The documentary gives a rare look at the writing and recording of the album with producer T Bone Burnett. Bernie Taupin, Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Booker T. Jones, Stevie Nicks and Don Was will also appear in the documentary.
The film adds vintage concert footage of John and Russell throughout their careers, including John’s first U.S. appearance at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, attended by Russell.
John and Russell’s song “If It Wasn’t For Bad” earned a 2011 Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The Union went to number one on Amazon, entered the Billboard 200 at number three and was named number three on Rolling Stone’s Greatest 30 Albums of 2010.
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