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Songs from the West Coast


Download links and information about Songs from the West Coast by Elton John. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 54:05 minutes.

Artist: Elton John
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 54:05
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No. Title Length
1. The Emperor's New Clothes 4:28
2. Dark Diamond 4:26
3. Look Ma, No Hands 4:22
4. American Triangle 4:49
5. Original Sin 4:49
6. Birds 3:51
7. I Want Love 4:35
8. The Wasteland 4:21
9. Ballad of the Boy In the Red Shoes 4:51
10. Love Her Like Me 3:58
11. Mansfield 4:56
12. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore 4:39



Inspired by American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker album, Elton John stripped back his music on 2001’s Songs From the West Coast. Crawling out of the soupiness that had marked many of his later recordings, and frequently accompanied by guitarist Davey Johnstone and drummer Nigel Olsson from the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road era, he vowed to “do better.” With three decades gone since those days, the old romanticism has largely been displaced by weariness and topics that he and lyricist Bernie Taupin couldn’t have imagined then. “American Triangle” addresses the gay-bashing murder of Matthew Shepard, one of the album’s dedicatees, and “Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes” is a story of AIDS death. Starkest and most striking, though, is “I Want Love,” which seems to be Taupin’s own desolate confession of emotional waste. It’s as complex as anything the pair has ever devised, and proof that something more than showbiz conventions remain behind Elton’s façade.