Elton John is looking for a September release for his 30th studio album, The Diving Board.
The album is what he calls “the most piano-oriented album of my career” and was recorded in two spans, at the beginning of 2012 with four additional songs being written and recorded in January of this year.
T-Bone Burnett is producing, who told Elton to return to a basic band for the album. Those joining him include Doyle Bramhall (guitar), Raphael Saadiq (bass), Keefus Ciancia (keyboards), Jay Bellerose (drums) and Motown’s Jack Ashford (percussion). It is the first album since 1979’s Victim of Love to not include any of his regular band members.
John told a group in Los Angeles on Friday that “It’s my most adult album” with what is said to be a mix of various American styles of music.
The Diving Board is Elton’s first solo album since The Captain and the Kid in 2006. He released The Union in 2010 with Leon Russell.
- Oceans Away
- Oscar Wilde Gets Out
- A Town Called Jubilee
- The Ballad of Blind Tom
- My Quicksand
- Can’t Stay Alone Tonight
- Home Again
- Take This Dirty Water
- The New Fever Waltz
- Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight)
- Candlelit Bedroom
- The Diving Board