The Union

  • Record Label: Decca
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2010
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. Oct 28, 2010
    3
    Been an EJ fan since the early 70 's and since "Blue Moves" Lp things have never quite been the same. Not to say the music has been bad just different. The latest offering is again quite different. Two old dogs howling at the moon and riding on their past accomplishments. I just couldn't find the groove and consistency that makes me want to listen again and again. No "TumbleweedBeen an EJ fan since the early 70 's and since "Blue Moves" Lp things have never quite been the same. Not to say the music has been bad just different. The latest offering is again quite different. Two old dogs howling at the moon and riding on their past accomplishments. I just couldn't find the groove and consistency that makes me want to listen again and again. No "Tumbleweed Connection" here just disconnection. Expand
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    67
    The Union should've been a Leon Russell album produced by Elton John and titled The Confederacy.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    70
    Elton and Russell, having come together for The Union, have made an album that delivers as a confident enmeshing of their talents
  3. 90
    The Union brings up two very good points again and again: No amount of celebrity shenanigans or animated transgressions can eclipse the fact that Elton John is an absolutely amazing musician and there's a never-ending list of reasons why Leon Russell is your favorite musician's favorite musician.