‘The Best of Leon Russell’ CD Review

Editor's Picks
on April 19, 2011

The Best of Leon Russell
CD ($14.69)

He’s in the spotlight anew these days for a big-deal CD collaboration with Elton John and his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But this rundown of “A Song For You,” “Tight Rope,” “This Masquerade,” “Back To The Island” and a dozen other tunes—including “Delta Lady,” famously covered by Joe Cocker, and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash/Youngblood,” a live standout he performed at George Harrison’s “Concert For Bangladesh”—is a musical reminder of just how brightly Russell’s star burned back in the 1970s.

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