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  Наименование CD :
   Songs From The West Coast

Год издания : 2001

Компания звукозаписи : Mercury

Музыкальный стиль : Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Album Rock

Время звучания : 54:10

Код CD : 586 459-2

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock      

Recording Date: September 18, 2000 - April 30, 2001

Throughout his songs for The Road to El Dorado, Elton John hinted at his classic sound of the early '70s, but it's still a refreshing surprise to find him largely returning to that sound on his 2001 album, Songs From the West Coast. It was easy to think that John wasn't interested in writing like this anymore, given not just his continued success, but the ease with which he was crafting pleasant adult contemporary records. There are still elements of that on Songs From the West Coast - a few of the ballads are a little too even-handed, and since this is a modern recording, it lacks the resonant warmth of such classics as Honky Chateau and Tumbleweed Connection. Still, this is the richest, best record he's released in a long time, an album where it feels like a hit single is secondary to the sheer pleasure of craft, whether it's crafting a song or an album. And this is an album that flows easily and naturally, setting the mood with the story sketch "The Emperor's New Clothes" and then heading in a number of scenic directions. Of these, "American Triangle," his elegy for Matthew Shepard, will likely receive the most attention, but the most interesting are songs like the bluesy "The Wasteland," "Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes," which recalls the Tumbleweed epics, the neo-Captain Fantastic tune "Dark Diamond," the soulful closer "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore," and "Birds," a terrific, spare, rolling country-rocker. His songwriting hasn't been this diverse or consistent since the early '80s, and he hasn't made a record better than this in years. No, Songs From the West Coast won't make you forget Tumbleweed Connection, but it often recalls those peaks, which, frankly, is enough.

All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Billy Preston (Organ, Hammond)
Bruce Gaitsch (Acoustic Guitar)
Davey Johnstone (Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals)
David Channing (Dobro, Acoustic Guitar)
Gary Barlow (Background Vocals)
Jay Bellerose (Percussion)
Matt Chamberlain (Drums, Percussion)
Nigel Olsson (Drums, Background Vocals)
Patrick Leonard (Keyboards, Organ, Hammond)
Paul Buckmaster (Conductor)
Paul Bushnell (Bass, Background Vocals)
Rusty Anderson (Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bouzouki)
Stevie Wonder (Clavinet, Harmonica)
Tata Vega (Background Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 The Emperor's New Clothes         0:04:28 Elton John / Bernie Taupin
   2 Dark Diamond         0:04:27 -"-
   3 Look Ma, No Hands         0:04:22 -"-
   4 American Triangle         0:04:49 -"-
   5 Original Sin         0:04:49 -"-
   6 Birds         0:03:52 -"-
   7 I Want Love         0:04:35 -"-
   8 The Wasteland         0:04:21 -"-
   9 Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes         0:04:52 -"-
   10 Love Her Like Me         0:03:58 -"-
   11 Mansfield         0:04:56 -"-
   12 This Train Don't Stop There Anymore         0:04:39 -"-


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