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Reg Strikes Back Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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|1. Town Of Plenty|
|2. A Word In Spanish|
|3. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters (Part Two)|
|4. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That|
|5. Japanese Hands|
|6. Goodbye Marlon Brando|
|7. The Camera Never Lies|
|8. Heavy Traffic|
|9. Poor Cow|
|10. Since God Invented Girls|
|11. Rope Around A Fool|
|12. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (Shep Pettibone Mix)|
|13. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (Just Elton And His Piano Mix)|
|14. Moda Lisas And Mad Hatters (Part Two) (The Renaissance Mix)|
Digit Remastered plus Bonus Track.
Top Customer Reviews
While I had long heard that REG STRIKES BACK was near the bottom of Elton's best, I was encouraged to buy it for "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That", which I consider to be one of his best works even from a fallow period in his career. Sure enough, Elton sounds vocally invigorated on this song, growing into the deeper-textured voice that either came as a result of the surgery or just the passing years. Also, while Elton may have been playing more keyboards than actual piano by this time, this song is enough to make one admit that the man could still play! The public seemed to agree for "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That" peaked at an impressive #2, becoming his highest-charting hit in over a decade.
Commercially, that was perhaps the extent of REG STRIKES BACK's success, although one more single did manage to chart somewhat high. "A Word In Spanish" is another song that Elton's fans don't quite rank high on their lists, and granted, it's not that stellar.Read more ›
At the height of personal problems, Elton, once again, has risen to the occassion. If he had continued to put out poor product like 1985's Ice on Fire and it's follow-up, Leather Jackets, it could have been dooms day for the English piano player. Instead, what he delivers here isn't necessarily his best album, but certainly a turn in the right direction.
The album cover explains it all: in the midst of the crazy and tackiest 70s and 80s stage costumes, stand little Elton, or in this case Reg, his real name. It seems as if an awakening of sorts had dawned on him - get rid of the excess baggage and get down to business and make a fun rock album. And that's what he and lyricist Bernie Taupin do. So, does the music live up to all of the expectations?
Starting with Town of Plenty, Elton sings with utmost conviction on a song about the media and the constant struggle fame brings. The music is pretty shallow however and ultimately goes no where. Plus, Taupin's lyric is very difficult to sing along with. But the band and particularly the backing vocals, try hard to make you enjoy it. The next song, A Word In Spanish, is a beautiful ballad that has a terrific guitar solo by Davey Johnstone. This was the second single from the release and though it peaked in the Top 20, it deserved a place in the Top 10.Read more ›
Overall, not his greatest album but there is plenty to like, especially if you don't mind a bit of 80's pop.
Most recent customer reviews
I was so looking forward to getting this CD on the previous reviews.On listening to this CD thought the quality was terrble. Read morePublished on March 8 2004
In 1986,Elton John returned to the MCA label after spending the previous six years with Geffen and recorded LIVE IN AUSTRALIA. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2003 by andy8047
When I first brought this album, I hated it. I thought all the songs on it were horrible, and I hated the fact that Elton didn't play on piano. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2003 by Anthony Nasti
This 1988 album by Elton John is not exactly what his fans crave for. Several tracks are dull and dreary, such as the sugary love
song " A Word In Spanish ", some are just "... Read more
I bought this CD for "A Word in Spanish," which I really like. I listened to the CD in the car while driving and heard about half of it and thought it was average with a... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2002 by Patty MacDuffie
"Reg Strikes Back" was a perfect album like"Too Low For Zero" and "Caribou"."Goodbye Marlon Brando" was a great song, a great rock song. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2002 by Daniel Sarti
Since I'm very partial to Elton's excellent early work, it's difficult to review his more recent stuff all that positively. Read morePublished on May 14 2002 by Joe Lee
Reg Strikes Back, while pretty good, is not a great Elton John album. It's not a very consistent album. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2001 by Barry