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Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 

The story behind one of the most popular double-albums of all-time, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, featuring Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Candle in the Wind, Bennie and the Jets and the title song.

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Bob Smeaton
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Episode credited cast:
Gus Dudgeon Gus Dudgeon ... Himself - Producer
Rick Frio Rick Frio ... Himself - Marketing MCA Records USA
Paul Gambaccini Paul Gambaccini ... Himself - Broadcaster
David Hentschel David Hentschel ... Himself - Engineer
Connie Hillman Connie Hillman ... Herself - Vice President Rocket Records
Elton John ... Himself
Davey Johnstone Davey Johnstone ... Himself - Guitarist
Del Newman Del Newman ... Himself - Orchestral Arranger
Nigel Olsson Nigel Olsson ... Himself - Drummer
Pat Pipolo Pat Pipolo ... Himself - Promotions MCA Records USA
Russ Regan Russ Regan ... Himself - A&R MCA Records USA
Tim Rice ... Himself - Lyricist
Robert Sandall Robert Sandall ... Himself - Journalist
Linda Stacey Linda Stacey ... Herself - Elton John Fan Club
Bernie Taupin ... Himself - Lyricist
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The story behind one of the most popular double-albums of all-time, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, featuring Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Candle in the Wind, Bennie and the Jets and the title song.

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (US version)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Entertaining Look at Brick
26 July 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Classic Albums: Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (2001)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Davey Johnstone and various others are interviewed about the making of the classic album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which featured a number of hits and is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums of the decade. Once again the "Classic Albums" series provides for a big entertainment and unlike so many other documentaries, this one here contains the real music so you really get a full overview of the album. As usual, the documentary covers just about every aspect of the album from the writing of the songs to the recording of the material and the eventual release of the album. Fans of John or rock music in general should really be entertained by this documentary because it really does deliver on all levels and by the time its over with you'll feel as if you know the album a lot better. As with other episodes, one of the highlights here is getting to sit at the sound mixer and hear various songs broken apart. In some cases we'll hear the vocal by itself or in other spots we'll hear just the piano or just the guitar. By doing this it's interesting to hear the various decisions that went on for the final mix and we even get to hear an early version of 'Bennie and the Jets.' Also discussed here is John and Taupin's working relationship, the rise to fame and a now famous show done at the Hollywood Bowl. Fans should be entertained by this short and those unfamiliar with the album will get to see how many great classics are there.


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