Inspired by the brilliant bodies of work from our label's storied musicians, here's our ultimate 2021 legacy gift guide
Need a little help this holiday finding the perfect gift for your favorite music-lover? Look no further than our helpful list of the latest releases from your favorite Blue Élan legacy artists.
Rusty Young: Waitin' For The Sun
Waitin’ For The Sun is the sound of a hit songwriter, roots innovator and Grammy®-nominated steel guitar legend exploring and expressing a lifetime of music influences. Waitin’ For The Sun is the late singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rusty Young’s lone solo album. It serves as the final musical chapter in Young’s brilliant career. Young was best known for his work with country rock pioneers Poco.
We Are The Highway: A Chris Cornell Cover Compilation Album
This collection of songs all feature five cover versions of songs written and performed by Chris Cornell, in an effort to uphold Cornell’s legacy and keep the promise as a way to make positive change through music, made to him by Blue Élan co-Founder, and personal friend, Kirk Pasich. Proceeds and independent donations for these singles will be given to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation by Blue Élan in the hopes that it will also bring awareness to this charitable foundation that now, more than ever, is necessary to help children in need.
Keeping The Light On: The Best of Gerry Beckley
Released as a deluxe double CD featuring his greatest hits and a 44-page booklet including photos taken by Beckley during his tour travels over the last 50 years. Also available as a double LP set in transparent vinyl, or in a limited edition blue version, with options to purchase a Keeping The Light On – Best of Gerry Beckley t-shirt and coffee mug as well.
Rita Coolidge: Safe In The Arms Of Time
After ten years during which she bore witness to some of her life's greatest joys and deepest sorrows - and the publication of her acclaimed 2015 memoir, Detla Lady - Rita Coolidge is back with Safe in the Arms of Time, her 18th solo album and a reaffirmation of her indomitable spirit and unquenchable creative thirst. The album includes a duet with Keb' Mo'. Three songs were co-written by Rita Coolidge. Other songwriting contributions include Keb' Mo', Graham Nash and Chris Stapleton.
Jon Anderson: 1000 Hands
1000 Hands is Jon’s first release with Blue Élan Records. This album is available digitally as well as on CD and on a deluxe 180-gram double vinyl with silkscreen printing. “To say that 1000 Hands has been a long time in coming would be quite an understatement, but I’m thrilled that it’s finally a reality and that my fans will now be able to hear it. And I think they’ll be delighted to hear music that’s timeless. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done,” says the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who began this project nearly 30 years ago.
Cherie Currie & Brie Darling: The Motivator
Female rock icons, Cherie Currie and Brie Darling joined together to record their debut album, The Motivator. The album was produced by the six-time Grammy®-nominated Dave Darling and features nine classic covers by bands including T. Rex, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and John Lennon, plus three powerful new originals, “Too Bruised,” “I’m Too Good, That’s Just Too Bad” and the topical “This Is Our Time.”
Soul Asylum: Born Free
Recorded in January 2020, Born Free features alternate acoustic studio versions of four songs from Soul Asylum’s critically acclaimed 2020 release Hurry Up and Wait. The acoustic EP gives fans an inside look into how these songs developed. This rare pressing is limited to 1,000 copies, 300 of which in translucent hazel and 700 in opaque black vinyl, and will only be available while supplies last.