Song of the Day #4,035: ‘The Cage’ – Elton John

My overall enjoyment of the movie Rocketman sent me down a bit of an Elton John rabbit hole.

I created a playlist of his most notable albums (particularly those released between 1970 and 1975 plus a couple of entries from the 80s) and listened to them all in order. I wanted to see what I’d been missing, as I’m primarily a fan only through his best-known songs.

After spending a few weeks on the exercise, the simple verdict is that John is primarily a greatest hits artist for me. But not entirely.

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Song of the Day #3,228: ‘The Cage’ – Travis

The Scottish band Travis put out a few lovely albums in the late 90s and early 00s, the best of which was probably 2001’s The Invisible Band.

That album is chock full of beautiful, fragile tracks like today’s Song of the Day, ‘The Cage.’ Lead singer/songwriter Fran Healy has a knack for penning aching choruses that make perfect use of his distinctive tenor voice.

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