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Big Picture Import

4.4 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Sept. 23 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000001EXB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
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1. Long Way From Happiness
2. Live Like Horses
3. The End Will Come
4. If The River Can Bend
5. Love's Got A Lot To Answer For
6. Something About The Way You Look Tonight
7. The Big Picture
8. Recover Your Soul
9. January
10. I Can't Steer My Heart Clear Of You
11. Wicked Dreams

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Australian Exclusive Tour Edition. Features a Limited Edition Slipcase.


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Why? It's more unusual. This album is great because it fuses a bunch of styles into an obscure AC ball. OKay not every song is excellent but for the ones that are, they are great. Especially the title track and Januray, they are like hard rock, classical music, folk music, psychedelia and ballad all wrapped up into one song. But these are elements that are easily overlooked. Only a close listen wouild reveal them. A few of the other songs have a definite easy-listening, Bacharach quality. This album really has a great feel to it. But it is looked down upon because it is rather mid-tempo if not slower. Now does anybody wine about Captain Fantastic and the brown dirt cowboy being a slow album? HMM..., pity there aren't any energetic rockers like Tower of Babel, We all fall in love sometimes, Curtains, Writing, Someone saved my life tonight, When the whistle blows. But then other people can see something in an album adn tell you about it and it colours what you look for in it. My summation, this is one of Elton's most innovative, under-rated, experimental albums.
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If you're an Elton John fan partial to his ballads, then this is a good album to get. The majority of the songs on here, with the exception of four, are exactly that. Most of them don't hold up quite as well (except for the beautiful "Live Like Horses") as those on, say, his 1970 self-titled album, but they come very close. Bernie Taupin's lyrics are, in general, very poetic (and, at times, slightly naughty), and Elton's musical arrangements fit very well with most of them.
As far as the ballads on here go, my personal favorites are "Live Like Horses", "Recover Your Soul", "Something About the Way You Look Tonight", "Love's Got A Lot to Answer For", and the title track. What really stood out for me about these tracks was the fact that Bernie's lyrics and Elton's music & vocals really complement each other well. This isn't quite the case with some of the other ballads (i.e. the lyrics of "I Can't Steer My Heart Clear of You" are wonderful, as are Elton's vocals, but the musical arrangement doesn't quite work, in my opinion; though musically and vocally, "Long Way From Happiness" is very good, Bernie's lyrics aren't some of the most creative he's written).
In terms of the more "pop" songs, "If the River Can Bend" (a gospel-influenced track that reminded me of "Amazes Me" on the album "Sleeping with The Past"), "Wicked Dreams" (the "poetic and slightly naughty" track I mentioned in my first paragraph), and "January" (a track that, as far as lyrical imagery and musical arrangement goes, is pretty good) are my favorites. I really enjoyed the upbeat, energetic way Elton played and sung these songs.
Despite the minor flaws found on this album in some places, it remains one of my favorites. As a whole, this album was very good, worth at least listening to all the way through.
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By John Kwok TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 10 2001
Format: Audio CD
What a disappointment. Although this isn't one of Elton John's worst albums, it certainly doesn't rank among his best. Perhaps he and Bernie Taupin were a bit rushed, but Elton's singing doesn't sound as soulful as his singing on his previous 1990's collaborations with Bernie Taupin ("The One", "Made in England"), or his later masterpiece with Tim Rice ("The Road to El Dorado"). Yet there are a number of great songs on this album that deserve listening, starting with the first two tracks, "Long Way From Happiness" and "Live Like Horses"; the latter is definitely one of the finest ballads from the John/Taupin team, an underrated classic worthy of comparison with "Candle In The Wind", "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", "I Guess Why They Call It The Blues", "Sacrifice", and "The One". And there are a couple of other great tunes too, such as the hits "Something About The Way You Look Tonight" and "Recover Your Soul", but most of the rest is filler. If you buy this album then it should be for these songs only.
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Maybe, as another reviewer noted, Elton was going through a difficult time when recording this album. Or maybe he'd been devoting the majority of his time working on songs for Aida and El Dorado (both projects, according to EJ, were five years in the making). Whatever the case, this John/Taupin effort is awfully lukewarm. I wasn't particularly fond of Made in England (sappy self-help songs), but at least that record sounded like EJ put effort into it. The Big Picture however has the feel of product--the perfunctory Elton/Bernie release to keep their giant wheel turning. It's also not a good sign when the only bonafide hit off this thing, Something About The Way You Look Tonight, is a weak single. Like Healing Hands or You Gotta Love Someone, Something is soft-rock, adult-comtemporary complacency. The song does have wonderful, soulful verses, but the chorus is dull and cliched. The two best songs on this CD are Long Way From Happiness and Recover Your Soul, but neither are classic EJ cuts. Long Way is especially burdened (as is the whole album) with drum machines and grandiose electric keyboards. Gosh, how wonderful this song would have been if Elton had recorded it entirely with his piano.
In fairness, though, the production is top-notch and Elton's singing does sound strong. Now middle-aged, it seems Elton's songwriting skills have dropped but his sense of how to use his voice have improved. Nevertheless, I'd recommend passing this album by (or, at worst, purchasing it VERY cheap online). Oddly, I recommend The Road to El Dorado, a soundtrack that features EJ's best work since the early 80's
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