Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - DJM Records - 1973
Elton John with his band worked at this point like a real band, with tight playing and subtle energy – not least on the more rocking numbers.
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", is probably best remembered for the fantastic title track and his tribute to Marilyn Monroe, "Candle in the Wind". However, there are several other fine songs from the upper end of the Elton John songbook; "Love Lies Bleeding", "This Song has no Title", "Grey Seal," "I've Seen that Movie Too" and "Sweet Painted Ladies" are other favorites among Elton John fans, and personally I think the fine song about TV hero "Roy Rogers" is somewhat overlooked. Some of the many numbers are, like on most double albums, more anonymous and a few individual track today appear somewhat dated.
But definitely an Elton John album from his best and golden period.