New Elton John Album Renamed – But Not Delayed – As He Heads Back Into The Studio

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Elton John‘s upcoming album, which makes our list of 2013’s most-anticipated music, is still expected out in late May, but under a new name and with revised material.

According to a post on John songwriting partner Bernie Taupin’s website, the longtime pair will head back into the studio later this month for two more weeks of work on John’s 30th album. The album, formerly called The Diving Board, has now been dubbed Voyeur, “due to what the guys regard as a fly on the wall approach to many of the songs,” according to the lyricist.

“Seeing that we’re in no rush to get this record out there, we just felt the bug to get back in and cut some more material,” Taupin said on his site. “We’re pretty happy with what we’ve already laid down but there’s always room for improvement. If you’ve got some good songs up your sleeve that can spice up the mix and enhance what’s already there, it would be a shame not to make use of the free time.”

Taupin claims that the new sessions will use the same musicians and that the “same piano, bass and drums blueprint will be maintained with Elton’s keyboards upfront and personal.”

The album formerly known as The Diving Board was first delayed back in October in order to give it a “tighter identity,” with its original release scheduled for late 2013.

Elton John’s most recent release was 2010’s The Union, his collaborative album with Leon Russell.

- Jillian Mapes, Radio.com

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