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Elton John - Madman Across The Water - Original Textured Cover Canada Issue LP
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Elton John - Madman Across The Water

Label: UNI Records
Catalog#: UNI-93120
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Record is VG++
Cover VG++ tiny handwriting top right
Original comes with a gatefold cover, housed inside is a 6 page photo booklet glued to inner right panel

Country: Canada
Released: 1971
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock


Tracklist

A1 Tiny Dancer 6:12
A2 Levon 5:37
A3 Razor Face 4:40
A4 Madman Across The Water 5:22


B1 Indian Sunset 6:45
B2 Holiday Inn 4:22
B3 Rotten Peaches 5:14
B4 All The Nasties 5:08
B5 Goodbye 1:48

Credits
Arranged By - Paul Buckmaster
Composed By - Bernie Taupin , Elton John
Producer - Gus Dudgeon




The magical period of 1970-1978 now known as Elton John's "Classic Years" yielded many wonderful albums in a short frame of time. Many people seem to single out "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" as his best. This may be because of the fact that Sir Elton was at his most popular by that time.
In my opinion, "Madman Across the Water" is his best. Recorded in 1971, it contains some of the most soulful songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever created.

Yes, it contains the commercial hits "Tiny Dancer" and "Levon" but unlike some of Elton's late 70s albums, this one goes a bit deeper than that. The title track is a haunting epic that evokes frightening images while leaving a melody in your head that urges to sing along. "All the Nasties" and "Goodbye" also stand out as favorites, but as a whole this album works better than any other EJ recording.

One major reason is the overall sound. On many of the songs, orchestration is used to intensify the emotional anthems to higher levels than a piano will allow. Also, the album gives some room to breathe between the more serious songs like "Indian Sunset" with transitions to more fun songs like "Razorface" and "Rotten Peaches", which are all great tunes in their own right.

This was the album that really got me rolling on my Elton John collection. I would also highly reccommend "Tumbleweed Connection", "Honky Chateau", and "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy". But start here. You won't stop


Elton John - Levon (Live in 1971) subtitles





Elton John - Madman Across The Water
1971 Live

Origanily this song was recorded during the Tumbleweed-sessions with Mike Ronson on guitar but never made it on the Tumbleweed album. Elton rerecorded it a few months later & that version became the title track of The "madman" album..still my favorite EJ album of all time..





Elton John - Tiny Dancer - Live

He was so talented and cool . This is his greatest performance

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 27 January, 2011.

 
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