TheDrum.com has announced that Absolute Radio is to celebrate Elton’s seminal 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road with a documentary.
The show is produced and hosted by Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, founder and presenter of classic album hub Classic Album Sundays.
The joint venture with Universal will feature interviews with Elton and Bernie Taupin, who will reveal the stories behind the record. A rare and never-before broadcast live performance from Elton in 1973 will air directly afterwards.
“I have lived and breathed this album in the making of this documentary. Our modern lives mean it can be challenging to stop, and allow yourself to become completely absorbed in a record. This documentary will aim to immerse you completely into the making of this album and why it is still relevant today,” said Murphy of her involvement.
Absolute Radio content director, Tony Moorey, added: “This programme will offer an in-depth look at one of Britain’s most iconic and enduring artists. Colleen is a talented storyteller – this, combined with an exclusive, never broadcast before live material offers a unique collaboration between Classic Album Sundays, Absolute Radio and Universal Music.”
Classic Album Sundays: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road will air on Sunday, the 23rd of March from 9 p.m., with Elton John: Live from Hammersmith broadcasting between 9-10 p.m. the same evening for the first time.