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18 June 2014

The Million Dollar Piano

On 30 June 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “The Million Dollar Piano” by the inimitable Elton John. This amazing title was filmed in high definition and will be simultaneously released on Blu-ray [Cat Nos EREDV1037, ERBRD5225]. “The Million Dollar Piano” is packed with Elton John classics including: “I’m Still Standing”, “Rocket Man”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Your Song”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Circle Of Life”, “Blue Eyes”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”, “Crocodile Rock”, “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” and many more.

“The Million Dollar Piano” was filmed at Elton John’s residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The show has been running since September 2011 with the most recent leg being 16 shows between March 29 and April 26 2014. The concerts are the culmination of Elton John’s decades long partnership with Yamaha pianos. This film features classic Elton John tracks from across his extraordinary career performed either with his band, with percussionist Ray Cooper or solo. The multimedia staging is phenomenal with vast screens behind the stage illustrating the songs and the piano itself acting as a screen for graphics and animations.

As well as 19 songs from the residency set, we include as a bonus feature “The Making Of The Million Dollar Piano”, a feature which tells the amazing story behind the concerts. On top of that there are four extra tracks filmed in Kiev in 2012: “Candle In The Wind”; “Sacrifice”; “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.

TRACKLISTING
1) The Bitch Is Back 2) Bennie and the Jets 3) Rocket Man 4) Levon 5) Tiny Dancer 6) Your Song 7) Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters 8) Better Off Dead 9) Indian Sunset 10) Blue Eyes 11) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 12) I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues 13) Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me 14) Philadelphia Freedom 15) I’m Still Standing 16) Crocodile Rock 17) Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting 18) Circle Of Life 19) Song For Guy (credits)

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. He has achieved 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, Elton has played almost 4000 concerts worldwide. He has been awarded numerous accolades including five Grammys, twelve Ivor Novello Awards, an Oscar, a Tony, the BRITs Icon Award, induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center Honor. He is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

Elton John is the ultimate live showman – he has huge live dates scheduled in June and more to come in November [see eltonjohn.com] - and “The Million Dollar Piano” is the definitive Elton John concert experience.

For more information on this release please contact Chris Hewlett PR on chris@chrishewlett.com or 0845 601 2833

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