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The Best Elton John Track You've (Probably) Never Heard

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  1. GunMonkeyINTL

    GunMonkeyINTL Senior Stratmaster

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    I'll admit I'm not a huge Elton John fan. It's not that I hate his music his music, and he actually has a couple tracks that I sort of enjoy, but this track just does it for me.

    Enjoy!

     
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    Always knew he was talented but I didn't know he had THAT in him
     
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    Great song, and you're right, I hadn't heard it before.

    It sort of reminds me of others like this one. What do you think?

     
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    Pretty cool. Has that little feet feel to it
     
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    I started off really liking that, but then dropped it.

    I think the thing with Elton John is that less is more. Not less Elton John, just less going on. His voice has a profound gravel to it, and it can totally stand on its own with minimal instrumentation, but it seems like most of his tracks have his voice processed to a smooth, almost electronic sound, and the producer is not afraid to throw a little from the entire orchestra into it.


    I think that’s why Candle In the Wind caught such fire. It’s production is so simple.

    In Two Fingers of Whiskey, Jack White totally could have ruined the track by playing too much (and I’m a HUGE Jack White fan), but he kept the guitar far enough in the background to let the piano and vocals do it.

    American Epic was a great series, BTW, if you haven’t seen it.
     
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    And, while we’re on the topic (and, by “on the topic” I mean not at all) WHY, for the love all that is awesome, does the latest Artic Monkeys album suck so bad?


    It’s terrible.



    I love those guys, but, if that’s what they have left, they need to cut bait and go put in applications at the local grocery store.
     
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    I wasnt ever an Elton John fan in my younger days, but I've really grown to appreciate what a brilliant songwriter and performer he is. Same with Daryll Hall
     
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    I'm a longtime fan of Elton's. Maybe it helped that I studied piano for ten years when I was a kid. But after the mid '70s I didn't keep up with him as much. I sure liked his first ten or twelve albums though, and saw him at the Capital Centre at his peak.
     
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    Very Nice!
    Elton showing his many feels!:thumb:
     
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    American Epic was a great docu!
     
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    Useful to remember sometimes how Reg started his career in the early 1960s:

     
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    I'm quite sure that the Scissor Sisters listened to this.
     
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    I loved that Tumbleweed Connection Album.. still do, there's some incredibly strong songs on there.

    Talking of Elton.. we must never forget Mr Bernie Taupin... song writer extraordinaire.. :thumb:
     
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    The other band members he's had have been first class too. We should especially appreciate Davey Johnstone, who is still rocking away.
     
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