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Album Review

Glitzy showmanship fuels Caribou and the shiny surface of the album is alluring, although only a few tracks on the record rank among John's best work. "The Bitch Is Back" is one of his best hard rock cuts, and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is one of his classic ballads. While the rest of the album has its share of filler or competent genre exercises, "Pinky" is a fine ballad and "Dixie Lily" is an endearing stab at country. [The CD reissue includes the bonus tracks "Pinball Wizard," "Sick City," "Cold Highway," and "Step into Christmas."]

Customer Reviews


By the time Caribou came out Elton was running out of steam constant touring and releasing albums every 10 months it was starting to show. but this album still solid worth a spin love the song Ticking. songs 11 thru 14 not on original disc

Elton John Caribou

This is Elton at his best.. Caribou is everything you want in a great album, and something you will listen too over and over.. Thanks Itunes for letting me enjoy Elton John all over again

loved it then,love it now

I remember listening to my mother's Elton John,Caribou album when I was about 10.It really impressed me back then at such a young age just as it does now.I'll have to say that Dixie Lily was my favorite with it's upbeat tempo and wonderful piano playing.Grimsby was close behind as my 2nd favorite .I just downloaded the album and can't wait to burn it on a cd and really have a great time reliving this great album.As I listen to it now,it really makes me smile,Every song is so different from the other.There is alot of wonderful talent here.The first time you hear some of the songs you may think they are a little "different"...but man, oh man,the more you listen to it over and over,it just grows on you.I even thought Solar Prestige A Gammon was neat as a kid.Now I think"what a great imagination" and also musical talent.I'd say if you are an Elton John fan,this album is a pleaser! I love it now at 42 as much as I did at 10.


Born: March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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....
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