Elton John

Elton John: Tumbleweed Connection SACD/HYBRID SACD 2004


*Note this is a SACD/HYBRID SACD -SACD Player is needed to Experience SACD top quality but you can also play this on any CD Player or DVD player to hear in Standard CD quality.*

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, Rovi

Track Listing

  Track # Title
1 Ballad of a Well-Known Gun
2 Come Down in Time
3 Country Comfort
4 Son of Your Father
5 My Father’s Gun
6 Where to Now st. Peter?
7 Love Song
8 Amoreena
9 Talking Old Soldiers
10 Burn Down the Mission
11 Into the Old Man’s Shoes
12 Madman Across the Water [original Version]



Elton John
Tumbleweed Connection
Drum & Bass Collections
9 November 2004
SACD/HYBRID SACD ~ Discs:1 ~ Country:USA
Umgd/Mercury ( POL )
E: Super Audio CD
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