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Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [DVD] [2001]

Release Date:11/06/2001
Another in a continuing series of DVDs that examine the creation of a classic album, this release documents the making of Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The disc contains a widescreen anamorphic transfer that produces an image with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Although there are no special features, the revealing interviews with John, songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, and the various musicians that worked on the album will make this an interesting disc for any Elton John enthusiast.

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    Classic Albums: Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    After his albums Honky Chateau and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player elevated him to rock stardom, Elton John decided to raise the bar on his own music, and rose to the occasion with 1973's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, a sprawling two-record set that was a critical success and commercial sensation. This documentary, produced as part of the "Classic Albums" series, takes an in-depth look at the making of this landmark record, as Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin discuss the album's stylistically diverse songwriting and production techniques, while a number of the musicians who worked with John on the album also share their memories. In addition, Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road includes rare film footage and photographs shot during the recording sessions, numbers from Elton's live shows of the 1970s, and demo versions of several of the album's classic songs. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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