Empty Sky

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although he had made a number of re-recordings of popular songs for a budget record label in the late '60s, Empty Sky was the first true solo album Elton John recorded after leaving Bluesology; it also marked the beginning of his long and fruitful collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Empty Sky is quite indicative of the post-Sgt. Pepper's era. With its ambitious arrangements and lyrics, it's clear that John and Taupin intended the album to be a major statement. Though it shows some signs of John's R&B roots, most of the album alternates between vaguely psychedelic rock and burgeoning pop songcraft, capped off by a bizarre reprise of brief moments of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although he had made a number of re-recordings of popular songs for a budget record label in the late '60s, Empty Sky was the first true solo album Elton John recorded after leaving Bluesology; it also marked the beginning of his long and fruitful collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Empty Sky is quite indicative of the post-Sgt. Pepper's era. With its ambitious arrangements and lyrics, it's clear that John and Taupin intended the album to be a major statement. Though it shows some signs of John's R&B roots, most of the album alternates between vaguely psychedelic rock and burgeoning pop songcraft, capped off by a bizarre reprise of brief moments of all of the songs on the record. There aren't any forgotten gems on Empty Sky, but it does suggest John's potential. [The CD reissue includes the bonus tracks "Lady Samantha," "All Across the Havens," "It's Me That You Need," and "Just Like Strange Rain."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 731452815729
  • Catalog Number: 528157
  • Sales rank: 3,228

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elton John Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals
Don Fay Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Wind
Clive Franks Human Whistle
Tony Murray Bass, Bass Guitar
Nigel Olsson Drums
Roger Pope Percussion, Drums
Caleb Quaye Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Conga, Drums, Electric Guitar
Graham Vickery Harmonica
Technical Credits
Gus Dudgeon Liner Notes
Frank Owens Engineer
Frank Owen Engineer
Steve Brown Producer
Steve Brown Producer
Jim Goff Sleeve Producer
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