The Lockdown Sessions is the Elton John new album into the album charts at Number 1. For his new album, Elton John has returned to his roots and become a session musician again.
For his latest collection of songs, he has teamed up with a whole host of singers and producers to come up with a unique duets album – The Lockdown Sessions.
The legendary musician’s new record, which arrived last week (October 22), debuted at the top spot with an amazing 31,000 chart sales, 84% were made up of physical sales, which is really encouraging for the music industry.
He tells us all about it on this week’s show.
Also, we hear from Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes from the hit band Duran Duran.
It has been 40 years since the release of their debut album. They are back with a new album entitled Future Past.
There is also new music from Lana Del Rey, Biffy Clyro, Self Esteem, Digga D and Swedish House Mafia who have teamed up with The Weeknd.
We also find out if Adele can hang onto the top position for a second week with her song Easy On Me.
Plus we look at the top five best selling songs in the singles chart.
(Photo: Sir Elton John celebrates after his album The Lockdown Sessions landed straight in at Number One on the Official UK Albums Chart. Picture Credit: Official Charts Company/PA)
More from Elton John New Album
The Lockdown Sessions is the 32nd studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John. It was released through EMI in the UK and Interscope Records in the USA on 22 October 2021. The album was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic after Elton was forced to pause his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to the pandemic. The album includes three singles, “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” with Dua Lipa, “After All” with Charlie Puth, and “Finish Line” with Stevie Wonder.
The Lockdown Sessions Track List
1. Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)
2. Elton John, Young Thug & Nicki Minaj – Always Love You
3. Surfaces feat. Elton John – Learn To Fly
4. Elton John & Charlie Puth – After All
5. Rina Sawayama & Elton John – Chosen Family
6. Gorillaz feat. Elton John & 6LACK – The Pink Phantom
7. Elton John & Years & Years – It’s a sin
8. Miley Cyrus feat. WATT, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – Nothing Else Matters
9. Elton John & SG Lewis – Orbit
10. Elton John & Brandi Carlile – Simple Things
11. Jimmie Allen & Elton John – Beauty In The Bones
12. Lil Nas X feat. Elton John – One Of Me
13. Elton John & Eddie Vedder – E-Ticket
14. Elton John & Stevie Wonder – Finish Line
15. Elton John & Stevie Nicks – Stolen Car
16. Glen Campbell & Elton John – I’m Not Gonna Miss You
Elton John other news
Elton John celebrated his 30th year of sobriety with a pair of messages and photos on Twitter: “If I hadn’t finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I’d be dead.
On 24 January 2018, it was announced that John was retiring from touring and would soon embark on a three-year farewell tour. The first concert took place in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on 8 September 2018. John cited spending time with his children as the reason for his retirement:
Ten years ago if you asked me if I would stop touring I would have said no. But we had children and that changed our lives. I have had an amazing life and career but my life has changed. My priorities are now my children and my husband and my family.
Consisting of more than 300 concerts worldwide, the tour is expected to end in New Zealand in January 2023. In September 2018, John reportedly signed an agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG) to represent his new music “for the rest of his career” in addition to his work from the last 50 years.