17-11-70 is the first live album by Elton John. In the USA, it’s promoted as 11-17-70 as the day and month move around.
It was recorded at the A&R Recording Studios in New York on 17 November 1970 broadcast on WABC-FM radio. The album was released in April 1971.
Songs On Elton John 17-11-70
- Bad Side Of The Moon – 5:00 (this was the b-side of the Border Song single)
- Amoreena – 4:54 (Tumbleweed Connection)
- Take Me To The Pilot – 5:55 (on the studio album called Elton John)
- Sixty Years On – 7:22 (Elton John)
- Honky Tonk Women – 4:07 (cover of the Rolling Stones song)
- Can I Put You On – 6:10
- Burn Down The Mission (Incl. My Baby Left Me / Get Back) – 18:28 (Tumbleweed Connection and then covers of Arthur Crudup and Beatles songs)
I’m disappointed that this album has been extended in the same way that Here & There has been. According to Wikipedia, the album misses the first five songs of the set played – I Need You To Turn To, Your Song, Country Comfort, Border Song and Indian Sunset – and the encore, My Father’s Gun.
Playing on the album are:
Elton John – vocals, piano
Dee Murray – bass, backing vocals
Nigel Olsson – drums, backing vocals
This is a fascinating insight into Elton John just before he became an international superstar. He was already successful but he was about to have a string of big hit singles and albums.
Buying Elton John 17-11-70
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