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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
is the seventh studio album by Elton John, released in 1973. The album sold over 31 million copies worldwide,[3] and is regarded as one of John's best. It was recorded at the Château d' Hérouville
Hérouville
in France after problems recording at the intended location of Jamaica. Among the 17 tracks, the album contains the hits "Candle in the Wind", "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" plus "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" and "Harmony". The move to the château from Jamaica provided John and his band with a great deal of creative inspiration, and an abundance of quality material was produced, leading to the decision to release the work as a double album (LP).[4] In 2003, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[5] The album was ranked number 91 on Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time,[6] and number 59 in Channel 4's 2009 list of 100 Greatest Albums.[7]

Contents

1 Production 2 Release 3 Reception 4 Track listing 5 Personnel 6 Charts and certifications

6.1 Weekly charts 6.2 Year-end charts 6.3 Sales and certifications

7 References

Production[edit] Under the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, Bernie Taupin
Bernie Taupin
wrote the lyrics in two and a half weeks, with John composing most of the music in three days while staying at the Pink Flamingo Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.[8] He had wanted to go to Jamaica he has said, in part, because the Rolling Stones had just recorded Goats Head Soup
Goats Head Soup
there.[9] Production on the album was started in Jamaica in January 1973, though after difficulties with the sound system and the studio piano, coupled with disturbance due to the Joe Frazier
Joe Frazier
and George Foreman
George Foreman
boxing match taking place in Kingston, and violent political tension due to the poor economic situation, the band decided to move before any productive work was done.[8][10] Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
was recorded in two weeks at the Château d'Hérouville
Château d'Hérouville
in France, where John had previously recorded Honky Château
Honky Château
and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player.[8] While a version of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" was recorded in Jamaica, that recording was discarded, and the released version of the song came from the sessions at the château. According to the album's producer, Gus Dudgeon, the album was not planned as a two-record collection. In total, John and Taupin composed 22 tracks for the album,[8] of which 18 (counting "Funeral for a Friend" and "Love Lies Bleeding" as two distinct tracks) were used, enough that it was released as a double album, John's first (three more such albums followed up to 2011). Through the medium of cinematic metaphor, the album builds on nostalgia for a childhood and culture left in the past.[8][11] Tracks include "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road",[12] the 11-minute "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", and the Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
tribute "Candle in the Wind". "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" was inspired by memories of a Market Rasen
Market Rasen
pub Taupin frequented when younger. "Grey Seal", previously the B-side of the 1970 single "Rock and Roll Madonna", was re-recorded for the album.[13] "Harmony", the album's final track, was considered as a fourth single, but was not issued at the time because the chart longevity of the album and its singles brought it too close to the upcoming releases of Caribou and its proposed accompanying singles. It was, however, used as the B-side of the American release of the "Bennie and the Jets" single, and was popular on FM playlists of the day, especially WBZ-FM in Boston, whose top 40 chart allowed for the inclusion of LP cuts and B-sides as voted for by listeners. "Harmony" spent three weeks at No. 1 on WBZ-FM's chart in June 1974 and ranked No. 6 for the year, with "Bennie and the Jets" at No. 1 and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" behind "Harmony" at No. 7. "Harmony" was released as a single in Britain in 1980 and failed to chart. Release[edit]

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The album was released on 5 October 1973 as a double LP, with cover art by illustrator Ian Beck
Ian Beck
depicting John stepping into a poster. The original 1973 LP, when released on CD, was released on two discs, while the 1992 and 1995 CD remasters put the album on one disc as it was slightly less than 80 minutes. The 30th anniversary edition followed the original format, splitting the album across two discs to allow the inclusion of the bonus tracks, while a DVD on the making of the album was also included. The album has also been released by Mobile Fidelity as a single disc 24 karat gold CD. The album (including all four bonus tracks) was released on SACD (2003), DVD-Audio
DVD-Audio
(2004), and Blu-ray Audio (2014).[14] These high resolution releases included the original stereo mixes, as well as 5.1 remixes produced and engineered by Greg Penny. Reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [15]

Robert Christgau (B)[16]

Rolling Stone (unfavourable)[17]

Rolling Stone (2004) [18]

Slant Magazine [19]

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
has come to be regarded as John's best and most popular album,[8] and is his best-selling studio album. Three singles were released in the US: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Bennie and the Jets" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting". In the US it was certified gold in October 1973, 5× platinum in March 1993, and eventually 8× platinum in February 2014 by the RIAA. The album was ranked No. 91 on Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[6] It was also placed at No. 59 in Channel 4's 2009 list of 100 Greatest Albums.[7] Track listing[edit] All tracks written by Elton John
Elton John
and Bernie Taupin
Bernie Taupin
except "Funeral for a Friend" written by Elton John.

Side one

No. Title Length

1. "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" 11:09

2. "Candle in the Wind" 3:50

3. "Bennie and the Jets" 5:23

Side two

No. Title Length

4. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 3:13

5. "This Song Has No Title" 2:23

6. "Grey Seal" 4:00

7. "Jamaica Jerk-Off" 3:39

8. "I've Seen That Movie Too" 5:59

Side three

No. Title Length

9. "Sweet Painted Lady" 3:54

10. "The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909–34)" 4:23

11. "Dirty Little Girl" 5:00

12. "All the Girls Love Alice" 5:09

Side four

No. Title Length

13. "Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)" 2:42

14. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" 4:57

15. "Roy Rogers" 4:07

16. "Social Disease" 3:42

17. "Harmony" 2:46

30th Anniversary deluxe edition (2003) Bonus tracks

No. Title Length

18. "Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again)" (B-side of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting") 2:52

19. "Jack Rabbit" (B-side of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting") 1:50

20. "Screw You (Young Man's Blues)" (B-side of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road") 4:42

21. "Candle in the Wind" (2003 acoustic remix by Greg Penny) 3:51

40th Anniversary deluxe edition (2014) Disc two – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Revisited & Beyond

No. Title Performer Length

1. "Candle in the Wind" Ed Sheeran 3:19

2. "Bennie and the Jets" Miguel featuring Wale 5:09

3. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Hunter Hayes 3:07

4. "Grey Seal" The Band Perry 3:38

5. "Sweet Painted Lady" John Grant 3:56

6. "All the Girls Love Alice" Emeli Sandé 3:34

7. "Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)" Imelda May 2:49

8. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" Fall Out Boy 3:43

9. "Harmony" Zac Brown Band 2:57

10. "Candle in the Wind" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   4:04

11. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   3:07

12. "All the Girls Love Alice" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   7:18

13. "Bennie and the Jets" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   6:08

14. "Rocket Man" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   4:55

15. "Daniel" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   4:16

16. "Honky Cat" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   7:15

17. "Crocodile Rock" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   3:55

18. "Your Song" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973)   4:08

40th Anniversary super deluxe edition (2014) Disc two – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Revisited & Beyond

No. Title Performer Length

1. "Candle in the Wind" Ed Sheeran 3:19

2. "Bennie and the Jets" Miguel featuring Wale 5:09

3. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Hunter Hayes 3:07

4. "Grey Seal" The Band Perry 3:38

5. "Sweet Painted Lady" John Grant 3:56

6. "All the Girls Love Alice" Emeli Sandé 3:34

7. "Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)" Imelda May 2:49

8. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" Fall Out Boy 3:43

9. "Harmony" Zac Brown Band 2:57

10. "Grey Seal" (Piano demo)   3:20

11. "Grey Seal" (1970 original version)   3:37

12. "Jack Rabbit" (B-side of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting")   1:50

13. "Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again)" (B-side of "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting")   2:52

14. "Screw You (Young Man's Blues)" (B-side of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road")   4:42

15. "Candle in the Wind" (2003 acoustic remix by Greg Penny)   3:51

16. "Step into Christmas"   4:10

17. "Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who'd Be a Turkey at Christmas)" (B-side of "Step into Christmas")   4:04

18. "Philadelphia Freedom"   5:21

19. "Pinball Wizard" (writer: Pete Townshend)   5:15

Note: The version of "Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again)" appears to be taken directly from the 1980 compilation album "Lady Samantha" whereas it features the fade out of applause from the previous track on that album ("Rock 'n Roll Madonna") at the beginning of the track and the intro drum roll from "Bad Side of the Moon" at the end of the track. This is likely an error.

Disc three – Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973: Part 1

No. Title Length

1. "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" 11:52

2. "Candle in the Wind" 4:11

3. "Hercules" 9:16

4. "Rocket Man" 5:01

5. "Bennie and the Jets" 6:27

6. "Daniel" 4:17

7. "This Song Has No Title" 2:57

8. "Honky Cat" 7:14

Disc four – Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1973: Part 2

No. Title Length

1. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 3:22

2. "The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909–34)" 6:14

3. "Elderberry Wine" 6:23

4. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (writer: Johnny Marks) 1:15

5. "I've Seen That Movie Too" 5:45

6. "All the Girls Love Alice" 7:33

7. "Crocodile Rock" 6:34

8. "Your Song" 4:29

9. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" 8:22

Disc five – Elton John
Elton John
& Bernie Taupin
Bernie Taupin
Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things (DVD)

No. Title Length

1. " Elton John
Elton John
& Bernie Taupin
Bernie Taupin
Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things" (Documentary film by Bryan Forbes) 45:00

Note: The DVD version of this film edits about 10 minutes from the original 1973 documentary, which ran for 56 minutes. Notable edits are all interview segments with John Reid, Dick James, and Elton's mother, as well as footage of Bernie Taupin
Bernie Taupin
with his wife Maxine, and two live clips of "All the Girls Love Alice" and "Crocodile Rock" at the Hollywood Bowl. Personnel[edit] According to the album's liner notes.

Musicians

Elton John
Elton John
– vocals, piano (1–6, 8–10, 12–17), electric piano (5, 6), organ (3, 7), Farfisa organ
Farfisa organ
(5, 13), mellotron (5, 6, 11), Leslie piano (11), tack piano (uncredited) on "Social Disease" Dee Murray
Dee Murray
– bass Davey Johnstone
Davey Johnstone
– acoustic, electric, Leslie, slide and steel guitars; banjo Nigel Olsson
Nigel Olsson
– drums, congas, tambourine

Additional musicians

Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson
Nigel Olsson
– backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 10, 13, 17) Del Newman – orchestral arrangement (4, 8–10, 15, 17) Leroy Gómez – saxophone solo (16) David Hentschel
David Hentschel
– ARP synthesizer (1, 12) Kiki Dee
Kiki Dee
– backing vocals on "All the Girls Love Alice" Ray Cooper
Ray Cooper
– tambourine on "All the Girls Love Alice" Uncredited – drum machine, maracas, timbales and claves on "Jamaica Jerk-Off", castanets on "Funeral for a Friend", shaker on "I've Seen That Movie Too", shaker and tambourine on "Social Disease", accordion and vibraphone on "Sweet Painted Lady"

NB: it is unclear who provided the uncredited percussion on "Jamaica Jerk-Off", "Funeral for a Friend", "Social Disease" and "I've Seen That Movie Too" or the drum machine on "Jamaica Jerk-Off", but these were overdubs either by Nigel Olsson, Ray Cooper
Ray Cooper
or possibly a studio percussionist. Production

Gus Dudgeon – producer David Hentschel
David Hentschel
– engineer Peter Kelsey – assistant engineer Andy Scott – assistant engineer Barry Sage – tape operator David Katz – orchestra contractor Del Newman – arranger David Larkham – art direction, artwork Michael Ross – art direction, artwork Ian Beck
Ian Beck
– artwork Gus Dudgeon – liner notes John Tobler – liner notes

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart Peak position

Australian Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
Albums Chart[20] 1

Canadian RPM Albums Chart[21] 1

Danish Albums Chart[22] 4

Finnish Albums Chart[23] 26

Italian Albums Chart[24] 5

Japanese Oricon
Oricon
LP Chart[25] 22

Norwegian VG-lista Albums Chart[26] 5

Spanish Albums Chart[27] 8

Swedish Albums Chart[22] 7

UK Albums (OCC)[28] 1

US Billboard 200[29] 1

West German Media Control Albums Chart[30] 41

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1973) Position

Italian Albums Chart[24] 36

Chart (1974) Position

Australian Albums Chart[20] 2

Canadian Albums Chart[31] 37

UK Albums Chart[32] 7

US Billboard Year-End[33] 1

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Australia (ARIA)[34][unreliable source?] 5× Platinum 350,000^

United Kingdom (BPI)[35] Platinum 300,000^

United States (RIAA)[36] 8× Platinum 8,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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Preceded by Goats Head Soup by The Rolling Stones Canadian RPM 100 number-one album 3 November – 1 December 1973 Succeeded by You Don't Mess Around with Jim by Jim Croce

US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
number-one album 10 November 1973 – 4 January 1974 Succeeded by The Singles: 1969–1973 by The Carpenters

Preceded by Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes
Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes
by David Cassidy UK number-one album 22–29 December 1973 Succeeded by Tales from Topographic Oceans
Tales from Topographic Oceans
by Yes

Preceded by Jonathan Livingston Seagull (soundtrack) by Neil Diamond Australian Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
number-one album 18 March – 7 April 1974 Succeeded by Band on the Run by Paul McCartney & Wings

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Elton John

Discography Albums Singles Videography Awards

Studio albums

Empty Sky Elton John Tumbleweed Connection Madman Across the Water Honky Château Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Caribou Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy Rock of the Westies Blue Moves A Single Man Victim of Love 21 at 33 The Fox Jump Up! Too Low for Zero Breaking Hearts Ice on Fire Leather Jackets Reg Strikes Back Sleeping with the Past The One Duets Made in England The Big Picture Songs from the West Coast Peachtree Road The Captain & the Kid The Union The Diving Board Wonderful Crazy Night

Live albums

17-11-70 Here and There Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Elton John
Elton John
One Night Only – The Greatest Hits Elton 60 – Live at Madison Square Garden

Soundtrack albums

Friends The Lion King The Muse Elton John
Elton John
and Tim Rice's Aida The Road to El Dorado Gnomeo & Juliet

Compilation albums

Greatest Hits Greatest Hits Volume II The Thom Bell Sessions Lady Samantha Greatest Hits Vol. 3 The Complete Thom Bell Sessions To Be Continued The Very Best of Elton John Rare Masters Greatest Hits 1976–1986 The Superior Sound of Elton John Chartbusters Go Pop Classic Elton John Love Songs Prologue Greatest Hits 1970–2002 Elton John's Christmas Party Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits Diamonds

Other albums

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John
Elton John
& Bernie Taupin Good Morning to the Night Revamp & Restoration

Video albums

The Afternoon Concert The Night Time Concert Night and Day Concert Live in Australia The Very Best of Elton John Live in Barcelona Love Songs Elton John
Elton John
One Night Only – The Greatest Hits Dream Ticket Elton 60 – Live at Madison Square Garden The Red Piano

Concert tours

1970 World Tour West of the Rockies Tour Louder Than Concorde Tour 1980 World Tour Jump Up Tour Too Low for Zero Tour European Express Tour Breaking Hearts Tour Ice on Fire
Ice on Fire
Tour Tour De Force Reg Strikes Back
Reg Strikes Back
Tour Sleeping with the Past Tour The One Tour Face to Face 1994 Face to Face 1995 Made in England Tour Big Picture Tour Face to Face 1998 An Evening with Elton John Medusa Tour Stately Home Tour Face to Face 2001 Songs from the West Coast Tour Face to Face 2002 A Journey Through Time 2003 Tour Face to Face 2003 2004 Tour Peachtree Road Tour 2006 European Tour The Captain and the Kid Tour Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live Face to Face 2009 Face to Face 2010 2010 European Tour Greatest Hits Tour 40th Anniversary of the Rocket Man The Diving Board
The Diving Board
Tour Follow the Yellow Brick Road Tour All the Hits Tour The Final Curtain Tour Wonderful Crazy Night
Wonderful Crazy Night
Tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road

Concert residencies

The Red Piano The Million Dollar Piano

Miscellaneous performances

List of Elton John
Elton John
and Ray Cooper
Ray Cooper
concert tours The Union Tour

Musicals

The Lion King

animated live-action musical

Billy Elliot the Musical Aida Lestat The Devil Wears Prada

Related articles

Bernie Taupin Gus Dudgeon Paul Buckmaster John Reid Dick James David Furnish Kiki Dee Elton John
Elton John
AIDS Foundation Watford F.C. Bluesology Hookfoot Woodside, Old Windsor The Union Elton John: Me, Myself & I Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras Elton John: The Classic Years

Book Category

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Billboard Year-End number one albums

1956–1975

1956: Calypso – Harry Belafonte 1957: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1958: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1959: The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
– Henry Mancini 1960: Music from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
– Original Cast 1961: Camelot – Original Cast 1962: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1963: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1964: Music from Hello, Dolly! – Original Cast 1965: Music from Mary Poppins – Soundtrack 1966: Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana Brass 1967: More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
– The Monkees 1968: Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
– The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly 1970: Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar – Soundtrack 1972: Harvest – Neil Young 1973: The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
– War 1974: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Elton John 1975: Greatest Hits – Elton John

1976–2000

1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
Frampton Comes Alive!
– Peter Frampton 1977: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 1978: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack 1979: 52nd Street – Billy Joel 1980: The Wall
The Wall
– Pink Floyd 1981: Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
– REO Speedwagon 1982: Asia – Asia 1983: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1985: Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
– Bruce Springsteen 1986: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
– Whitney Houston 1987: Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
– Bon Jovi 1988: Faith – George Michael 1989: Don't Be Cruel – Bobby Brown 1990: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
– Janet Jackson 1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
– Mariah Carey 1992: Ropin' the Wind
Ropin' the Wind
– Garth Brooks 1993: The Bodyguard – Soundtrack 1994: The Sign – Ace of Base 1995: Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

2001–present

2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
– Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn – Kendrick Lamar

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UK Christmas number-one albums in the 1970s

Andy Williams' Greatest Hits
Andy Williams' Greatest Hits
(Andy Williams, 1970) Electric Warrior
Electric Warrior
(T. Rex, 1971) 20 All Time Hits of the 50s (Various artists, 1972) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
(Elton John, 1973) Elton John's Greatest Hits (Elton John, 1974) A Night at the Opera (Queen, 1975) Glen Campbell's Twenty Golden Greats
Glen Campbell's Twenty Golden Greats
(Glen Campbell, 1976) Disco Fever (Various artists, 1977) Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (Original Soundtrack, 1978) Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Rod Stewart, 1979)

Complete list 1960s 1970s 1980s

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