Madman Across The Water (Tumbleweed Version)

Before the pomp, before the flair, and before the pageantry/self-caricature, there was 1970's Tumbleweed Connection. No Donald Duck stage costumes or Victorian era wigs to be found; in their stead is a collection of songs that mark some of Elton John's most earnest vocals coupled with lyricist Bernie Taupin's ever thematic songwriting. Lyrically, the LP focuses on Taupin's fascination with the mythical 'old' west; something made even more interesting as, allegedly, he had never set foot . . .

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