Empty Sky

Empty Sky

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by Elton John
     
 

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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 theSee more details below

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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:
02/20/1996
Label:
Island
UPC:
0731452815729
catalogNumber:
528157
Rank:
6958

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elton John   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,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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