This CD is absolutely essential for any true Elton John fan. In fact, this may be the greatest live record that Elton has ever released. Listeners get two different perspectives: The rather stuffy, reserved concert in London that took place in front of a British Princess v.s. the rowdy, incomparable American Madison Square Garden crowd. Both CD's offer some of Elton's rare songs (Skyline Pigeon, Border Song, Burn Down the Mission, You're So Static, etc.) None of these, though, compare with the electricity present when John Lennon takes the stage for what would be his final live performance. Lennon's appearance is reason enough to buy the CD but there are plenty of other reasons too. This album paints a picture of Elton on his way to the top, the rising of a rock legend.