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Elton John comp is icky

Postby GoogaMooga » 30 Mar 2021, 19:17

Got a number of Elton John comps, from the classic one in 1975 to the latest bang, "Rocketman". But one is going to Accord, the 1995 Mercury comp, "Love Songs". It is icky. Most Elton John comps of recent vintage will feature 80s sap, but this one is top-heavy on the 1980s. So we get "Sacrifice", "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word", "Nikita"... tell me when to stop.

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby robertff » 30 Mar 2021, 19:47

Actually Googa I quite like the three you mentioned but on the whole his 70’s output tends to swamp anything that came after.


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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby kath » 30 Mar 2021, 20:52

GoogaMooga wrote:Got a number of Elton John comps, from the classic one in 1975 to the latest bang, "Rocketman". But one is going to Accord, the 1995 Mercury comp, "Love Songs". It is icky. Most Elton John comps of recent vintage will feature 80s sap, but this one is top-heavy on the 1980s. So we get "Sacrifice", "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word", "Nikita"... tell me when to stop.

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"sorry seems to be the hardest word" was released in '76.

although i agree with any and all comments that keep primo elton in the '70s, not beyond.

disclaimer: i do dig bits and pieces beyond that, but we're talkin primo elton.

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby Positive Passion » 30 Mar 2021, 20:55

Sorry seems....is one of his greatest songs. Nikita and Sacrifice are not in the same league.

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby kath » 30 Mar 2021, 20:56

Positive Passion wrote:Sorry seems....is one of his greatest songs. Nikita and Sacrifice are not in the same league.


agreed.

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby The Slider » 31 Mar 2021, 16:35

His greatest love song was written in the 80s

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Postby Positive Passion » 31 Mar 2021, 16:53

The Slider wrote:His greatest love song was written in the 80s



Yes that is a cracker.

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby slightbreeze » 31 Mar 2021, 17:59

Always think of Vic and Bob whenever Elton is mentioned. Not sure which one of them said it. "I've been learning to speak Hindu. It's really tough. Sari seems to be the hardest word". :D

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Apr 2021, 15:43

The Slider wrote:His greatest love song was written in the 80s



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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby The Modernist » 02 Apr 2021, 05:51

I find it is a good idea to look at track listings of albums before I buy them.

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby OUTPLAY » 02 Apr 2021, 08:37

GoogaMooga wrote:... tell me when to stop.


Not sure I recognise that - is it an early one?
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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Apr 2021, 10:06

The Modernist wrote:I find it is a good idea to look at track listings of albums before I buy them.


Who cares at 50 pence.
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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby Rorschach » 02 Apr 2021, 11:00

Apparently you do. You've started a thread to complain about it.
Bugger off.

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Apr 2021, 13:06

Rorschach wrote:Apparently you do. You've started a thread to complain about it.


Not about the 50 pence, which I can recover.
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Postby yomptepi » 02 Apr 2021, 20:09

The Slider wrote:His greatest love song was written in the 80s




Indeed.
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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby kath » 02 Apr 2021, 20:43

yomptepi wrote:
The Slider wrote:His greatest love song was written in the 80s




Indeed.


it's a great track. it was my brother's fave.

i am still pondering my ultimate pick, mwhaha.

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Re: Elton John comp is icky

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Apr 2021, 21:08

I was too harsh on "Sorry Seems... ", it is actually quite good.
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