It's tough to put it up against the other EJ SACDs that came out the same day, there is no comparison. However, if you don't expect another "Benny and the Jets", "Rocket Man", or "Burn Down the Mission", you might find some nice tunes there. Then again, ya might not!Foxman said:Well after reading these posts I feel compelled to give this disk another shot. Maybe I was in a hurry or wasnt in the mood I really can not say, but on the listen I gave it I found maybe one song that was good and the rest was very vanilla to my. I havent voted and to be fair I will give this one another spin or two.
Glad that somone liked it, I hope I do as well.
I just got this disc, and I can't seem to find Greg Penny's name anywhere. Did he mix this?+ Greg Penny shines in a brilliant surround mix that effectively and consistently uses the rear channels for background vocals, strings, percussion, and sound effects. The result is the “in-the-studio realism” I am after.
Looks like you are correct. On the Flower Records site, it says the mix for this album was actually done by Matt Still.I just got this disc, and I can't seem to find Greg Penny's name anywhere. Did he mix this?
I've bought every album of his the day it came out the last 20+ years with absolutely everything that came before it or before i was born/old enough, on every format, in every way! (we're talking hundreds if not thousands of Elton & related items.. CD's, LP's, singles, DVD's, tapes, 8-tracks, Laserdiscs, video's, books, demo's, promo's, unreleased stuff, bootlegs, memorabila, items of his clothing, fan club paraphernalia..) to say I'm a massive Elton fan would be an understatement!Check The Big Picture. If you have heard it and didn't click for you, give it another try. It's great!
Bernie cites The Big Picture's "cold production" as the killer. Elton hasn't hired Chris Thomas since!Quite surprising to me!