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Blue Moves-Remastered

Elton John Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. Your Starter For...
2. Tonight
3. One Horse Town
4. Chameleon
5. Boogie Pilgrim
6. Cage The Songbird (For Edith Piaf)
7. Crazy Water
8. Shoulder Holster
Disc: 2
1. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
2. Out Of The Blue
3. Between Seventeen And Twenty
4. The Wide-Eyed And Laughing
5. Someone's Final Song
6. Where's The Shoorah?
7. If There's A God In Heaven (What's He Waiting...)
8. Idol
9. Theme from a Non-Existant TV Series
10. Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)

Product Description

Digitally Remastered Edition of Sir Elton's 1976 Double Album Opus that Presented the Elton John Big Band in a Big Way. With Slick Production Down to a Science, John and Bernie Taupin's Compositions Took a Decidedly Darker Tone as their Relationship Became Strained in the Face of Elton's Growing Dependence on Chemical Stimulants and the Pressures of Success. Following an Answer to the Question of his Sexuality in Rolling Stone, his Most Ardent Fans were the Only Ones to Truly Appreciate this LP at the Time of Release. As Time Passes, Critics and Fans Alike Still Come Back to the Fact that Most of These Tracks Are Simply Brilliant. The Opener of "Your Starter For/Tonight" is Simply Breathtaking, the Fun of "Crazy Water" and the Lush Harmonies of "Chameleon" (With Toni Tenille on Backing Vox) as Well as the Stunning "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Are all Highlights of this Work that Still Stands as One of the Highlights of John's Celebrated Career. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not his best but under-rated May 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
It's an unusual album. Elton definitely didn't care too much what the general public, the critics and the top forty thought. This album is not without bad material. Out of the blue, Boogie Pilgrim are overly repetitive and long. But there are moments that blow me away. The wide eyed and Laughing with it's sitar, unusual melody, rototoms, swirling synthesiser and strong backing vocals. Between seventeen and twenty is a groovy experimental tune. I love the melody, first class. Other standouts for me are the rockin' disco number 'Bite your lip', the classical music ballad 'Tonight', the haunting jazz number 'Idol', two intriuging instrumentals that got about a mintue called 'Starter' and 'Theme from a non-existent T.V. series', a weird hillbilly meets jazz number 'Shoulder Holster' with unusual lyric. and 'Chameleon'. Then 'Crazy water', 'Sorry seems to be the hardest word', 'Cage the songbird' and 'Someone's final song' don't get me excited but are all strong songs. 'Shoorah' and 'One horse town' are quite interesting too. I don't like 'If there's a God in Heaven ...' for lyrical reasons. It also seems childish to me to blame God for everything. And the lyric is generic for it's time, if that matters.
Anyway it's not his best record but does benefit from some very non-commerical material and even though it's a double album there very little material I find less than decent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blue Moves...moves me... Jan. 27 2004
By pcm16b
Format:Audio CD
The 1976 double-album 'Blue Moves', although not reaching the same level of success as the previous double-album from '73 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' still offers the listener a lot to digest. It divides opinions ranging from 'poor' to 'masterpiece' between many fans and it does infact show the both extremes of the catalogue in a way that the previous albums perhaps haven't. The album is opened by the short instrumental introduction piece known as 'Your Starter For...' which co-incidentally reminds me of some theme song from a tv-show with its familiar synth melodies and slightly uptempo drums. This could have been called 'Theme From A Non-Existant Tv Series Part One' The follow up 'Tonight' brings the listener to a ballad about the frustrations of a relationship gone wrong 'Tonight, do we have to fight again?' I guess there's very little fighting over the beauty of the opening instrumentation, the orchestrations are majesticly brilliant and one of Elton's finest ever. The instrumental beginning lasts almost 3 minutes, till Elton begins to sing. His delivery goes from the trembling worried voice to nearing the whining falsetto. Musically and a lyrically one of the strongest and most overlooked points of the album and perhaps Elton's whole catalogue (slight exaggeration). If this song was not nearly eight minutes in its total running time we would have already heard a boyband rape..Erhm..I mean cover it and top charts. Perhaps to the average listener this song might be boring and too long, but I cannot imagine breaking the athmosphere of the song by cutting off a few minutes of the instrumentations. Perhaps this song is best summed up with the word 'beautiful'. And if you are still awake from the previous number (like me) you can set yourself up for a trip to a 'One Horse Town'. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's great! Jan. 6 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is not quite Yellow brick road but it's like less than a cat whisker behind. I thought four or five could have been shortened and then we would have had room for more songs. Otherwise, it's more daring, it's more adventurous and more unusual but for some reason doesn't get the recognition it deserves, like 2/3 of Elton's albums don't. I have to pick out three songs for praise, 'Cage the songbird', 'Between seventeen and twenty' and 'Wide eyed and laughing', my favourite off the disc, because they are folk songs that have unusual arrangements and unusual but beautiful melodies. Between seventeen and twenty has a Jamaican feel and is a laid back song but in towards the end of the chorus is breaks into this emotional ballad 'no use for yooo oo ou' great sutff Elton! Cage the songbird is barely removed from the traditional folk sound, and features David Crosby and Graham Nash on backing vocals, the melody is unusual. The Wide-eyed and laughing, on of my all time favourites of his, is slow, features sitar's, again the same backing vocalists in Crosby and Nash, Rototoms, whatever they are they sound good, a swirling synthesiser and a very unusual melody that is amazing. Crazy water is also a favourite of mine. A disco song that features many sounds that will remind one water, I mean even the backing vocalists sound like they are singing under-water. Sorry seems to be the hardest word is a lot like We all fall in love sometimes but more conventional. It is very beautiful. Someone's final song is a great ballad with a very ncie tune and arrangement. The backing vocalists are adding a lot. Tonight is a classical music piece which becomes a ballad, great orchestration. Chameleon is a bit like Chloe from 'The Fox' and is quite relaxing. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny! May 6 2004
Format:Audio CD
Flashback: sitting in my older brothers room, listening to a mixed 8 Track, and hearing "Between Seventeen and Twenty". This album seems to be brushed off by many listeners (including my brother!) but I feel this is the most disturbing? Elton John album in the catalog. Every emotion is pure, especially the sense of loss. The only drawback is a couple songs that tend to distract the listener from the overall feel of the album (Bite your lip). A hard album to describe but I have been in love with it since I was about 7 and still am!
Best Songs: Tonight, Cage the songbird, Sorry Seems..., Between 17..., The Wide Eyed... Chameleon, Someone's Final Song, Idol, and the cover art is worth the price of admission alone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My favourite !
Published 1 month ago by Robert Poore
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
excellent cd and lot of good old songs I really love it and I recommand it to all my friends
Published 9 months ago by Claude Couillard
5.0 out of 5 stars masterpiece
this rates up there as good as captain fantastic or goodbye yellow brick road, but it never got the recognition.
Published 11 months ago by David R. Shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Elton John Album
Didn't buy it years ago and always regretted it. Now it's part of my collection and it's a favourite part.
Published 14 months ago by Paul M Barton
5.0 out of 5 stars Kitchen sink!
Everthing you like about Elton John....good inbetween album...couple of hits, well "sorry seems to be"(BIG)
Great to listen through the whole album with headphones!!
Published 21 months ago by Reg Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Reg's Best
This is one of Elton's best!Hidden gem's like Chamelon and Crosby and Nash's Harmonies are amazing! That's right crosby and nash! Read more
Published on July 31 2012 by Viner
3.0 out of 5 stars The Well Was Running Dry...
For those who were either too young (or not yet born) in the mid-70's - it is difficult to find a contemporary analogy to mirror the dominance exhibited by Mr. Read more
Published on Feb. 24 2006 by Tracey Pridham
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth getting replacement copy
I bought Blue Moves when it was vinyl. I played the album to a scratchy state. I did not hesitate one bit to replace the album with the CD version.
Published on Sept. 29 2004 by Brian Aguiar
1.0 out of 5 stars Just another breif dip
This was unfortunately another weak effort from elton john. Though rich in it's production, the album fails to materialise to any memorable results, as the only two worth-while... Read more
Published on May 30 2004 by radiogold
1.0 out of 5 stars Mundane Moves
Who would have imagined that the oh-so talented Elton John who created such classic albums as (the self-titled) Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water, Honky... Read more
Published on May 29 2004 by richard j cunnane
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