Tumbleweed Connectionis part of the early catalog of Elton John's work that Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose reportedly once said he would love to own the publishing rights to as a work of art. Indeed, it does contain some of John's most expressive work … see full wiki
1971 was an odd time for Elton to jump in the saddle, genre-wise. He had just established himself as an international pop star with his U.S. debut, "Elton John," the year before. He was identified with the folky-rock singer-songwriter movement (James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson etc.) that was the Next Big Thing after the Beatles.So what does he do? He records an album defined in its cover and in most of its key songs with the American west of a century before, not country … more
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