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Elton John Original recording remastered
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|1. Your Song|
|2. I Need You To Turn To|
|3. Take Me To The Pilot|
|4. No Shoe String On Louise|
|5. First Episode At Hienton|
|6. Sixty Years On|
|7. Border Song|
|8. The Greatest Discovery|
|9. The Cage|
|10. The King Must Die|
|11. Bad Side Of The Moon|
|12. Grey Seal|
|13. Rock N Roll Madonna|
His self-titled, 1970 debut, with the hits Your Song and Border Song .
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How nice it is to hear that meandering yet spot-on piano tinkering, alongside an atypically humble and unpretentious lyric from one Bernie Taupin: "If I was a sculptor/But then again no/Or a man who makes potions/For a traveling show." It's enough to forgive the irritating harpsichord of the next number, "I Need You To Turn To."
But only "First Episode At Hienton" after that is less that sparkling, and so much else about Elton's first big album (after the shakedown cruise of "Empty Sky") is brilliant. It's not the hitmaker U.S. audiences would so soon grow accustomed to, singing about alligators and astronauts so winningly, but a thoughtful musical craftsman who was still experimenting with what mass audiences might let him get away with.
"Take Me To The Pilot" is the one rocker, and a good one, better than "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" if not some of his other big hits of later years. Those who love Elton the hitmaker will probably also treasure (as I do) such less heralded numbers as the Rolling Stones' tribute "No Shoe Strings On Louise" (Mick Jagger vocal mannerisms circa "Let It Bleed" abound), the mesquite-soaked "Border Song," or "The Greatest Discovery," one of the great love songs ever sung, though with a clever twist that only renders the actual subject matter more affecting. How often does one hear a song about the arrival of a younger sibling?Read more ›
Some songs such as 'Sixty Years On' do sound dated some 30+ years on, but others such as 'The Greatest Discovery' show no signs of aging and improve with each listening.
This is definitely classic Elton John. Amazon suggests the combo of this and Tumbleweed Connection. But a better combination is this with 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.' Combine 'Tumbleweed Connection' with 'Capt. Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy' as examples of early Elton John concept albums.
Most recent customer reviews
This was Elton Johns second album released in 1970 and his first to be released in the United States becoming an instant hit.
This is truly a great album. Read more
Although other of his recordings were more of a commercial success, this is my favourite Elton John record. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Denise Grieve
excellent cd and lot of good old songs I really love it and I recommand it to all my friendsPublished on Jan. 21 2014 by Claude Couillard
I had it on vinyl years ago and enjoyed it so it was great to find it on C DPublished on July 31 2013 by Glen Shaw
As music, this Elton John album gets a 5. Sound wise, a two just because it is on a compact disc. Read further as to why I feel this way. Read morePublished on May 21 2013 by Joanne L. Korek
I truly enjoyed this remastering of one of Elton John's classic album. This SACD proves that properly remastered 8 tracks tapes from years ago can yield outstanding results. Read morePublished on July 17 2010 by Daphne Poirier