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Upcoming Elton John SACD's What to get?


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#1 of 43 OFFLINE   RobBenton

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Posted October 30 2004 - 10:34 AM

I am somewhat of a fan but probably won't purchase all of the discs that come out.. I am not that familiar with his older cd's for those of you who are what would you consider are the best of the bunch that are to be released in a couple of weeks on SACD?

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#2 of 43 OFFLINE   Jeff*Pecor

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Posted October 30 2004 - 11:51 AM

My personal favorite is "Capt. Fantastic". The others in order would be...
2.Madman Across the Water
3.Honky Chateau
4.Elton John
5.Tumbleweed Connection
6.Peachtree Road

I'll bet nobody else has it in this order. Don't get me wrong though. I will have 2 cd singles in 11/2, Dream Ticket and all 6 SACD's the day they come out (at 10 am nonetheless)

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#3 of 43 OFFLINE   Rachael B

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Posted October 30 2004 - 12:56 PM

The think Tumbleweed Connection is the best of the lot. I think his first album is the weakest. The other ones I'd call about even. I haven't heard the new PEACHTREE...
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Posted October 30 2004 - 04:12 PM

Tumbleweed and Madman. Can't go wrong with those.
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Posted October 30 2004 - 04:22 PM

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I think his first album is the weakest.


I think it is very underrated. There is a certain simplicity to it that I find appealing.

I'm also a big fan of Madman as well.

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#6 of 43 OFFLINE   Tom McDonald

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Posted October 31 2004 - 02:35 AM

Madman is probably my favorite Elton album but that being said I have got to believe that "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" will be the best sounding SACD from this group. Eltons early work by the way is by far the best material he has ever done these are all terrific albums.
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#7 of 43 OFFLINE   Rachael B

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Posted October 31 2004 - 03:13 AM

Jason, I like his 1st album and I get what you're saying about the simplicity thang. I hear it too. My take is that it's like it hadn't even hit him yet how fast you're allowed to drive on the autobahn. It's like he thought at the time that his forte was gonna be pretty little songs like Your Song or Friends. He soon decided otherwise! Luv that duck costume!Posted Image

I think Tumbleweed Connection is where he began to really open up and same for his lyrical sidekick. Their eyes opened a bit wider. After that mild-mannered 1st album who'd of thunk ziss 'auh guy would evolve so quickly to the yellow brick road song-a-teer. Posted Image
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#8 of 43 OFFLINE   Alan_Horner

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Posted October 31 2004 - 05:45 AM

From the Obssessive Fan Department:

Elton John was the first EJ album to be released in the U.S., but it wasn't his first album. That would be Empty Sky, which was later released by MCA after Sir Elton became a megastar. Elton John sounds positively lavish compared to Empty Sky.

The SACDs have apparently been pushed back yet another week to November 9, perhaps to coincide with the release of Peachtree Road. Ironically, that album is already being compared to Tumbleweed Connection for its sound and themes. You can listen to excerpts at http://dh043-00.web....net/PTRpreview/

#9 of 43 OFFLINE   RobBenton

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Posted November 03 2004 - 07:11 AM

Well I have listened to the regular CD's a few times. I really like EJ and Madman across the water.. Honkey has a few songs I really like but the whole album itself doesnt really thrill me though it might be worth it to give it more of a listen.

Thanks for all your input!

#10 of 43 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted November 03 2004 - 12:38 PM

I'm planning on picking them all up on release day along with the Clapton SACDs. I can't wait to hear "Rocket Man" on SACD. I bet it sounds amazing! Posted Image
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#11 of 43 OFFLINE   Alan_Horner

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Posted November 06 2004 - 07:35 AM

Looks like the EJ catalog SACDs have been pushed back again.

First they were delayed from 10/26 to 11/02.
Then they were delayed from 11/02 to 11/09.
Now it seems they've been delayed from 11/09 to 11/16.

So much for reaping the publicity benefits from promotion for the new Peachtree Road album. Grrrr.

#12 of 43 OFFLINE   KevinJ

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Posted November 06 2004 - 11:20 AM

according to what i've seen they're still set to be released this tuesday

#13 of 43 OFFLINE   Phil A

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Posted November 06 2004 - 02:46 PM

Elusivedisc.com already shows all the Elton John SACDs as being in-stock.

#14 of 43 OFFLINE   Alan_Horner

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Posted November 07 2004 - 08:07 AM

Grrrr... I was going by a Canadian distributor and not American. So I guess the catalog Elton John SACDs will be delayed in Canada.

Sorry about that. It wouldn't have been too surprising to see them delayed here too, though.

#15 of 43 OFFLINE   Bob-ATL

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Posted November 07 2004 - 09:08 AM

I'm buying all of them.

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Posted November 08 2004 - 12:32 AM

Are the Redbook layers remastered ?

Or the same masters as the original CD releases.

I bought DSOTM hoping that the Redbook layer was remastered, but it wasn't...
simplicity is genius...

#17 of 43 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted November 08 2004 - 08:48 AM

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Or the same masters as the original CD releases.
Haven't all of these already been been remastered & reissued on Redbook??

As for me - I'm getting them all. I find it hard to rank Elton's output from "Elton John" through "Captain Fantastic" - they all had specific, unique sounds, and they're all great, classic pop. If I had to pick my fave, it would probably be "Madman", which starts off with the one-two punch of "Tiny Dancer" & "Levon", two of my all-time favorite songs.

I just hope Best Buy stocks these - it's been looking pretty dim in the SACD section lately. I'd love nothing more than to walk out of there tomorrow with "Dream Ticket", "Peachtree Road", and these 5 classics in hi-rez. An Elton bonanza!!!

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#18 of 43 OFFLINE   KevinJ

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Posted November 08 2004 - 11:28 AM

i bought madman today and based on hearing the cd layer i'd have to say this is the best it's sounded[not even the lp could beat it imho]

#19 of 43 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted November 09 2004 - 05:30 AM

Woo Hoo!! Elton-fest at Craig's house tonight!! Posted Image

My Best Buy had a single copy of each of the new EJ catalog SACDs today (now they have none! Posted Image). They only had two "Peachtree Road" SACDs. We also cleaned them out of the Clapton SACD reissues as well.

Of course they were well-stocked with the "Dream Ticket" set and the Redbook "Peachtree Road".

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#20 of 43 OFFLINE   AricB

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Posted November 09 2004 - 06:59 AM

hmmm. my BB didnt have any of them. have to try some others.





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