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Old 05-10-2008, 11:53 PM   #16
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I would probably say Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which is considered his "magnum opus", but I prefer Capt. Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy, because it's a bit more personal, being a loose concept album about his career in the music business. It rocks a lot harder, too.

And also mentioned above, Tumbleweed Connection has a more rustic, old-time feel that I really dig.
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My cousin had an Elton John album when i was a kid, now it's all her fault my love for him and i just live a few miles down the road from him in atlanta
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someone save my life tonight, sugar bear always makes me cry like nothing else, if you want me to cry play that song.
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:32 AM   #19
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Sacrifice is the one that gets me to tears every time I hear it.

I Elton John and all of his music, whether it makes me laugh, cry or dance around. He is an icon.
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Any partiuclarly good album to start with for EJ? I have Rocket Man best of.
I would recommend "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player" and "Madman across the Water" as starting points, although "Tumbleweed Connection" is my personal favorite.

As for Someone Saved My Life Tonight, there is an absolutely stunning version on the Ephesus DVD, performed alone on piano. Personally I feel that his current voice suits the song better than his vocals on Captain Fantastic.
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Beautiful song that I once thought was too boring.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:32 PM   #22
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Sacrifice is the one that gets me to tears every time I hear it.

I Elton John and all of his music, whether it makes me laugh, cry or dance around. He is an icon.
Elton's version doesn't do that to me, but you should hear Sinead O'Connor's version of it...that one gets me every time, simply stunning!
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Probably my favorite Elton song, too. Right up there with Tiny Dancer and Bennie and the Jets.
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Got a Greatest Hits of Reg Dwight somewhere where Someone Saved Me Life Tonight precedes Curtains to close the disc. Cracking end to a cracking compilation.
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Got a Greatest Hits of Reg Dwight somewhere where Someone Saved Me Life Tonight precedes Curtains to close the disc. Cracking end to a cracking compilation.
The compilation had Curtains, but not We All Fall In Love Sometimes?

Cuz We All Fall In Love Sometimes/Curtains is essentially one song, and separating them would be blasphemy.
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the choir I was in did an Elton John medley
it was gayer than gay

then again
choirs are not the most masculine pasttime anyway, I guess
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The compilation had Curtains, but not We All Fall In Love Sometimes?

Cuz We All Fall In Love Sometimes/Curtains is essentially one song, and separating them would be blasphemy.
It was actually the two together, I just forgot to write WAFILS
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Ah, ok. That's acceptable then.
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