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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disco ELTON "elton be goode"
There is no way that this is EJ worst album! (ELTON has never made a bad album). If you DON'T like Disco, Then you may not like this Album.....But if you DO like Disco, Add it to your collection!!!
I am going to order me another copy (my 3rd)
AGAIN....this album may not be for everyone....But It sure ranks way up there for me :)
Published on October 9, 2001 by skypros

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst Elton John album
Elton didn't write any music for this album. I don't even think he plays piano on it. His voice is just dubbed over the worst disco music ever made. Bernie Taupin did not write any of the laughable lyrics included on this album. Buy this only if you're a devoted EJ collector. Otherwise, get Tumbleweed Connection and Madman Across The Water.
Published on October 8, 1998


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst Elton John album, October 8, 1998
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This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
Elton didn't write any music for this album. I don't even think he plays piano on it. His voice is just dubbed over the worst disco music ever made. Bernie Taupin did not write any of the laughable lyrics included on this album. Buy this only if you're a devoted EJ collector. Otherwise, get Tumbleweed Connection and Madman Across The Water.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One star is at least one too many, February 1, 1999
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This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
This represents the absolute nadir of Elton John's career. With his 70's heyday over, he decided to try and cash in on the late 70's disco crase. This was a bad move for two reasons. One, it was obviously desperate, and two the "music" (if one can call it that) was dreadful. Why this thing is still in print is a mystery.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible, September 9, 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
You would think that an artist with the clout of Elton John would have long since rounded up every copy of this disaster and had them destroyed. What is this still doing in print?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Elton's all time worst, February 17, 1999
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This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
When a superstar like Elton John records an album this bad, it practically threatens to negate all previous glory. Do not waste you money on this....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What????????????, April 20, 1999
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This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
I am flabbergasted at some of the reviews here of this album. Folks this album is not just the worst album of Elton John's career, it almost single-handedly destroyed his career and any music credibility he had. To this day it has tarnished what was otherwise an impressive catalog from the 1970's.
Avoid this album people. Avoid at all costs. Do not even frequent stores that keep it in stock, and sever friendships with anyone who owns it. It is an album like this that makes one question humanity.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Marginally better than Hanson ('nuff said), April 21, 1999
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This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
This album is only for the absolute die hard Elton collector who has to have everything he puts out. I thought this would be the one album to never be released on CD but I was wrong. The only thing I really liked was the disco version of "Johnny B. Goode". Michael McDonald sang on this album, and Toto's Steve Lukather played guitar on it.. but do them a favor.. don't remind them!!!!! This CD makes a good coaster or frisbee.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Even the great ones make mistakes, March 22, 2005
This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
Try this experiment. Go to any used CD store, and look in the Elton John section. You will find that this CD accounts for half of the bin. That's because people like me saw this CD and thought, "Hey, there's an Elton John CD I don't have. I had better buy it, or my EJ colection will not be complete."

Then they listened to it and thought, "What the hell is this?! Ewwwww, Yuck!"

If you find this CD in a new CD store, you will notice that it cost half as much as any other Elton John CD. There is a reason.

Some people (and I used to be one of them) say that Elton could do no wrong in the seventies. That is not quite true. It is very sobering and depressing, really. The mighty Casey had struck out. He's only human, after all. Say it ain't so!

Elton John was never afraid to take his music into new directions. The Thom Bell Sessions is a great example of that. Victim of Love is not.

I just pray Elton John does not repeat the mistake he made with Victim of Love, and release a rap CD.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A real masterpiece! A must-own for any collection!, November 7, 2000
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This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
Ya know, people slagged the Stones and Rod Stewart for making disco records, but at least they had the decency to write their own songs! The same guy (Pete Bellotte) wrote and produced every song on this album (except the massacred "Johnny B. Goode"). Maybe that's why they all sound the same, and feature the same cheesy keyboard and drums...
Perhaps there's a story behind this. Maybe Elton was trying to get out of his contract or something, I don't know. Regardless, the album is a hopeless mess of uninspired disco, and the fact that it remains in print today is quite alarming.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What????????????, April 20, 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: Victim of Love (Audio CD)
I am flabbergasted at some of the reviews of this album. Folks this album is not just the worst album of Elton John's career, it almost single-handedly destroyed his career and any music credibility he had. To this day it has tarnished what was otherwise an impressive catalog from the 1970's.
Avoid this album people. Avoid at all costs. Do not even frequent stores that keep it in stock, and sever friendships with anyone who owns it. It is an album like this that makes one question humanity.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different, But Not Bad., October 25, 2003
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While it's true that Elton does go into disco on this album, it is not terrible. I personally like most of the songs on this CD, and think that it is worth buying if you are even the slightest bit of an Elton fan. However, if you are seeking to become an EJ fan, this is not for you. It does not contain any of his 'greatest hits,' and really doesn't give you an idea for his style. He was simply trying to be 'hip' by doing what most artists do, that is participate in fads. Elton did not abondon his fans by doing this, but rather was just trying something new.
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