As an Elton fan from 1970, I had been dismayed by some of his efforts in the late 70's and early 80's. I was, to be truthful, worried about him. His music wasn't focussed. Later, I learned that this period was one of personal difficulty for Elton. When I first heard "Too Low For Zero", I was elated. The fog had lifted. He was through the troubles, whatever they were. You only need listen to this album to hear the renewed strength in the man. History records that he never looked back. Bless him for his journey. It wasn't easy.