Elton John’s new live album
is a ‘greatest-hits’ package, perhaps,
thus showing his lack of creativity recently.
Although the quality of
the songs cannot be denied, unfortunately
the quality of the performance can.
Oh, Elton, why hath thou
forsaken us. “Saturday Night’s Alright
for Fighting” used to make you want to
put on your leather jacket and bump somebody
over the head for looking at your date
the wrong way. Now it sounds more like
the theme song for some kids ’Saturday
morning TV show' on a ‘goodie two shoes’
channel. Even worse is to come and the
appalling version of “Your Song” which
is sung in duet with a nearly asleep Ronan
Keating, is the album’s absolute nadir.
No, I am afraid that if
this dog wants to listen to some real
Elton John, I’d rather go back thirty
years to 17/11/70 for a live showing.
Alternatively, for heart-rending ballads,
I would go to something like ‘Tumbleweed
Connection’, which has the tear jerking
“Talking Old Soldier”. These are the kind
of songs that help us to remember what
a fine artist Elton John used to be, not
this nostalgic act which almost wallows
Only buy this if you’re
a fan of Chicago or rush into elevators
to listen to your favourite tunes.
Pawed by Mott The Dog
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