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Wonderful Crazy Night

Wonderful Crazy Night is the thirtieth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John. It was released on 5 February 2016, it is John's first album since 2006's The Captain & the Kid to feature the Elton John Band, was written and recorded in 17 days. John's long-standing percussionist, Ray Cooper, makes his first appearance on any of John's albums since Made in England in 1995; this is Kim Bullard's first appearance on keyboards replacing Guy Babylon, Matt Bissonette replacing Bob Birch on bass. Wonderful Crazy Night received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 17 reviews. All tracks are written by Bernie Taupin. Elton John: piano, lead vocals Kim Bullard: keyboards Davey Johnstone: guitar, harmony vocals Matt Bissonette: bass guitar, harmony vocals Nigel Olsson: drums, harmony vocals John Mahon: percussion, harmony vocals Ray Cooper: tambourine Jim Thomson, Joe Sublett: tenor saxophone Tom Peterson: baritone saxophone John Grab, Nick Lane: trombone Allen Fogle, Dylan Hart: French horn Gabe Witcher: horn arrangements and conductor Ken Stacey: harmony vocals Producers: Elton John and T Bone Burnett Associate Producer: Kylie Kempster Recorded and Mixed by Jason Wormer Second Engineers: Gabriel Burch, Jeff Gartenbaum, Vanessa Parr and Alex Williams.

Editing: Mike Piersante Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering. Piano Technician: Carl Lieberman Equipment Technician: Rick Salazar Production Coordinator and Contractor: Ivy Skoff Photography: Joseph Guay and Juergen Teller Art Direction and Design: Mat Maitland Creative Directors: Elton John and Toby King

Mansion House, Doncaster

Doncaster Mansion House is a Grade I listed building in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. It is owned and managed by Doncaster Council, the venue is used for civic and private functions, including tours, afternoon teas, wedding services, official receptions. During the 18th century, Doncaster's position on the Great North Road brought wealth to the town; the town's corporation was called on to host entertainments at the mayor's house or the Angel or Three Cranes inns. In 1719, they took a lease on a house in the High Street for holding feasts, but let this lapse around 1727, they bought a site on the High Street in 1738, with the intention of building a permanent base for entertaining, but little construction took place for several years. In 1746, James Paine was appointed as architect in 1746. Although young, Paine had worked on Nostell Priory and had designed Heath House, both near Wakefield. Mansion Houses had been constructed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and London. Whereas these other buildings contained both formal reception rooms and living quarters for the mayor, Doncaster's differed in being designed purely for entertainment, although some mayors used space in the building as accommodation.

Paine planned a building along the now established designs of Assembly Rooms. It was completed in 1748 and opened in 1749, the construction having cost £8,000. Paine was offered more local work, starting with alterations to Cusworth Hall, he published his designs for the Mansion House in 1751. This work showed the building flanked by two other structures, marked as houses for the town clerk and recorder, but these were never part of the commission and were not built. William Lindley extended the building between 1801 and 1806, adding an attic storey, a rear banqueting hall and rear landing; the charity Friends of Doncaster Mansion House was formed in January 2015 “to support Doncaster Council to conserve, research and display the Mansion House and its contents for the benefit for all sections of the community and for future generation to open up the Mansion House to the public”. In 2017, the Friends of Doncaster Mansion House led on the James Paine Festival, the celebrations of the 300th anniversary of the birth of James Paine, architect of the Doncaster Mansion House.

Doncaster Mansion House official website