Thousands of Elton John
fans have traveled to Caesars Palace Las Vegas
to see over 200 sold-out The Red Piano
shows, helping break attendance records and setting new standards for musical entertainment.
Now available everywhere for the first time, the concert DVD or a high-definition Blu-ray format contains the 14-song performance of The Red Piano
show, including fan favorites such as "Candle in the Wind," "Your Song," "Rocket Man" and "Tiny Dancer." The Blu-ray features a bonus 50-minute documentary, "The Life and Legacy Of Elton John," with behind-the-scenes of David LaChapelle's treatment of the show, plus stage projections, as well as unique raw videos made for the stage backdrop for select songs. LaChapelle has made a name for himself for his celebrity portraits and videography for artists such as Madonna
, Amy Winehouse
, and Britney Spears
The show debuted to critical acclaim in February 2004 with reviews proclaiming it as "A must-see" and USA Today
notes that "Sir Elton is still standing as an indestructible talent."
Using a red piano as a starting point, John enlisted his friend and photographer David LaChapelle to develop art and imagery that would complement the music and enhance the experience for the audience, coupled with lyrics by long-standing song-writing partner Bernie Taupin
The production raised the bar for Las Vegas performances featuring multi-color neon sculpture, pop art, inflatables, baubles, balloons and the band. "It's [the show] what I'm like from an artistic point of view," said Elton. "It's fun, it's deep, it's the songs I really love and it gives me a chance to get across what I am all about, visually as well as musically."
Elton John's career has spanned four decades and he is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. With more than 50 Top 40 hits, and more than 250 million albums sold, an Oscar and five Grammy awards, he has one of the most successful and sustained careers in music history.
DVD & Blu-ray: Red Piano Live From Las Vegas [104 mins]
[Band Instrumental Performance
1. Bennie and the Jets
2. Philadelphia Freedom *
3. Believe *
4. Daniel *
5. Rocket Man *
6. Answer In The Sky *
7. Tiny Dancer
8. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On *
9. Candle In The Wind *
[Elton Suit Change / Vegas Montage Footage
10. Pinball Wizard *
11. Bitch Is Back *
12. I'm Still Standing *
13. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting *
14. Your Song
Documentary [50 mins]
The Life and Legacy of Elton John, with behind-the-scenes of David LaChapelle's 'Red Piano' treatment of Elton's live stage show.
David Lachapelle Stage Projections: The unique raw videos made for the stage back drop for track marked with *.
Elton John official site
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)