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Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Here and There (1976)

Here and There, released April 30,1976, is a live album by British singer-songwriter Elton John; it is his fourteenth official album release. The title refers to the two concerts represented on the album: “Here” is a concert recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London May 18, 1974; “There” is a concert recorded at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on November 28, 1974.

“Skyline Pigeon” – 5:41
“Border Song” – 3:27
“Take Me to the Pilot” – 4:33
“Country Comfort” – 6:44
“Love Song” (with Lesley Duncan) – 5:03
“Bad Side of the Moon” – 7:54
“Burn Down the Mission” – 8:25
“Honky Cat” – 7:04
“Crocodile Rock” – 4:08
“Candle in the Wind” – 3:57
“Your Song” – 3:56
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” – 7:09

“Funeral for a Friend” / “Love Lies Bleeding” – 11:53
“Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” – 5:03
“Take Me to the Pilot” – 6:00
“Bennie and the Jets” – 5:59
“Grey Seal” – 5:27
“Daniel” – 4:06
“You’re So Static” – 4:32
“Whatever Gets You thru the Night” (with John Lennon) – 4:40
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (with John Lennon) – 6:15
“I Saw Her Standing There” (with John Lennon) – 3:17
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – 5:57
“Your Song” – 3:58
“The Bitch Is Back” – 4:23

Wednesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Albert Hammond, Grand Funk Railroad, Undisputed Truth, Stevie Wonder, Jacksons, Elton John, Dave Edmunds, Argent, Diana Ross, Heart, Warren Zevon and more . . .

Friday 11am ET: Feature Artist – Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters is an American pop/rock band formed in 2001. Forged in the “gay nightlife scene of New York”, the band took its name from the female same-sex sexual activity tribadism. Its members include Jake Shears and Ana Matronic as vocalists, Babydaddy as multi-instrumentalist, Del Marquis as lead guitar/bassist, and Del Marquis (who replaced Paddy Boom) as drummer. Scissor Sisters incorporates diverse and eclectic styles in their music, but tends to sway towards pop rock, glam rock, nu-disco, and electroclash.

The band came to prominence following the release of their Grammy-nominated and chart-topping disco version of “Comfortably Numb” and subsequent debut album Scissor Sisters (2004). The album was a success, particularly in the UK where it reached number one, was the best-selling album of 2004, was later certified platinum by the BPI, and accrued them three BRIT Awards in 2005. All five of its singles reached positions within the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart while “Filthy/Gorgeous” scored the band their first number one on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs, despite the album’s meager success in their native US.

The album continued its success in countries around Europe, in Australia and in Canada before the release of the band’s second studio album Ta-Dah (2006), their second consecutive UK number one album which produced their first UK number one single “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'”. Their third studio album Night Work (2010) displayed a shift towards a more club-oriented sound, charting at number two on the UK Albums Chart, number one on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart and in the top 10 of several international territories. The band released their fourth studio album Magic Hour in May 2012.

Scissor Sisters has performed around the world and have become recognized for their controversial and transgressive live performances. They also collaborated with a number of other well-known pop musicians, including Elton John and Kylie Minogue; these particular collaborations have been received positively by both critics and other notable figures. In 2004, Bono, lead vocalist of rock band U2, described Scissor Sisters as “the best pop group in the world”. They have also collaborated with Global Cool in 2007 on one of their green lifestyle campaigns.

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991)

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

“Border Song” – Eric Clapton 4:21
“Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” – Kate Bush 4:57
“Come Down in Time” – Sting 3:38
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” – The Who 4:32
“Crocodile Rock” – The Beach Boys 4:21
“Daniel” – Wilson Phillips 4:03
“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Joe Cocker 3:57
“Levon” – Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
“The Bitch is Back” – Tina Turner 3:38
“Philadelphia Freedom” – Hall & Oates 5:12
“Your Song” – Rod Stewart 4:49
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Oleta Adams 6:02
“Madman Across the Water” – Bruce Hornsby 6:10
“Sacrifice” – Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
“Burn Down the Mission” – Phil Collins 6:58
“Tonight” – George Michael 7:23

Wednesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, KC & The Sunshine Band, Bad Company, Aerosmith, Henry Gross, Doobie Brothers, Thelma Houston, Grass Roots and more. . . 

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Diamonds (2017)

Diamonds is the ultimate greatest hits album by British singer-songwriter Elton John spanning his biggest hits from 1970 to 2016. The album was released on November 10, 2017. It was released in a single disc version, a 2-CD version, a 3-CD deluxe box set and a 2-LP vinyl version.

It is the first Elton John career-spanning compilation released since Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits in 2007. It was released to commemorate the 50 years of John’s work with lyricist Bernie Taupin, since 1967. Although their collaboration began in 1967, the oldest hit in the album is “Your Song”, from the 1970 album Elton John. The limited edition 3-CD box set version of Diamonds includes a 72-page hardback book with annotations for the stories behind each track and a set of five postcards of illustrations of Elton John by contemporary artist Richard Kilroy.

In January 2019, the British Phonographic Industry certified Diamonds Platinum for sales of 300,000 units. In the United States the Recording Industry Association of America certified Diamonds Gold for sales of 500,000 units.

Disc one

1. “Your Song” 1970 4:03
2. “Tiny Dancer” 1971 6:16
3. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” 1972 4:42
4. “Honky Cat” 5:13
5. “Crocodile Rock” 1973 3:55
6. “Daniel” 3:54
7. “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” 1973 4:54
8. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” 3:14
9. “Candle in the Wind” 3:50
10. “Bennie and the Jets” 5:23
11. “The Bitch Is Back” 1974 3:45
12. “Philadelphia Freedom” 1975 5:20
13. “Island Girl” 1975 3:43
14. “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” 1975 6:45
15. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (duet with Kiki Dee)” 1976 4:35
16. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” 1976 3:52
17. “Little Jeannie” (Elton John and Gary Osborne) 1980 4:49

Disc two

1. “Song for Guy” 1978 6:34
2. “Blue Eyes” 1982 3:28
3. “I’m Still Standing” 1983 3:04
4. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” 4:43
5. “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” 1984 4:48
6. “Nikita” 1985 5:44
7. “I Don’t Wanna Go on with You Like That” 1988 4:34
8. “Sacrifice” 1989 5:05
9. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (duet with George Michael)” 1993 5:48
10. “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” 1997 4:00
11. “I Want Love” 2001 4:37
12. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” 1994 4:01
13. “Are You Ready for Love” 1979 3:32
14. “Electricity” 2005 3:32
15. “Home Again” 2013 5:02
16. “Looking Up” 2016 4:06
17. “Circle of Life” 4:53

Disc three

1. “Skyline Pigeon” (Piano Version) 1973 3:54
2. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” 1974 6:16
3. “Pinball Wizard” 1975 5:14
4. “Mama Can’t Buy You Love” 1979 4:04
5. “Part-Time Love” 1978 3:13
6. “Victim of Love” 1979 3:22
7. “Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)” 1982 5:10
8. “Kiss the Bride” 1983 4:23
9. “That’s What Friends Are For 1985 4:15
10. “The One” 1992 5:53
11. “True Love (duet with Kiki Dee)” 1993 3:35
12. “Believe” 1995 4:47
13. “Live Like Horses (duet with Luciano Pavarotti)” 1997 5:07
14. “Written in the Stars (duet with LeAnn Rimes)” 1999 4:17
15. “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” 2001 4:39
16. “Good Morning to the Night (with Pnau)” 2012 3:24
17. “Step Into Christmas” 1973 4:29

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Steve Miller Band, Captain and Tennille, Santana, George Benson, Elton John, Pablo Cruise, Jimmy Buffett, Foreigner, Elvis Presley, Andy Gibb, Tommy Roe and more . . .