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Tumbleweed Connection Original recording remastered

4.9 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 23 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000001EG4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,427 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Ballad Of A Well-Known Gun
2. Come Down In Time
3. Country Comfort
4. Son Of Your Father
5. My Father's Gun
6. Where To Now St. Peter?
7. Love Song
8. Amoreena
9. Talking Old Soldiers
10. Burn Down The Mission
11. Into The Old Man's Shoes
12. Madman Across The Water (Original Version)

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Elton's soulful mix of country, blues and rock and killer tunes like Country Comfort; Son of Your Father , and Ballad of a Well-Known Gun made this concept LP a #5 hit in '71 (bonuses: Into the Old Man's Shoes and the original version of Madman Across the Water )!


Tumbleweed Connection is part of the early catalogue of Elton John's work that Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose reportedly once said he would love to own the publishing rights to as a work of art. Indeed, it does contain some of John's most expressive work as an artist, but with the showy stage presence and pop melodicism still under construction. Tumbleweed is characterized by John's balladeer approach, with John at his storyteller best on songs like "Burn Down the Mission." Even if the lyrics were generally written by Bernie Taupin, John's voice and inflection made every song seem deeply personal. The beautiful "Come Down in Time" displays the subtleties and sophistication of his talent, with the piano not yet serving as the instrumental focal point it would later become. The album also features the favourite "Ballad of a Well-Known Gun" and "Where to Now St. Peter?" --Steve Gdula

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I tend to like "Tumbleweed Collection" more than most Elton John albums, simply becuase it is his most relaxed, sparse and versatile productions of his earlier years, before he scored hit after hit throughout the '70s. "Tumbleweed Connection" was inspired by Americana, the landscape of the U.S. providing the blueprint for the songs on this album.
Kicking off with the rocker "Ballad Of A Well - Known Gun", Elton seems to be having fun here, joining in on harmonies and providing some intricate piano ticklings. "Come Down In Time" is one of the most finely woven ballads I've ever heard. Elton's vocal on this track is eerily beautiful and the harp accompaniment is equally haunting. "Country Comfort" is a true classic. Lilting and warm, it sways effortlessly and features one of Elton's most gentle lead vocals. "Son Of Your Father" is funny little rocker with a nice harmonica in the mix. "My Father's Gun" is a Civil War - inspired number that while long somehow works.
By the time we get to track six, the album starts to get a little darker. "Where To Now, St. Peter" has Elton singing from the perspective of a dying soldier debating whether he is going to Heaven or Hell and ends with a scary, echoing falsetto wail from Elton. Next comes the simple but deep "Love Song", a duet with a woman named Leslie duncan which sounds rather dull at first but becomes very effective with repeated listens. "Amoreena" sheds some light on this half of the album. This song has much of the same swagger and charm that "Country Comfort" possessed, and becomes an enduring classic.
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Tumbleweed Connection doesn't have a lot of Elton John songs that you hear on the radio, but I think it's his best album as a whole. Admittedly, I have a slight bias towards singer-songwriter albums where the focus is the singer's voice and the instrumentation supports the voice rather than hides it. That's exactly what you get here. Tumbleweed connection doesn't have the showiness or dated sounds of Elton's later work (although I still like individual songs off the later albums). All of the songs on Tumbleweed Connection work together as a whole. In fact, I rarely listen to just one song on this album; rather, I listen to it when I can hear the whole album in a single sitting. It feels a little like sitting down with a good storyteller and just enjoying the reflective and sometimes funky mood. When you listen to this album, you can see why Elton John was such a sensation when he came to the United States: his piano playing is fresh, his voice is expressive, and his blend of rock/country/blues is innovative. In many ways, this album sounds very American.
There are several songs on this album where Elton jams on the piano like a funky blues musician: Ballad of a Well-known Gun, Country Comfort, Son of Your Father, and Amoreena. The other half of the songs are basically acoustic ballads. Love Songs is just Elton and the acoustic guitar and it's very moving. It's one of my favorite songs. Talking Old Soldiers is just Elton and the piano. Songs with mostly the piano, acoustic guitar, and drums are: My Father's Gun, Where to now St. Peter?, and Come Down in Time (adds harp and oboe). In Burn Down the Mission, he sort of combines the two sounds like the finale of a concert.
If you've ever wanted to hear an Elton John unplugged album, this may be as close as you'll get to it (short of going to his concerts). This album is in my top 10 favorites of all time.
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Great CD! The album didn't only meet my expectation but it exceeded it. I love the country feel mixed with the abstract and dark lyrics. It's a nice alternative to the cliché love songs. Amoreena and Burn Down the Mission are my favorite tracks on the album but the rest of the songs are great too. If you don't own this album you're really missing out, the reviews speak for themselves!
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This is, by far, THE essential Elton John album. If there is any Elton John album someone must own, it is definitely Tumbleweed Connection. Though Honky Chateau or Goodbye Yellow Brick Road may have more hits and may be more famous, this beats the [stuffing] out of both of them. It's absolutely perfect. Honky Chateau had some throwaway filler, such as the gospel-tinged "Salvation" and the downright silly ode-to-a-cat, "Hercules". Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, though it has some amazing songs, it runs a little lengthy, and proves to be difficul to listen to in its entirety and experience its full effect. Not Tumbleweed Connection. Every song is a contender for greatest pop/rock songs ever written.
Burn Down the Mission is possibly the greatest Elton John epic he ever wrote, while Where to Now St. Peter? shows Elton delving in to some of the psychadelic tinges that were so very dominant in 1970. Ballad of a Well-Known Gun is a infectiously catchy (and fairly funky)leadoff track, and My Father's Gun is an excellent gospel rock tune. Love Song sounds like it could be off of CSNY's "Deja Vu", while Country Comfort is an obvious gem. I could go on forever about the perfection of the tunes.
Elton's voice sounds wonderful here, considering that he was very young to record a record of this caliber. It's one of the few times fans can see Elton getting in touch with his psychadelic side, but it works out wonderfully. This album was so influential that it went on to inspire Billy Joel's "Piano Man", though "Piano Man" is not nearly as good as Tumbleweed Connection.
I cannot say enough about this album. It is so exquisitely crafted, the songs are so complex yet so catchy, and it makes for perhaps the greatest record any solo singer/songwriter has ever created.
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