Perhaps the best place to being with Elton John’s album Caribou is with the cover art, where we find everything that was wrong in the 70’s embodied and exhibited in the image of Elton, where he’s superimposed in front of a painting by the amazing Maxfield Parrish, a painter and illustrator who had a revival of sorts in th. During the 1970’s there was a ton of money being thrown around in the music business, and yes it was a business, where with this album, Elton John had signed the most lucrative musical contract of all time, a staggering eight million dollars as royalties alone on this and his next five albums, which the man immediately put up his nose, claiming.
Caribou is the eighth studio album by Elton John released in 1974. It was his fourth chart-topping album in the United States and his third in the United Kingdom. The album contains the singles, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", which reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart and number 2 in the US, and "The Bitch Is Back", which reached number 15 in the UK and number 4 in the US. Both these singles reached number 1 in Canada on the RPM 100 national Top Singles Chart (as did the album itself)
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin. The vinyl looks dark brown/red translucent when held up against strong light, this is due to the vinyl formula used by Tranco Limited. On this version "Side 1" and "Side Two" labels have different font styles. Information from inner sleeve: Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado. Remixed at Trident Studios, London.
There are a couple of exceptions - "Pinky" is a fine ballad and "Dixie Lily" is an endearing stab at country - but on the whole, Caribou is a disappointment.
Elton John - Caribou (1974). Songs in album Elton John - Caribou (1974). 1. The Bitch Is Back.
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Album Caribou (1974). Label DJM Records (2). Written-By. Elton John & Bernie Taupin.
Sir Elton Hercules John is an extraordinary individual. This man is an honorary knight of The United Kingdom, a legendary pop singer, composer and pianist. He, alongside writing partner Bernie Taupin, is estimated to have sold over two hundred million albums. Caribou was Elton’s ninth album released and one of his best in my opinion. It’s just a damn fun listen. It has a fast, but steady pace throughout and a wonderful assortment of instruments, as well. Naturally it contained the standard three band instruments: guitar, bass and drums, but it also had piano and some saxophone, as well. This gave the album a dynamic and varying atmosphere, but at the same time managing to maintain a feeling of simplicity. I really enjoyed that aspect.
Caribou, the 1974 album by Elton John, was his fourth chart-topping album in the United States and his third in the United Kingdom. It was the eighth official album release for John.
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|1||The Bitch Is Back
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Dusty Springfield, Jessie Mae Smith, Sherlie MatthewsBass, Bass [Phased Pignose Bass] – Dee*Brass – Tower Of Power Horn SectionDrums – Nigel*Electric Guitar – Davey*Piano – Elton*Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Lenny PickettTambourine – Ray*
Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey*Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Congas – Ray*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Piano – Elton*Synthesizer [Arp] – Dave Hentschel*
Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey*Piano – Elton*Tambourine – Ray*
Bass – Dee*Drums – Nigel*Electric Guitar, Mandolin – Davey*Piano – Elton*Soloist, Soprano Saxophone – Lenny PickettTambourine, Whistle – Ray*
|5||Solar Prestige A Gammon
Acoustic Guitar – Davey*Bass – Dee*Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone – Lenny PickettDrums – Nigel*Piano – Elton*Synthesizer [Arp] – Dave Hentschel*Vibraphone – Ray*
|6||You're So Static
Backing Vocals – Clydie KingBass – Dee*Brass – Tower Of Power Horn SectionDrums – Nigel*Electric Guitar – Davey*Piano – Elton*Snare, Castanets, Tambourine – Ray*
|7||I've Seen The Saucers
Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee*Congas, Gong [Water Gong], Vibraphone, Tambourine – Ray*Drums, Backing Vocals – Nigel*Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey*Piano – Elton*Tambourine – Gus*
Bass – Dee*Brass – Tower Of Power*Drums – Nigel*Electric Guitar – Davey*Organ – Chester Thompson (Tower Of Power)*Piano – Elton*Tambourine – Ray*
|9||Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Arranged By [Horns] – Del NewmanArranged By [Vocals] – The Captain*Backing Vocals – Billy Hinsche, Carl Wilson, Toni TennilleBacking Vocals, Arranged By [Vocals] – Bruce JohnstonBass – Dee*Drums – Nigel*Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Davey*Mellotron – Dave Hentschel*Piano – Elton*Tambourine, Bells – Ray*
Piano, Vocals [All] – Elton*Synthesizer [Arp] – Dave Hentschel*
- Recorded At – Caribou Ranch
- Remixed At – Trident Studios
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – This Record Co. Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – This Record Co. Ltd.
- Arranged By [Horns, Tower Of Power] – Greg Adams
- Engineer [Assistant Remix, Trident Studios, London] – Peter Kelsey
- Engineer [Recording Caribou Ranch, Colorado] – Clive Franks
- Engineer [Remix Trident Studios, London] – Dave Hentschel*
- Producer – Gus Dudgeon
NotesFirst UK CD release
Made in W. Germany by Polygram
Packaged in a Jewel case + 20 page booklet
Total Time: - 45'15" (tested on CD player)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: MCPS
- Matrix / Runout: DJM CD 6 2895 429 0Y Y
|DJLPH 439, DJLPH.439||Elton John||Caribou (LP, Album)||DJM Records , DJM Records||DJLPH 439, DJLPH.439||UK||1974|
|I2 28158||Elton John||Caribou (CD, Album, Club, RE, RM)||The Rocket Record Company Ltd.||I2 28158||US||1995|
|314-528 158-2||Elton John||Caribou (CD, Album, RE, RM, RP)||The Rocket Record Company, Island Records||314-528 158-2||US||Unknown|
|5738310||Elton John||Caribou (LP, Album, RE, RM, 180)||Mercury, UMC||5738310||Europe||2017|
|MCA 37065||Elton John||Caribou (LP, Album, RE, Glo)||MCA Records||MCA 37065||US||1980|