A fresh take on ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is considered one of Elton John’s greatest hits.

Released in 1973, the song was an international sensation, hitting #1 on the Cashbox 100 and #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

The song continues its robust sales with prolific online downloads as each new generation discovers the appeal of this pop hit.

I’ve heard Elton sing it in concert as well as Bill Joel. However, the best cover yet is a haunting rendition by Sara Bareilles. Ms. Bareilles has a wonderful, expressive voice which she accompanies with her own piano playing.

She took Elton’s song and transformed it into something fresh and new. You’re going to love it!

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Elton John and the gay chic

“Any melodic songwriter owes a debt to Elton John, the supreme melodist. I don’t know sh*t about new bands, but anybody who plays the keyboard and likes melody must give a nod to Elton. Like Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Carole King and the Beatles, he carries on the rich tradition of writing beautiful melodies.”

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