Leon Russell - On a Distant Shore | RECORD STORE DAY

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On a Distant Shore arrives 10 months after Leon’s passing. It's his final album, offering up a stunning batch of original material — including updated versions of three hits from his older catalog — all influenced by the timeless sounds of the Great American Songbook. These aren't cover songs. Instead, they're Leon's own version of pop and jazz standards, filled with sweeping strings, grand piano, pedal steel, horns, and a voice that retained its powerful, poignant punch until the very end. 16 songs and a beautifully illustrated lyric booklet

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Leon re-recorded A Song For You for his final album - On A Distant Shore which comes out Sept 22nd. This version is beautifully orchestrated - At the same time Leon was writing songs for this album he was asked to play at his friend Tommy LiPuma’s birthday celebration. Ruff recordings of This Masquerade, A Song for You, and Hummingbird were initially made for the band to learn Leon’s current version. As the arrangements came together, it was decided they fit well with the new songs so they finished production on them and included them on the album.