Not the best
By Lewis alder
I feel that their are a few worthwhile songs on this album like the big picture, live like horses it seems rather slow and over digitalized I think that it could have been a great album but it was missing the versatility that makes Elton records so good. So overall I'd say that it was a swing and a miss that I wouldn't recommend it, sorry.
This was the only Elton John album my father owned in the 90's. After rediscovering it, I haven't stopped listening to it for about 2 months. Awesome album.
I have never been a big fan of Elton John but this album is worth buying and if someone can PLEASE request Elton John's Candle In The Wind 1997 song i would love to have it in my ever growing library of music
Most Orchestrated and Stirring
By Bob Foss
I've had most of Elton's music since I first heard him in the early 70s. This album is great for a couple of reasons. One he worked with his gifted colleague Bernie Taupin...together they're unbeatable. But as a fan of great orchestration (I guess that's why I love ELO), this album makes it, for me, the gold standard for Elton. The songs are all strongly personal and emotional...the discrimination he has faced is borne out in the song "Live Like Horses", and the title song "The Big Picture" has obvious double meanings, especially the theater. His hit song, "Something About the Way you Look Tonight" is, of course, excellent, but I prefer the heartfelt feelings you get when you hear "Can't Steer My Heart Clear of You". When I saw him in concert a few years ago, I was disappointed because there was no orchestra and his voice was overshadowed by a heavy bass, loud, sound. This album is one of his best...to me it IS the best even though the songs will never gain the prominence of his early work.
The greatest hits, that is how I would describe this album! Bravo Elton John again you have out done yourself!
The End Will Come, The Big Picture, and Long Way From Happiness are my favorites!
Check it out!
This is a good album. Check out "January" "The Big Picture" to name a few that you didn't hear on the radio.
i love elton john but emotions aside with the deaths it only had 1 hit i guess the others might be deep cuts but not as good as ive seen from elton
this has a sound! Very sedate album, but grows on you
I initially was disappointed by this album. Most songs are slow. Then, I grew to really like it. The production is hard to get used to. Unlike his many back-to-basics albums, this album has so much production, you sort of feel like the album is on tranquilizers---which actually gets cool after you realize that it's not going to rock much. NOTE: January is a completely odd, almost-progressive rock tune that people not into soft rock should consider picking up.
A very good Elton John CD very good
By Love the soul
I personaly dont think any thing can beet "Good bye Yellow Brick Road" But this come dam nere close to it. It is a great album. Elton Is one of the best singers out there. you can never go wrong with elton john NEVER
a difficult time
This album came out right after both Gianni Versace and Diana, the Princess of Wales, two of Elton's best friends, died, both horribly. I'll never forget seeing Elton in concert late that year (1997); it was extraordinarily moving. The Big Picture features some amazing songs: The End will Come, If the River can Bend, Something about the way you look tonight (classic Elton) and, as far as I'm concerned, I Can't Steer...is one of those great Elton epic ballads. Don't overlook this album.