In 1979 Elton John became one of the first western pop stars to play Soviet Russia. This epochal recording of this tour is now available on Silver Anniversary edition DVD.
Produced and directed by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement (Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen Pet) this DVD contains extended footage of his Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) concert along with behind-the-scenes interviews, tour footage and personal insights.
The flamboyant, Watford-born superstar came to a population repressed by decades of harsh living under totalitarian rule with little exposure to music and dancing of any kind. Initially subdued the audience are soon brought to their feet by John's charisma and energy.
All his best known hits are featured including: Rocket Man - Saturday Night's Alright - Your Song - Daniel - Pinball Wizard - Candle In The Wind.