Madman Across the Water is the fourth studio album by Elton John, released in 1971 through DJM and Uni Records. Madman Across the Water was the fourth studio album released by Elton John, as well as his third album to be released in 1971, at which point John had been rising to prominence as a popular music artist. It contains 9 tracks, each composed and performed by John and with lyrics written by songwriting partner Bernie Taupin as with his previous material.
Like its two predecessors, Madman Across the Water is driven by the sweeping string arrangements of Paul Buckmaster, who gives the songs here a richly dark and haunting edge. And these are songs that benefit from grandiose treatments.
Elton John performs "Levon" from his 1971 album "Madman Across the Water". Recorded live at BBC studios for the "Sounds For Saturday" television series. Has been played on. United States 694. 01. M - Golden Oldies.
Album: Madman Across the Water (1971). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. songfacts ®. Artistfacts ®. Lyrics. A very dark song with a Leon Russell influence, Bernie Taupin made up the story about a lunatic ranting on visiting day at the asylum. Predictably, it wasn't chartworthy, but it did provide the album title as well as plenty of speculation that Elton was singing about United States president Richard Nixon. Taupin says that wasn't the case, although he was quite amused by the interpretation. He says the lunatic in the song wasn't based on anyone in particular
Band Name Elton John. Album Name Madman Across the Water. Released date 05 November 1971. Labels Mercury Records. Members owning this album7. 3. Madman Across the Water.
Madman Across The Water. Elton's 70's Material is His Best ! This is an Earlier Record with Tiny Dancer, Levon and the Title Track all Long Lived Classic Rock Hits ! Elton would soon become a Showman and Superstar. However this Record Paves the Way ! Bernie Taupin's Lyrics are Showcased on this Album in a more Poetic and Subtle Fashion. The Album flows from Song Song with seamless perfection. The Production is Full, Rounded and stays within the Mood, Tone and Feel of the Music. Madman has an overall Medium, centered sound and pace . If you are an Elton John fan "Madman Across The Water" is a must own album. 2 people found this helpful.
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