Sunday, November 20, 2016

200 MOST RECOMMENDED ALBUMS: #15. Continues next week.

Some are the best selling, while others may be obscure, but the albums listed here are all worthy of a listen. No compilation/ best of sets. Only exceptional live albums included. This is a personal listing of the albums I enjoy the most to this day.
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As stated in an earlier post related to this series, live albums are tricky. They are most satisfying as souvenirs of a memorable concert tour. 'Live Across Australia' captured Elton John in one of his unique performances. Recorded in Sydney on December 14, 1986, John is accompanied on stage by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. This concert presented many of his songs in a fuller and special manner. The M.S.O. add depth and colour to the selections. John reaches back to his breakthrough 1970 album and reminds his audience of obscure treasures such as "The Greatest Discovery", "60 Years On" and the delicate "I Need You To Turn To". The grand beauty of "Tonight" from 'Blue Moves' is a perfect choice for this unique context. There are also the classic John favourites too: "Your Song", "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", "Candle In the Wind", "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word" and "Tiny Dancer". This was a very special concert tour and the live recording is a permanent reminder of the performance. Even if you missed the tour, it's a beautiful re-interpretation of highlights from John's brilliant catalogue.
Highlight tracks:
* Your Song
* Tonight
* I Need You To Turn To
* The Greatest Discovery
* Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
* 60 Years On 

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