Music today has been Elton John’s fourth album, Madman Across The Water (1971). It reached No. 8 in the USA and from there he went on to live at the top of the charts all over the world, but these early albums pre-feather boas hadn’t quite established him everywhere yet – it only reached No. 41 in the UK. It is thought of as a “foray into progressive rock” which I don’t hear at all (although listen out for Rick Wakeman on two songs). The extended version of the album has a great version of the title track with Mick Ronson playing guitar. It just sounds like an early seventies piano songwriter album (with Bernie) to me with some warm, thoughtful tracks and the classic song, Tiny Dancer. Great, if you like this kind of thing.

Music Of The Daze

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