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Elton John - Songs From The West Coast download album

  • Performer: Elton John
  • Title: Songs From The West Coast
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: Europe
  • Formats: XM AUD MOD AU RA TTA AA
  • Released: 2001
  • Style: Classic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1657 mb
  • FLAC album: 1911 mb
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Elton John - Songs From The West Coast download album

Songs from the West Coast is the twenty-sixth studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released worldwide on 1 October 2001. Many critics have said that this album brought him back to his piano-based musical roots. Elton once again collaborated with long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin. Drummer Nigel Olsson returns to the band full-time. Tata Vega makes an early appearance as a backup vocalist and joined the EJ band later

Elton John - The Emperor's New Clothes (West Coast 1 of 12). by sydlivy. Play now. Elton John - Dark Diamond (West Coast 2 of 12). Elton John - Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes (West Coast 9 of 12). Elton John - Love Her Like Me (West Coast 10 of 12).

The result was "Songs From The West Coast," an album that recalled and recaptured the magic of his best work from the 1970s'. The back to the basics approach brought to the album is evident from the first track, "The Emperor's New Clothes. With its dangling, broken piano chords and angelic harmonies courtesy of evergreen stalwarts Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson, it is apparent that Elton came into this album with a fully realized vision that he intended to stick to.

The album Songs From the West Coast defined Elton’s renewed vision and clearly was a welcome return by the artist for long time Elton John fans. 9 – Tumbleweed Connection. Nonetheless, every Elton John album presented a slightly different sound from the previous work. The presence of the Tower of Power horn section on the album gave the Caribou LP a distinctively grittier and funkier feel than other Elton John albums. Songs like The Bitch is Back, and You’re So Static, benefited greatly from the mighty sounds of the Tower of Power. It’s still hard to believe that only six month after Elton had released Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the artists was still able to turn out another album of incredible well written and original sounding pop songs.

Throughout his songs for The Road to El Dorado, Elton John hinted at his classic sound of the early '70s, but it's still a refreshing surprise to find him largely returning to that sound on his 2001 album, Songs From the West Coast. It was easy to think that John wasn't interested in writing like this anymore, given not just his continued success, but the ease with which he was crafting pleasant adult contemporary records


1 The Emperor's New Clothes 4:30
2 Dark Diamond 4:29
3 Look Ma, No Hands 4:24
4 American Triangle 4:51
5 Original Sin 4:51
6 Birds 3:54
7 I Want Love 4:37
8 The Wasteland 4:23
9 Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes 4:54
10 Love Her Like Me 4:00
11 Mansfield 4:58
12 This Train Don't Stop There Anymore 4:40


  • Mixed By – Bill Bottrell
  • Producer – Patrick Leonard


(P) & (C) 2001 Mercury Records Ltd (London)
Not for sale in the EU. LC 03053 / 586 459-2
Album Jewel Case. White CD holder.

Info on CD mirror:
586 459-2 01 / 51204097
Made in Germany by Universal M & L

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31458 64592 4
  • Other (Rights Societies): BIEM/MCPS
  • Other (Label Code): LC 03053

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
586 330-2 Elton John Songs From The West Coast ‎(CD, Album) Mercury 586 330-2 Europe 2001
063 087-0 Elton John Songs From The West Coast ‎(CD, Album + CD, Enh + Ltd, S/Edition) Mercury, The Rocket Record Company 063 087-0 Europe 2002
063 194-2 Elton John Songs From The West Coast ‎(CD, Album) Mercury 063 194-2 Germany 2001
314 586 330-2 Elton John Songs From The West Coast ‎(CD, Album) The Rocket Record Company, Universal Records 314 586 330-2 US 2001
586 459-2 Elton John Songs From The West Coast ‎(CD, Album) Mercury 586 459-2 Australia 2001

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