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The Lucky Locket hangs around your precious neck.
on 15 August 2003
Elton’s first album has been called naive and under produced, and that the only half-decent song on it is ‘Skyline Pigeon’. I disagree with this thinking. The opening track ‘Empty Sky’ offers the listener a wonderful example of the partnership between Bernie and Elton. The lyrics show the genesis of Bernie’s awareness of emotional situations and his interest in isolation and loss, a theme that runs through the band’s early work. The Album also shows Elton’s roots in music with some wonderful riffs and use of instruments. I don’t disagree that he went on to make much better work, however I like subject matter of these songs and I like the composition.
If you pick up the classic year’s version, you will also be treated to ‘Lady Samantha’ Elton first single. Hard to believe it never charted in 1969.