Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 2LP

Elton John

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MFSL 2-160
MFSL 2-160
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 112/500!

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Following on from two US No.1 smash albums in a row - "Honky Chateau" and "Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player", Elton John hit a career peak with the massively popular "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". The double album’s full of classics like "Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", the magnificent "Benny And The Jets" and the brilliant ode to Marilyn Monroe, "Candle In The Wind".

"When John compared himself to the Beatles, it wasn't just a delusion of grandeur. "Revolver lifted them onto a higher plane, and Honky Chateau did the same for us," he said in 1973. "Then they did the White Album, and now we'll have a double, too." Everything about Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is supersonically huge, from the Wagnerian-opera-like combo of "Funeral for a Friend" and "Love Lies Bleeding" to the electric boots and mohair suit of "Bennie and the Jets." On the title track, John and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, harnessed the fantastical imagery of glam to a Gershwin-sweet melody." -

"Inspired by the Rolling Stones' Goats Head Soup, John and lyricist Taupin went to Kingston, Jamaica, to record John's sixth album. 'The studio was surrounded by barbed wire,' said Taupin, 'and there were guys with machine guns.' Too scared to leave their hotel, the duo wrote 21 songs in three days, including 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.'" - Rolling Stone

"John’s Marilyn Monroe tribute was a U.K. hit in 1973, but in the U.S. the single release was canceled when DJs began playing 'Bennie and the Jets' instead. A live version with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra recorded in 1986 finally reached the U.S. charts, and a 1997 rerelease with new lyrics in honor of Princess Diana became the biggest-selling single of the 20th century." - Rolling Stone

• Mastered Directly from the Original Master Tapes!
• 1/2 Speed Mastered Original Master Recording Series
• Specially Plated and Pressed on JVC's High Definition Super Vinyl
• Pressed in Japan
• Special Static Free-Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Limited Edition

1. Funeral For A Friend
2. Love Lies Bleeding
3. Candle In The Wind
4. Bennie And The Jets
5. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
6. This Song Has No Title
7. Grey Seal
8. Jamaica Jerk-Off
9. I've Seen That Movie Too
10. Sweet Painted Lady
11. The Ballad Of Danny Bailey
12. Dirty Little Girl
13. All The Girls Love Alice
14. Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock And Roll)
15. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
16. Roy Rogers
17. Social Disease
18. Harmony

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