The last Elton John LP I bought was Caribou (1974). That was meh and nothing he has released since then has even reached that level. After that, he adopted a kind of Anthony Newley-vocal style, employed on most forgettable tracks. (At least to my ears.)
But early in his career, Elton John's music, ranging from rockers to ballads, was wonderful. And this song, from 1970, is one of his best efforts.
[Blogger Mark Daniels is pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio.]