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Sleeping With The Past [Remastered] [Original recording remastered, Import]

Elton John Audio CD
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1. Durban Deep
2. Healing Hands
3. Whispers
4. Club At The End Of The Street
5. Sleeping With The Past
6. Stone's Throw From Hurtin'
7. Sacrifice
8. I Never Knew Her Name
9. Amazes Me
10. Blue Avenue
11. Dancing In The End Zone
12. Love Is A Cannibal

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Jan. 2 2006
Format:Audio CD
I never really liked other Elton John albums. They would have one or two hits, then a bunch of filler or fodder. But this is a completely different story. My CD does not have the 2 bonus tracks, but every song is great. Club At The End of the Street is a fantastic song along with Sacrifice and Healing Hands.
If you wanted an Elton John cd from this time period, this is the one to buy,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost in first place... July 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
I can't think of any other artist who has had so many "comebacks" in the general perception of the public. The fact is that Elton John has never really been away. There have been ups and downs (who hasn't had them?) along the way but he always comes through. If his late eighties finish was compared to a horse race, then this release, would be a near photo finish for first place - but he doesn't quite get there.
Sleeping With The Past is a mature and relatively low key entry in the big Elton catalog. With Bernie Taupin firmly back at the helm writing lyrics, the duo take a surprising turn into R&B old school style songwriting that is a big departure from the rock and roll sound of Reg Strikes Back, the album the proceeded this release. Who'd have thought this would have been next on the horizon for Elton?
As most fans agree, this album ranks up there with one of his best albums, if not his best of the 1980's decade. I would give Too Low For Zero the edge over this one for his best album of the 80s simply because it had more fun and energy. This is a low key affair and while most of it works, it never rises above a low boil.
Paying homage to the classics 60's and 70's R&B sound, Taupin writes lyrics that are in close relation to other hits from that era. Durban Deep, resembles Working In A Cold Mine and Amazes Me reflects any great Ray Charles classic. These aren't copy cat songs however.
The album was recorded in Denmark, where George Michael had made Faith. Apparently, the studio is state of the art and Elton was looking for a change. But I have to ask the question: How is Denmark the hot bed for R&B inspiration? Of course, Elton and Taupin recorded past soul records in various locations but I would have thought either Philly or Detriot may have been a better choice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Soul of the 60's/70's Feb. 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album continues with the mowtown sounding songs started with Leather Jackets. But every song on this album is dedicated to that sound. It starts with what is best described as Reggae, "Durban Deep", which isn't a great song, it sounds too repetitive but it's okay, then there is great gospel in "Healing Hands" and a beautiful ballad that I've heard on the radio a lot "Whisper" what a great song. Then of course, Club at the end of the street, a great uptempo, romantic pop tune with that motown feel. Then I am not all that fond of the title track, I don't think it is good but it still has a good sound. At first I didn't like Stone's throw from hurtin but it rocks, Elton sounds just like Gene Vincent and I guess if you can ignore the painful lyric it's fun to listen to. Sacrifice is also another beautiful ballad that you would have heard on the radio. I never knew her name is by far the shortest song at 3:31, the second shortest is 4:21. But it's a great song. The lyrics are a bit like "Kiss the bride" Follow that with Amazes me, a slow gospel number and then Blue Avenue, a slow fusion of gospel and folk. Buy it if you don't already have it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This one's no sleeper! Dec 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album,released in 1989,is Elton's third since returning to MCA three years earlier. Hits include SACRIFICE,which later appeared on the LOVE SONGS album,HEALING HANDS and CLUB AT THE END OF THE STREET. This album is also Elton's last to be distributed on the vinyl LP. Grest album,though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Legend Lives On! Feb. 14 2003
By gootch
Format:Audio CD
I've stuck with EJ thru all the turbulence.No matter what! We
begin with"Durban Deep"(way cool!)the single"Healin'Hands"(& video)"Whispers"is a nice mellow 1.Next 45/video is"Club @ the
End Of The Street"Groovy!Next is the title track-wish we WERE in the past! Side 2 boogies with"Stone's throw From Hurtin'"YEAH!
"Sacrifice"is a beautiful EJ ballad.We sway about with"Never Knew
Her Name" More strong vocals with "Amazes Me" &"Blue Avenue"
A terrific addition for EJ afficianatos!
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5.0 out of 5 stars There Really Is A Light Where The Darknes Ends Dec 15 2002
Format:Audio CD
This should be reguarded as one of Elton John's classic albums. He is in top form here. His voice and his piano playing beautifully mesh together to create beautiful music to Bernie Taupin's lovely lyrics.
In late 1988, Elton and Bernie went to Denmark to begin writing and recording for Elton's next album. The album was a tribute to the great R&B artists from the 1960s' and '70s', such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Ray Charles. The album also includes some personal tunes reflecting Elton's disastrous personal life at the time.
The cd's R&B/Gospel influence is evident on the uplifting and hopeful "Healing Hands", in which Elton proclaims that there's a light where the darkness ends and tells you to reach out for your companion. "Club At The End Of The Street" is a Drifters-inspired summertime ode to a place where people at the end of a long day of work. The song became a top 40 hit in early 1990. When you first listen to "Stone's Throw From Hurtin'", you wonder who's singing, but you soon find out that it's Elton. "Sacrifice" is the only song to shy out of the concept, but it's a classic Elton song dealing with his personal problems at the time. "I Never Knew Her Name" is the song that best fits in with the album's concept, with an uptempo, soul beat sounding like it comes straight from motown. The Ray Charles-inspired
"Amazes Me" is a gospel-tinged ballad evoking the feel of the deep south. Elton is at his best here. The tearjerker "Blue Avenue" is another song that deals with Elton's personal life, and this songs is one of his best with metaphors of lost love. This album is a must-have
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5.0 out of 5 stars There Really Is A Light Where The Darknes Ends
This should be reguarded as one of Elton John's classic albums. He is in top form here. His voice and his piano playing beautifully mesh together to create beautiful music to... Read more
Published on Dec 15 2002 by Anthony Nasti
5.0 out of 5 stars There Really Is A Light Where The Darknes Ends
This should be reguarded as one of Elton John's classic albums. He is in top form here. His voice and his piano playing beautifully mesh together to create beautiful music to... Read more
Published on Dec 15 2002 by Anthony Nasti
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleeping with Greatness
By 1989, Elton John had almost hit rock ('n' roll) bottom. His albums sold poorly. His personal life was a mess. He was an alcholic. He was overwieight. He was a drug addict. Read more
Published on Dec 11 2002 by Anthony Nasti
5.0 out of 5 stars CLUB AT THE END OF THE STREET!
oh,i've been searching & searching for this bang of a record by elton john!finally found it,thanks to the amazon wish list people i now have it. Read more
Published on Oct. 3 2002 by J. Hoffman
5.0 out of 5 stars A FANTASTIC LISTEN-A GREAT ELTON ALBUM
"Sleeeping with the past" is one of the best Elton John albums.This album delives the classical "Sacrifice" the best Elton ballad. Read more
Published on June 26 2002 by Daniel Sarti
4.0 out of 5 stars One surprise return....
This is such an underrated album of such absolutely Elton-Taupin quality. The selected songs and deliveerance is remindfull of their past cannot stop ventures of 70's and early... Read more
Published on Nov. 25 2001 by Walter P. Kramer
4.0 out of 5 stars The Past is Not Always Painful
Sleeping With The Past is the most understanding album I've ever heard from Elton John. It reveals struggles with demons, and trying to move on with life. Read more
Published on Oct. 31 2001 by Michael Kerner
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