Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Performers Elton John

Rocket Group Pty LTD | February 28, 1996 | Compact Disc

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was where Elton John's personality began to gather more attention than his music, as it topped the American charts for eight straight weeks. In many ways, the double album was a recap of all the styles and sounds that made John a star. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is all over the map, beginning with the prog rock epic "Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)" and immediately careening into the balladry of "Candle in the Wind." For the rest of the album, John leaps between popcraft ("Bennie and the Jets"), ballads ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"), hard rock ("Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"), novelties ("Jamaica Jerk-Off"), Bernie Taupin's literary pretensions ("The Ballad of Danny Bailey"), and everything in between. Though its diversity is impressive, the album doesn't hold together very well. Even so, its individual moments are spectacular and the glitzy, crowd-pleasing showmanship that fuels the album pretty much defines what made Elton John a superstar in the early '70s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: February 28, 1996

Genre: Glam Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1973

Label Name: Rocket Group Pty LTD

UPC: 731452815927

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Performers Elton John
Guest Artist(s) Kiki Dee
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Engineer David Hentschel

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: February 28, 1996

Genre: Glam Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1973

Label Name: Rocket Group Pty LTD

UPC: 731452815927


Title Track Time
1.Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding) --
2.Candle in the Wind --
3.Bennie & the Jets --
4.Goodbye Yellow Brick Road --
5.This Song Has No Title --
6.Grey Seal --
7.Jamaica Jerk Off --
8.I've Seen That Movie Too --
9.Sweet Painted Lady --
10.Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-1934) --
11.Dirty Little Girl --
12.All the Young Girls Love Alice --
13.Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll) --
14.Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting --
15.Roy Rogers --
16.Social Disease --
17.Harmony --

Editorial Notes

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was where Elton John's personality began to gather more attention than his music, as it topped the American charts for eight straight weeks. In many ways, the double album was a recap of all the styles and sounds that made John a star. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is all over the map, beginning with the prog rock epic "Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)" and immediately careening into the balladry of "Candle in the Wind." For the rest of the album, John leaps between popcraft ("Bennie and the Jets"), ballads ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"), hard rock ("Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"), novelties ("Jamaica Jerk-Off"), Bernie Taupin's literary pretensions ("The Ballad of Danny Bailey"), and everything in between. Though its diversity is impressive, the album doesn't hold together very well. Even so, its individual moments are spectacular and the glitzy, crowd-pleasing showmanship that fuels the album pretty much defines what made Elton John a superstar in the early '70s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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