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#1215549 - 06/10/09 11:02 PM Elton John in Central Park 1980
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This version of Benny and the Jets with some amazing EJ ad libing is just great...

It starts about half way through..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiRZYqGHn6Q

PS: Nice crowd about 400 to 500k...


Edited by Mark... (06/10/09 11:03 PM)

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#1215553 - 06/10/09 11:18 PM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: Mark...]
Akira Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
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I never get tired of hearing that song. One of my favorites.

(I'm thinking about getting myself an outfit like that -- pretty cool, huh?). smile

Thanks for sharing.

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#1215882 - 06/11/09 03:27 PM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: Akira]
Piano Girl RMG Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 702
Loc: Germany
I was there! Thanks so much for posting this. Nothing beats Elton's energy!
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#1216406 - 06/12/09 01:37 PM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: Piano Girl RMG]
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This one and 1984 at Wembley Stadium are my favorite live versions of this song. Except, of course, for the times I've seen it live in person. That's always the best grin.
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#1366380 - 02/05/10 12:50 PM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: Mark...]
RAY930 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/07
Posts: 85
Loc: Europe
Originally Posted By: Mark...
This version of Benny and the Jets with some amazing EJ ad libing is just great...

It starts about half way through..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiRZYqGHn6Q

PS: Nice crowd about 400 to 500k...


I remember yes... by the way do you know how to save just the sound and not the video from the clip?


Edited by RAY930 (02/05/10 05:51 PM)

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#1366388 - 02/05/10 01:02 PM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: RAY930]
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Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 636
Loc: Chicago
One of my favorite all time rock and roll piano albums is "11/17/70," an Elton John album recorded live in a radio studio on that date in 1970. It's just Elton with a bass and drums; he has to carry the whole load with piano and vocal. The piano playing is outstanding. I don't know if I can think of many other rock albums where somebody uses just acoutic piano, bass, drums and vocal.

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#1369314 - 02/09/10 09:20 AM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: jjo]
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Registered: 02/22/05
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Loc: Safford, AZ
Quote:
by the way do you know how to save just the sound and not the video from the clip?


Here you go. This'll do it for you and open up a whole lot of music for you.

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-YouTube-to-MP3-Converter.htm
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#2069831 - 04/24/13 09:06 AM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: Mark...]
EddieT Offline
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Registered: 04/01/13
Posts: 24
I wonder where the white Steinways he played in the early to mid 1980s ended up. Would love to get my hands on one. Probably been refurbed and refinished in black by now?
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#2079089 - 05/08/13 01:56 AM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: Mark...]
Daza Offline
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Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 18
Loc: New Zealand
Great show man and great pianist! and great hat ha
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#2079097 - 05/08/13 02:23 AM Re: Elton John in Central Park 1980 [Re: Mark...]
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 1603
Loc: Australia
Great song, my brother bought it when it first came out and is a firm favourite of mine. I think it was a great production idea to make the initial recording sound like a live concert.....works so well
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