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Alas, there is little wonderful or crazy about this nine-song effort.
Burnett burnishes each track to a polish that subsumes instinct and energy; and the lyricism of longtime friend Bernie Taupin rarely finds focus (with the exception of I've Got Two Wings), leaving John wrestling with platitudes rather than insight.
• Elton John. Wonderful Crazy Night. Island.
• Two stars (out of five)
Single download: Looking Up
For those who like: Billy Joel
- Shane Gilchrist