To use a title from Blue Moves, there is a completely OUT OF THE BLUE two page article in the new issue of Rolling Stone called, “Essential Elton John – A guide to his best and most overlooked albums – from glitter rock hits to yellow brick ballads and beyond”. – by Rob Sheffield
It starts with Must Haves – which lists all albums in each category in chronological order – First is Honky Chateau, followed by GYBR, then Greatest Hits Vol II (yes, II), and then SFTWC.
The next category is Further Listening – which starts with Tumbleweed, then Madman, then Caribou, then CFATBDC, and then The Union.
Next category is Going Deeper – starting with Elton John, then DSMIOTPP, then ROTW, then Jump Up, then TLFZ, then The One, and finally WCN.
Yes, it is indeed an interesting bunch!
Then there is a section devoted to the Great Moments From Elton’s Less Memorable Albums:
(are you ready….)
Way To Blue (demo for Nick Drake); I Saw Her Standing There (were these first two even on an Elton album???); Mama Can’t Buy You Love; Little Jeannie; Elton’s Song; Wrap Her Up; Born To Lose; They Call Her The Cat; Postcards From Richard Nixon; and finally, Oscar Wilde Gets Out!
It then has a photo of Elton with the caption: He’s weird and he’s wonderful. I would say the same thing about this entire two page spread. Well at least RS is giving Elton some coverage… not sure why… but why not! Take a look if you can and read why the choices were made. Again, weird and wonderful!