Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Chartbusters Go Pop
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Swell Set of Covers
Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci | Whitehall, PA USA | 09/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Back in 1969 and 1970, the early days of Elton John's career, he performed covers of then-current pop hits as appeared on K-Tel and "Top of the Pops" albums. The good news is that the former Reg Dwight put as much heart, enthusiasm, and talent into his remakes of others' work as he does into his own work. I especially enjoyed his versions of "United We Stand" (who *is* that terrific girl singer performing with him?), "Spirit In The Sky," and "Signed Sealed Delivered." CHARTBUSTERS GO POP is an infectiously fun, boppy, entertaining album that anyone who loves Elton John or late '60s/early '70s music would be happy to own -- even if the one I got didn't have a cute girl on the cover! :-)"
The era Elton Forgets
Kevin Stafford | Warwick, RI | 12/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Back in the Reg Dwight Days, it was common play for "sound-alike" albums to be released in the late 60's and early 70's. I remember having a few on the Pickwick label. Even though Sir Elton doesn't ever talk about doing these tracks, they are a hoot! The quality is surprisingly good, although there are many labels that put this out. I have the one with this cover and it's on RPM International, which is under Pickwick. Some of the tracks don't sound like Elton but there are definitly some great tracks with Elton doing his best at these covers. Best tracks for me were Badfinger's "Come And Get It", Cat Stevens' "Lady D'Arbanville", The Beach Boys version of "Cottonfields" and "My Baby Loves Lovin'" could pass as an early track like his own "I've Been Loving You". If you are an Elton fan like me, this is a must! I took a star away because I doubt that ALL songs are Elton singing."