Elton John has written a lot of songs and unique pieces of art, as you may already know. Sir Elton Hercules John is an English singer, collaborating mainly with Bernie Taupin on more than 30 albums.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a song written and composed by Bernie Taupin, together with Elton John, who performed the ballad. It was also considered by some critics to be the best song from Elton John.
The free Goodbye Yellow Brick Road piano sheets are composed of elements like piano and vocals – Elton John, electric guitar, and backing vocals – Davey Johnstone, bass, and vocals – Dee Murray, drums and vocals – Nigel Olsson and last but not least, orchestral arrangement – Del Newman.
The song was released on the 7th of September 1973, it has a length of 3 minutes and 11 seconds and it is considered to be a part of the soft rock genre. The song’s genre was influenced by 1970s soft rock.
When released, it was a success, entering the Top Ten in the UK and US, it was certified Gold and Platinum in 1974 and 1995.
It was received by critics very well, with a positive response and nice words, described as a "delicate and beautiful" song.
The story from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is an image from the L. Frank Baum’s book named The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The main character from the book, Dorothy, was instructed to follow the yellow brick road in search of the Wizard of Oz. The road is considered to be a metaphor to describe the road that leads to life’s fantasies or answers.
In the song, the lyrics describe the desire to go back to the simple life, to "get back to roots", a desire that was Elton’s.
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