Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [Deluxe Edition]

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [Deluxe Edition]

by Elton John

CD(Special Edition)

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was where Elton John's personality began to gather more attention than his music, as it topped the American charts for eight straight weeks. In many ways, the double album was a recap of all the styles and sounds that made John a star. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is all over the map, beginning with the prog rock epic "Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)" and immediately careening into the balladry of "Candle in the Wind." For the rest of the album, John leaps between popcraft ("Bennie and the Jets"), ballads ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"), hard rock ("Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"), novelties ("Jamaica Jerk-Off"), Bernie Taupin's literary pretensions ("The Ballad of Danny Bailey"), and everything in between. Though its diversity is impressive, the album doesn't hold together very well. Even so, its individual moments are spectacular and the glitzy, crowd-pleasing showmanship that fuels the album pretty much defines what made Elton John a superstar in the early '70s. [A Deluxe Edition was released in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2014
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0602537534890
catalogNumber: 002001302
Rank: 32524

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elton John   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Davey Johnstone   Guitar
Jim Keltner   Drums
Ryeland Allison   Drums
Peter Asher   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion
Jason Bonham   Drums
Ray Cooper   Percussion
Dee Murray   Bass Guitar
Nigel Olsson   Drums
Dave Priseman   Acoustic Guitar,Trumpet
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Victoria Asher   Background Vocals
Graham Sharp   Banjo
Darrel Higham   Electric Guitar
Stephen Hilton   Synthesizer
Bill Cinque   Bass Guitar
Clay Cook   Piano,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Mellotron
Steve Aho   Percussion
Ann Marie Calhoun   Mandolin,Violin,Viola
Coy Bowles   Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Alan Ross   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Mellotron,farfisa organ,Wurlitzer
Steve Rushton   Drums
Gare   Bass Guitar
Jimmy de Martini   Violin,Background Vocals
John Driskell Hopkins   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Chris Fryar   Drums
Miguel   Background Vocals
Ed Sheeran   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Background Vocals,Cajon,Shaker
Hunter Hayes   Guitar,Percussion,Wurlitzer
Chris Loco   Keyboards
Sam Ellis   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer,Executive Producer,Sample Source
Peter Asher   Producer,Executive Producer
Tom Burns   Engineer
Gus Dudgeon   Producer
Jeff Griffin   Producer
David Hentschel   Engineer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer
Del Newman   Orchestral Arrangements
Colin Smith   Music Business Affairs
Bernie Taupin   Composer
David Larkham   Lyric Illustration
Ben Robinson   Drum Engineering
Geoff Zanelli   String Arrangements
Stephen Hilton   Programming,Engineer,drum machine,Percussion Programming,Keyboard Engineer,Additional Production
Michael Ross   Lyric Illustration
Clay Cook   Producer
Matt Mangano   Producer,Engineer
Alexis Petridis   Essay
Chris Bolster   Engineer
Ian Beck   Cover Illustration
David Scutt   Lyric Illustration
Patrick Stump   Producer
Zac Brown   Producer
Olubowale Akintimehin   Composer
Seth Morton   Vocal Engineer
Miguel   Producer,Vocal Engineer
Ed Sheeran   Producer
Emma Shalless   Print Production
Chip Madinger   Memorabilia
Hunter Hayes   Producer
Jeff Gartenbaum   overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer
Chris Loco   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Kevin Wicks   Memorabilia
Julie Madinger   Memorabilia
David Bodoh   Memorabilia
Wes Sideman   Engineer
Yardnet Archive   Memorabilia

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