ARTIST: Elton John
YEAR RELEASED: 1971
CHART ACTION: #36
SINGLES: Friends (#34)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: No, this one’s buried for good reason.
LINEUP: Elton John, Caleb Quaye, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson and session vocalists.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: A slight film soundtrack to a slight teen-romance that’s all but forgotten.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Elton John’s creative burst (or the release of songs he had cooking up when he got signed) hit a speed bump with this album, a goopy soundtrack for a forgotten teen sex drama.
Like soundtracks, there’s some instrumental tracks (or mostly instrumental – variations of themse and all that), and then there’s a lot of sentimental fluff here.
I exiled all but three – “Can I Put You On” is the track that’s most like other John tracks from the time.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: This isn’t streaming alone – it’s part of the Rare Masters collection.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: C-: It’s probably best to just skip this one.