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||Posted: Oct. 25, 2010, 7:05 pm
Ahhhhh yes..... the pop "love duet".... sung by pop stars known to be big names, to sell recordings big time, and so tenderly. Maybe at a crucial scene in a big, hoped for movie, or the pop ballad playing in the closing credits as you leave the theater, happy and romantic at the same time. And pop, too!
Well folks, we have the "love duet" all set up now with an original song specially written, and pop love duet sung, for "Gnomeo and Juliet" for Touchstone Pictures, a division of Disney Studios.
Sir Elton John....
Love duet about Shakesperean garden gnomes.
Here's the link, quoting, and as always you can read the Comments if you click at the link. It's to the United Kingdom Guardian newspaper online, and the Brits in the Comments have their go at the news, unique perspectives and all that.
Elton John and Lady Gaga record duet
Hello, Hello to feature in animated Disney film about two lovestruck garden gnomes
guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 October 2010 13.02 BST
Photo caption (at the link above ) : Gnome is where the heart is ... Lady Gaga and Elton John record duet about pointy-hatted lovers. Photograph: Rex Features
Elton John and Lady Gaga have recorded an original duet for a forthcoming animated Disney film. Instead of revisiting a classic hit, such as Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, or reinventing a contemporary anthem, such as Paparazzi, the pop stars' first ever studio collaboration is instead dedicated to a magical gnome. His name – no kidding – is Gnomeo.
. Gnomeo and Juliet
. Production year: 2011
. Countries: UK, USA
. Directors: Kelly Asbury
. Cast: Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith
The track, Hello, Hello, will appear on the soundtrack to Gnomeo and Juliet, a Disney film due in February 2011. As you may have guessed, this is the tale of two pointy-hatted lovers, both of whom normally reside on garden lawns. If this idea seems absurd, you are made of different stuff than John, who in addition to recording the soundtrack, is one of the film's producers.
Gnomeo and Juliet, directed by Shrek 2's Kelly Asbury, will feature CGI gnomes voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. Michael Caine, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne also reportedly lent their voices to the production. The film is a long-time "passion project" for John, according to Animation magazine, which claims the singer has worked on the movie for more than a decade.
Sir Elton and Lady Gaga performed together at February's Grammy awards, where they opened the gala with three of their songs. "I'd love to [work with her] in the future," John told Entertainment Weekly at the time. "She's so busy, and I'm so busy, so we can never get together." But sometimes patience is for the best. As Shakespeare wrote, in a play about lovers who don't have long white beards: "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast."
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