Elton John ‎– Madman Across The Water

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DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
Y8DJL 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(8-Trk, Album) DJM Records (2) Y8DJL 420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
8-93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(8-Trk, Album) UNI Records 8-93120 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
8-93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(8-Trk, Album, Club) UNI Records 8-93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
none Elton John Madman Across The Water(8-Trk, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Elton John) none US 1971 Sell This Version
2-93120, 2/93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album) MCA Records, UNI Records 2-93120, 2/93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
DJ-K 740207 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album) DJM Records (2) DJ-K 740207 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
2-93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album) DJM Records (2) 2-93120 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
DJ 24369, C 34369 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) DJ 24369, C 34369 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
2-93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album) MCA Records, UNI Records 2-93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH.420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) DJLPH.420 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) His Master's Voice DJLPH 420 India 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420, DD 30644 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2), התקליט DJLPH 420, DD 30644 Israel 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 1971 Sell This Version
DJH.20420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) DJH.20420 Europe 1971 Sell This Version
DJM 420, DJLPS 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) DJM 420, DJLPS 420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DJH 20420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) DJH 20420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
L.P.F. 30.010 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) Fermata L.P.F. 30.010 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
ML 4008 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) ML 4008 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
FP-80393 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) FP-80393 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH.420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) His Master's Voice DJLPH.420 India 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, All) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
93120, SMAS-94014 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Club, Gat) UNI Records, UNI Records 93120, SMAS-94014 US 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Club, Gat) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Club, RCA) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
SNIR DJ 25037 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) SNIR DJ 25037 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420, 85 798 XOT Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420, 85 798 XOT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
SDJL 934369, DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) SDJL 934369, DJLPH 420 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DJM 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJM 420 France 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 Scandinavia 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
UNI-93120, 93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records, UNI Records UNI-93120, 93120 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records, Universal City Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
DJH 20420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJH 20420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
LPXXX DJ-56 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) LPXXX DJ-56 Chile 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420, DJH.20420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420, DJH.20420 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
UNI-93120, 93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records, UNI Records UNI-93120, 93120 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
DJC 3012 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJC 3012 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records DJLPH 420 1971 Sell This Version
DJH 20420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJH 20420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH.420, DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) DJLPH.420, DJLPH 420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
VG 407 / 503005 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) VG 407 / 503005 France 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH.420, DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) DJLPH.420, DJLPH 420 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SDJL 934369 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) SDJL 934369 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
1 J 064 93.064 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) 1 J 064 93.064 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420, 85 798 IT Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2), Hansa DJLPH 420, 85 798 IT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
DJLPH-420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Ltd) Parlophone DJLPH-420 Philippines 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, MCA) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Pin) UNI Records 93120 US 1971 Sell This Version
6376 401 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Tex) DJM Records (2) 6376 401 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
R-208 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Unofficial) Crash records (14) R-208 US 1971 Sell This Version
SS-6009 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Unofficial) Melody Recordings Inc. SS-6009 US 1971 Sell This Version
FP-80393 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, gat) DJM Records (2) FP-80393 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
STU 93120-B Elton John Madman Across The Water(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) UNI Records STU 93120-B US 1971 Sell This Version
8-93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(8-Trk, Album) UNI Records 8-93120 US 1972 Sell This Version
8-93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(8-Trk, Album) UNI Records 8-93120 US 1972 Sell This Version
SFB-353 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) Importa / Som SFB-353 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
GTX 703 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) Grafonola GTX 703 Turkey 1973 Sell This Version
MCA-2016 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, MCA) MCA Records MCA-2016 US 1973 Sell This Version
MCA-2016 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records MCA-2016 US 1973 Sell This Version
MCA-2016 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records MCA-2016 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
MCA-2016 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records MCA-2016 US 1973 Sell This Version
MCA-2016 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Uni) MCA Records MCA-2016 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SDJL 934369, DJLPH 420, L-34,369 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RP, Gat) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) SDJL 934369, DJLPH 420, L-34,369 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
MCA 3003, MCA-3003 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA 3003, MCA-3003 US 1977 Sell This Version
DJL-7007 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJL-7007 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
MCA-3003 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Glo) MCA Records MCA-3003 US 1977 Sell This Version
LPPS-20204 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) Promus LPPS-20204 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
MCA-2016 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Glo) MCA Records MCA-2016 US 1978 Sell This Version
MCAC-37200 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAC-37200 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
MCAC-1675 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAC-1675 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-3003 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Club, RE, Gat) MCA Records, Columbia House MCA-3003 US 1980 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-1675 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-1675 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA 37200 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA 37200 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
MM 8015 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Gat) DJM Records (2) MM 8015 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
K22P-204 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2), Seven Seas K22P-204 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
DJM 22089 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) DJM 22089 UK 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37200 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37200 US 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37200 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37200 US 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37200 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37200 US 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37200 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records MCA-37200 US 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-1675 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Pin) MCA Records MCA-1675 US 1981 Sell This Version
MCAD-37200, DIDX-374 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MCAD-37200, DIDX-374 US 1985 Sell This Version
825 487-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825 487-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
DJF 1155 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) DJF 1155 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
826 940 - 1 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 826 940 - 1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
PPD-3061 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album) DJM Records (2) PPD-3061 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
UDCD 516 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MCA Records UDCD 516 US 1989 Sell This Version
825 487-4 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825 487-4 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
P2 25487 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Club, RE) Polydor P2 25487 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
825 487-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Club, RE) Polydor 825 487-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
422 825 487-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 422 825 487-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
LPZ-2004 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Num, RE, 180) DCC Compact Classics, Polydor LPZ-2004 US 1994 Sell This Version
DJLPH 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(2xCD, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) DJLPH 420 UK 1995 Sell This Version
I2 28161 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) The Rocket Record Company, Island Records I2 28161 US 1995 Sell This Version
I2 28161 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Mercury, The Rocket Record Company I2 28161 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
314-528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM) The Rocket Record Company 314-528 161-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 528 161-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
314-528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM) The Rocket Record Company, Mercury 314-528 161-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
none Elton John Madman Across The Water(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Mercury Records none 1996
SW068-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Dlx, Unofficial, Sli) SomeWax Recordings SW068-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
UICY-9104 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Mercury UICY-9104 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SW068-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW068-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
SW068-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW068-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
B0003610-36 Elton John Madman Across The Water(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, RE, RM) Island Records, The Rocket Record Company, Chronicles B0003610-36 US 2004 Sell This Version
UICY-93668 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Mercury UICY-93668 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-20120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Mercury UICY-20120 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
B0028617-01 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Mercury, UMe B0028617-01 US 2016 Sell This Version
5707086 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury, DJM Records (2) 5707086 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
5707086 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) DJM Records (2), Mercury 5707086 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
5707086 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury, DJM Records (2) 5707086 US 2017 Sell This Version
6748710 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) DJM Records (2), Mercury 6748710 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
SR002 Elton John Madman Across The River(LP, Album, Unofficial) Solo Music Corp. SR002 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAT-3003 Elton John Madman Across The Water(8-Trk, Album) MCA Records MCAT-3003 US Unknown Sell This Version
UN8-93120 Elton John Madman Across The Water(8-Trk, Album, Club) UNI Records UN8-93120 US Unknown Sell This Version
825 487-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD) DJM Records (2) 825 487-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
825 487-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD) PolyGram 825 487-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
DJM CD5 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album) DJM Records (2) DJM CD5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
825 487-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album) Polydor 825 487-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
mcad-31190 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album) MCA Records mcad-31190 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
P2 25487 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Club, RE, RP) Polydor P2 25487 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MCAD-31190 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-31190 US Unknown Sell This Version
825487-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825487-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
825 487-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825 487-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
314-528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM) The Rocket Record Company 314-528 161-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 528 161-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
314-528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) The Rocket Record Company 314-528 161-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Mercury 528 161-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) This Record Co. Ltd., Mercury 528 161-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SW068-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW068-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SW068-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW068-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
314-528 161-2 Elton John Madman Across The Water(CD, Album, Unofficial) The Rocket Record Company 314-528 161-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MCAC 3003 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, Club) MCA Records MCAC 3003 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAC-3003 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAC-3003 US Unknown Sell This Version
422 825 487-4 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 422 825 487-4 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
825 487-4 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825 487-4 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
825 487-4 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, RE, CrO) Polydor 825 487-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAC-37200 Elton John Madman Across The Water(Cass, Album, RE, HX ) MCA Records MCAC-37200 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
825 487-1 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP) DJM Records (2) 825 487-1 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
RB 275 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) Record Bazaar RB 275 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
DJM 420 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) DJM 420 France Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-2016 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Gat) MCA Records MCA-2016 US Unknown Sell This Version
66095 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 66095 France Unknown Sell This Version
825487-1 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825487-1 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
DJM 22089 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) DJM 22089 Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version
825 487-1 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825 487-1 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
825 487 1 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825 487 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MCA 3003, MCA-3003 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA 3003, MCA-3003 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-3003 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-3003 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
825 487 1 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 825 487 1 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
DJM 22089 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, RE, Yel) DJM Records (2) DJM 22089 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FL-2151 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Album, Unofficial) First Record FL-2151 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
1 J 064-93.064 Elton John Madman Across The Water(LP, Club, RE) DJM Records (2), EMI 1 J 064-93.064 Spain Unknown Sell This Version

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zionsgate

zionsgate

November 6, 2018
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, Gat, DJLPH 420
602567487104 2016 US needs a page created, can someone please do that...i can't right now
john-travolta

john-travolta

September 4, 2018
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, MCA, MCA-2016
Having a hard time finding my version. Really strange. Cover has Uni # "93120", label has cat. # as SMAS 94014 and runout is SMAS1-94014 R5 #2. The label is the black with rainbow. It has "(R) MCA Records" right below "Elton John" but the bottom of label says "Capitol Records Inc. U.S.A.". Anyone else see a label like this??
streetmouse

streetmouse

January 4, 2018
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, Club, RCA, 93120

You know those places where you can order a burger and have it trimmed anyway you wish, well, that’s pretty much how I have handled Elton John for my entire life, though after Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, there was little that interested me, where he became an artist who’s best material was relegated to cassette tape, and now I burn CDR’s of my favorite songs. That being said, for the most part I’ve seldom connected with Elton or more-so, with the lyrics of Bernie Taupin, as they don’t make a great deal of sense on a linear basis, often coming across as merely ideas strung together, leaving me lost and wondering. Talk the song “Levon” for example:

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on the porch watching them fly
And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus

I have no idea what those theatrical lyrical themes mean, what I do know is they flow elegantly well, almost dreamlike with the music, and if that were his intentions, then he succeeded wondrously. But methinks that’s not the case at all, because the entire album worsens from there, losing all of the character and depth that was laid down by “Tiny Dancer” and “Levon,” leaving me with something that feels rather disjointed and uncomfortable, forever questioning what in the world is it that so many people throughout the career of this artist heard that I’m missing, from a man who was uncomfortably outrageous for the sake alone of being over the top … where he’d show up dressed as a duck, a piano, a garden gnome, a cat, some sort of glam-punk and more. A good (though embarrassing for me) show will not make up for a weak album, and Elton John, like Bob Dylan, have strung together more weak albums based around a single song than anyone walking the planet, as this is an album based entirely on wordplay, leaving me feeling that Bernie was using the cut and past method that Dylan lifted from Andy Warhol, with David Bowie then trying his hand at it.

You’re going to have great moments with memories of Tumbleweed Connection here, though to build an album around memories of past songs such as “Amorena” is just not the way to go. Certainly the album’s title track “Madman Across The Water” is one of the weakest numbers on the album, yet it comes off as a series of musical acrobatics, where again the lyrics don’t match up with the ideas, though with the song being about madness, perhaps that makes sense, but then there’s that huge arrangement of charging stings, where nearly every syllable is punctuated with aggression and giant periods that just thump, a song that is impossibly dense, one nearly impossible for Elton to sing, and I’ve yet to mention that “Madmen Across The Water” was both recorded and discarded as part of the Tumbleweed Connection sessions.

With this, the third album Elton was working on within a year, I sincerely believe he had no idea where to go, more apply, I feel that producer Gus Dudgeon had no idea what to do, or where to go, as together they laid out a series of music based around baroque aesthetics that incorporated elements of blues, rock and some country flavors. Even Elton John said in Sounds magazine during a 1972 interview, that with this release, one he was not fond of, that “I’d say I’ve got rid of three years of shit.” So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, from the man himself, yet still, those in the music business would have you believe that on this album you would find Elton to be “more mature,” “thoughtful,” “evolved,” “in his element,” and “in control of his destiny.” Those are not my words, those are the inherent folly of music critics and reviewers who disregarded the fact that the album never achieved a slot higher than number 41.

Others will insist (and please excuse me for laughing here) that with most of the tracks being over five minutes in length, and filled with deep arrangements along with musical complexities, that Madman boarders on progressive rock, and that this, along with an array of session musicians has kept the record viable and fresh for decades after it’s ascension.
Yes, I can hear your question … ”Why am I devoting so much time to an album that I don’t like?” The answer is as convoluted as this album, yet basically, people need to understand fact from fiction, and while I’m usually more than happy to allow others to enjoy what they wish, there comes a time when I need to put my hand down and say that some things are just not that good, that an album such as this should not have gone on to make Elton John the extravagant substance addicted Liberace he became, where Lee’s tired desert museum will pale when compared to that of Elton John’s, though perhaps for the most part, Elton will be forgotten just as quickly.

Review by Jenell Kesler
iamnobody3

iamnobody3

September 23, 2017
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, Pin, 93120

being not a huge elton john fan, the first two songs are the only ones i care for
philipmorgan1979

philipmorgan1979

September 5, 2017
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, Pin, 93120
I believe this is the version that I have but the booklet of my copy is printed on blue paper. Anyone else have this?
WesHeadley

WesHeadley

May 30, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, 5707086
This is an excellent RM and RI. I have an original UK first pressing on dark red vinyl-- this sounds very similar, maybe a bit warmer, deeper base, and with vastly superior vinyl quality-- a flat, quiet, and centered pressing.
RockMeGuitars

RockMeGuitars

June 30, 2015
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, Gat, 93120
John, Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson, who would be the main musicians on the next album (Honky Chateau), would soon join with percussionist Ray Cooper and form the best-known line-up of his mid-1970s band. As with all John songs during this period, the lyrics were penned by his writing partner, Bernie Taupin. This was the last album to be recorded at London's Trident Studios. They relocated to Château d'Hérouville for the next three albums. Caleb Quaye and Roger Pope wouldn't play with John again until Rock of the Westies in 1975, following Murray and Olsson's departure from the band.

Upon its release, Madman Across the Water was almost ignored in John's homeland, barely reaching #41 on the UK Albums Chart and spending only two weeks there. It has been the lowest-charting album of his career to date. The album fared better in North America, peaking at #8 on the U.S. Billboard Top Pop Albums and placing at #10 on the year-end list of 1972.[3] It received Gold by the RIAA in February 1972, achieving $1 million in sales at wholesale value just in the United States. In 1998, the album was certified Multi-Platinum, representing shipments of over 2 million units in the U.S.[4]

The title song was set to be released on John's previous album Tumbleweed Connection. However, it was set aside and would eventually be re-recorded and serve as the title track of this album. Previous versions of the song (from the Tumbleweed sessions with Mick Ronson on guitar) can still be found, specifically on the remastered Tumbleweed Connection CD.

When it was released in 'The Classic Years' collection, it was the first album not to feature any bonus tracks. One known track recorded at the time, "Rock Me when He's Gone," was released on the 1992 compilation Rare Masters. The song was written for and recorded by one of John's long-time friends, Long John Baldry. This was John's first album in which he plays his piano and no other keyboards and the first album in which Davey Johnstone played on, a role that would continue for decades, and he contributed acoustic guitar, mandolin and sitar; he would join John's band full-time for Honky Chateau.
aklak

aklak

April 24, 2015
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, Gat, DJLPH 420
First uk issue have the transparent red vinyl.
Crustie666

Crustie666

July 29, 2013
referencing Madman Across The Water, LP, Album, Gat, UNI-93120, 93120

Why doesn't everyone have this album?
Great record to smoke cigarettes in dark
by yourself while waiting for the mail.)