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Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano

Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Running Time: 
155 Minutes

Elton John has had a long successful career and decades of that has seen him partner with Yamaha pianos for the instruments he plays, and that culminated in The Million Dollar Piano at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a fabulou show.

Pianos are big things, especially when talking about the grands or baby grands played by artists like Elton John. He talks in a personal moment in the show about having six or seven pianos around the world to keep from having to ship them by boat or air for his concerts, and that he names each one. For this tour and this show, Yamaha created him a million dollar piano, which is both musical instrument and a part of the stage show. The side of it is a digital screen that plays scenes and videos, lights up with different patterns and colors, enhancing each song.

The song list of this concert is a tour of Elton's career of hits:

  • The Bitch Is Back
  • Bennie And The Jets
  • Rocket Man
  • Levon
  • Tiny Dancer
  • Your Song
  • Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
  • Better Off Dead
  • Indian Sunset
  • Blue Eyes
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
  • Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  • Philadelphia Freedom
  • I'm Still Standing
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
  • Circle Of Life

There isn't a bad song in the bunch, and at 67 years old Elton John is still a magnificent performer. With the million dollar piano at it's center, the show itself it beautiful, a gorgeous stage to play his songs from. And the Blu-ray delivers a crystal clear picture and sound to enjoy in your own home.

The disc also contains a featurette about the making of the piano itself, as well as a selection of songs performed in Kiev: Candle In The Wind, Sacrifice, Sad Songs (Say So Much) and Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.

Elton John delivers in The Million Dollar Piano, all songs you know and love, and worth every minute.

Review by Jason Pace
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