Funeral For A Friend , Love Lies Bleeding, Candle In The Wind, Bennie & The Jets, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, This Song Has No Title, Grey Seal, Jamaica Jerk-Off, I've Seen That Movie Too Sweet Painted Lady, The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-34), Dirty Little Girl, All The Girls Love Alice, Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock N' Roll), Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Roy Rogers, Social Disease, Harmony.
Elton John hit a career peak with the massively popular “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (No.1 UK, No.1 US ’73) selling a mammoth 5 million copies in the US alone. And it’s no wonder why. The DOUBLE album’s choc full of classics like “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” (No.7 UK, No.12 US ’73), “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (No.6 UK, No.2 US ’73), the magnificent “Benny And The Jets” (No.1 US ’74) and the one which everyone’s probably heartily sick of by now but nonetheless brilliant ode to Marilyn Monroe, “Candle In The Wind” (No.11 UK ’74). This album is so full of gems and virtual song novelettes – the eleven minute “Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)” for example - that sometimes the Elton John we know these days is far removed from the 1970’s version!
2 LP. 180g virgin vinyl. Audiophile pressing. DJM Records/Speakers Corner.