Tag Archive: Elton John

Elton John – Madman Across The Water (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elton John - Madman Across The Water (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elton John – Madman Across The Water (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.10 GB (ISO) + 2.52 GB (FLAC Mch) + 908 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Island Records | USA | Cat#: B0003610-36 | Genre: Pop Rock

Trading the cinematic aspirations of Tumbleweed Connection for a tentative stab at prog rock, Elton John and Bernie Taupin delivered another excellent collection of songs with Madman Across the Water. Like its two predecessors, Madman Across the Water is driven by the sweeping string arrangements of Paul Buckmaster, who gives the songs here a richly dark and haunting edge. And these are songs that benefit from grandiose treatments.Read More

Elton John – Honky Château (1972) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elton John - Honky Château (1972) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elton John – Honky Château (1972) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.37 GB (ISO) + 2.76 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.98 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Island Records | USA | Cat#: B0003609-36 | Genre: Pop Rock

Considerably lighter than Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau is a rollicking collection of ballads, rockers, blues, country-rock, and soul songs. On paper, it reads like an eclectic mess, but it plays as the most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote. The skittering boogie of “Honky Cat” and the light psychedelic pop of “Rocket Man” helped send Honky Chateau to the top of the charts, but what is truly impressive about the album is the depth of its material. Read More

Elton John – Elton John (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elton John - Elton John (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elton John – Elton John (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.37 GB (ISO) + 2.64 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.98 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Island Records | USA | Cat#: B0003607-36 | Genre: Pop Rock

Empty Sky was followed by Elton John, a more focused and realized record that deservedly became his first hit. John and Bernie Taupin’s songwriting had become more immediate and successful; in particular, John’s music had become sharper and more diverse, rescuing Taupin’s frequently nebulous lyrics. “Take Me to the Pilot” might not make much sense lyrically, but John had the good sense to ground its willfully cryptic words with a catchy blues-based melody.Read More

Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) {2003, Deluxe Edition, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) {2003, Deluxe Edition, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) {2003, Deluxe Edition, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | 2xSACD | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 616 MB (CD-Layer) + 5.94 GB (SACD ISO) + 5.11 GB (SACD FLAC Multichannel) + 1.79 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chronicles / The Rocket Record Company | USA | Cat#: B0001570-36 | Genre: Pop Rock

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is back as a great, double-disc reissue featuring hybrid Super Audio CD mastering (so playable on regular CD players, too) in 5.1 Surround Sound! And, yes, there are bonus tracks-three B-sides [ Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady); Jack Rabbit, and Screw You [Young Man Blues ]) and an unreleased acoustic mix of Candle in the Wind. Read More

Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night (2016) {Deluxe Edition}

Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night (2016) {Deluxe Edition}

Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night (2016) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 539 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury | Canada | Cat#: 4765082 | Genre: Pop Rock

Elton John gives away his game with not just the title of Wonderful Crazy Night but its artwork. Our hero stands against a garish, colorful backdrop, sporting a grin a mile wide, signaling that he’s once again ready to have fun. The measured melancholy of The Diving Board aside, Elton hasn’t precisely avoided fun since returning to making records for himself, not the charts, with 2001’s Songs from the West Coast, but a certain sobriety crept into the proceedings, particularly when he joined forces with producer T-Bone Burnett for The UnionRead More

Elton John – Discography (1969 – 2013)

Elton John - Discography (1969 - 2013)

Elton John – Discography (1969 – 2013)
EAC/XLD Rip | 100xCD | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, PNG, TIF Included
Total Size: 42.4 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Glam Rock, Pop Rock

In terms of sales and lasting popularity, Elton John was the biggest pop superstar of the early ’70s. Initially marketed as a singer/songwriter, John soon revealed he could craft Beatlesque pop and pound out rockers with equal aplomb. He could dip into soul, disco, and country, as well as classic pop balladry and even progressive rock. His versatility, combined with his effortless melodic skills, dynamic charisma, and flamboyant stage shows, made him the most popular recording artist of the ’70s. Unlike many pop stars, John was able to sustain his popularity, charting a Top 40 single everyRead More

Elton John – Rock of the Westies (1975) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Elton John - Rock of the Westies (1975) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Elton John – Rock of the Westies (1975) {2012, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 348 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, USA | Cat#: AFZ 149 | Genre: Pop Rock

Less than four months after issuing the landmark and autobiographical Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975), Elton John re-emerged with a new band and a slightly modified sound. However, the departure of Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums) would ultimately begin a deceleration in terms of John’s success, which rivalled only the Beatles’ and Elvis Presley’s in terms of global acclaimRead More

Elton John – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)

Elton John - 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)

Elton John – 4 Albums (MFSL UltraDisc, Remastered)
EAC Rip | 4xCD | WavPack (.wv) & APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 1.21 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc | Cat#: UDCD 543 / UDCD 516 / UDCD 536 / UDCD 526 | Genre: Pop Rock

Tumbleweed Connection (1970), Madman Across The Water (1971), Honky Chateau (1972), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)Read More

Elton John – Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (2003) {Special Edition 3CD Set}

Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (2003) {Special Edition 3CD Set}

Elton John – Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (2003) {Special Edition 3CD Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG
Total Size: 1.33 GB (CDs) + 257 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mercury Records Ltd. | Cat#: 986 557-0 | Genre: Pop Rock

Greatest Hits 1970–2002 is a career-spanning collection of Elton John’s biggest hits up to 2002. It was released in an alternate 3-CD version (as opposed to the usual 2-CD) and slightly different versions in the United States and the United KingdomRead More