On April 13th, Elton John's legendary 1979 Russian two-man tour with percussionist Ray Cooper will finally be commemorated for 2019's Record Store Day. Best Classic Bands reported the two-record vinyl set, Live From Moscow, will feature the long-bootlegged concert from May 28th, 1979 held at Russia's Rossya Hotel Concert Hall, which was broadcast at the time on BBC radio.
Elton John told us that because of the size and scope of his catalogue, he can change a show around almost at the drop of a dime: ["Songs come and go — having a big repertoire means that you could dump songs. I've got enough numbers to be happy with all of it, hopefully. If there are any numbers that you don't like playing, you can soon substitute them, and then put in something that works better."] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC: . . . that works better.)
The setlist for the original May 28th, 1979 Rossya Hotel Concert Hall show was:
"Sixty Years On"
"Take Me To The Pilot"
"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
"Candle In The Wind"
"Where To Now St. Peter?"
"He'll Have To Go"
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
"Funeral For A Friend"
"Better Off Dead"
"I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself"
"I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)"
"Bennie & The Jets"
"Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"
"Song For Guy"
Medley: "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"/Pinball Wizard"
Medley: "Crocodile Rock/Get Back/Back In The U.S.S.R."
Source: Pulse of Radio