Song of the Day #4,815: ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me’ – Elton John

Elton John is yet another legendary artist to release an album in 1974. That release was Caribou, which went double platinum and reached #1 on the albums chart (a feat matched by only four other John records).

It’s also, by all accounts, not very good.

Recorded in just nine days to free John up for a world tour, Caribou is a redheaded stepchild among his run of classic albums in the early to mid 70s.

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Song of the Day #4,045: ‘Cold Highway’ – Elton John

Elton John followed 1973’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road a year later with Caribou, a rushed effort that the album’s producer dismissed as a “piece of crap.”

This album contains the hits ‘The Bitch is Back’ and ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me’ but little else that caught my attention. The latter song, though, is one of John’s very best so it’s hard to call this album a bust.

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