A Single Man is a classic underrated album for Sir Elton John released in October 1978, this studio album has song enjoyable tracks from slow melodies to upbeat fun songs to sing along to, this is my favourite studio album from the great pop artist and is overlooked I feel, but I highely recomend this album if your a fan of Sir Elton John.
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Engineers: Phil Dunne, Stuart Epps, Clive Franks.
Recorded at the Mill At Cookham, Berks, England between January & September 1978. Originally released on MCA (3065). Includes liner notes by Chris White.
Digitally remastered by Gus Dudgeon (Abbey Road Studios).
Canadian import of this U.S. out-of-print 1978 classic album.
The aptly titled A SINGLE MAN finds Elton John working without legendary partner Bernie Taupin, his usual lyricist, during a much-needed break from each other, following their turbulent, albeit wildly successful mid '70s collaborations. Joining forces instead with Gary Osborne, Elton takes the opportunity to present an album of pure craft--with its scaled down production, A SINGLE MAN is an almost live-sounding album, one of his most straightforward. This approach places in even greater relief John's gift for combining widely varying musical atmosphere with beautiful melodies and honest emotional performance.
If A SINGLE MAN didn't produce any legendary hits for Elton John, it provided a welcome chance for him to cool off and just write songs. As is his wont, John takes on a wide variety of styles: the Spanish-sounding melancholia of "Return To Paradise" moves handily into the upbeat strut of "I Don't Care" in a stylistic segue which few could pull off. The swaggering honky-tonk of "Big Dipper" finds itself juxtaposed with the soft rock of "It Ain't Gonna Be Easy." Stripped down though it may be, the album isn't without its epic--in this case it's the heavily orchestrated, under-sung "Song For Guy."
- Shine On Through
- Return To Paradise
- I Don't Care
- Big Dipper
- It Ain't Gonna Be Easy
- Part-Time Love
- Shooting Star
- Song For Guy
- Ego - (Bonus Track)
- Flinstone Boy - (Bonus Track)
- I Cry At Night - (Bonus Track)
- Lovesick - (Bonus Track)
- Strangers - (Bonus Track)
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