Elton John - Madman Across The Water

 (Super Deluxe Edition 3 CDs + Blu-Ray + Book + Poster)




Madman Across The Water 50th Anniversary box set!

3CD + 1 Blu-ray Super Deluxe Edition

Original album remastered plus demos, live and alternate versions, and 1972 BBC Concert!

Includes a 104-page hard cover book with introductions by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, photos, and a full essay with interviews with many who helped make the album, plus a reproduction 1971 poster, as well as memorabilia and artwork taken from the Rocket Archive

Spawning the hits "Tiny Dancer" and "Levon," Madman Across The Water was Elton John's fourth studio album, released only two years after his debut. Recorded in 1971, it was a foundation stone of what was to become a dazzlingly prolific decade for the global-icon-in-waiting. Madman Across The Water was largely written after Elton had made his initial foray to America, offering the opportunity for lyricist Bernie Taupin to witness first-hand the landscapes and people he'd only seen on a screen or on the page.

Recorded at Trident Studios in Central London in February and August 1971, it was the first album where all five players of Elton's fabled band lineup (Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, and Ray Cooper) were featured. The album also featured Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who plays Hammond organ on three songs.

• CD ONE: Remaster of Madman Across The Water, plus five bonus tracks

• CD TWO: Piano demo version of the album, plus previously unheard full version of ‘Rock Me When He's Gone'

• CD THREE: The audio of the BBC Sounds For Saturday concert, first broadcast in 1972

• BLU-RAY: Audio of 5.1 mix of Madman Across The Water, visual of BBC Sounds For Saturday; 1971 Old Grey Whistle Test performance

 



CD 1
1. Tiny Dancer (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
2. Levon (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
3. Razor Face (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
4. Madman Across The Water (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
5. Indian Sunset (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
6. Holiday Inn (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
7. Rotten Peaches (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
8. All The Nasties (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
9. Goodbye (2016 Bob Ludwig Remaster)
10. Indian Sunset (Live Radio Broadcast)
11. Madman Across The Water (Original Version, featuring Mick Ronson)
12. Rock Me When He’s Gone
13. Levon (Mono Single Version)
14. Razor Face (Extended Version)

CD 2
1. Madman Across The Water (1970 Piano Demo)
2. Tiny Dancer (Piano Demo)
3. Levon (Piano Demo)
4. Razor Face (Piano Demo)
5. Madman Across The Water (1971 Piano Demo)
6. Indian Sunset (Piano Demo)
7. Holiday Inn (Piano Demo)
8. Rotten Peaches (Piano Demo)
9. All The Nasties (Piano Demo)
10. Goodbye (Piano Demo)
11. Rock Me When He’s Gone (Piano Demo)
12. Rock Me When He’s Gone (Full Version)

CD 3
1. Tiny Dancer (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
2. Rotten Peaches (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
3. Razor Face (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
4. Holiday Inn (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
5. Indian Sunset (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
6. Levon (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
7. Madman Across The Water (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
8. Goodbye (BBC Sounds For Saturday)
Taped November 11, 1971 / transmitted April 29, 1972

Blu-ray
Audio
1. Greg Penny 5.1 mix of Madman Across The Water
Audio-Visual
1. Sounds For Saturday (Taped November 11, 1971 / transmitted April 29, 1972)
2. Old Grey Whistle Test (Transmitted on December 7, 1971)

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