“It is our final present in Italy, so we’ll have a good time.” So it was. A bow, a kiss and a goodbye. A final goodbye to the Italian public, who went to the San Siro stadium in Milan. For one evening Elton John was the famous person of the “Scala del pop-rock”. An important day with a bittersweet style for Italian followers who needed to say goodbye to one of many nice geniuses of world music. The artist had already introduced in 2018 that the “Farewell Yellow Brick Highway-The Remaining Tour” -as the title itself says- could be his final tour all over the world with 300 scheduled dates. Exhibits that have been later blocked and rescheduled, attributable to a pandemic and hip surgical procedure in September 2021. The identify of the tour and its poster discuss with the historic 1973 album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Highway”.
The will to retire after giving every part – The will to retire later is comprehensible. greater than 50 years of profession me 300 million data offered worldwide. An extended creative and human path went by the troubled relationships along with his father, the increase of the 70s, numerous drug and alcohol dependancy issues, later solved with a harsh detoxing, popping out of the closet, withdrawal within the 80s and resurrection within the 90s, married couple and two youngsters A person and an artist who has lived joys and sorrows, with out ever skimping. “When will I end my final present (which will probably be in Stockholm on July 8, 2023, ndr) I will probably be 76 years outdated and I need spending time with my household and my youngsters. There are different individuals who will take my place and you should have enjoyable anyway”, declared the nice artist. A person of his phrase, a lot in order that many imagine that he’ll truly shut the doorways on his profession, as Tina Turner did in 2009 and – to remain house – Ivano Fossati in 2011.
A video recorded to Queen Elizabeth – Elton John actually wished to be in Milan and never cancel his cease in our nation (curated by the Dwell D’Alessandro e Galli company) from the tour, regardless of being invited to take part within the live performance to have a good time the platinum jubilee of the Queen Isabel II, additionally scheduled for Saturday evening, in London. He was the one one lacking from the Platinum Celebration on the Palace and, through the open-air live performance held in entrance of Buckingham Palace, a recorded efficiency was broadcast.
“It is our final occasion, let’s have enjoyable!” – Thus the farewell to Italy has change into a Huge occasion, for the primary time on the San Siro by the hands of Sir John, who had come to Milan on different events: from the primary at Vigorelli in 1973 to the final event on the MediolanumForum in Assago in 2014. An actual “debut” on the San Siro . In ladder the best hits signed with the dependable Bernie Taupin throughout two and a half hours of live performance, began at 20. Intramountable Hitand sure “crusing within the wind“Within the first model devoted to Monroe a”crocodile rock“Touching, Going By the Inevitable”Your music” me “rocket man“With a spectacular last musical coda between piano and guitar and encores closed by a bathe of confetti”goodbye yellow brick street“. There are additionally some good issues like “border music”, a really present passage that speaks of racism and condemns intolerance. Exactly to current this music, the singer remembered Aretha Franklin, who had recorded it: “She is the one who most affected me in my method of enjoying the piano and she or he was a beautiful girl and artist.” And once more the a lot applauded”Little Dancer“That Taupin devoted to his first spouse Maxine Feibelman”,Crocodile Rock” devoted to the followers and the newest hits”Chilly coronary heart”, a mash up of revisited artist songs paired with Dua Lipa, interspersed with encores. Three mega screens. Surroundings important. John, in high type, was middle stage along with his inevitable “finest good friend,” the piano. The shiny glasses and the shiny garments from Gucci. A trademark. A small ice bucket for water close to the piano and an excellent band made up of proficient musicians who’ve performed with the singer-songwriter by 50 years of live shows. Amongst them have been: david johnstone on the guitar, nigel olson on drums, Ray Cooper to percussion and mike bissonette within the background. On the closing notes of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Highway” many within the viewers shed just a few tears, and somebody hopes this is not goodbye. However who’re we to not imagine Sir Elton John? And exactly as a result of it was the final Italian live performance of the artist, not forgetting the occasion, there are among the many followers who took benefit of it and made him a wedding proposal.
After the final world tour comes the docu-film – And for many who haven’t been in a position to afford the acquisition of a ticket of as much as 230 euros for the golden public? With out worry. Disney Unique Documentary and Disney+ introduced the documentary movie “Goodbye Yellow Brick Highway: Elton John’s Remaining Performances and the Years That Made His Legend.” The documentary movie affonda le sue radici on this final tour and will inform the final months of the artist’s profession. The manufacturing will probably be carried out by Oscar nominee RJ Cutler and director David Furnish (husband of Elton John) and can embody unpublished live performance footage from the final 50 years and pictures from his non-public life. There will probably be footage of the occasions of November 17, 19 and 20, 2022 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for his final live shows in North America and the story of the primary 5 years of John’s profession, when, between 1970 and 1975, he launched 10 albums. unforgettable. In brief, the parable of Elton John will stay intact due to music (and his extraordinary repertoire) and cinema.
The San Siro staircase – 1. Bennie and the Jets 2. Philadelphia Freedom 3. Guess That is Why They Name It The Blues 4. Border Track 5. Tiny Dancer 6. Have Mercy On The Legal 7. Rocket Man 8. Take Me To The Pilot 9. Somebody Saved My Life Tonight 10. Levon (with inserts from Day Tripper) 11. Candle within the Wind 12. Funeral for a Good friend/Love Lies Bleeding 13. Burn Down the Mission 14. Unhappy Songs (Say So A lot) 15. Sorry Appears to be essentially the most onerous 16. Do not let the solar go down on me 17. The bitch is again 18. I am nonetheless on my toes 19. Crocodile Rock 20. Saturday evening is alright to struggle BIS 21. Chilly hearted 22. Your music 23 . Goodbye yellow brick street.
(Photograph by Francesco Prandoni)