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Video: Elton John's new album

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Manchester United midfielder often overlooked

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Indyplus video: Elton John's The Diving Board album

The Diving Board is Elton John's most consistently creative work since at least Songs from the West Coast in 2001. On his presentation at the London Palladium he performed two of his new songs Home Again and Mexican Vacation, watch music video for both tracks from John's latest album below:

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