Empty Garden - Elton John - Song Book
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The song first appeared on Elton John's album Jump Up! The song is a tribute to John Lennonwho had been assassinated 18 months earlier. Lennon agreed to appear in concert with Elton if "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" became a 1 single, which it did. This would be Lennon's last live Empty Garden - Elton John - Song Book . The song title "Empty Garden" may refers to the empty venue.
After Lennon's death, Elton was concerned that a tribute song to the late Beatle would be "clumsy" — until he saw Taupin's lyrics. The lyric "Can't you come out to play? Elton John wrote and recorded an earlier instrumental tribute to Lennon, "The Man Who Never Pack Of Wolves (Matrix Remix) - Nightbreed - Pack Of Wolves, which was issued as the B-side of " Nikita " in and eventually included as a bonus track on the remastered reissue of Ice on Fire.
Elton has rarely performed the song live, after the world tour, because it brings back many painful memories of Lennon's murderas he once stated during a concert on November 5,at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsinand prior to that at a concert on October 9, at The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts. In the latter case, John played the song, as well as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", in his third encore to mark what would have been Lennon's 48th birthday.
He also performed the song during his first appearance on the April 17, episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Johnny Cash. Three percussion instruments — namely castanetsmaracas and tambourine — are audible, possibly overdubs from Jeff Porcaro or perhaps an uncredited percussionist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billboard Hot  13 U. Billboard Adult Contemporary 18 U.
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