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This arrives looking like every bad thing that sends you back to the old records.
Leon Russell makes a bold return to “Big Lips,” originally featured on 2008’s In Your Dreams, and uncovers something randier, rawer and all together rascally along the way.
Elton John was a star on the rise in 1973, having gained critical and commercial success in the UK and U.S. in just a few years.
It’s an album that plays with all of the disjointed profundity of a greatest hits project, all of the kitchen-sink self-indulgence of your typical 1970s-era double album, and all of the outsized personality we’ve come to expect from the former Reginald Kenneth Dwight.
A thoroughly great movie, Almost Famous is set in the early 1970s and revolves around the adventures of a teenage music journalist and a rock band called Stillwater.
In the approximately 40 years since I bought my first long-playing vinyl record-type album thing, a whole lot has changed about the way the average person consumes music. This is pretty obvious stuff.
Second acts are difficult; third acts, even more so. But what of a fourth? That’s Elton John, who’s already been a country-inflected singer-songwriter, Captain Fantastic and a mainstream pop star.
With this new video, Elton John returns to the contemplative approach that made his early-1970s work so resonant, though “Home Again” finds him sounding older, wiser and (with a sadly nostalgic lyric) deeply aware of the time that has passed.
There was no bigger rock star on earth during the first half of the 1970s than Elton John. A fleet of hit singles and a series of remarkable albums saw the singer and piano player extraordinaire combining the rare luxury of creative freedom