Jimmy Webb / Land's End

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If Jimmy Webb’s Land’s End slab reminds you of Reggie Dwight, that’s because the rhythm section on select tracks features bassist Dee Murray, along with EJ band cohorts Nigel Olsson and Davey Johnstone – then at the zeitgeist of Captain Fantastic mania in 1974. Webb weaves many a groove and arrangement that echoes Elton’s hit records. Murray plays the pocket noticeably more conservative on this outing, likely to afford space for Joni Mitchell, David Hentschel, Tom Scott, and B.J. Cole to do their thing. A gem of a platter is this!

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