Archive for the 'Elton John' Category

Friday, June 5th, 2009

The past couple of weeks have found me spinning a disc comprised of the following Elton John session (from July 1970) in which the artist lays out, among other tracks, a selection of Nick Drake covers.  Yes, you read that correctly. Let’s first address the 800 lb gorilla in the room: on paper the often […]

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Before the pomp, before the flair, and before the pageantry/self-caricature, there was 1970’s Tumbleweed Connection.  No Donald Duck stage costumes or Victorian era wigs to be found here; no, in their stead is a collection of of songs that mark some of Elton John’s most earnest vocals coupled with lyricist Bernie Taupin’s ever thematic songwriting.  […]