Sam Lardner: lead vocals and spanish guitar

Pedro Hermosilla: lead spanish guitars and vocals

Jordi Franco: bass

Juan Flores: percussion and "palmas"

Sandra Sangiao: backing vocals and "palmas"

Nuna Garcia: backing vocals and "palmas"

DANIEL

Elton John and Bernie Taupin

 

Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane

I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain

And I can see Daniel waving goodbye

God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

 

Daniel my brother you are older than me

Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal

Your eyes have died, but you see more than I

Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

 

They say Spain is pretty but I've never been

Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen

Oh and he should know, he's been there enough

Oh I miss Daniel, lord I miss him so much

CHORUS

Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane

I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain

Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye

God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

CHORUS

Sam's notes...

This is a favorite song from my childhood. It has always struck me as special whenever I hear it on the radio, though until recently I had never really paid much attention to the lyrics. They seemed very straight forward to me. Still, when I was noodling with the Spanish guitar one day and started playing the verses with minor chords instead of major chords, the song suddenly resonated in a new way. And when I started singing, the lyrics took on a sort of personal value, Spanish references aside. When I googled the song and read Bernie Taupin's explanation of its origins, I was sold. We have been playing it in our concerts ever since, and I am particularly grateful for the input of Sandra Sangiao and Nuna Garcia in bringing the backing vocals to a new and different level. Bass players will notice that Jordi Franco is actually playing two separate bass tracks that work beautifully together. All in all, it's a great Elton John tune, and I hope you enjoy this interpretation.