Review: Elton John – Recover Your Soul (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Elton John – Recover Your Soul.

This track was released in 1997 on the album The Big Picture.

The track starts with a guitar and drum kit. A piano accompanies this section as well. Some non-lyrical vocals then make a brief appearance. After that, the vocals take the track into the first verse. A bass guitar then comes in as well as some additional keys.

The vocals then take the track into the first main chorus. Some backup vocals make small appearances. This ends with an instrumental section with piano, drum kit and piano. Some choir elements make a subtle appearance.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse. The vocals then take the track into the main chorus again. This ends with another instrumental section.

In the next section, the vocals take the track into the next verse. This verse is certainly short as the vocals quickly take the track into the next round in the main chorus. This version is slightly modified and has a female backup vocal make an appearance. After this, choir elements make a return as the track leads out with another instrumental section.

If you are wanting a track that has a slower tempo and lighter elements, but don’t really care much for what else is in the track, then this track certainly fits the bill. The mastering is certainly decent enough and everything sits well throughout.

Having said that, the way the track handles verse and chorus, it’s pretty touch and go. This is thanks to some pretty non-existent transitions that appear in the track. I’m mainly referring to when the track transitions from verse to main chorus. There’s nothing that really indicates a transition at all. Instead, the only cue you really have is through the lyrics more than anything else. From chorus to verse, the transitions are about as good as it gets, so that’s why I say the transitions are touch and go.

While the softness is certainly commendable, I’m not entirely sure this is particularly memorable. There’s nothing much here that would make me recall this one years later as it has a bit of a dime a dozen feel to it. This is largely thanks to the fact that there really isn’t anything that makes this track distinguishable.

Overall, this is a fairly mediocre track. If you are into that softer, more easy listening type of music, this track might do the track. Unfortunately, this track has its share of problems. For one, there’s nothing that makes this track particularly distinct. For another, the transitions are very touch and go. As such, it’s hard to describe this track as memorable. So, a pretty mediocre track in the end.


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