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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, May 14, 1996
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The original live album, recorded in NYC on November 17, 1970, (U.K. calendar style used for title '17-11-70') has now been remastered and issued on 180 gram vinyl. The title is a mix of early original compositions as well as cover songs. One in a series of vinyl releases to mark Elton John's 50th anniversary in the music industry.
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1) Take me to the pilot: this version is simply awesome. You can download the sheet music for it at the Elton john cafe (transcribed by Gary Breed).
2) The 'Burn down the mission' medley containing cover versions of 'my baby left me' and 'get back' is also awesome. The best parts of this track is the improvisation between 'Burn down the mission' and 'my baby left me'..
The other tracks are also great, especially 'Honky tonk woman' (great vocal harmonies) and a very interesting version of 'Sixty years on'..
The whole album is pure piano rock. You won't hear any multi-tracking on this album. It has a raw quality, and has an energy to it that is more primal than any of Elton's other recordings.
If you play piano, these recordings are some of Elton's most challenging works (especially Take me to the pilot).
None. This album is great for what it is.
If you don't like Elton's voice, and you don't like piano rock, don't get this album.
If you never heard the vinyl, you'll still love this album. You can't NOT like it. These 3 guys are ON and the 'Burn Medley' rocks. The playfulness in 'Honky Tonk Women' just shows that the guys are having fun, despite what the naysayers post here. Oh, to have been in that A&R studio that cold November night.
I'll still listen to the CD 'cuz it's convenient. But I'll break out the superior vinyl on occasion, too. Its pops and scratches are music to my ears.