Two Rooms is an Elton John tribute album and home video from 1991 with interpretations of songs, written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Tina contributed a new recording of „The Bitch Is Back,“ first released on her album Rough in 1978. She also performed this song live in her pre-comeback concerts.
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin / Produced by Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies
Engineered & Mixed by: Chris Lord-Alge / Mixed at Image Recording, Los Angeles / Assistant Engineer: Talley Sherwood / Horns Arranged by: Timmy Cappello / Recorded at: A&M Studios, Los Angeles / Assistant Engineers: Brian Scheuble & Michael Douglas / Tina Turner: Lead & Backing Vocals / Jack Bruno: Drums / Bob Feit: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals / James Ralston: Guitar & Backing Vocals / Kenny Moore: Piano & Backing Vocals / Ollie Marland: Keiboards & Backing Vocals / Gene Black: Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals / Timmy Cappello: Horn Section, Sax Solo, Organ, Tambourine & Backing Vocals
Elton John is one of the most successful and popular artists of the last four decades. His flamboyance both on and off stage coupled with a repertoire of over 200 songs has earned him an enviable position at the top of the music industry.
This DVD celebrates the twenty-five year (at the time of filming in 1991) writing partnership of Elton john & Bernie Taupin, a partnership that rivals Lennon/McCartney, Jagger/Richards and Holland/Dozier/Holland in it’s length and productivity. From their first meeting in 1967 it chronicles a career that went on to sell one hundred million records worldwide.
In addition to performances of some of Elton’s best known songs „Your Song,“ „Daniel,“ „Candle In The Wind,“ „Philadelphia Freedom“ - this video includes some of the less familiar songs „Skyline Pigeon,“ „Empty Garden“ and „Tiny Dancer“ which illustrates how the writing partnership operates.
Rare performances, never before seen archive footage and their own home movies are inter-cut with in-depth interviews with Elton & Bernie, and with tributes from some of their musical contemporaries and admirers - including Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Phil Collins, Sinead O’Connor, who also perform excerpts from brand new versions of classic John/Taupin songs taken from the TWO ROOMS album.
Tina: I covered "The Bitch Is Back" on an own album of mine in the 70's when I went solo - it used to open my shows and everyone loved it. I thought the time was perfect for an updated version. The attitude is right for me, a little bit shocking.