Elton John - 11-17-70 - RSD 1971 Live Rock - 180 Gram 2LP

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Elton John ‎– 17-11-70+

Label:
DJM Records (2) ‎– 5728537, Mercury ‎– 5728537, UMC ‎– 5728537
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, 180gm
Country:
USA, Canada & Europe
Released:
22 Apr 2017

2017 Record Store Day Exclusive
Limited Edition 4000
Genre:
Rock, Pop
Style:
Country Rock, Classic Rock, Vocal

Tracklist

A1 Take Me To The Pilot
A2 Honky Tonk Women
Written-By – M. Jagger/K. Richard

A3 Sixty Years On

A4 Can I Put You On

 


B1 Bad Side Of The Moon
B2 Burn Down The Mission
B2a My Baby Left Me
Written-By – A. Crudup

B2b Get Back
Written-By – J. Lennon/P. McCartney

 

 

C1 Indian Sunset
C2 Amoreena
C3 Your Song

 


D1 Country Comfort
D2 I Need You To Turn To
D3 Border Song
D4 My Father’s Gun

 


Companies, etc.

Record Company – Universal International Music B.V.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – This Record Co. Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Mercury Records Ltd.
Pressed By – GZ Media – 151710E
Published By – Universal/Dick James Music Ltd
Published By – ABKCO Music Ltd.
Published By – Westminster Music Ltd.
Published By – Onward Music Ltd.
Published By – Carlin Music Corp.
Published By – Sony/ATV Music
Recorded At – A&R Studios
Remixed At – Dick James Studio
Remastered At – Gateway Mastering
Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
Credits

Bass Guitar – Dee Murray
Coordinator – Steve Brown
Design [Sleeve], Photography By – David Larkham
Drums – Nigel Olsson
Engineer [Recording] – Phil Ramone
Engineer [Reduction] – Clive Franks
Lacquer Cut By – Sean Magee
Mastered By [Vinyl] – Sean Magee
Mixed By [Additional Tracks] – Matt Still
Piano, Lead Vocals – Elton John
Producer – Gus Dudgeon
Remastered By – Bob Ludwig
Written-By – E. John / B. Taupin* (tracks: A1, A3 to B2, C1 to D4)
Notes

2017 Record Store Day Exclusive
Limited Edition 4000
Comes with free download voucher
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode (Text): 6 02557 28537 6
Barcode (String): 602557285376
Matrix / Runout (Label side A/B): 5728540
Matrix / Runout (Label side C/D): 5728541
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 5728537-A 151710E1/A
Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 5728537-B 151710E2/A1
Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped): 5728537-C 151710E3/A
Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped): 5728537-D 151710E4/A1
Label Code: LC 03098
Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
Other (On rear sleeve): 00602557285376

In the early 70s it appeared that Elton John had quite a few firsts, all in the span of a few years. Elton almost exploded onto the American music scene in 1970, and was so popular that the albums could hardly be released fast enough. From a business perspective, it made sense to release as many albums as possible from a young artist that hit the top 10 with his first two U.S. releases. Further, live albums were relatively popular in the early 70s, and it appeared important for Elton to have one. Thus, this album was one of four 1971 releases for Elton. This particular release went to #11 in the charts.
The energy on this album is fantastic. A young, very energetic Elton John pounds out blues flavored rock. Included is an eighteen and a half minute single that includes "Burn Down the Mission," "My Baby Left Me," and "Get Back." This particular combination is a free-wheeling rocker that just seems to go on forever. Elton was clearly having fun with this set, with the piano and drums often at the forefront. Later the style changes to the blues again, consistent with Elton's early style.

This album also includes "Can I Put You On," a track from the now hard to find "Friends" soundtrack. The movie was relatively forgettable (though I actually saw it in a theater), but the soundtrack was decent and a foreshadowing of the many soundtracks that Elton would later write and perform.

"Honky Tonk Women" is a well-performed cover of the Rolling Stones' classic. The song starts without instrumental accompaniment, to the amusement and delight of the audience. Unsurprisingly, the song is played with blues overtones, and Elton's piano is also flavored with a bit of honky tonk.

"Take Me to the Pilot" and "Sixty Years On" from the "Elton John" album are both given excellent treatment in extended versions. "Sixty Years On" particularly is well performed in this live setting.



Elton John - Burn Down The Mission

Elton John In BBC TV 1970

Pick up an Elton John songbook and look at the written music...not easy to play and incredibly difficult for an experienced musician. Artists like this don't come around often.

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Elton John - Sixty Years On 

Elton John In BBC TV 1970

this was a golden age for Elton, nothing has nor possibly will ever come close. His music from this time defines the very best parts of the era for me.

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Elton John - Take Me to The Pilot

(BBC In Concert 1970) 

Awesome Live Version

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More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Mercury
Color Black