Still learning his craft as a songwriter, this is the album that really made the critics take notice of Elton John. Although recording techniques now make this (even on CD) sound dated, the quality of the songs and the mood they convey still have the ability to move us all. ‘Your Song’ will perennially be in the top 100 singles of all time. ‘Border Song’ and ‘No Shoestrings On Louise’ continue to show that Bernie Taupin should have been born in the Midwest, and romantics will still see the painful logic of ‘I Need You To Turn To’. This is a remarkably mature album that often gets overlooked.
Tracks: Your Song; I Need You To Turn To; Take Me To The Pilot; No Shoestrings On Louise; First Episode At Heinton; 60 Years On; Border Song; Greatest Discovery; The Cage; The King Must Die....