For the past couple of years, debuting in February, 2004, thousands of people, young, middle-aged and old, from all over the world have descended on Las Vegas to see and listen to Sir Elton John perform his Red Piano Concert Spectacular. He has performed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the acoustically advanced concert venue constructed for Celine Dion.
The Red Piano Concert production, whose artistic complement was developed by David LaChapelle, elevated the bar set by previous Las Vegas performers in that it featured a multi-colored neon sculpture, pop art, inflatables dolls and animals, baubles, balloons, Elton’s Band and, of course, the shining gem: a high gloss red piano as the centerpiece.
If you didn’t get a chance to witness Elton John in Las Vegas, you can still buy your own front row ticket tomorrow, May 5, 2009, when The Red Piano Concert Spectacular is released on DVD & Blu-Ray HD. It contains the 14-song performance of The Red Piano show including “Candle in the Wind,” “Your Song,” “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer.” If you buy the Blu-Ray disc you get a special bonus: a 50-minute documentary titled “The Life and Legacy Of Elton John” which has behind-the-scenes views of David LaChapelle’s set artistry and stage projections as well as unique raw videos produced and edited solely for the backdrop of the stage on only a few chosen songs.
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.