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Maybe you'll get a replacement
on 25 September 2017
But there’s nothing like this to be found. Records for dancing and singing and listening. Two LPs in an unfolding Album cover. 1973. Read the poetry of the lyrics of Bernie Taupin in your own time or along with the singing of Elton John. Own for growth.
To my surprise it opens quietly and into synthesiser sound but I’m soon in a familiar lament of a dead actress which also surprised me how well choral backing is used. Then a Live track change of tack as it brings to an end the first of four sides.
Then we’re greeted to the grand piano opening ‘When are you gonna come down’ of the title track’s young man putting his foot down with a woman. Free man. No dreams anymore. A double LP of a Big Sound.
The yellowed paper of each record sleeve ageing beautifully in a time of cold digital blues. Jamaica reggae drum and bass slaps down any Compact derisions. The stand-out new track for me of ‘I’ve seen that movie too’ dare I suggest vocals a little withdrawn on Production here?
Second record begins with ‘I’m back on dry land again.’ Where love is just a job and nothing is said. Seagulls cry in the end. Social commentary. If you feel it lags the Saturday Nights alright for Fighting should get you moving. But the whole thing ends as it should. With Harmony.
I could not bring myself to pay twenty seven quid brand new these days but took a punt on jamesfpringle amazon marketplace price of £7.25 including cardboard postage. Arrived great condition, long mark side two but not a scratch. New would improve a couple of orchestral bits but really I’m well pleased. Side two playing again. It’s a habit I have, I don’t get pushed around. Click, click, crackle, crackle. Get up to turn it around.