Saturday, June 15, 2024

Listen to Elton John’s Great New Rocker “England and America”


My favorite track on the new Elton John album is called “England and America.” It’s a totally original melody, the rocking drives straight forward, and Elton’s vocal is especially good. His new album “Wonderful Crazy Night” is just out. The label is pushing a couple of other tracks, but this is the best one, I think. I also like the title track and “Looking Up.” But this is a single. If only there were a radio station to play it on.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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