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The One

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by Elton John
 

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Elton John once claimed that he could remember The One among his latter-day albums because it was the first he recorded without drugs or alcohol. If true -- and there's no reason to doubt him -- that could be the reason why this has more character than most of his albums since the early '80s, holding together well in its deliberately measured, mature songcraft

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Elton John once claimed that he could remember The One among his latter-day albums because it was the first he recorded without drugs or alcohol. If true -- and there's no reason to doubt him -- that could be the reason why this has more character than most of his albums since the early '80s, holding together well in its deliberately measured, mature songcraft by Elton and Bernie Taupin. There's less gloss than on many of his late-'80s records, and John gives a fairly convincing performance throughout this set of pretty good songs. If there's any real problem, it's that the album just doesn't have many memorable songs. Though they're all reasonably melodic and well-crafted, none of the them have memorable musical or lyrical hooks and, if anything, Chris Thomas' production is too evenhanded. Still, even if it isn't memorable, it does represent a meaningful move forward, just because it does sound warmer and more considered than the records that immediately preceded it. [The 2001 German reissue contains two bonus tracks, "Suit of Wolves" and "Fat Boys and Ugly Girls."]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2001
Label:
Island
UPC:
0731455848021
catalogNumber:
558480

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Performance Credits

Elton John   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
Kiki Dee   Background Vocals
Davey Johnstone   Guitar,Background Vocals
Guy Babylon   Keyboards
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Vocals
Carole Fredericks   Background Vocals
David Gilmour   Guitar
Janice Jamison   Background Vocals
Nigel Olsson   Background Vocals
Pino Palladino   Bass
Olle Romo   Percussion,Drums
Adam Seymour   Guitar
Mark Taylor   Keyboards
Beckie Bell   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Peter Manning Robinson   Liner Notes
Guy Babylon   Programming
Peter Mew   Engineer
David Nicholas   Engineer
Olle Romo   Programming
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Adrian Collee   Studio Coordinator
John Reid   Management

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is, without a doubt, one of Elton John's best. Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, and 11 demonstrate that John is at his peak. His voice is more mature than his earlier works, and on this album, he sounds better than ever. Anyone who calls him or herself a true Elton John fan would do well to pick up this album.