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
5:01
 
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
3:39
 
Amoreena
8
5:02
 
Talking Old Soldiers
9
4:04
 
Burn Down the Mission
10
6:22
 
Into the Old Man's Shoes
11
4:17
 
Madman Across the Water (feat. Mick Ronson)
12
8:52
 

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