10 Mar 2008
The Story Behind “You Gotta Love Someone”
Recorded in Los Angeles, July, 1990, and was produced by Don Was. Reportedly written with Ryan White in mind, with a gospel-like tune, the song seem to hold personal reference to Elton too, putting love above all: “You can beat the clock, but before highnoon, you gotta love someone”. Elton, in fact, decided to change his way of life after Ryan’s death.
On july, before entering to treatment in a Lutheran Hospital in Chicago for multiple addictions, Elton was asking Iggy Pop about working with Don Was. Next, he recorded some of the songs he and Bernie penned, most in one take, and at least, eight songs from this session remain unreleased. A different mix of the track was featured on “Days Of Thunder” Soundtrack.