Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Rated 390/500, "Candle In The Wind" - Rated 356/500!
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SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
"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." - www.rollingstone.com
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is almost certainly Elton John's biggest seller, save his first greatest hits collection. The hits on this sprawling collection include "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," the title track, and "Bennie and the Jets." Also included are "Love Lies Bleeding" and "Candle in the Wind."
"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
"Johns 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
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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 (1909-34)
12. Dirty Little Girl
13. All the Girls Love Alice
14. Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n' Roll)
15. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
16. Roy Rogers
17. Social Disease