Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 00:00


Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John



Still Elton John’s best and most complete work, this 1973 double album was shot through with sentiment and nostalgia for times past. There’s a very good reason why this remains John’s biggest selling studio album – there’s quality aplenty. The most famous songs (the title track, Bennie and the Jets, Candle in the Wind, Saturday’s Night Alright for Fighting) are but half the story. Just reissued in a number of formats, including a massive box set, what’s under consideration here is a new 35-song, double-CD release containing the original plus a new tribute album. Ed Sheeran takes on Candle in the Wind, John Grant does Painted Lady, and there’s many more besides. Have a good roam through and discover, to your surprise, how some (but definitely not all) of the tribute artists do a better job than the originals.
Download: Bennie and the Jets, Harmony