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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

Elton John
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Rock music, Glam rock, Pop music, Soft rock

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, released in 1973, is the seventh studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John. It has come to be regarded as Elton John's best and most popular album, and is his best selling studio album with worldwide sales of at least 15 million copies.
Recorded at the Château d'Hérouville, the album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, "Candle in the Wind", as well as three successful singles: "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting".
The album was ranked number 91 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and placed at number 59 in Channel 4's 2009 list of 100 Greatest Albums.
Under the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics in two and a half weeks, with John composing most of the music in 3 days while staying at the Pink Flamingo Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. Production on the album was started in Jamaica in January 1973, though after difficulties with the sound system and the studio piano, coupled with disturbance due to the Joe Frazier and George Foreman boxing match taking place in Kingston, and violent

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Tracks

11:06 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
2:44 Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)
4:54 Saturday Night's Alright (for Fighting)
4:23 The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34)
5:58 I've Seen That Movie Too
2:22 This Song Has No Title
4:07 Roy Rogers
4:00 Grey Seal
3:43 Social Disease
5:00 Dirty Little Girl
3:55 Sweet Painted Lady
3:38 Jamaica Jerk-Off
3:51 Candle in the Wind
5:11 All the Girls Love Alice
3:15 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
5:24 Bennie and the Jets
2:46 Harmony
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