Elton John - The Big Picture

Limited Double 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl + Digital Download

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The Big Picture is twenty-sixth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, originally released in September 1997 via Rocket Records and Mercury Records.

The album was recorded in 1997 with producer Chris Thomas at the helm, which would be the last album he has produced with John to date.

The album’s release was preceded by the first single “Live Like Horses” that was released as a duet with Luciano Pavarotti, however for the studio album, the song features vocals only by Elton John. The second single “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” was re-released as a double A-Side single with the recording of “Candle In The Wind 1997” soon after the funeral of Princess Diana. This propelled the song to the top of singles charts globally and has since become the biggest selling single of all time.

Two further singles were released from the album “Recover Your Soul” and “The River Can Bend”, the latter featuring a gospel choir in the choruses and at the closing stages of the song.

There are some nice songs on the album with the moving “Long Way From Happiness”, the title track “The Big Picture”, “January” with a great string arrangement, and the punchy closing track “Wicked Dreams”.

Although “The Captain” likes this album, it does feel a little over produced and lacking in the rawness and energy of some of John’s other albums, such as his 2001 release Songs From The West Coast.

This album was not released on vinyl when it came out in 1997, and in 2017 now sees it’s first release on this format.

Check out the tracks: Something About The Way You Look Tonight”; “Recover Your Soul”; “If The River Can Bend”; “Long Way From Happiness”; andWicked Dreams”.

This 20th Anniversary limited edition double album 2LP record set is a 2017 reissue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with lyric insert, remastered audio and digital download code, pressed in Europe.

 

The Elton John Band members that recorded this album were:

  • Davey Johnstone (guitars)
  • Guy Babylon (keyboards, orchestral arrangements)
  • Bob Birch (bass)
  • Charlie Morgan (drums)
  • John Jorgenson (guitars)

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Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Long Way From Happiness

4:47

A2

Live Like Horses

5:02

A3

The End Will Come

4:52

B1

If The River Can Bend

5:23

B2

Love's Got A Lot To Answer For

5:02

C1

Something About The Way You Look Tonight

5:08

C2

The Big Picture

3:45

C3

Recover Your Soul

5:18

D1

January

4:02

D2

I Can't Steer My Heart Clear Of You

4:10

D3

Wicked Dreams

4:39

SKU 602557383201
Record Label Mercury Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 5738320
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 25 August 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 22 September 1997
Barcode # 602557383201
Shipping Weight 0.6050kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Plain Polylined Inner Sleeves, 4 Page Lyric Booklet, Remastered Audio, Digital Download Code, 20th Anniversary Edition, First Time Released on Vinyl
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Pop
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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