Believe - Radio Edit. Bennie and the Jets. Bennie And The Jets - Live. Blue Eyes. Border Song. Burn Down the Mission. Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Candle in the Wind. Circle of Life. Crocodile Rock. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Grey Seal. Have Mercy on the Criminal. Honky Cat. I Stop and I Breathe. I Want Love. Both the albums I mentioned are really good.
The studio workers were on strike, so we had to cross a picket line to get into the studio. Then some of the equipment broke down. We spent a lot of time congregating around the pool area of the hotel, feeling there was safety in numbers. The Stones did manage to record there, but in retrospect I think they had a mobile unit with them. There was no fear factor. It was just purely monetary and budgetary. There were no hard feelings about Jamaica whatsoever. It was a bit like the sort of Cuban revolution, trying to make it to the airport.
I imagine it was like the scene from The Godfather Part II ,where everybody is just racing for the airport. It was our mini version of that! I think that probably accelerated the writing process and the recording process even more. So we basically set up camp, and everything really went pretty swimmingly.
Elton would come up with a tune during breakfast. One of the few things I remember very clearly, and this is easy to visualize now, is sitting on the side of my bed with a notepad, just writing.
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Retrieved 10 January Retrieved 22 March Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 1 June British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Recording Industry Association of America. Apart from his lyrical contributions, in the Eagle Vision documentary, Classic Albums: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road , Taupin said that a lot of the power of the song comes from the chords, adding it also features what he called one of the greatest "strident, blistering guitar chords ever created" in rock and roll.
The song was released in as the album's first single. It was banned on many radio stations fearing that the title would incite violence. It was the only Elton John single that failed to go gold or platinum in the three-year, hit period between December "Crocodile Rock" and October "Island Girl". Despite only being a modest success compared to his other hits, it remains one of his best-known songs.
The song has been a staple of the artist's live performances for many years, being played more than 1, times live making it one of John's top ten most performed tracks in his entire discography as of December It has also been sampled in the hit " Gloria " by Umberto Tozzi in Both songs were included later on " Rare Masters ".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton’s seventh studio album is often cited as his most popular and successful record. His first double album, it contains some of his most recognizable songs such as Candle In The Wind, Bennie And The Jets and Saturday’s Alright (For Fighting).