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BamaBroad
Posted: Apr 05, 2018 13:28
 

Love early Elton John, later stuff too slick.
Wolford
Posted: Apr 05, 2018 13:20
 

If you have a Super Audio deck, find and purchase the SACD's of EJ's first five or six LP's. They are simply amazing.
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 17:06
 

 ojibwe wrote:
The madman is no longer across the water.

 
But the lunatic is in the hall.
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Jan 16, 2017 23:54
 

 ojibwe wrote:
The madman is no longer across the water.

 

ojibwe
Posted: Nov 16, 2016 17:25
 

The madman is no longer across the water.
DaMoGan
(Bahston, Massachoosetts)
Posted: Jul 09, 2016 16:06
 

 Cueburned wrote:
Well, since my last comment on this track I dug out my 1972 vinyl copy. The album has been in "heavy rotation". It just happened to be on the turntable when it came up on RP again. My computer and turntable are both linked to a Mackie mixer. So I took a moment and synched the turntable to the RP audio at 96k.  Just for fun I was able to fade between both sources.  Now, there are a lot of reasons why they might sound different.  But same mixer, same amp, same speakers and the vinyl, even with a few pops and clicks on a typically crappy MCA pressing wins.  Don't know why it matters.  Just did it because I could. Wouldn't have happened at all if RP hadn't reminded me to unearth this one from the collection.  

       

 
96k is pretty crappy — I definitely notice a difference between that stream and the 192k one on my GNP speakers (which really aren't very high-end).  It would be interesting to compare your vinyl copy with the 192k stream.  For that matter, if you're in the mood, you could record your vinyl to wav and try different codecs, take a CD copy and do the same, and see what the results are.  Of course, that's a lot of work, and to really do it right things have to be double-blind as well.  If you're up for it, report the results back to us in this song and message me, I'd be curious!


Cueburned
(Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 17:52
 

Well, since my last comment on this track I dug out my 1972 vinyl copy. The album has been in "heavy rotation". It just happened to be on the turntable when it came up on RP again. My computer and turntable are both linked to a Mackie mixer. So I took a moment and synched the turntable to the RP audio at 96k.  Just for fun I was able to fade between both sources.  Now, there are a lot of reasons why they might sound different.  But same mixer, same amp, same speakers and the vinyl, even with a few pops and clicks on a typically crappy MCA pressing wins.  Don't know why it matters.  Just did it because I could. Wouldn't have happened at all if RP hadn't reminded me to unearth this one from the collection.  

       
Got2blivin
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 17:44
 

I'm new to this spot and have to just say... awesome! Thanks for your shuffle of songs that are so different from the rest. Its really great!
fstory
(Ocee, GA)
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 17:44
 

 h8rhater wrote:

He has re-teamed with Bernie Taupin and his last 3 albums:
The Captain & the Kid
The Diving Board
Wonderful Crazy Night (from this year)

They represent a return to form for this legendary artist.  Worth checking out.

Try these:
Postcards from Richard Nixon (Captain):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXJbg4girOc 
Just Like Noah's Ark (Captain): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1EYI_Cp3us
A Town Called Jubilee (Diving): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyycWBJk3Qw&list=PL3SPwwCTiBlstjGAZkmTwQojHGTrLblSL&index=3
Oscar Wilde Gets Out (Diving): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCmnIwGOjoA&index=2&list=PL3SPwwCTiBlstjGAZkmTwQojHGTrLblSL
The Open Chord (Wonderful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-BZSryH7T0&list=PL3SPwwCTiBltabRhYRn9yD26BrANO0nqY

 
That's very good to know.  I remember that Elton had a slow start until he teamed up with Bernie and then magic happened.  Thanks for pointing this out.
h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
Posted: May 11, 2016 7:40
 

 michaelc wrote:

No not just you.
the early stuff was amazing, later stuff just fluff.  

 
He has re-teamed with Bernie Taupin and his last 3 albums:
The Captain & the Kid
The Diving Board
Wonderful Crazy Night (from this year)

They represent a return to form for this legendary artist.  Worth checking out.

Try these:
Postcards from Richard Nixon (Captain):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXJbg4girOc 
Just Like Noah's Ark (Captain): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1EYI_Cp3us
A Town Called Jubilee (Diving): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyycWBJk3Qw&list=PL3SPwwCTiBlstjGAZkmTwQojHGTrLblSL&index=3
Oscar Wilde Gets Out (Diving): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCmnIwGOjoA&index=2&list=PL3SPwwCTiBlstjGAZkmTwQojHGTrLblSL
The Open Chord (Wonderful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-BZSryH7T0&list=PL3SPwwCTiBltabRhYRn9yD26BrANO0nqY
Highlowsel
(New York City - Escape velocity attained; now what!?)
Posted: May 11, 2016 7:33
 

 michaelc wrote:

No not just you.
the early stuff was amazing, later stuff just fluff.  

 
HA!  Yah.....his early stuff was the body of the cake.  All the later stuff...as good as it was in its fashion, was merely the icing....most of it a bit too sweet for my tastes.  {#Rolleyes}  But hey...in music it allows for all types of "flavoring" don't it? 
michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: May 06, 2016 15:57
 

 Cueburned wrote:
This album and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  By the 90's I thought Elton was vying with Phil Collins for putting out the most crap. But that's just me talking.       

 
No not just you.
the early stuff was amazing, later stuff just fluff.  
Cueburned
(Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Posted: Apr 04, 2016 14:55
 

This album and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  By the 90's I thought Elton was vying with Phil Collins for putting out the most crap. But that's just me talking.       
SDBob
(San Diego, CA)
Posted: Apr 04, 2016 14:55
 

 rabaak wrote:
Love almost everything Elton has done,  as long as we are not forced to listen to the 'Bitch is Back' or 'Benny and the Jets'. 

  My thoughts exactly! 


flateric
(Essen)
Posted: Feb 01, 2016 6:56
 

very great accustic and elektric
sound....
coolassMike
(France)
Posted: Jan 05, 2016 9:49
 

I don't understand why Radio Paradise doesn't play us THE UNION paired with Leon Russell or even The Diving Board; there's plenty of tracks that could reconcile everyone with Elton once and for ALL.
rabaak
Posted: Jan 05, 2016 8:58
 

Love almost everything Elton has done,  as long as we are not forced to listen to the 'Bitch is Back' or 'Benny and the Jets'. 
sktillman
Posted: Dec 31, 2015 19:26
 

I'm not even an Elton John fan, but this LP, early in his career has an entirely different feel than the string of mega-hits that later defined him. A little bit country and quite genuine, with no glitter. The only one I ever really enjoyed. A thoughtful and insightful oldies selection by RP, in my opinion. At least they don't play "Saturday Night", et. al. LoL
Mickfog
Posted: Dec 31, 2015 18:53
 

Sorry,  you have turned into just an oldies station. I have followed  for years but bowing out. Thanks for before.
jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Nov 03, 2015 17:00
 

Pop music never really got any better than this, did it?