Out of the Blue

Elton John has had a couple of mentions in this blog, here and there. Today is the first time I’m featuring a solo piece of his.

I vaguely remember the record, Blue Moves, which came out in 1976 though I do remember the melancholic hit that came from it, “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word.” My troubled memories of the song seemed to be aligned with those associated with Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally),” from 1972.

Today, I’m still chipping away at this past Sunday’s edition of Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour on BBC 6 Music, “Comfort to the Nation – Good Job” where Garvey supplied his usual eclectic mix of classics, rock and roll, disco, a touch of jazz, some Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong and, just past the halfway mark, “Out of the Blue” from Blue Moves.

The track is one of only two purely instrumental pieces of John’s that I knew of, the other being the first half of the “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” medley from his other double-record set, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. There are others, on Blue Moves anyway, as I found today when listening to it online; as much as I like John and his music, I wouldn’t consider myself an expert on his catalogue, by any means.

A great day today; quite full. Did the usual morning routines, plus a Zoom meditation hosted by Padma (Marla Stewart) from TV’s Padma Yoga: Blissful Living, then I packed up and drove to Birds Hill Provncial Park again for a 46-kilometre bike ride. Stopped in to say hi to one of our lads on the way back home, then had dinner with my sweety and watched some Netflix, and now’s now.

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the official audio for the song from Elton John’s YouTube channel:

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