An Overlooked Gem
Michael A. O. Donnell | Denver, Colorado | 09/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"During this period, many consider Elton John to have been at his creative low point. Other than Little Jeannie and Mama Can't Buy You Love, he hadn't even had a hit single for 5 years. Incredible, considering his hit machine status of the 70's, mid 80's and 90's.
That said, this very European sounding album. Chloe is a remarkable song and proves Elton's voice was in tip top form. Heart's In The Right Place and Breaking Down The Barriers are also great additions. Elton doesn't always score a direct hit with this album however as demonstrated by the boring, Just Like Belgium.
This isn't the funky, fun Elton John of my childhood, nor is it the music of the elder statesman of pop music he's become of late. Taken as a whole though, this is a very good listen and worth the purchase for those Elton fans like myself who may have overlooked this diamond in the rough."