30 Songs, 1 Hour 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Elton John's eponymous second record isn't just packed with the kinds of songs that would define the singer—they'd also help define the burgeoning singer/songwriter era of pop music. John and his co-writer Bernie Taupin touch the uplifting “Border Song” with gospel, imbue the haunting ballad “First Episode at Hienton” with an eerie theremin (which adds to the song’s foreboding narrative before lush string arrangements pour in), and make one of the decade's most memorable tunes with the pensive, piano-based opener “Your Song.” It’s a winner from start to finish.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Elton John's eponymous second record isn't just packed with the kinds of songs that would define the singer—they'd also help define the burgeoning singer/songwriter era of pop music. John and his co-writer Bernie Taupin touch the uplifting “Border Song” with gospel, imbue the haunting ballad “First Episode at Hienton” with an eerie theremin (which adds to the song’s foreboding narrative before lush string arrangements pour in), and make one of the decade's most memorable tunes with the pensive, piano-based opener “Your Song.” It’s a winner from start to finish.

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Ratings and Reviews

lie2me ,

Sixty Years On

Interesting to compare the piano demo with the released song. I don’t recall whom produced this album or had the idea for harp strings on the intro, but it was brilliant.

Other songs on this album besides “Your Song”, listen to "take me to the pilot”. This album brings back many childhood memories for me now that I am almost 60 years on.

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