By Rami Abou-Sabe
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Recorded as part of the upcoming film, The American Epic Sessions, the scene finds John and White huddled around a piano in a dimly lit studio. John, tasked with improvising a new song based off lyrics written by longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, punches out a jaunty melody as he unleashes a full-bodied tone. White accompanies with falsetto harmonies and a pair of fuzzy guitar solos.
The film documents a number of musicians including Beck, and Nas, as they cut American standards and new tunes to vintage recording equipment. The full-length feature is a follow-up to the multi-part PBS documentary American Epic that aired last month.
The American Epic Sessions airs June 6th on PBS, while the film’s soundtrack arrives on CD and digital download June 9th. A vinyl release will shortly follow from White’s Third Man Records on June 16th.
Watch the jangly duet up top.