You kind of wish they used this in Ridley Scott's film "The Martian" instead of Abba's hokey "Waterloo" in that prepping for departure from Mars scene. The accumulated Harmony Vocals on "Salvation" are fantastically clear Madeline Bell, Lisa Strike, Larry Steel and Tony Hazzard guest as the song sails into your living room on a sea of voices and piano. I thank the lord for the people I have found In seemed that to produced the best in Rock.
I've just finished reviewing 's "Madman Across The Water" on this format and all the same 'wow factors' apply. This is truly classic and classy Elton John. Only one of his run of brilliant albums that he made all through the 70s. This album is stuffed with great songs, great musicianship and great lyrics.
The production is rich and uncluttered and Elton sings great throughout. In fact listening to this, it struck me what an underrated singer he is. This album has his big hit 'Rocket Man' on it, and the songs are all equal in quality to that classic track.
The 5. The tracks in 5. However the 5. I feel here that he as taken to much from the front stage, giving this song an entirely different approach and feel, in comparison to the original vinyl and CD recordings. Noticeably as well is the ending of Rocket Man, which once again is cut short and contains far less reverb in comparison to the vinyl album. Which as been the case of all CD releases of this album.
Honky Chateau is a great addition to multi channel surround sound, and works beautifully, making the SACD by far the best production of this album. Back in the early 70s, Elton John was on a hugely onerous recording deal which warranted something like two album releases a year.
Such pressure would put a tremendous strain on anyone's creativity no wonder his hair fell out , but for a while, Elton just hit a fabulously productive stride, and 'Honky Chateau' was one of his best, before he went ga-ga.
Elton's always been a fine melody writer, and this album is littered with may examples of this, including 'Rocket Man' and 'Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters'.
Absolutely a gem. Must say that a few other songs are also very nice apart from the well known Honkey Cat of course. The amount of effort that went into the recording of Honky Chateau is comparable to that expended by the engineers and producers of bands like Supertramp, The Who, Jethro Tull, Ambrosia, Pink Floyd and far too many others to list. It seems that no effort or cost was spared in making the home listening experience as compelling as the recording technology of the day permitted.
The sides that had sound that jumped out of the speakers, with driving rhythmic energy, worked the best for us. They really brought this music to life and allowed us to make sense of it. This is yet another definition of a Hot Stamper -- it's the copy that lets the music work as music.
We go years between shootouts for Honky Chateau. It's beyond difficult to find clean British copies of this album with the right stampers, let alone copies that have Hot Stamper sound. Few albums we play are tougher for us to find with great sound and quiet vinyl. Most of the copies we buy from record dealers in England are noisy and only a fraction of them have the kind of sound that serious audiophiles are going to pay good money for. Mint Minus Minus and maybe a bit better is about as quiet as any vintage pressing will play, and since only the right vintage pressings have any hope of sounding good on this album, that will most often be the playing condition of the copies we sell.
The copies that are even a bit noisier get listed on the site are seriously reduced prices or traded back in to the local record stores we shop at. Those of you looking for quiet vinyl will have to settle for the sound of later pressings and Heavy Vinyl reissues, purchased elsewhere of course as we have no interest in selling records that don't have the vintage analog magic of these wonderful recordings.
Chris Roberts Best-known for the hits Rocket Man and Honky Cat, it witnesses the singer finding the balance between camp pop-rock and gushing ballads which would subsequently serve his career so well. Rex , David Bowie and Iggy Pop , it has a warm, relaxed feel which complements both the sincere and the ironic songs. Rocket Man somehow slots into both categories. Honky Cat is a flippant piano boogie in the style of Dr.
John , but there are darker, deeper shades to come, with Bernie Taupin minimising the private jokes. RBG: Beyond Notorious. Starting in present day and working back through history, each episode in this 6-part series highlights a decade of RBG's life.
Hear from RBG herself in a new interview, and some of the people who know her best, including her granddaughter Clara Spera, law school classmate Professor Arthur Miller, and equal pay activist and Supreme Court plaintiff Lilly Ledbetter. All The Smoke. Barnes and Jackson, who have played alongside two generations of All-Stars, will dish on the latest news and drama from on and off the court without boundaries.Get back, honky cat Oh yeah, redneck ways and Submit Corrections. Thanks to Earl for correcting these lyrics. Writer(s): Elton John, Bernie Taupin. AZLyrics. E. Elton John Lyrics. album: "Honky Chateau" () Honky Cat. Mellow. I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself. Susie (Dramas) Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time).