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ARTIST: Elton John
ALBUM TITLE: Legendary Covers Sung By Elton John - A Collection Of Covers From 1969/70 - Volume 1 (Of A 2 CD Collection)
BACKGROUND INFO (ABOUT THIS RELEASE): An intriguing glimpse of Sir Elton John way back before he was knighted, when he was just a struggling musician. Recorded in the late 1960s and early '70s, this collection of cover versions presents Elton John in his formative years, on the cusp of major success. On these work-for-hire sessions, Captain Fantastic is still very much in the music-industry trenches, selecting songs for release on British sampler/pop hits LPs. Despite the unglamorous origins of these tracks, there are plenty of gems, as John can't help but let his charm seep through, even when trying for John Fogerty's vocal grit on Creedence's "Travelin' Band" and "Up Around the Bend". Not surprisingly, the most impressive covers are the ones that hew closest to the bold pop style that John would go on to perfect, my personal favourite being a chiming take on Cat Stevens's "Lady D'Arbanville". Though ‘Legendary Covers’ is primarily a curio for devoted John fans, it also serves as a fascinating glimpse of the pop legend's beginnings. Part Two is sold separately.
STYLE OF MUSIC: Glam rock, pop rock, art rock, soft rock, R&B, blues rock
TRACKLIST (followed by approximate running time of each song):
1. Elton John – Signed Sealed Delivered (Written by: Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Lula Mae Hardaway, Syreeta Wright)
2. Elton John – Love Of The Common People (Written by: John David Hurley, Ronnie Stephen Wilkins)
3. Elton John – Young Gifted & Black (Written by: Nina Simone, Weldon Irvine)
4. Elton John – Up Around The Bend (Written by: John C Fogerty)
5. Elton John – Travelin' Band (Written by: John C Fogerty)
6. Elton John – Lady D'Arbanville (Written by: Cat Stevens)
7. Elton John – I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top (Written by: Doug Flett, Guy Fletcher)
8. Lasting Sunrise – Together We´re Strong
9. Jason Soudah – For You
10. M2Y – Latin Tapping
11. Funky Dorey – The Move
12. Torath – Get My Love
13. Anne Tobin – Strange Fascination
14. Fentrata – Silent Cream
15. Eastside Players – The Funk
FORMAT: Audio promo CD in illustrated card gatefold case (as pictured).
PUBLISHED BY: Peoplesound / Daily Express (2005)
CATALOGUE NUMBER: BP22749
CONDITION: This not a brand new CD. As such there may be signs of wear. It is an original product (not counterfeit). If we have more than one copy these are sent on a ‘first come, first served’ basis with those in the best condition sent to whoever buys first. Each CD is tested to ensure perfect playback.
POSTAGE AND PACKING: Sent from the UK. FREE SHIPPING TO ALL COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE!!!