"Elton John" is the second album by English singer-songwriter Elton John, released in April 1970. However, because it was his first album released in America, many people there assumed it was his first album, as "Empty Sky" was not released in the US until 1975. Elton John includes his breakthrough hit, "Your Song", and helped to establish his career during what was considered the "singer-songwriter" era of popular music. In the US, it was certified gold in February 1971 by the RIAA. In the same year, it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Things had hit their nadir for Taylor at Columbia with this 1979 release. The horrible title notwithstanding, there was simply nothing on the album that you'd ever want to hear twice, and it was a struggle to get through much of it once. Unconvincing dance-pop and light filler, decently sung but otherwise routine third-rate soul songs, and a general vapidness weighed this album down and made Taylor's fans almost organize to free him from Columbia.
This album contains some of Anne Murray's finest songs. Songs like "Snowbird" and "Danny's Song" sound as wonderful now as they did in the 1970's. Anne has the talent of selecting emotive songs whose messages do not date. "A Little Good News" may refer to conflicts of the past but that does not remove any of its relevance to the state of the news, and the world, today. When you listen to the song Anne really conveys a desire to hear good news for once - she sings her songs with conviction.
For any and all lovers of Ms. Nancy Wilson and her singing....this CD compilation is a "must have" for anyone who is an fan of jazz, pop, n' the blues. Ms. Wilson is sure to please in all n' every genre that has been put forward on her plate in order for these gems to be introduced to you her singing audience.This certainly is a must have collection, as alot of the music involved has never before beenput to the cd format. I promise you will not be disappointed.