Michelle D. from HAMPDEN, ME Reviewed on 1/7/2021...
Sleeping with the past is a great album by Elton John. It is often overlooked by its predecessors Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Honky Chateau, and Madman Across The Water. The only song that got onto radio was Sacrifice. This is his number one album in Denmark, however. This album is sandwiched between the highly underrated Reg Strikes Back album and the To Be Continued Box Set. In my opinion, there is not a bad song on this album. It is definitely worth a listen.
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Steven M. from NORTHVILLE, MI Reviewed on 12/10/2006...
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K G. (cageyklio) from GRAFTON, WI Reviewed on 7/2/2006...
The album is actually "Sleeping With the Past" (the original, not the later remaster). I'm not sure why the entire title does not show up in the database. Tracks include "Healing Hands", "Sacrifice", and "Amazes Me".
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A great EJ album
G. Sawaged | Canada | 02/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a terrific album...definately one of his best, 80's or otherwise. As is stated in the booklet, Bernie and Elton say that these songs were inspired by the Soul pioneers of the 60's and 70's, whose music meant so much to them. And the soul sound really shines. His vocals on "Stones throw from hurtin'" are nothing short of amazing. I'd never have known it was Elton if it wasn't on this album. Every song on here is a good song...really good. And of course it has the song "Sacrifice", one of his best ever. "Club at the end of the street" is also a great song, with a great sax solo. This album belongs in any Elton fans collection. 16 page booklet contains all lyrics and photos."
Elton John's Best Album from the 1980's
John Kwok | New York, NY USA | 01/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of all of Elton John's albums, this is one of the few that I return to again and again, listening to it in its entirety. Without question, it is his best concept album since "Captain Fantastic" and his best 1980's album, though "Jump Up" finishes a close second. For this album Bernie Taupin wrote some of his finest lyrics. And Elton John never sounds better as a singer or as a pianist in every track from "Durban Deep" to "Blue Avenue". Both Bernie Taupin and Elton John have created a wonderful tribute to the Motown Sound. This is an essential Elton John CD with songs as memorable as those dating from the 1970's."
A Solid, Soulful Album, and Yes, You CAN Sing Along
Prembone, Administrator of True Elt | a group of Elton worshipers rolling about on the l | 03/25/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Matter of fact, I do sing along. Often. The title track is great, with a catchy tune and lyrics that all too many of us can relate to: "Don't go sleeping with the past, don't go praying he'll come back, Take a deep breath and deny you could love a man like that." This ranks up there among The Elton's best albums. I'd give it four-and-a-half stars, but they don't offer that option; and I saved five stars for Captain Fantastic and Big Picture :-D"
Prembone, Administrator of True Elt | 12/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the only Elton John CD I own that isn't a Greatest Hits. I bought it because I wanted the song "Club at the End of the Street". I've never been disappointed in this CD. I agree with some of the other reviewers that I miss the standard Elton John piano sound here but come on, this is Elton John we're talking about. He could be playing the bazooka and it would still sound good. However, I am also one of those rare people who actually likes the music from the 80's, especially the 'synth sound. I wouldn't say this is his best, but it's pretty good."