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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So what do we think of The Captain?
On Friday 16th June and Monday 19th June (the day I started work experience in the IT department of the local council) I bought in Woolworths on Friday 'Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy' and on Monday in a Lowestoft based record shop called Disc Chord I bought 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'. They are part of a collection called 'Elton John:The Classic Years which was released in 1995 as being remastered just like Queen albums in 1993. That is every Elton album from his 1969 debut 'Empty Sky' to his 1975 album 'Rock Of The Westies'.

These are the albums in this collection:
Empty Sky (1969): No hit singles
Elton John (1970): Your Song
Tumbleweed Connection (1970): No hit singles
Madman Across The Water (1971): Tiny Dancer
Honky Chateau (1972): Rocket Man and Honky Cat
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (1973): Daniel and Crocodile Rock
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973): Bennie And The Jets, Candle In The Wind, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Caribou (1974): The Bitch Is Back and Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975): Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Rock Of The Westies (1975): Island Girl



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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I LOVE Elton John...he's my next favorite artist after Queen...I've listened to him growing up...so his music is apart of me. But he's got an amazing voice along with lyrics and melodies.

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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His vocal color has definitely improved with age.


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm a really big fan of Elton, and 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is an awesome album.


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazing, I thought he was ace at Live 8 last year. I am a big fan of all his music, but I just wish the fat little po faced mard arse would keep his dummy in from time to time.

I wonder what David Furnish sees in Multi Millionaire Elton?!


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Elton John is great. I've just recently started listening to him, but so far, it's all peachy! :D


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Songs From The West Coast' was a quite decent effort where Elton took some of his early work elements and re-invented them.

'PeachTree Road' on the other hand was just plain boring.


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

'PeachTree Road' on the other hand was just plain boring.


I don't have the album, but when we saw him on the last tour, those songs were the most boring part of the show.

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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elton John's an awesome singer and pianist.

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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Mr.Jingles wrote:

'PeachTree Road' on the other hand was just plain boring.


I don't have the album, but when we saw him on the last tour, those songs were the most boring part of the show.


I am glad that he played all the new stuff at the start and got it over and done with.

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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elton's great; his show in Vegas is fantastic.


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 22:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really love his voice... very strong and powerful and quite versatile too. I LOVE his rendition of "TSMGO."

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Posted: 23 Jun 06, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

beautifulsoup wrote:

His vocal color has definitely improved with age.


Definately...his voice just 'booms' now...so powerful...

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Posted: 24 Jun 06, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like most of Elton's singles. I've tried listening to all the CDs I have (I have a lot), but I just can't get into all of the songs for some reason.

I certainly appreciate him for his music though.


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Posted: 24 Jun 06, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Elton John. I especially like 'Candle in the Wind', 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight?' and 'Rocket Man'.

I've only ever heard his greatest hits album, though.

And he was great at Live Aid too.

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Posted: 25 Jun 06, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I think Elton John is a twat with a terrible voice.


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Posted: 25 Jun 06, 08:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like him :)


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Posted: 25 Jun 06, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He writes good songs and is a great piano player. He always puts on a good show. But his voice sucks now. Back in the 70's before constant touring took its toll, his voice was so great. Even in the 80's, it just wasn't the same.

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Posted: 25 Jun 06, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've never been a fan of his voice at all, his original 'Candle In The Wind' was okay though.

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Posted: 25 Jun 06, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

good singer
some great songs


he's cool

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