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A Review of The New Road Show

Monday 12 June 2006 @ 19:04 - GMT

Dressed in a fetching red shirt and red trousers and a dark tailcoat with the words ''Burning Fire'' around the waist, Elton played the Cricket County Ground in New Road last night.

According to the Worcester News, he was greeted by a lively sell-out audience of some 17,000.

After doing two classics, Bennie And The Jets and Philadelphia Freedom, he joked, "Thanks for coming along. I love football but I'm sick of the World Cup.Who cares about Angola versus Portugal? I don't even care about England," he joked.

Further crowd-pleasers followed, all delivered with real passion, including BelieveDaniel and an upbeat I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues. Interspersed with his back catalogue were a handful of less well-known numbers from Peach Tree Road.

On Rocket Man the star really shone. The number was met with huge screams of elation on either side of the stage, with close-ups of Elton's fingers working overtime during several indulgent piano solos being beamed to the beaming audience.

There is no doubt his performance confirmed his reputation among the elite of the nation's entertainers.