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One [Remastered] [Original recording remastered]

Elton John Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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1. Simple Life
2. The One
3. Sweat It Out
4. Runaway Train
5. Whitewash County
6. The North
7. When A Woman Doesn't Want You
8. Emily
9. On Dark Street
10. Understanding Women
11. The Last Song
12. Suit Of Wolves
13. Fat Boy And Ugly Girls

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4.0 out of 5 stars Back on the right track... July 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
With The One, Elton launched his first new collection of songs for the 1990s. With the slow down turn of his personal life coming to a halt by 1990, Elton emerged clean and sober for the first time in years. It shows in the music as well and particularly, in his voice. Confident, soulful and more mature, The One showcases Elton's vocal and piano playing once again. After the mild-mannered Sleeping With The Past, which attempted to capture the spirit of old school R&B (of which about half succeeded), The One jumps back into a more traditional mix of pop and rock.
The first song on the album, Simple Life, examines the trials and desires of getting things back in order (including personal, professional and spiritual). Did lyricist Bernie Taupin - who writes all of the words here - deliberately write this on purpose? In a way, the lyric reminds me of the storytelling he used for 1975's autobiographical Captain Fantastic release. Because he sings this song with a lot of conviction and he not just a mouth piece for Taupin this time - these lyrics are something he can relate to and more importantly, experienced. That aside, the plodding music never takes the song anywhere and once again, producer Chris Thomas never lifts the song up. The verses and chorus blend into one another without any trace of chord structure changes or rhythmic patterns to intervene.
The title track, The One, about finding personal and spiritual happiness with that special someone, ranks up there with Elton's best ballads. Lyrically, musically and vocally, this one was destined to be a smash hit from the beginning. Other key songs include the haunting "The North", about Taupin's roots, in which Elton sings: "The North was my mother, but I no longer need her, you trade your roots in the dust, for a face in the river.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fat boys and ugly girls! Sept. 26 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is probably my favourite Elton John album. Pay attention, if it wasn't for the extra track Fat Boys and Ugly Girls it wouldn't be my favourite album. That song is like Cat Stevens' old school yard rocked up. The best song, however is still "The one". There is a good variety here but this album still has the rigth amount of ballads for it to be outstanding. Simple life is a pop tune, Sweat it out is a fun 90's techno piece witha good piano section, Runaway train is a good early 90's rocker, Whitewash county is a countrified pop song and then come some beautiful ballads, the North, When a Woman doesn't want you and Emily. The North is my third fave song here, lovely melody and a chord change is very enhancing. Also, when a woman doesn't want you has a lot of different instruments, great song, Emily is a bti faster but the lyrics aren't very tasteful. These songs perfect the soudn of piano and soft strings. Then there's a disco number On dark street, about doin it tough, and it also features the Sitar. Understanding women is 90's techno and Last love sogn is a touching ballad. THen there's suit of wolves, a ballad, and the aforementioned masterpiece, Fat Boys and Ugly Girls. It's my candidate for Elton's best album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Still Standing Sept. 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
Elton was musically and personally reaching for the top as the 80's came to an end. He had no problems at the charts with songs like "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That", (No.2), but he was burnt out and his health was not good. This song, and songs like "Nikita" were good songs, but he would soon prove that he could offer better. In 1989, with the release of "Sleeping With the Past", his music reached another level. It was a new beggining for Elton. The year later, he was free of his alchohol addictions, drug use AND his bulimic problems. Bernie Taupin found it very easy to work with him again. For me, "The One" is the very symbol of Elton's strong character and his his vicory. The bad times are over. One of my favorite things about the album is his voice. He sounds happy, he sounds renewed and I think he even sounds healthy. "The One", "Runaway Train", "When A Woman Doesn't Want You" and "Emily" shows the strength of Elton's voice. I love it! He is still standing, and he's standing tall! I'm a great Elton collector and this is one of my favorite albums.
"Simple Life" and "The One" opens the album. The latter is a ballad, but it has got a lot of power, something that not all of Elton's ballad has. It builds up and gets more and more powerful over its 5 minute long run. "Sweat it Out" is a fun, 90's sounding song, ending with a great piano solo. "Runaway Train" is a duet with Eric Clapton. "The Last Song" is absolutely beautiful with moving lyrics, about AIDS. "The North" and "When A Woman Doesn't Want You" are typical Elton sounding ballads.
"The One" is the best song on the album, a song about what is needed in life and what is not. 5 stars to Elton!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The One Is Back April 2 2002
Format:Audio CD
Elton John's popularity fizzled in the late 80's, but he came back as strong as ever in the 90's. His album, The One, reflected upon many challenges Elton found himself in at that time of his life. He was recovering from drugs and alcohol, and mourned the deaths of Queen's Freddy Mercury, and Ryan White.
The songs on The One are as dynamic and energetic as you could expect from Elton. Songs like The Last Song, Runaway Train (with Eric Clapton) and Simple Life, reflect on moving on from roads that have been harshly traveled, and the rebirth of life anew. The songs also reflected Bernie Taupin, Elton's longtime collaborator. At the time, he was going through a difficult divorce. Songs like When A Woman Doesn't Want You, On Dark Street, and Understanding Women, still shows feelings of that lost love.
Although The One was originally remastered in the U.K. in 1998, its presence in America remastered is just as strong as you could expect from Elton John. It still proves that Elton John will always be The One.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Elton's first album of the 1990's
THE ONE is Elton John's first all-original album of the 1990's. This is his fourth album on the MCA label since returning in 1986 after spending the previous six years with Geffen. Read more
Published on Dec 10 2003 by andy8047
2.0 out of 5 stars It's good, BUT...
I found that in this edition, the songs going a little more faster, and the voice of Elton is not the same, the ballads don't is the same more faster. I don't agree with this. Read more
Published on Dec 23 2002 by Noé
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll do you "One" better!
I have the 1998 UK import. The original U.S. CD on MCA is too easy to find and just isn't the same. Read more
Published on Nov. 4 2002 by John Sposato
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll do you "One" better!
I have the 1998 UK import. The original U.S. CD on MCA is too easy to find and just isn't the same. Read more
Published on Nov. 4 2002 by John Sposato
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll do you "One" better!
I have the 1998 UK import. The original U.S. CD on MCA is too easy to find as just isn't the same. Bonus tracks are what gets these rereleases selling, especially to collectors... Read more
Published on Nov. 4 2002 by John Sposato
"The One" is one of my favorite Elton albums.The album make the biggest USA album in solds for some time.The title song is great. Read more
Published on June 26 2002 by Daniel Sarti
4.0 out of 5 stars Get Made In England first..
then pick up this CD. It's very good, but Made In England is a bit better. I loved the first half of this CD. Read more
Published on June 22 2002 by Ms Diva
5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTER'S MASTERPIECE
Published on Oct. 14 2001 by juan
Whereas I would've afforded the honor of "Most Important Comeback" to the excellent 1989 release, "Sleeping with the Past" CD, I must say that "The One" is far more important. Read more
Published on Oct. 12 2001 by Nathan Sikes
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