Beatles in the "Psychadelic" era

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Postby dsnito » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:05 am

Backing to Elton John, I think also that his early songs are memorables but since his "Rock Of The Westies" album, he had coming down bit by bit in my opinion, though sometimes he comes with little gems, but not as the same in the highlight years. Even his voice is quite different(my impression)than his earlier career.

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Postby Liam OSM » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:06 am

It is different - compare his cover of Queen's "The Show Must Go On" in 1997, to his first hit, "Your Song", in 1969.

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Postby Ram1 » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:09 am

I generally think Elton John is sappy. Some excellent tunes here and there, but I can't really get going with him. I did really like his recent hit "I Need Love" though.

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Postby Liam OSM » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:10 am

It was "I Want Love" - but yes, it is great. Elton John is amazing. Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, I'm Still Standing, oh boy, I could go on and on forever! Well, not forever, as I only have one EJ album, a big compilation of 30 hit singles, but you get the idea

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Postby Steve-o » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:11 am

I like his before 1975 or so..the rest is mostly crap...with a few gems hidden hear and there over the past quarter century...I liked the lat one as well--reminded me of an ealier period for him.

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Postby Steve-o » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:12 am

matter-of fact--my fave non-macca concert was Elton in OCt 1973--two months before Yellow Brick came out--he was at his peak, and it was a freaking GREAT show---he did like 76-7 songs from the new album and people were just blown away---he's a shell of his former self...and macca's putting out DR.....I love it--we are so lucky!!

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Postby Ram1 » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:13 am

Steve, I totally agree. I like a lot of his early 70s stuff. But after that, it's a little spotty for me.

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Postby dsnito » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:15 am

Ram - But in his early days he really WAS great, every song he made turned instantly a big hit almost as the same as The Beatles'early years, but that happened just until mid-70's I think. But as for me, he haven't the same bright of The Lads, of course.

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Postby Liam OSM » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:15 am

There's a few moments of not so great stuff on the album I have, but for the most part, it's superb quality songs all the way through. Out of the 30 songs on that double-CD, 23 of them are on my laptop, and I'm wondering about adding some more still . . .

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Postby dsnito » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:18 am

Steve - Yes, I really liked Elton's albums until "Cap.Fantastic" or a bit "Rock Of The Westies", but since from "Blue Moves" he declined to me.

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