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Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Revewer
on 28 July 2012
Bargain price reissue of Elton's first 5 of Elton's first 6 albums (it omits his first album Empty Sky) Not much information on the albums as they come in in a box with vinyl replica sleeves in a cool box, but no sleeve notes beyond the track listing.
The albums are :
'Elton John' (1970) which comes with 3 Bonus tracks "Bad Side of the Moon", "Grey Seal" [Original version] "Rock And Roll Madonna" , contains the hits 'Your Song' and 'Border Song'
'Tumbleweed Connection' (1970) No singles from this but great American influenced album, with 2 bonus tracks "Into the Old Man's Shoes" and "Madman Across the Water" [Original version]
'Madman Across the Water' (1971) with the great 'Tiny Dancer' on it but no Bonus tracks.
'Honky Château' (1972) with teh hit single 'Rocket man' and one bonus track 'Slave' (alternate fast version)
'Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player' (1973) with the hits 'Daniel' and 'Crocodile rock' and 4 Bonuys tracks "Screw You (Young Man's Blues)", "Jack Rabbit", "Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again)" and "Skyline Pigeon" (Piano version).
Looking at the track listings these are the issues from 1996 repackaged. They dont suffer overly from compression or loudness as many CD's from that period do.
Nothing really new here for Elton John fans but if you dont have these or only ahve one or two of teh albums a great way to start with what could be described as the best of Elton John. Ovberall a nice basic package.