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Elton John World News: Radio City Music Hall, New York, USA, July 16, 2004

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Review by Marian Joy Friedman

Tuesday 20 July 2004 @ 5:32 - GMT

Elton John at Radio City Hall, July 2004This has been an Elton John packed weekend.  First the show Friday night, then Saturday and Sunday night.  I thought to myself  on Friday, how will any show be better then that and it was, the very next night was even better and then Sunday was the best of all. I am very grateful for to have been able to see this unique and grand show and hopefully, many of you will experience the same when the Bravo station broadcasts it sometime this fall/early winter.  Hopefully it will come out on DVD!  Anyhow, back to the show. I am grateful to have seen this show 3 times in my favorite city, New York City, in one of the city's most beloved venues, radio city music hall. The accoustics were great and the audiences were out of this world. Each night, the audiences got better.  I particularly loved when on the 3rd night, Elton began take me to the pilot and the entire audience was singing along quite loudly. 
 
The show is a huge production. I believe 99 persons made up the orchestra while 42 made up the choir plus the band of course. The talent of these students cannot be praised enough. Only in their early 20's, these young performers showed professionalism and talent worthy of great praise. The show was so powerful and moving that i am at a total loss for words to describe how great this show was and as massive a production this show was, it never took away from Elton john. It complimented him and the band. It was a GREAT show that got better each night. Thank you Elton John for bringing this show to nyc and allowing the bravo channel to film so that many people will have the opportunity to enjoy what i think was one of the greatest shows of my life.   
 
The hightlights for me were as follows:
 
on Friday's performance it was "Tonight". On Saturdays performance, it was the brand new song "Freaks in Love" and finally, on Sunday night, the highlight for me was ". It was electric.
 
The complete set list of all shows:
  • Sixty Years On
  • The Greatest Discovery
  • I Need You To Turn To
  • Border Song
  • The King Must Die
  • Burn Down The Mission
  • Believe
  • Come Down In Time
  • Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
  • Tiny Dancer
  • Madman Across The Water
  • Holiday Inn
  • Levon
  • Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  • This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
  • Freaks In Love
  • Philadelphia Freedom
  • Have Mercy On The Criminal
  • Carla/Etude
  • Tonight
  • Take Me To The Pilot
  • Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
  • Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  • Your Song