Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the seventh studio album by British musician Elton John. It was released in 1973 and produced by Gus Dudgeon. With over 30 million copies sold, it’s John’s best-selling studio album. In 2000, the album was at the British Q Magazine 84th place in the list of the 100 Greatest British albums Ever.
Recorded was Goodbye Yellow Brick Road at Château d’Hérouville, where John had previously recorded Honky Chateau and Do not Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player. Because of the abundance of materials, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was released as John’s first double album. Originally the album was to be recorded in Jamaica after The Rolling Stones recorded their album Goats Head Soup there. Technical difficulties and political unrest forced the band to premature departure without results. In addition to the successful single releases, other pieces of the album were often played on the radio, including Harmony, the 11-minute epic Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding and his ode to Marilyn Monroe, Candle in the Wind.
The title of the album refers to the yellow brick road that leads to the emerald city in the musical The Wizard of Oz.