The Big Picture

The Big Picture

by Elton John


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The Big Picture finds Elton John in strong form, turning in a by-now-predictable collection of ballads and pop songs designed to appeal to the adult contemporary audience. The difference is inspiration. With Made in England, John and his collaborator Bernie Taupin showed signs of life, and they continue that winning streak here. There may be nothing new on The Big Picture, but it's well-crafted professional pop, demonstrating John's knack for catchy pop hooks and his way with a ballad. As with any latter-day John album, hits like "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" are balanced out by some filler, but the key to the album is how album tracks like "Recover Your Soul," "If the River Can Bend," and "The Big Picture" carry emotional and melodic weight. It's a solid effort from one of pop's most reliable artists.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/1997
Label: Imports
UPC: 0731453626621
catalogNumber: 5036168

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Performance Credits

Elton John   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Paul Carrack   Organ
John Jorgenson   Guitar
Davey Johnstone   Guitar
Anne Dudley   Conductor
Guy Babylon   Keyboards
Bob Birch   Bass
Carol Kenyon   Background Vocals
Charlie Morgan   Percussion,Drums
Jackie Rawe   Background Vocals
Matthew Vaughan   Percussion,Keyboards
Paul Clarvis   Tabla
Angel Voices Choir   Vocals
East London Gospel Choir   Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Thomas   Producer
Anne Dudley   String Arrangements
Guy Babylon   String Arrangements
Julian Schnabel   Paintings
Chris Thomas   Producer
Pete Lewis   Engineer

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