Picks and Pans Review: Reg Strikes Back

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Elton John
There certainly seems to be a tone of new seriousness, which is enhanced more than a little by the disappearance of the old campiness. In any case, John has never shown a better ear for infectious pop—which is saying something—or done such a good job of packaging his intelligence and his musical instincts. The word in Spanish is tremendo.

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