Label: Sonic Icon - none • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
The album marked a comeback for John, whose previous four albums had failed to yield many enduring international hit singles, and had disappointing sales compared to his string of hit records released during the first half of the s. It produced several hit songs, each accompanied by successful MTV music videos, and it spent over a year on the Billboard album chart.
For the first time since Blue Moves inall lyrics were written by Bernie Taupin. At the insistence of Taupin, The Slow Song - Zero 1 - Zero 1 decided to go back to basics and returned to working with Taupin full-time.
John felt that synths allowed him to write better fast rock songs, having not been entirely happy with such compositions performed on piano.
The album was written and recorded in approximately two weeks, with overdubs completed in a week. The original LP issue of the album featured a die-cut cover with a special inner sleeve. The four shapes shown on the cover were cut out, with the colours shown as ink smears on the inner sleeve showing through the holes.
No CD release has duplicated these die-cuts. All B-sides released on US singles from this time originate from his album A Single Man and the 21 at 33 sessions from Reviewing the album in Rolling StoneDon Shewey commented, "Elton John and Bernie Taupin have written some great hit singles, but since the early Elton John LP, they have never produced an album of consistently first-rate material. However, The Slow Song - Zero 1 - Zero 1 felt the rest of the album suffered from poor lyrics, finding the morbidity of "Cold as Christmas" and "One More Arrow" to be especially distasteful.
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