Greatest Hits Volume 2, a fine offering of musical selections from the midpoint of the illustrious 1970’s career of Elton John, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00.
By 1977, Elton John could do no wrong as a pop superstar. Coming off of a string of number one and top ten successes via albums and singles, he was in full titanic form in every way: smashing successes on his tours, albums which flew off the shelves, making statements to the press which he toyed with his sexuality to the delight of the young post-glam fans who themselves had already gleaned heroes of pseudo-androgyny by way of David Bowie and Lou Reed, and it created an appeal that was worldwide and stretched many fan bases. By the release of this second collection of his greatest hits, it arguably was the closing point of the first dazzling chapter of the man’s unbridled, highly conquered string of successes, as evidenced by original songs (penned by John and long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin) like “Tiny Dancer,” “The Bitch is Back,” the ode to tennis star Billie Jean King with “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Island Girl,” the majestic and emotionally charged tracks “Levon” and “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” and covers of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” and The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” which even sports John Lennon on rhythm guitar and background vocals. Essential stuff that not only puts one right back into the 1970s zeitgeist, but into Elton John’s as well.
Browse over 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each!
1. The Bitch Is Back
2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
3. Tiny Dancer
4. I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)
5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
6. Philadelphia Freedom
7. Island Girl
8. Grow Some Funk Of Your Own
10. Pinball Wizard
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