Editors’ Notes When we want to explain what a maverick Elton John is in the world of pop music, we just point to Tumbleweed Connection. Eschewing the singer/songwriter pop sound of his first two records, he and writing partner Bernie Taupin create a loose concept album about the Old West, full of restrained emotion and ambling melodies—and it totally works. Meandering tunes like the bluesy "Amoreena" and bluegrass-inspired "Country Comfort" feel like the soundtrack to a perfect Western movie that exists only in our minds.

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Ballad of a Well-Known Gun
1
4:59
 
Come Down In Time
2
3:25
 
Country Comfort
3
5:06
 
Son of Your Father
4
3:48
 
My Father's Gun
5
6:20
 
Where To Now St. Peter?
6
4:11
 
Love Song
7
3:41
 
Amoreena
8
5:00
 
Talking Old Soldiers
9
4:06
 
Burn Down the Mission
10
6:21
 
There Goes a Well Known Gun
1
3:27
 
Come Down In Time (Piano Demo)
2
3:21
 
Country Comfort (Piano Demo)
3
4:12
 
Son of Your Father
4
4:12
 
Talking Old Soldiers (Piano Demo)
5
4:13
 
Into the Old Man's Shoes (Piano Demo)
6
3:40
 
Sisters of the Cross (Piano Demo)
7
4:38
 
Madman Across the Water (feat. Mick Ronson)
8
8:51
 
Into the Old Man's Shoes
9
4:02
 
My Father's Gun (BBC Session)
10
3:43
 
Ballad of a Well-Known Gun (BBC Session)
11
4:36
 
Burn Down the Mission (BBC Session)
12
6:52
 
Amoreena (BBC Session)
13
5:12
 

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