songwriting with Bernie Taupin with a retrospective highlighting:
THE 100 GREATEST SONGS OF
SIXTY YEARS ON
Album: Live Across Australia
"Sixty Years On" first appeared as a studio recording on the 1970 album 'Elton John'. The live version is listed here. The ballad, co-written by Elton with Bernie Taupin, features the keyboardist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in concert in Sydney.
Album: Sleeping With The Past
The 'Sleeping With The Past' album was recorded in Denmark. "Healing Hands" is a gospel/ soul drenched song composed by Elton and Taupin. The track topped the US AC Chart.
Album: The One
The title track from 'The One' is a sweeping ballad written by Elton and Taupin. The album was dedicated to the former's recently deceased friend Vance Buck.
LUCY IN THE SKY WITH
Album: Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II
Elton released his remake of The Beatles' "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" after the 'Caribou' album. His cover version features John Lennon on guitar. The single topped the American and Canadian charts. It was included on the subsequent compilation LP 'Greatest Hits Volume II' in 1977.
FIRST EPISODE AT HIENTON
Album: Elton John
"First Episode At Hienton" is a delicate song penned by young songwriters Elton John and Bernie Taupin, prior to being catapulted to stardom following the issue of parent album 'Elton John'.
I DON'T WANNA GO ON WITH
YOU LIKE THAT
Album: Reg Strikes Back
"I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That" peaked at #2 on the US chart. Chris Thomas produced the track Taupin wrote with Elton.
Album: Ice On Fire
With a blasting horn section, "Soul Glove" evokes memories of funk and soul on this album track from 'Ice On Fire'. Gus Dudgeon handled production. Elton co-wrote the song with Taupin.
TEACHER I NEED YOU
Album: Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
'Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player' became Elton's 2nd US #1 album. "Teacher I Need You" deals with a schoolboy crush on his teacher. The album's tracks were all written by Elton and Taupin.
ALL THE GIRLS LOVE ALICE
Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Taupin's lyrics for "All The Girls Love Alice" reveal the secrets of a teenage girl that winds up dead in the subway by the song's end. Elton composed the music. Kiki Dee sang background vocals on the cut.
Album: Blue Moves
The Elton John / Bernie Taupin song "Crazy Water" features Toni Tennille (from the duo Captain & Tennille) and Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) on backing vocals.
Monday, March 20, 2017
TOP 100 SONGS BY ELTON JOHN. This post: #60-51. Next instalment: tomorrow.