Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1973 Ratings: #13 / 109
User Score
Based on 199 ratings
1973 Ratings: #19
Liked by 18 people
October 5, 1973 / Release Date
LP / Format
MCA, DJM / Label
Pop Rock, Piano Rock / Genres / Website
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This touched on everything John did before, and suggested ways he'd move in the near-future, and that sprawl is always messy but usually delightful, a testament to Elton's '70s power as a star and a musician.
Slant Magazine

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is such an epic, varied display of emotional depth and soul it should be classified as some sort of operetta.

A.V. Club

That vulnerability is everywhere on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, an insanely confident effort that, 40 years on, still surprises in its sensitivity. Sequins and all.

Elton John embodies most of the qualities of what stardom is and is what makes him who he is. He's the pinnacle of the 70's rockstar that everyone glorified, and ever since he broke out in the early 70's we have praised him as the icon that he is. However, he is just as run of the mill as the rest, just with flash.
What an incredible album; intensely underappreciated rock music from an intensely underappreciated artist. Few of these tracks feel like they are now over forty years old and still have a ton of staying power. Elton creates some of his most popular singles across this album but that doesn't detract from the less recognized tracks.

Favorite track: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
A Mastery Of Wonderful POP Music.
Elton John Brings Amazing Writing And Vocals To This Project, Turning Into One Of His Most Memorable Projects, If Not His Most
Aside from some weaker spots (mainly in the second half) it’s pretty damn amazing all around.
The 11 minute beautiful opening performance can kinda tilt the first two songs after from being able to calm the sound, but holy shit is this album something else
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Track List

  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Candle in the Wind
  3. Bennie and the Jets
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. This Song Has No Title
  6. Grey Seal
  7. Jamaica Jerk-Off
  8. I've Seen That Movie Too
  9. Sweet Painted Lady
  10. The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909–34)
  11. Dirty Little Girl
  12. All the Girls Love Alice
  13. Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)
  14. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  15. Roy Rogers
  16. Social Disease
  17. Harmony
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Added on: June 1, 2013