Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo 2SACD
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 91/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Rated 390/500, "Candle In The Wind" - Rated 356/500!
Elton John's Most Popular Original Album Remastered, Remixed and Expanded! This
remastered CD & SACD Stereo & 5.1 Surround Sound issue features such Classics as
"Candle in the Wind," "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting," "Goodbye Yellow
Brick Road" and "Bennie and the Jets." Includes versions of 3 "B" sides recorded
at same session!
Special Packaging: 8-panel digipak with plastic O-sleeve - fits in double
"When John compared himself to the Beatles, it wasn't just a delusion of grandeur. "Revolver lifted them onto a higher plane, and Honky Chateau did the same for us," he said in 1973. "Then they did the White Album, and now we'll have a double, too." Everything about Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is supersonically huge, from the Wagnerian-opera-like combo of "Funeral for a Friend" and "Love Lies Bleeding" to the electric boots and mohair suit of "Bennie and the Jets." On the title track, John and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, harnessed the fantastical imagery of glam to a Gershwin-sweet melody." - www.rollingstone.com
"Inspired by the Rolling Stones' Goats Head Soup, John and lyricist Taupin went to Kingston, Jamaica, to record John's sixth album. 'The studio was surrounded by barbed wire,' said Taupin, 'and there were guys with machine guns.' Too scared to leave their hotel, the duo wrote 21 songs in three days, including 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.'" - Rolling Stone
"Johns Marilyn Monroe tribute was a U.K. hit in 1973, but in the U.S. the single release was canceled when DJs began playing 'Bennie and the Jets' instead. A live version with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra recorded in 1986 finally reached the U.S. charts, and a 1997 rerelease with new lyrics in honor of Princess Diana became the biggest-selling single of the 20th century." - Rolling Stone
Super Audio CD
SACD 5.1 Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Remastered, Remixed and Expanded
Versions of 3 "B" sides recorded at same session!
Special Packaging: 8-panel digipak with plastic O-sleeve - fits in double keeper.
1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
2. Candle in the Wind
3. Bennie and 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
1. Sweet Painted Lady
2. The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-1934)
3. Dirty Little Girl
4. All the Young Girls Love Alice
5. Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock n' Roll)
6. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
7. Roy Rogers
8. Social Disease
10. Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady)
11. Jack Rabbit
12. Screw You (Young Man Blues)
13. Candle in the Wind (acoustic mix)*