Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Performed by Bumblefoot
Written by Elton John, Bernard Taupin
1973 Published by Songs Of PolyGram International Inc. (BMI)
Cover art by Dan Verkys, photo by Jason Obrotka

For this song I wanted a closeness, an intimacy in the performance. I was going to record this on acoustic guitar but went instead with a clean sound off the Engl Invader head. Listening back I can hear the Hendrix inspiration in the phrasing, and a punch to the notes inspired by Ron Wood on Rod Stewart's "Maggie May". Always loved the fat punchy dynamic sound of that solo... Tracks were laid end of January to early February, Dennis Leeflang [drums] gave the song a great groove and energy.

I've wanted to cover this song for years. After coming back from a year of touring with GNR, enjoying Axl's Elton-inspired piano solo before November Rain each night, I was looking forward to getting into the studio and laying this song. Hope you enjoy it, thanks!
  MP3 (320kps) / AAC format
  $0.99 ADD TO CART Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Full Mix) SAMPLE MP3
  $0.99 ADD TO CART Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Instrumental) SAMPLE MP3
  Hi-Quality format (MP3HD, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV)
  $1.49 ADD TO CART Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Full Mix) ● SAMPLE WAV
  $1.49 ADD TO CART Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Instrumental) ● SAMPLE WAV
GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD "PLAYER PACK"
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  Includes a transcription of the entire lead guitar track - 9 pages (PDF file) of musical notation, TAB, fingers, picking, and helpful hints. Includes a 'Backing Track' mix with everything except the lead/solo guitar parts, so you can play along.  There's also a 'Lead Guitar' mix, with the lead guitar boosted as an audio guide for the transcription. All audio files are included in both WAV (44.1kHz/16-bit) & MP3 (320kps) format. .

SAMPLE PDF ● Lead guitar transcription (PDF file)
SAMPLE WAV ● Invisible (Backing Track - no lead guitar)
WAV (16-bit / 44.1kHz)
SAMPLE MP3 ● Invisible (Backing Track - no lead guitar) MP3 (320kps)
SAMPLE WAV ● Invisible (Lead Guitar Boosted)
WAV (16-bit / 44.1kHz)
SAMPLE MP3 ● Invisible (Lead Guitar Boosted) MP3 (320kps)
GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD "PRODUCER PACK"
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  Mixed 'stems' - 6 files included (drums, bass, lead guitar, other guitars, lead vocals, backing vocals) that you can load into your multi-track software and play with levels, make your own mixes, or just see what the song is made of.  Each file is a 24-bit / 48kHz Stereo WAV.

SAMPLE WAV