Here and There
is a live album
by British singer/songwriter Elton John
, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music
). The title refers to the two concerts represented on the album: "Here" is a concert recorded at the Royal Festival Hall
in London during the summer of 1974; "There" is a concert recorded at New York City's Madison Square Garden
on November 28, 1974.
For the 1995 CD reissue, original producer Gus Dudgeon remixed both shows and extended the song list for a two-CD set, almost fully restoring the play lists for both concerts. While "Take Me To The Pilot" and "Your Song" appear on both discs, Dudgeon said in the liner notes that this was intentional, since both versions of each song are very different from each other, and in his opinion merited inclusion. Digital editing software allowed Dudgeon and his editing and mastering team to, as he put it in the new CD's liner notes by John Tobler, "fix the occasional musical mistake."
The "There" disc also restores to the set list the tracks Elton and the band performed with special guest John Lennon
, who made his last public concert appearance at the Madison Square Garden Thanksgiving night show. The tracks were left off the original vinyl version, though "I Saw Her Standing There" was released as the b-side of the "Philadelphia Freedom" single, and all three songs were later released on a DJM-issued EP.
Pop-rock journalist Paul Gambaccini wrote the... Read More