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Elton John - The Fox (1981) {2003, Remastered}

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Elton John - The Fox (1981) {2003, Remastered}

Elton John - The Fox (1981) {2003, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 331 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Classic Rock | Mercury / Universal / The Rocket Record Company #077 113-2

The Fox, released in 1981, is the fifteenth official album release for Elton John. With sales of approx. The track, "Elton's Song", was banned from radio play in some countries due to its content, which included references to homosexuality. The album was produced by John, Clive Franks and for the first time, Chris Thomas, who would produce many more albums with John through most of the 1980s and '90s. In 2003, Mercury/Universal and The Rocket Record Company reissued the album on CD, remastered by Gary Moore. The line-up contained no bonus tracks. On the 2003 reissue and remaster CD, "Carla/Etude", "Fanfare" and "Chloe" are combined into one track, making it a nine-track album.

The early '80s were not a particularly focused time in Elton John's career. The Fox (1981) is a reflection of the tentative regrouping that began on his previous effort, 21 at 33 (1979). In fact, a third of the material was left over from the same August 1979 sessions. This results in dithering musical styles and ultimately yields an uneven and at times somewhat dated sound. The reunion with Bernie Taupin (lyrics) that commenced on 21 at 33 is once again sparsely tapped. He contributes the tepid "Heels of the Wind" as well as "Just Like Belgium," which foreshadows the pair's future lightweight efforts such as "Nikita." Slightly more promising, however, is the midtempo rocker "Fascist Faces" – which may well be a nod to David Bowie's infamous "Britain could benefit from a fascist leader" statement. The album's introspective title track instantly recalls the slightly bittersweet "Curtains" coda from Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboys (1975). Gary Osborne and Elton John's collaborations were beginning to yield some impressive results, including "Heart in the Right Place" – which could easily have been a follow-up to the slinky Caribou (1974) track "Stinker." The tender "Chloe" conclusion to the "Carla/Etude/Fanfare" medley became one of two tracks extracted as singles. The other, "Nobody Wins," sports a Euro-beat flavor and was adapted from a French techno-pop hit by Osborne and Jean-Paul Dreau. According to John, the dark and noir "Elton's Song" remains a favorite, and he very occasionally revives it for live performances. Although The Fox isn't a grand slam, it isn't exactly a bunt either. However, the incremental momentum would continue on the subsequent long-player, Jump Up! (1982), before culminating on his '80s breakthrough, Too Low for Zero (1983).

~ Lindsay Planer, All Music
Elton John - The Fox (1981) {2003, Remastered}


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Elton John - The Fox (1981) {2003, Remastered}

Elton John - The Fox (1981) {2003, Remastered}

Track List:

01. Breaking Down Barriers [0:04:42.06]
02. Heart In The Right Place [0:05:15.34]
03. Just Like Belgium [0:04:10.02]
04. Nobody Wins [0:03:40.20]
05. Fascist Faces [0:05:12.14]
06. Carla / Etude - Fanfare - Chloe [0:10:52.18]
07. Heels Of The Wind [0:03:35.12]
08. Elton's Song [0:03:02.01]
09. The Fox [0:05:20.31]

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Elton John / The Fox [077 113-2]

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