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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (DVD Audio) [AC-3, Dolby, DVD Audio, NTSC, Original recording remastered]

Elton John DVD Audio
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Even those who customarily dismiss Elton John as a somewhat bland and sentimental balladeer would find much to admire in Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the best album he has ever made. The track listing reads like an early Greatest Hits collection; it contains not only the original version of "Candle In The Wind" but such raucous and gleeful songs as "Bennie And The Jets", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" and "Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n' Roll)". From the impassioned opening medley of "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" to the gentle closer, "Harmony", there are few duff moments among these 17 tracks. "All The Young Girls Love Alice" is a savage but wry tale of lesbian exploitation, and the title song is just short of lovely. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is both a joy for fans and a genuine surprise for the uninitiated. --David Bennun

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This is a 2-disc set; disc 1, an audio DVD includes the complete album, with bonus tracks in advanced resolution sound, advanced resolution stereo, dolby-digital surround sound; disc 2 a DVD includes a full-length "making of" the album with interviews by

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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of Rock's Greatest Albums Oct. 19 2001
By Barry
Format:Audio CD
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road has to be the most quintessential Elton John album. It's the one mentioned and talked about the most. It should be. It is the best double album. Although, in today's world, this 17 song collection probably wouldn't be considered a double album. It starts off with one of the greatest album openers ever, "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding". A classic all the way. This album has a number of Elton's most recognized hits - "Bennie And The Jets", The great "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", and the original, and still best, version of "Candle In The Wind". There are more great tracks here that are just as good. You get "Sweet Painted Lady", which is about prostitutes. Then you have the storysong "The Ballad Of Danny Bailey", which you wish Elton would play in concert. You get a number of great rockers like "Dirty Little Girl", "All The Young Girls Love Alice", and "Your Sister Can't Twist(But She Can Rock And Roll)", among others. But, the crowning jewel, is the highly underrated and horribly overlooked gem, "Harmony". It's the closing track and, without a doubt, the greatest Elton John song that was never a single. That's a crime if ever there was one. It's a great piece of music. The album also includes the rousing up tempo number "Grey Seal". The silliest track is a song called "Jamaica Jerk Off". It's fun and catchy, but silly. There you have it. The perfect Elton John album. The perfect rock album. This is Elton's Sgt. Pepper. A classic in every sense of the word.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hello, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Super Deluxed March 25 2014
Format:Audio CD
In the classic rock era, there are perhaps only a handful of especially iconic, form-shifting rock/pop performances.

The few superlative songs that the first time you hear them, you must ask, "What was THAT?"

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone, and surely Elton John's Funeral For A Friend are among the candidates for mention in the above category of history and genre making music.

So, if you are recalling the first time, probably late in 1973, that you heard the wind howl and the bell toll and Funeral For kick off John's double LP, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and perhaps would like to relive that moment, here's your best chance.

Because the music-17, very good to great songs including the mega-hit Candle In The Wind-has been given an excellent 2014 remaster and now probably sounds as good as your memory recalls it being 40 years ago. Maybe/probably even better.

The box set packaging is first rate, with a 100 page hard cover bound book, with lyrics, a history of the music and times, and dozens of sumptuous colour photographs that surely have rarely, or even never been seen before.

Springing for the Super Deluxe also gets you an essential two CD Christmas Eve '73 live, rollicking BBC performance of many of the tracks from the album as well as a very dated yet absolutely fascinating 45 minute DVD documentary of Elton and the gang done in the 70s at the height of EJ's fame. A covers CD, some B sides, X-Mas tunes, and a few unreleased demos round out the package.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for Elton John Fans! April 17 2014
By Yvonne
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Excellent box set of these Elton John Classics! Bought it for my sister-in-law who is a die-hard Elton John fan. She absolutely loves it! She has the original Goodbye Yellow Brick Road vinyl album that she bought in '74 and she is so happy now that it's all on CD's. She can listen to them at any time and in the car as well. The bonus of the DVD & Book is great. A must-have for Elton John Fans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome after all these Years. April 12 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
So glad I had the opportunity to purchase this beautiful classic of Rock and Roll. Amazing music by Sir Elton. I absolutely love it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a nice mix April 10 2014
By Gis A. Bun TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray Audio|Verified Purchase
You can hear the nice separation of the mix in this release.
The surround mix is based on the surround mix of 2003 and the stereo mix is from 2014.
Only down sides is the fact there are no extras and the option to download the album in FLAC is fine but the FLACs are of low quality [the same for all these releases]. Too bad.
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4.0 out of 5 stars So Much Stuff!! April 3 2014
By eeyoore
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What a package! The discs are full of great material that fleshes out one of the best albums of all time. The music is superbly re-presented and the new versions/covers are very well chosen.

I did not think I needed all this new material, but I was wrong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 4 CD 1 DVD box set & Blu Ray Pure Audio! March 27 2014
By Stephen Bieth TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This an excellent box set. The remastered Good bye Yellow Brick Road is stunning. The documentary is cool. It was filmed at the time and besides interveiws there are some great live clips. The covers and demo disc is good for a listen but will probably (in my case) never get played again. But the double live CD is Awsome. Great set list, good sound and the band is on fire for this show.
Over all great box set. Where $70 is a little Picey it is a good deal for what you get. Oh there is also a hard covered book with Pic's and Liner Notes. Again, very glad I bought this however a 5.1 mix would have been nice. I have the sacd version and it sounds great but it would sound better on Blu ray!!
A week later....
Well I received my G.B.Y.R. Blu ray yesterday. Yes this blue ray has a 5.1 mix however it's the mix from 2003. The sound has improved greatly at DTS -HD 96/24 transfer. The stereo master has never sounded better. Nice full sound but not overly bassie like a lot of 5.1 mix. If you already have the SACD or DVD-A from the early 2000 this is not a must have but the 5.1 transfer does sound better and there is no contest the stereo version sounds best here.
Not bad $20! Lots cheaper then the SACD was and it's all on one disc!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Speakers Corner Edition
The original record of this album sounded compressed and a little lifeless so I spent some money on the Speakers Corner Vinyl edition. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Seeker
5.0 out of 5 stars Deluxe 30th Anniversary - So refreshing.
I heard these songs so many times over the years, I already have the CD and the Record, listening to this edition was so refreshing, the sound is so amazing, well remastered and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Richard T. Daoud
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
Sounds great on high end audio equipment. Excellent collection of songs. One of the most famous Elton John LPs in my opinion.
Published 8 months ago by Harley Rodin
4.0 out of 5 stars almost a greatest hits
If you ever wondered why Elton is such a big star this album answers the question. This double album is almost a greatest hits. Read more
Published 12 months ago by brownie_g
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This has to be one of Elton's greatest recordings thoroughly enjoyed it I had the album when it first came out years ago and it disappered over the years now i have it back...
Published 13 months ago by Leonard D'Andrea
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Upset
When I searched for Vinyl looking for a great gift to buy and I found this item I thought what a great gift. Read more
Published on Dec 8 2011 by Nostalgic Critic
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sonics from this SACD
Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a classic album from the 70's and one of the peaks of his musical output along with Madman Across the Water. Read more
Published on Aug. 6 2010 by Vox Holler
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