The hit title track; Bennie and the Jets; Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting , and more.
Rarely mentioned as one of the great double albums, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
had to settle for ending up in a few million record collections. So sprawling that it doesn't quite measure up to the earlier, more laid-back Honky Chateau
or the later, pushy Rock of the Westies
, this still holds claim to a lot of brilliant, very pop-savvy music: the winking rebellion of "Bennie and the Jets" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," the ready-made nostalgia of "The Ballad of Danny Bailey," the downbeat melodicism of "Harmony." --Rickey Wright