Elton John - Madman Across The Water

Elton John - Madman Across The Water

Album #155 - November 1971

Episode date - September 30, 2020

The Top 500 of The Top 40
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    With his fourth studio album, Elton John may not have become a household name quite yet, but he did make a hard pivot toward pop music.

    To record the album (at the suggestion of his producer), he kept his own band at home and brought in session players. Davey Johnstone would become a mainstay in his band going forward, and the songs here would become staples in his live show for decades. It may not be his best album, but it’s a fascinating transitional record. My only complaint is that the songs seem a bit too stretched out at times, but considering how good the best material is, that’s a minor complaint.

    Featured tracks include:

    Tiny Dancer

    Levon

    Razor Face

    Madman Across the Water

    Indian Sunset

    Holiday Inn

    Rotten Peaches

    All The Nasties

    Goodbye         

    November 1971 - Billboard Charted #8

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