ELTON JOHN

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#1
Poplar Creek - Chicago, IL. 5/1995 (2 CDR)
My favorite Elton show. Great song list and great band - a very tight show
King Biscuit Flower hour show less the commercials or with commercials if you'd like
KBFH boot cd>Cool Edit Pro>CDR
Sound: A+
Time  disc 1: 47:54      disc 2: 48:23
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
DISC I 
1) 60 Years On 
2) Burn Down the Mission 
3) Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word 
4) Have Mercy on the Criminal 
5) Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding 
6) Tiny Dancer 
7) Danny Bailey 
8) Philadelphia Freedom 
DISC II 
1) I Donít Wanna Go with You  Like That 
2) I Guess Thats Why They Call It the Blues 
3) Sad Songs 
4) Say Good Bye to Marlon Brando 
5) A Word in Spanish 
6) Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters 1&2 
7) Daniel 
8) Candle in the Wind 
9) Saturday Nights Alright 

#2
First Visit 1971 - Tokyo 11/11/71 (2 CDR)
Great very early Elton, some solo and some as (3) man band. Right after he released Mad Man Across the Water. Boot is billed as Eltons first visit to the US but actually the shows from Tokyo at the end of his first world tour. Fantastic early Elton piano  playing with great sound!!!
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time  disc 1: 62:35      disc 2: 58:31
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Disc 1: (solo)
1) You Need To Turn It Down
2) Your Song
3) Rock me When He's Gone
4) Come Down in Time
5) Skyline Pigeon
6) Rotten Peaches
7) In Sunset
8) Introduction (start 3 man show)
9) Ballad of a Well Known Gun
10) Friends
11) King Must Die
12) Holiday Inn
13) Can I Put You On
14) Country Comfort
Disc 2:
1) Honky Tonk Woman
2) Life is Somewhat Difficult
3) Mad Man Across the Water
4) Amoreena
5) Take Me to the Pilot
6) My Baby left Me
7) Whole Lotta Shakin'
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

#3
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY 11/28/74 (1 CDR)
Great turkey day show with John Lennon helping out with (3) songs. Also the song list is outstanding. The sound on this one should be A++
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time  disc 1: 71:30
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
1) Funeral for a Friend / Love lies Bleeding 
2) Rocket Man 
3) Take Me to the Pilot 
4) Bennie and the Jets 
5) Grey Seal 
6) Daniel 
7) Youíre so Static 
8) Whatever Gets You through the Night** 
9) Lucy in the Sky in Diamonds** 
10) I Saw her Standing There** 
11) Donít Let the Sun Go Down on Me 
12) Your Song 
13) The Bitch is Back 
** w/John Lennon 

#4
Royal Albert Hall - London, ENG. 5/18/74 (1 CDR)
Another outstanding Elton boot from his most rockin period. The sound on this one should be A++
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time  disc 1: 71:30
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****
1) Skyline Pigeon 
2) Border Song 
3) Take Me to the Pilot 
4) Country Comfort 
5) Love Song 
6) Bad Side of the Moon 
7) Burn Down the Mission 
8) Honky Cat 
9) Crocodile Rock 
10) Candle in the Wind 
11) Your Song 
12) Saturdayís Alright for Fighting 

#5
Rainbow Rock - Rainbow Theatre, London, ENG. 1977 (2 CDR)
Great solo only show with fantastic sound and song list. Highly recomended for collectors
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time  disc 1: 60:19      disc 2: 59:08
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
no cover available
Disc I:
1) Your Song
2) The Greatest Discovery
3) Border Song
4) Danial
5) Sweet Painted Ladies
6) Rocket Man
7) Heard it Through Grapevine
8) Candle in the Wind
9) Roy Rogers
10) Dan Dare
11) Cage the Songbird
12) Where to Now St. Peter
13) Ticking
14) Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Disc II:
1) Take Me to the Pilot
2) Funeral for a Friend>
3) Tonight
4) Better Off Dead
5) Idol
6) I Feel Like a Bullet
7) I Think I'm Going Kill Myself
8) Sorry Seems Hardest Word
9) Crazy Water
10) Bennie & the Jets
11) Saturday Night's Alright
12) Goodbye

#6
Face to Face - Tokyo, Jpn. 3/30-31/98 (2 CDR)
Fantastic sounding Elton and Billy show taped by Japanese TV. They must have a huge band behind them. Elton sings his own stuff as does Billy, Elton does Billy's stuff as does Billy do Eltons stuff. Both do each each others stuff together in fact everyone gets done in this show. One of the best sounding boots I have and a fun show to listen to.
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time  disc 1: 64:54      disc 2: 72:51
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Disc I:
1) Intro
2) Your Song
3) Don't Let Sun Go Down
4) Angry Young Man
5) The Stranger
6) Just the Way You Are
7) Allen Town
8) I Go to Extremes
9) My Life
10) Candle in the Wind
11) It's Still Rocknroll to Me
12) Big Shot
13) Gray Seal
Disc II:
1) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
2) Can You Feel Love Tonight
3) Uptown Girl
4) Why They Call It Blues
5) Daniel
6) Take Me to the Pilot
7) The Way You Look Tonight
8) Philadelphia Freedom
9) Saturday Night's Alright
10) The Bitch is Back
11) You may be Right
12) Benny and the Jets
13) Piano Man

#7
Face to Face Live in Vancouver 2001 - GM Place, Vancouver, BC, CAN 1/22/01 (3 CDR)
Wow, Wow what can I say but this show is even better than the one above. A++ sound except for a couple sound intensity flaws but the show itself is superior. This time Elton and Billy each play their own long set with their own bands after a warm up together then they all get together and jam at the end, lots of Billy in this one he must be feeling better. Big thanks to Bill Fleming from Calgary, Alberta to turning me on to this one.
Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time  disc 1: 71:42      disc 2: 71:35     disc 3: 63:20
Flaws: None, some mastering skips betwen songs on discs 2 & 3
Kahuna's Rating:*****

#8
Charity In Court - Earl's Court, London, ENG. 5/13/93 (2 CDR)
I might have to change my pick of my favorite Elton show to this one. The sound is fantastic as is the show with his full band backing. High energy!!! Highly recomended by the Big Kahuna, the covers says this recording is totally digital.
SNB Boot CD>CDR   R.D. Productions RDCD01/02
Sound: A+
Time  disc 1: 75:45      disc 2: 77:41
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****

 
Disc I:
1) Pinball Wizard 
2) The Bitch Is Back 
3) Take Me To The Pilot 
4) I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues 
5) Philadelphia Freedom 
6) Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) 
7) Simple Life 
8) The One 
9) I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That 
10) Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
11) Come Down In Time 
12) Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 
13) Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy 
14) The Last Song 
Disc II:
1) Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding 
2) Rocket Man 
3) Bennie And The Jets 
4) Sad Songs (Say So Much) 
5) The Show Must Go On 
6) Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) 
7) Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me 
8) Jumping Jack Flash 
9) Your Song 
10) Sacrifice 
11) Candle In The Wind 

 

#9
Woburn Abbey - ENG. 5/27/00 (1 CDR)
Solo Elton BBC TV show. He plays alot of his nice slow stuff. Some random filler at end of disc (see cover). The sounds a little weird on this one. Who ever cut this disc didn't know what he was doing. Some back ground noise
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Time: 71:08
Flaws: Some skips on track 16
Kahuna's Rating:***1/2

 
 

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