Tupelo” – 4:38
“Answer in the Sky” – 4:03
“Turn the Lights Out When You Leave” – 5:02
“My Elusive Drug” – 4:12
“They Call Her the Cat” – 4:27
“Freaks in Love” – 4:32
“All That I’m Allowed” – 4:52
“I Stop and I Breathe” – 3:39
“Too Many Tears” – 4:14
“It’s Getting Dark in Here” – 3:50
“I Can’t Keep This from You” – 4:34
“The Letter” – 2:33
“Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher” – 3:38
“Electricity” – 3:29

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