602537764716
Life Journey

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Format: CD
Label: BLUE NOTE RECORDS
Catalog: 2032602
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 04/01/2014
UPC: 602537764716

Life Journey
Artist: Leon Russell
Format: CD
New: Available $13.95
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On Life Journey, Russell celebrates the songs of 10 other writers, infusing them with the vibrant bounce and spirit that has long been his signature. Russell opens the album with Robert Johnson's 'Come On In My Kitchen', leading a tour of his majestic musical house that continues with Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell's 'Georgia On My Mind', Haven Gillespie and Beasley Smith's 'That Lucky Old Sun', John Davenport and Eddie Cooley's 'Fever', Mike Reid's 'Think Of Me', Duke Ellington and Paul Francis Webster's 'I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good', Herb Magidson and Allie Wrubel's 'The Masquerade Is Over' (featuring a lush orchestral arrangement, a wistful glance back to Russell's own 'This Masquerade'), Paul Anka's 'I Really Miss You', Billy Joel's 'New York State Of Mind', and Johnny Fuller, Robert L. Geddins, and David Rosenbaum's 'Fool's Paradise'. With Life Journey, Leon Russell reminisces with some of the musical touchstones that have inspired him, while bringing forth new songs of his own, for an album that looks back with the love, loss, joy, and peace that's collected during a life well lived. How fortunate the world is for Leon Russell to share his life and time with us in song, all these years.