Elton John Opens Pre-Orders For New Album

Elton John is currently accepting pre-orders for his upcoming release, The Diving Board. The LP was produced by T-Bone Burnett and is set to officially hit stores on September 24.

Capitol Records CEO Steve Barnett spoke on the release, saying it represents Elton at his finest:

"The Diving Board is simply a masterpiece. It is rare for an artist of Elton's stature . . . to re-evaluate his artistic ambitions, to push himself and dig so deeply to create one of the strongest albums of his storied career. Yet, Elton has done exactly that."

T-Bone adds: "I saw Elton at the Troubadour in 1970, in a legendary week of shows. Those shows never left me. A three-piece band - piano, bass, and drums, like one enormous instrument - just killing it. So we started from there. I wanted to be able to superimpose this recording over my memory of the sound and the wild intelligence of those shows."

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