Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 40th Anniversary (LP)

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Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 40th Anniversary (LP)

[ Universal Music / 2 LP ]

Release Date: Friday 21 March 2014

This was the album that created a true superstar. Although he was already known in 1973 due to the growing success of his previous albums- including Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player, Elton John and Honky Chateau- it was the release of this double album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, that made Elton John a household name. It went on to sell 31 million copies. Goodbye... perfectly marries the various elements of Elton's craft - classic songwriting, glam stomp, R&B, gospel, jaw-dropping performances, soul and a large helping of brilliant showmanship.

The album spent eight weeks at No.1 and went platinum seven times over in the US. It also contains Elton and co-writer Bernie Taupin's most successful song, 'Candle In The Wind' - a worldwide hit three times, in three different versions, in three successive decades, ultimately becoming the biggest-selling single of all time. It also features dynamite standards such as 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting', and 'Bennie And The Jets', the latter being the song that led to Elton being the first white performer to appear on influential American R&B TV show Soul Train. The album is also ranked in Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 100 Great Albums Of All Time. In a career littered with highlights that other artists can only dream of, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road stands as a towering achievement, a defining moment in the most exciting era in rock history.


Side 1:
1.Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (2014 Remaster)
2.Candle In The Wind (2014 Remaster)
3.Bennie And The Jets (2014 Remaster)
4.Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (2014 Remaster)
5.This Song Has No Title (2014 Remaster)
6.Grey Seal (2014 Remaster)
7.Jamaica Jerk-Off (2014 Remaster)
8.I've Seen That Movie Too (2014 Remaster)

Side 2:
1.Sweet Painted Lady (2014 Remaster)
2.The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-1934) (2014 Remaster)
3.Dirty Little Girl (2014 Remaster)
4.All The Girls Love Alice (2014 Remaster)
5.Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock'n' Roll) (2014 Remaster)
6.Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting (2014 Remaster)
7.Roy Rogers (2014 Remaster)
8.Social Disease (2014 Remaster)
9.Harmony (2014 Remaster)