//Elton John – „Goodbye Yellow Brick Road“ – October 1973

One week with… Elton John! 7 days, 7 albums, 7 songs.

Day 7:

The Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, October 1973.

The Song: Candle in the Wind.

The 7th and last album of this first “One week with Elton John” is regarded as John’s best and most popular album. The composition started in #jamaica (“Jamaica Jerk-Off”), actually because The Rolling Stones had just recorded “Goats Head Soup” there. But due to technical problems, they ended it at the Château d’Hérouville like the last one, in only two weeks (for 18 tracks!)

The lyrics of “Candle in the wind”, tribute to Marilyn Monroe, paint the famous actress’s life portrait on a very emotional way. Even if Bernie Taupin said : “the song could just as easily have been about James Dean or Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain (…), basically, anybody, any writer, actor, actress, or musician who died young and sort of became this iconic picture of Dorian Gray, that thing where they simply stopped aging. It’s a beauty frozen in time. (…)It’s pretty freaky how people really believe these people are somehow different from us.”


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