domenica 26 aprile 2020

Elton John - 1977-05-07 - London, UK (SBD/FLAC)

(Soundboard FLAC)

"Rainbow Rock"
Rainbow Theatre

CDR> WAV (1411kbps)> FLAC (Level 8)

Disc one:01 Your Song
02 The Greatest Discovery
03 Border Song
04 Daniel
05 Sweet Painted Lady
06 Rocket Man
07 I Heard It Through The Grapewine
08 Candle In The Wind
09 Roy Rogers
10 Dan Dare (Pilot Of The Future)
11 Cage The Songbird
12 Where To Now St. Peter
13 Ticking
14 Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Disc two:01 Take Me To The Pilot
02 Funeral For A Friend
03 Tonight
04 Better Off Dead
05 Idol
06 I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford) **(Removed Due to Official Release)**
07 I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself
08 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
09 Crazy Water
10 Bennie And The Jets
11 Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
12 Goodbye

- Some tracks feature Ray Cooper on percussion

** Officially released track has been removed and can be found on the Elton John box set titled "To Be Continued..."

Elton John did not perform many shows in 1977, but among the ones that he did, were 6 stripped down "solo" performances at the Rainbow Theatre during the first week of May. The exact details of this recording are a little hard to pinpoint online, due to the fact that there are several different dates listed; depending on what site you go to. I have seen it listed as May 2nd and May 13th, but according to a few pretty accurate Elton tour schedules that I came across, he did not play at all on the 13th. Many of what seem to be the most creditable sources that I found, state that this recording is from May 7th, 1977...which would make it the last night of the Rainbow Theatre run.

The show is ballad heavy, but pretty amazing considering that the entire performance is just Elton and his piano; with Ray Cooper accompanying him with percussion on several tracks. The sound quality is great; some very minor hiss and the occasional minor "pop" here and there...but overall superb.

2 commenti:

  1. This recording is from the last night.

    The BBC also recorded this concert and broadcast it a few weeks later.