Elton John is all smiles about his new ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ album
Elton John sounded more like a giddy teenager about to release his debut album than a world-weary rock star when he sat down at the dining room table in his Beverly Hills home to discuss the impending release of his 33rd album, “Wonderful Crazy Night.”
“I’m so proud of this record,” John, 68, told the Los Angeles Times, beaming that gap-toothed grin that’s been familiar to pop music fans for almost half a century now. “It’s the most upbeat record I’ve done probably since ‘Rock of the Westies’ [in 1975], and this is a better record than that one.”
“T Bone said, ‘Why don’t we make a record with your band?’” John said, something he hadn’t done since 2006’s “The Captain and the Kid.” “I thought it was a great idea. I was in Hawaii, and I called up [longtime guitarist] Davey Johnstone and said ‘I want you to go out and buy some 12-string guitars. We’re going to make a very up record.’”
The Times will have a full profile of the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter closer to the album’s scheduled release date of Feb. 5.
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