Producer Peter Asher (seated) and (standing, l-r) engineer Nathaniel Kunkel with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley. Photo by David Goggin.
Hollywood, CA (February 12, 2014)—Fall Out Boy dropped in at Ocean Way studios to record “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” their contribution to the Elton John 40th Anniversary tribute album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Nathaniel Kunkel engineered with producer Peter Asher, who also joined in on the chorus vocals.
The album will be entitled Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Asher, the long-time producer of Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, is also producing the re-mastered reissue of the original classic set.
Other artists contributing to the Yellow Brick Road project include the Band Perry, John Grant, Zac Brown Band, Emeli Sande, Imelda May, Hunter Hayes, who is recording the title track, Ed Sheeran taking lead on “Candle in the Wind,” and Miguel putting his own spin on “Bennie and the Jets” with help from Wale.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was the seventh studio album by Elton John. Released in 1973, it has come to be regarded as one of his best and most popular albums. Recorded at the Château d’Hérouville in France, the album was inducted in 2003 into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The album was ranked No. 91 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album has sold more than 31 million times worldwide. The re-mastered reissue and tribute double album will be released in March.
Ocean Way Recording Studios