Songs from the West Coast is the twenty-sixth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released worldwide on 1 October 2001. Many critics have said that this album brought him back to his piano-based musical roots. Elton once again collaborated with long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin. Drummer Nigel Olsson returns to the band full-time. Tata Vega makes an early appearance as a backup vocalist and joined the EJ band later.
The result was "Songs From The West Coast," an album that recalled and recaptured the magic of his best work from the 1970s'. The back to the basics approach brought to the album is evident from the first track, "The Emperor's New Clothes. Wow, who'd have thought it possible for Elton John and Bernie Taupin to revitalize themselves? They do it quite well on "Songs From The West Coast".
Released October 1, 2001. Songs from the West Coast Tracklist. 1. The Emperor's New Clothes Lyrics. 2. Dark Diamond Lyrics.
With its backward-looking cameos by Stevie Wonder, Billy Preston and kindred soul Rufus Wainwright, Songs From the West Coast attempts to reinstate Elton John as an album artist. Former Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard helps John re-create the muscular orchestration of Tiny Dancer to metaphorically suit Taupin’s tale of a male ballet master thinking back on former glories and family frustrations as AIDS claims his once-agile body.
ELTON JOHN - SONGS FROM THE WEST COAST PROMO ROCKET RECORDS-CD Condition: Very Good. Time left: 1h 6m 6s. Ships to: Worldwide. Songs From The West Coast, Music Condition: Good. Time left: 5h 52m 19s. The best album by Elton John is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which is ranked number 210 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,250. Elton John album bestography.
Elton John: English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.
The British Are Coming. Songs From The West Coast. The Best 150 Soundtracks - Titanic - Once Upon a Time in the West - Life Is Beautiful - Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - Hook.
|1||The Emperor's New Clothes||4:30|
|3||Look Ma, No Hands||4:24|
|7||I Want Love||4:37|
|9||Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes||4:54|
|10||Love Her Like Me||4:00|
|12||This Train Don't Stop There Anymore||4:40|
- Producer – Patrick Leonard
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