Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Label
Universal Strategic Marketing
Release date
3 Apr 2007
Running length
21 tracks
Running time
89:46

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding 11:10 16,575
2 Candle in the Wind 3:49 345,595
3 Bennie and the Jets 5:21 284,441
4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 3:14 372,155
5 This Song Has No Title 2:24 49,680
6 Grey Seal 4:01 53,534
7 Jamaica Jerk Off 3:39 13,093
8 I've Seen That Movie Too 6:00 43,208
1 Sweet Painted Lady 3:56 41,517
2 The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-1934) 4:25 10,644
3 Dirty Little Girl 5:02 35,451
4 All The Girls Love Alice 5:11 40,500
5 Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock'n Roll) 2:42 4,437
6 Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting 4:57 132,351
7 Roy Rogers 4:09 32,999
8 Social Disease 3:44 31,843
9 Harmony 2:46 42,431
10 Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again) 2:51 8,701
11 Jack Rabbit 1:51 8,574
12 Screw You (Young Man's Blues) 4:41 8,734
13 Candle In The Wind (Acoustic Mix) 3:53 2,673

About this album

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the seventh studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 1973. It is regarded by many as his magnum opus. With worldwide sales of at least 31 million copies it is his best selling studio album. In 2000 Q magazine placed it at number 84 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2003, the album was ranked number 91 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


History

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was recorded at the Château d’Hérouville, where John had previously recorded Honky Château and Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player. The amount of material was such that Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was released as a double album, his first. This album had originally been planned to be recorded in Jamaica, since The Rolling Stones had recorded Goats Head Soup there. Technical difficulties, coupled with political unrest in the country at the time, forced the band to make an early departure without any productive work done.

In addition to the three successful singles released from this album (see below), many other cuts received substantial airplay at AOR stations when the album was released, including “Harmony”; the 11-minute epic, “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”; and his Marilyn Monroe tribute, “Candle in the Wind”.


Track listing
All songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin


Side one
“Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” – 11:09
“Candle in the Wind” – 3:49

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  • Irlandese64

    This is by far Elton and Bernie's best collaboration. Filler? None here.

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Backo89

    this. is. one. great. album.

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • blue-moves

    incredible how elton managed to release this double album and 'don't shoot me i'n only the piano player' in the same year (1973). he was a hit machine.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • blue-moves

    harmony is beautiful.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • PiemanXC

    I don't think this album contains any filler. Okay, maybe Harmony or Candle in the Wind.

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • fatalportrait99

    Social Disease is imo the only song on here close to filler. This is a monster album, tons of great songs, probably one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • dangiox2

    Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding... that's what i call epic

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    "So much filler on this album". I don't know about that. I love the ENTIRE album. And it really flows pretty well too, if listened from end to end. Anytime I listen to it, I have to hear the whole thing. It's so enjoyable.

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • miikargh

    Absolutely brilliant!

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Coop_R

    So much filler on this album.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • wilsonline

    I've got one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohhhh, YEAH!!!! It's rare to find an album like this. That i can listen to it all, get focus in all, like it all, love it all, get crasy with all tracks... And the first track must be plaied!!! High!!!! Highly recomended.

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • android1985

    as wonderful as they told me to.

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Megantron

    unreal. don't know how someone can be that talented

    31 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Siebaribba

    I used to give Elton John a lot of crap but this album changed my view.

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • springplatypus

    This is a magnum opus [2] I'm so glad I have this on vinyl!

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • sergiounico

    favorite

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Lordbaxtus

    Unf*ckwitable

    28 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Kamahl16

    I used to give Elton John a lot of crap but this album changed my view. Easily one of the best pop albums ever created.

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • kbvanman

    Saturday nights all right for fighting often caused a ruck down our local pub back in those days!!

    2 May 2009 Reply
  • twmia

    @Zodiac_Killer: Yes no doubt

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
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