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Caribou Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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The Bitch Is Back kicks off this 1974 #1, followed later on the LP by another classic Elton John hit of the era, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me . Guests: Dusty Springfield, Carl Wilson, Tower of Power and Toni Tenille!
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CARIBOU had been written & recorded in the small space of about a month in order to be released ahead of a large world tour, and the album has more than a few hallmarks of it being a rushed affair. Had Elton & Bernie been given more time to record this album, chances are the songs included would either have been worked on further or discarded altogether. But with what we've got, analysis is still necessary.
First off, the sour grapes. "Grimsby" has been long considered a joke recording that in retrospect is quite distasteful. I wouldn't go that far, but it certainly is several steps down from Elton & Bernie's best.
"Solar Prestige A Gammon" was said to be written in response to critics' overanalyzation of the duo's music, so its meaninglessness is perhaps intentional. But while Paul McCartney managed to make a classic out of roasting his naysayers ("Silly Love Songs"), Elton & Bernie don't make their riposte go down as well.
"I've Seen The Saucers" is about UFO sightings, which nevertheless just shows how Elton & Bernie were stretching for material to complete the album.Read more ›
Included in this re-release are four bonus songs, which I'll include in my review.
The songs that are the least serious and closest to being throwaway songs are "Pinky", "Grimsby", and "Solar Prestige a Gammon". Though there are chords that will seem familiar when compared to the music from "Captain Fantastic", these songs are not in the same league.
"You're so Static" and "Bitch is Back" are fast-moving songs in the vein of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fightin'" and "Your Sister Can't Dance" from "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". I have to throw "Pinball Wizard" in this group because it is a fast rocker too, even though it stands out because it was originally a Who song, performed by Elton in the movie "Tommy".
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is an Elton John standard, beautiful lyrics and music, every bit as good as anything Elton's ever done.
There are two songs on here that I find personally satisfying, though neither is really pop. I'm not sure where they fit, actually. The first is "I've Seen the Saucers". The subject is just what the title says; it's a slow mellow song about visitors from another planet. I love science fiction, I love the song. It's one of the rare songs with a science fiction flavor that is done well and at least semi-seriously, versus silly songs like "Purple People Eater".Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
very good cd and lot of good songs on it it rememberes me a lot of good souvenirs about itPublished 24 months ago by Claude Couillard
This was the first EJ item I bought as a teen. I had enjoyed the radio play of Dont let the sun go down on me and The bitch is back. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by MICHAEL BEAVERS
I was 12 the Summer Caribou was released. So memories of holding hands with girls in Bible school may make me less than objective concerning this recording. Read morePublished on April 28 2004
Everbody who didn't buy this, missed out on the song Ticking. I wrote this review, because Amazon doesn't give you the chance to sample Ticking, and that is the song that pushes... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by J. Miles
Reviewer JohnKwok is mistaken,this is not the worst Elton album from this period,Rock of the westies is. JohnKwok is not qualified to say what the worst Elton album is. Read morePublished on March 7 2002
I just wanted to take the time and explain to people what "Solar Prestige A Gammon" means. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2002
Clearly exhausted from the grind of turning out multiple albums within a short time span, Caribou doesn't catch Elton at his best. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2001 by Wayne Klein
This is an often overlooked CD. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me and The energetic The Bitch Is Back are more commercial hits but the other tracks are very touching. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2001 by G. J Wiener