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Leon Russell - Best Of Leon album flac Performer: Leon Russell
Title: Best Of Leon
Style: Blues Rock, Country Rock, Classic Rock
Released: 1976
Country: US
MP3 album: 1658 mb
FLAC album: 1383 mb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: VOC MP2 VOX MP2 VOC DMF WAV
Genre: Rock

Leon Russell is the debut solo album by the singer, songwriter and t Leon Russell. It followed his debut with the Midnight String Quartet and a production by Russell and Marc Benno billed as the Asylum Choir. A Song for You written and sung by Leon Russell for this his first solo album is a slow, pained plea for forgiveness and understanding from an estranged lover, the tune is one of Russell's best-known compositions.

Album · 2011 · 14 Songs. With the help of his protégé, Elton John, Leon Russell is enjoying an acclaim that he hasn’t felt since the ‘70s when he made the transition from top-ranked session player - he recorded and toured with Jerry Lee Lewis, . King, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Bob Dylan, among the many - to a solo artist of his own renown. This Best Of collection is a small sampling of his fine work, but it’s a worthy introduction. His soulful vocals come from a place of genuine respect and love for music that’s half-pitched between country and blues.

Best Of Leon Russell" is printed on the label. S" in runouts denotes a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria pressing. The original song released on the Carney LP is also 04:22 but has about 01:15 intro before the vocal starts. This album has a version without the intro and has a playing time of about 3 minutes. I think the song on this album uses a shorter version. Reply Notify me Helpful. Marketplace 0 56 For Sale from €. 4.

It's a little problematic to put together a compilation of such an album-oriented artist. But unless you're very deeply into the Leon Russell catalog, this two-CD, 40-track best-of will serve as a retrospective of all that you need, largely covering his work from the first half of the '70s (a couple of songs from his 1992 Virgin album are also included) and featuring his best-known hits, big and small

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The Best of Leon Russell. Other albums by Leon Russell. Hank Wilson, Vol. 3: Legend in My Time. Leon Russell 4/2/2001. Similar to Randy Newman, once you hear Leon singing his own material it becomes difficult not to equally appreciate his interpretations with the hit versions recorded by George Benson ("This Masquerade"), the Carpenters ("A Song for You"), and Joe Cocker ("Delta Lady").

Leon Russell: I heard a Sam Cooke record of Summertime, which was actually a B-side of You Send Me. I was really taken with that. I knew that song but I’d never heard it sound like that before. Tell me about your first country album, Hank Wilson’s Back. LR: There’s four volumes. I have an album out called The Best of Hank Wilson. I was taking a car back to Tulsa and I went into a truck stop and there were thousands of hillbilly cassettes in there.


A1 Roll Away The Stone 3:06
A2 Delta Lady 4:00
A3 Tight Rope 2:59
A4 Out In The Woods 3:35
A5 Shoot Out On The Plantation 3:10
A6 Stranger In A Strange Land 3:58
B1 Hummingbird 3:57
B2 A Song For You 4:08
B3 Lady Blue 3:28
B4 This Masquerade 4:22
B5 Bluebird 3:55
B6 Back To The Island 5:20

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  • Manufactured By – GRT Of Canada Ltd.


  • Acoustic [Slide] Guitar – Don Preston (tracks: A3, A4)
  • Acoustic Guitar – Leon Russell (tracks: B5)
  • Backing Vocals – Mary McCreary (tracks: B6)
  • Bass – Carl Radle (tracks: A3, A4), Leon Russell (tracks: B1, B4, B5)
  • Clavinet – Leon Russell (tracks: B5)
  • Drums – Chuck Blackwell (tracks: A3, A4, A6), Jim Keltner (tracks: A3, A4), Teddy Jack Eddy (tracks: B5)
  • Electric Guitar – Bobby Manuel (tracks: B3, B6)
  • Electric Guitar [& Slide] – Steve Cropper (tracks: B3, B6)
  • Guitar – Don Preston (tracks: A6), Joey Cooper (tracks: A6), John Gallie (tracks: A6), Leon Russell (tracks: A1, A5, A6, B4)
  • Horn [Tenor ] – Leon Russell (tracks: B2)
  • Lead Guitar – Leon Russell (tracks: B1)
  • Organ – John Gallie (tracks: A4), Leon Russell (tracks: A1, A5 to B1, B4, B6)
  • Percussion – Leon Russell (tracks: A1)
  • Percussion, Drums – Al Jackson* (tracks: B3, B6)
  • Photography By – Ed Caraeff
  • Piano – Leon Russell (tracks: A1 to B2, B4, B5)
  • Producer – Denny Cordell, Leon Russell
  • Saxophone [Alto Solo] – Jim Horn (tracks: B3)
  • Synthesizer – Leon Russell (tracks: B5, B6)
  • Vocals – Don Preston (tracks: A6), Joey Cooper (tracks: A6), Leon Russell

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SRL 52004 Leon Russell Best Of Leon ‎(LP, Comp, San) Shelter Records SRL 52004 US 1976
SRL 52004 Leon Russell Best Of Leon ‎(LP, Comp, Pit) Shelter Records SRL 52004 US 1976
Lp-17.155/7 Leon Russell Best Of Leon ‎(LP, Comp) Shelter Records Lp-17.155/7 Spain 1977
SRL 52004 Leon Russell Best Of Leon ‎(LP, Comp, Ter) Shelter Records SRL 52004 US 1976
MCA-37118 Leon Russell Best Of Leon ‎(LP, Comp, RE) MCA Records MCA-37118 US 1980