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#91 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)

by Brady Paron |

Well, it's taken me forever to write about this album. I had some mental block happening that every time I thought about writing about Elton John, I just cringed. It's not that I don't like Elton John...okay, it's a bit of that. But at the same time there are a few tracks on this album that are 🔥. "Benny and the Jets" for example? Awesome. Anyway, here we go.

To be honest, I've actually listened to this album a number of times trying to muster interest in writing about it. The original LP was released in 1973, although I listened to a remastered version (changes things, I know, but that's the way it is). Between hits like "Candle In The Wind", "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Grey Seal" and "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", what I really noticed was Elton John's iconic piano playing and the falsettos backing tracks like "This Song Has No Title". And of course the 70s rock drumming. I listen to tracks on this album and can absolutely imagine that they were epic hits at the time, but it just doesn't do it for me. 

I actually don't think I'm going to write much more about this album. It's been feeling like a block to me listening to other albums for a while, so I'm just going to move on. If you're interested, the original track listing by disc is broken down below. And you can listen to the 40th anniversary remaster on Spotify, below. 


Track Listing

Disc One - Side One

  1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Candle In The Wind
  3. Bennie and the Jets

Disc One - Side Two

  1. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  2. This Song Has No Title
  3. Grey Seal
  4. Jamaica Jerk-Off
  5. I've Seen That Movie Too

Disc Two - Side One

  1. Sweet Painted Lady
  2. The Ballad Of Danny Bailey
  3. Dirty Little Girl
  4. All The Girls Love Alice

Disc Two - Side Two

  1. Your Sister Can't Twist
  2. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
  3. Roy Rogers
  4. Social Disease
  5. Harmony


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