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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 28th March 2020 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Utopia, Down 'n' Outz and Pink Floyd.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available until next Saturday using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 28th March 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Utopia - Overture: Mountaintop And Sunrise/Communion With The Sun
  • 02 - Lone Star - The Bells Of Berlin
  • 03 - Yes - Roundabout
  • 04 - Down 'n' Outz - Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  • 05 - Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
  • 06 - Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the locked down Planet Rock. Yes I do believe most people are working from home. I always did so nothing changes there. I hope you're all surviving this lock down. It's a very very tricky time for all of us. The sun comes out and you want to get outside but you can't. Ahh what do you do well you stay in and you listen to sixty minutes worth of great music."

"And tonight it is epic folks. Now as you know my show is normally 10 but mostly always 12 songs. Tonight it's only six. So work it out, yes they're all pretty long. In fact I do believe the shortest song comes in at just about six and a half minutes. So let's start off with one that's even longer than that shall we. This featuring the wonderful Todd Rundgren is Utopia."


"I saw them open for Led Zeppelin on the 4th of August 1979 at Knebworth. The day before Def Leppard singed the record deal. Incredible stuff. Never saw them live after or before then and they didn't play that particular song that day which was really disappointing for me. I am such a huge fan of the album Ra. It is Utopia featuring the, still yet to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame what are you thinking people!, Todd Rundgren. And the song we heard. Get this, Overture: Mountaintop And Sunrise/Communion With The Sun. Wow."

Lone Star

"Well so from Utopia to the valleys of Wales but just as epic. This is Lone Star."

"Before that Lone Star from their second album. the first album to feature the wonderful John Sloman on vocals. The album is Firing On All Six. The song we heard The Bells Of Berlin."


"One of my oldest friends was a huge fan of Yes. I never really got into them because if it's hey just listen to this song it would normally take 21 minutes. So I really didn't bond with Yes until I heard that song over and over week after week after week at a rock club we used to go to in Sheffield called Improvisions. And the DK Charlie would play it every week. So of course then you're sat having a pint and you listen to this song and then it kind of starts to sink in. And it is wonderful stuff from the album Fragile. It is Yes with Roundabout."

Down 'n' Outz

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break. And when we come back, the Down 'n' Outz's take on a classic song by that Rocket Man himself Elton John."

"And before that the Down 'n' Outz live at the Sheffield City Hall in 2010 with three members of KISS stood at the side of the stage. So no pressure then. And the first time that we ever played it live. It is the Down 'n' Outz's take on the old Elton John classic originally on his album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The song is Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding."

Pink Floyd

"Now isn't that just like probably the best guitar solo ever committed to tape, vinyl, cassette, 8-track, MP3, wav file, CD whatever. It's just insanely brilliant. It is Dave Gilmour. It is Pink Floyd from the album The Wall. The song, obviously, Comfortably Numb."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. Didn't really have a lot to say. We let the music do the talking as we should."

"So until next week I'm gonna leave you with this. From one of the biggest selling albums of all time. And the irony isn't lost on me. And I doubt very much it will be lost on you. This is Meatloaf with the title track of the album Bat Out Of Hell. Until next week see ya!."

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