Elton John - Honky Château (1972) [2019, Japanese Cardboard Sleeve Mini-LP SHM-CD]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 45:17 | 403,59 Mb
Label: Mercury/USM Japan (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-78959 | Released: 2019-08-07 (1972-05-19)
"Honky Château" is the 5th studio album by English musician Elton John. It was released in 1972, and was titled after the 18th century French chateau where it was recorded, Château d'Hérouville. The album reached #1 in the US, the first of seven consecutive US number one albums for Elton John. In 2012, the album was ranked #359 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was certified Gold in July 1972 and Platinum in October 1995 by the RIAA. This was the final Elton John album on the Uni label in the US and Canada before MCA consolidated all of its various labels under the MCA brand. This and John's earlier Uni albums were later reissued on MCA Records. Two singles were released worldwide from "Honky Château", - "Rocket Man" and "Honky Cat." A third single, "Hercules," was prepared for release, but this never materialised.