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Tumbleweed Connection

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Elton John 22/0/1996

Review

Instead of repeating the formula that made Elton John a success, John and Bernie Taupin attempted their most ambitious record to date for the follow-up to their breakthrough. A loose concept album about the American West, Tumbleweed Connection emphasized the pretensions that always lay beneath their songcraft. Half of the songs don't follow conventional pop song structures; instead, they flow between verses and vague choruses. These experiments are remarkably successful, primarily because Taupin's lyrics are evocative and John's melodic sense is at its best. As should be expected for a concept album about the Wild West, the music draws from country and blues in equal measures, ranging from the bluesy choruses of "Ballad of a Well-Known Gun" and the modified country of "Country Comfort" to the gospel-inflected "Burn Down the Mission" and the rolling, soulful "Amoreena." Paul Buckmaster manages to write dramatic but appropriate string arrangements that accentuate the cinematic feel of the album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Ballad of a Well-Known Gun Elton John 4:56
  3. 2 Come Down in Time Elton John 3:23
  4. 3 Country Comfort Elton John 5:6
  5. 4 Son of Your Father Elton John 3:46
  6. 5 My Father's Gun Elton John 6:17
  7. 6 Where to Now St. Peter? Elton John 4:10
  8. 7 Love Song Elton John 3:36
  9. 8 Amoreena Elton John 4:56
  10. 9 Talking Old Soldiers Elton John 4:2
  11. 10 Burn Down the Mission Elton John 6:18
  12. 11 Into the Old Man's Shoes Elton John 3:59
  13. 12 Madman Across the Water Elton John 8:50

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