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Performer: Elton John
Title: Tumbleweed Connection
Released: 1970
Style: Soft Rock
Category: Rock
Rating: 4.2 ✦
Other format: ASF AU RA AHX FLAC MP1 MIDI

Tumbleweed Connection is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John, released in October 1970 in the United Kingdom and January 1971 in the United States. It is a concept album based on country and western/Americana themes. All songs are written by John and Bernie Taupin, with the exception of "Love Song" by Lesley Duncan. The album was recorded at Trident Studios, London, England in March 1970 and released in October of the same year.

Instead of repeating the formula that made Elton John a success, John and Bernie Taupin attempted their most ambitious record to date for the follow-up to their breakthrough. Half of the songs don't follow conventional pop song structures; instead, they flow between verses and vague choruses. These experiments are remarkably successful, primarily because Taupin's lyrics are evocative and John's melodic sense is at its best.

Tumbleweed Connection is part of the early catalog of Elton John's work that Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose reportedly once said he would love to own the publishing rights to as a work of art. Indeed, it does contain some of John's most expressive work as an artist, but with the showy stage presence and pop melodicism still under construction. Tumbleweed is characterized by John's balladeer approach, with John at his storyteller best on songs like "Burn Down the Mission

Back home, Sounds was unreserved in its praise: There isn’t one track on this album I could fault, wrote Penny Valentine. In January 1971, little more than three months since the Elton John album became his first US chart record, Tumbleweed Connection entered the Billboard charts at an impactful N. 8. Even more impressively, it gave Elton two of America’s biggest albums at the same time, with his previous, eponymous release at N. 1 that week. Within seven days, those positions were N. 1 and N., respectively; another week on, he had two of the top six albums in the country.

Tumbleweed Connection. Released October 30, 1970. Tumbleweed Connection Tracklist. 1. Ballad of a Well-Known Gun Lyrics. 2. Come Down in Time Lyrics.

Tumbleweed Connection is interesting primarily because of the themes that Taupin has taken on and the melodies John has created. The performances are fine but somehow they lose the force one can envision them having had in some earlier stage of production. It is still an exciting album, one that I have played endlessly for a week, but it is also something of a missed opportunity. Tumbleweed Connection is simpler than John’s last album and next time around I hope he goes all the way and gets down to nothing but the basics. He is one of the few who is good enough not to need anything else

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Ballad Of A Well Known Gun
Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar – Caleb QuayeBacking Vocals – Dusty Springfield, Kay Garner, Lesley Duncan, Madeline Bell, Tony Burrows, Tony HazzardBass Guitar – Dave Glover*Drums, Percussion – Roger PopeGuitar – Caleb QuayePiano – Elton John
4:59
A2 Come Down In Time
Acoustic Bass – Chris LaurenceAcoustic Guitar – Les ThatcherBass Guitar – Herbie FlowersDrums – Barry MorganHarp – Skaila KangaOboe – Karl Jenkins
3:24
A3 Country Comfort
Acoustic Guitar – Caleb QuayeBacking Vocals – Dee Murray, Nigel OlssonBass Guitar – Herbie FlowersDrums – Barry MorganHarmonica – Ian DuckPiano – Elton JohnSteel Guitar – Gordon HuntleyTwelve-String Guitar [Acoustic] – Les ThatcherViolin – Johnny Van Derek
5:07
A4 Son Of Your Father
Backing Vocals – Kay Garner, Lesley Duncan, Madeline Bell, Sue And Sunny*, Tammi HuntBass Guitar – Dave Glover*Drums – Roger PopeHarmonica – Ian DuckLead Guitar – Caleb QuayePiano – Elton John
3:46
A5 My Father's Gun
Backing Vocals – Dusty Springfield, Kay Garner, Lesley Duncan, Madeline Bell, Tony Burrows, Tony HazzardBass Guitar – Dave Glover*Drums – Roger PopeLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Caleb QuayePiano – Elton John
6:19
B1 Where To Now St. Peter?
Backing Vocals – Dee Murray, Nigel OlssonBass Guitar – Dave Glover*Drums – Roger PopeLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Caleb QuayePiano – Elton John
4:12
B2 Love Song
Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Lesley DuncanComposed By – Lesley Duncan
3:39
B3 Amoreena
Bass Guitar – Dee MurrayDrums – Nigel OlssonLead Guitar – Caleb QuayePiano, Organ – Elton John
5:02
B4 Talking To Old Soldiers
Piano – Elton John
4:02
B5 Burn Down The Mission
Acoustic Bass – Chris LaurenceAcoustic Guitar – Les Thatcher, Mike EganBacking Vocals – Elton JohnBass Guitar – Herbie FlowersCongas, Tambourine – Robin JonesDrums – Barry MorganOrgan – Brian DeePiano – Elton John
6:20

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – This Record Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Dick James Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Blue Seas Music, Inc.
  • Published By – JAC Music Co., Inc.
  • Pressed By – MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
  • Record Company – Dick James Music, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Universal City Records
  • Distributed By – MCA Inc.
  • Recorded At – Trident Studios

Credits

  • Arranged By – Paul Buckmaster
  • Art Direction, Design [Sleeve] – David Larkham
  • Composed By – Elton John And Bernie Taupin* (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5)
  • Coordinator [Co-ordination] – Steve Brown
  • Engineer – Robin Geoffrey Cable
  • Keyboards, Vocals – Elton John
  • Lyrics By – Bernie Taupin
  • Photography By [Cover] – Ian Digby-Ovens
  • Photography By [Inside Sleeve] – Barrie Wentzell, David Larkham, Ian Digby-Ovens
  • Producer – Gus Dudgeon

Notes

MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville pressing indicated by trailing "2" in runouts.
Unipak gatefold sleeve, comes with 12 page booklet. No UNi logo on cover.

Printed in U.S.A.
This Album is Available on Cassette and 8 Track.

Universal City Records, a division on MCA Inc.

Dusty Springfield (Courtesy of Atlantic Records)
Madeline Bell (Courtesy of Philips Records and Mercury Record Corporation)
Kay Garner, Lesley Duncan (Courtesy of Date Records) [Track A1, A4]
Kay Garner, Lesley Duncan (Courtesy of CBS Records) [Track A5]
Tony Hazzard, Tony Burrows (Courtesy of Bell Records)

Track B4: "With love to David"

All songs [...]
© Copyright 1970 by Dick James Music Ltd., London (except "Love Song" [...] for Blue Seas Music, Inc./Jac Music Co., Inc., ASCAP)
© Copyright 1969. All rights for the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico and the Philippines controlled by Dick James Music, Inc., 1780 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019 (BMI)

©Universal City Records • A Division of MCA Inc. 1970

Track durations and order differ between the labels and the booklet. This release shows the order and durations as given on the labels.

Catalog numbers:
73096 - Front, spine, labels & booklet
No MCA catalog number anywhere on release

UNI label variations:
1. Dudgeon/Buckmaster credits at top, over Title
2. STEREO (all caps)
3. Side markers spelled out (One. Two)
4. US 1192 and US 1193 not in parenthesis

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Label stamped): US 1192 2 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Label etched): US 1193 T1 2 I̶I̶I̶I̶ II

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DJLPS 410, DJLPS.410 Elton John Tumbleweed Connection ‎(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records , DJM Records DJLPS 410, DJLPS.410 UK 1970
93096, 73096 Elton John Tumbleweed Connection ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) UNI Records, UNI Records 93096, 73096 US 1971
DJLPS 410, DJLPS.410 Elton John Tumbleweed Connection ‎(LP, Album) DJM Records , DJM Records DJLPS 410, DJLPS.410 UK 1970
FL-2023 Elton John Tumbleweed Connection ‎(LP, Unofficial) First Record FL-2023 Taiwan Unknown
DJM 22088, DJF 20410 Elton John Tumbleweed Connection ‎(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records , DJM Records DJM 22088, DJF 20410 UK Unknown