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Elton John Announces Plans To Release New Album 'The Diving Board'

New LP will be the 30th of his career

Sir Elton John has unveiled plans to release an ambitious new album later this year, describing it as 'the most adult' release of his 40-year career.

The 65-year old star has once again joined forces with long-term song writing collaborator Bernie Taupin for 30th studio album 'The Diving Board', but it will only be his second without the backing of his regular band – the first being 1979 release 'Victims of Love.'

Elton in action (WENN)

The 13 track LP – his first since 'The Captain & the Kid' in 2006 – has been scheduled for release in September, with Elton calling it 'the most piano-orientated of my career.' '

'The Diving Board' is understood to embrace a mixture of styles including blues, gospel, jazz, pop, waltz and brass band music, and the singer admits it comprises 'everything I love about American music.'

Elsewhere Elton has been pencilled in to headline this year's Bestival on the Isle of Wight , also in September.

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