Elton John - Madman Across the Water: 50th Anniversary 3CD + Blu-ray Set

Elton John Madman Across the Water: 50th Anniversary 3CD + Blu-ray Set

 

50th Anniversary 3CD + Blu-ray Box Set featuring 2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster with 5 Bonus Tracks, Piano Demo Version, 1972 BBC Concert and 5.1 Mix Plus 104-Page Hard-Cover Book!

 

Madman Across The Water, Elton John's fourth studio album, was largely written after his and Bernie Taupin's celebrated first visit to America, giving them a wide new vista of inspiration for their songwriting. Recorded at Trident Studios in Central London in February and August 1971, it was first released in November that year and, as America's love affair with the star blossomed, climbed to No. 8.

 

The LP included the staples "Tiny Dancer" and "Levon," as well as the brooding title track, and was the first to feature all of the key contributors to so many of his future records and live shows, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, and Ray Cooper. Appearances are also made by Rick Wakeman, B.J. Cole, Chris Spedding, and Herbie Flowers.

 

This 50th Anniversary 3CD + Blu-ray box set features the 2016 Bob Ludwig remaster plus five bonus tracks; a piano demo version of Madman Across The Water, plus previously unheard full version of "Rock Me When He's Gone"; BBC Sounds For Saturday concert, first broadcast in 1972; and a Blu-ray audio with a 5.1 mix of Madman Across The Water plus visual of BBC Sounds For Saturday & 1971 Old Grey Whistle Test performances.

 

The set also includes a 104-page hard-cover book with introductions by Elton and Bernie, photos and essay featuring interviews with many who helped make Madman Across The Water, plus a reproduction 1971-poster, as well as memorabilia and artwork taken from the Rocket Archive.

 

Elton John Madman Across the Water: 50th Anniversary Track Listing:

 

CD1

 

1. Tiny Dancer (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
2. Levon (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
3. Razor Face (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
4. Madman Across The Water (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
5. Indian Sunset (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
6. Holiday Inn (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
7. Rotten Peaches (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
8. All The Nasties (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
9. Goodbye (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
10. Indian Sunset (Live Radio Broadcast)
11. Madman Across The Water (Original Version, featuring Mick Ronson)
12. Rock Me When He's Gone
13. Levon (Mono Single Version)
14. Razor Face (Extended Version)

 

CD2

 

1. Madman Across The Water (1970 Piano Demo)
2. Tiny Dancer (Piano Demo)
3. Levon (Piano Demo)
4. Razor Face (Piano Demo)
5. Madman Across The Water (1971 Piano Demo)
6. Indian Sunset (Piano Demo)
7. Holiday Inn (Piano Demo)
8. Rotten Peaches (Piano Demo)
9. All The Nasties (Piano Demo)
10. Goodbye (Piano Demo)
11. Rock Me When He's Gone (Piano Demo)
12. Rock Me When He's Gone (Full Version)

 

CD3

 

1. Tiny Dancer (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
2. Rotten Peaches (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
3. Razor Face (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
4. Holiday Inn (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
5. Indian Sunset (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
6. Levon (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
7. Madman Across The Water (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
8. Goodbye (BBC Sounds For Saturday)

 

Blu-Ray

 

1. Greg Penny 5.1 mix of Madman Across The Water (Original Version, featuring Mick Ronson)
2. Greg Penny 5.1 mix of Madman Across The Water
3. Sounds For Saturday (Taped November 11, 1971 / transmitted April 29, 1972)
4. Old Grey Whistle Test (Transmitted on December 7, 1971)

Elton John - Madman Across the Water: 50th Anniversary 3CD + Blu-ray Set

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