Legendary American singer and pianist Leon Russell has entertained the world for five decades, getting his start as an in-demand Wrecking Crew session player and playing on hundreds of hit records before he began releasing his own albums in 1967. Leon Russell's latest studio album, titled Life Journey, will be released on April 1, 2014. This 12-track album features newly-written, original songs and Russell's turns on classics that resonate with the two-time GRAMMY® winner as important to his musical trajectory. The album is produced by Tommy LiPuma and executive produced by Elton John, with whom Russell most recently collaborated for 2010's critically acclaimed album, The Union.
Two of the most distinctive talents of this new generation get together in the recording studio to give life to what will no doubt be considered one of the best productions of the year. A very fascinating combination intuitively born from CAMJazz and its producer, Ermanno Basso, who had already worked with both musicians with great result, and therefore knew them well. Recorded in the prestigious Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg (Germany), “Through The Journey” is an album that is atypical, lyrical and enchanting. A meeting of two musicians who seem to have known each other forever: their instruments speak and listen to one another, completely improvising and giving life to moments that don’t seem created impromptu, but instead note after note they are structured and take on shapes that are defined and flowing.
Originally released on DVD in 2009, Journey Live In Manila is now being reissued on DVD and Blu-ray; but for the first time featuring the audio from the show on 2CD. This release captures Journey's concert at the SM Mall Of Asia in Manila, Phillipines on March 14th, 2009. It marked the return to his hometown of the band's then newly arrived singer and frontman Arnel Pineda. Journey delivered an inspired performance in front of an adoring crowd as they played a set of greatest hits interspersed with tracks from their 2008 album Revelation. This is a must-have for any Journey fan.
On March 14, 2009, Journey returned to Arnel Pineda's homeland and introduced him as their newest lead singer to a crowd of nearly 30,000 at the Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds. By the time Journey made their way to Manila, more than 800,000 copies of Revelation had been sold and had been supported with sold-out shows all over the world…