I wouldn't mind saying it could be one of his best. It prefectly mixes fun rockers with masterful ballads. Empty Garden is a moving tribute to John Lennon, Blue eyes is a fave of mine, a lovely ballad with strong vocals from Elton, he can croon. Then there's another fave in Princess, a romantic pop-ballad. All quiet on the western front is a good song, slow and pretty, a war tribute. Then there's sogns like I am your robot, Dear John and Spiteful Child that is just heaps of fun to listen to even if they aren't masterpieces. There's Ball and Chain, a cool C&W song and we still have a great disco number in "Where have all the good times gone?" Oh and there's also "Legal Boys", a masterpiece written with Tim Rice. Actually, 'Blue Eyes', 'Empty Garden' and 'Ball and Chain' were all hits, reaching the top 15. While his 80's albums didn't reach the top ten, this reached the top twenty.