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Elton John - Empty Sky (1969)

Elton John - Empty Sky (1969)

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Elton John - Empty Sky
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Side one
1. "Empty Sky"   8:29
2. "Val-Hala"   4:11
3. "Western Ford Gateway"   3:15
4. "Hymn 2000"   4:29


Side two
1. "Lady What's Tomorrow"   3:09
2. "Sails"   3:45
3. "The Scaffold"   3:18
4. "Skyline Pigeon"   3:37
5. "Gulliver / Hay Chewed / Reprise"   6:58


Bonus tracks (1995 Mercury and 1996 Rocket reissue)
1. "Lady Samantha"   3:02
2. "All Across the Havens"   2:52
3. "It's Me That You Need"   4:04
4. "Just Like Strange Rain"   3:44

Total length: 13:02




Elton John Band Members / Musicians
Elton John – vocals, piano, organ, Hohner Pianet, harpsichord
Caleb Quaye – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, congas
Tony Murray – bass guitar
Roger Pope – drums, percussion
Nigel Olsson – drums on "Lady What's Tomorrow"
Don Fay – saxophone, flute
Graham Vickery – harmonica

Steve Brown – producer
Frank Owen – engineer
Clive Franks – tape operator, whistling
Dave Larkham – sleeve design, illustration
Jim Goff – sleeve production
Tony Brandon – original sleeve notes
David Symonds – original sleeve notes
Gus Dudgeon – liner notes
John Tobler – liner notes




Empty Sky is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released on 6 June 1969. It would not be released in the United States until January 1975 (on MCA), with different cover art, well after John's fame had been established internationally.

Recorded during the winter of 1968 and spring of 1969 in a DJM Records 8-track studio, Empty Sky is the only album in the early part of Elton John's career not produced by Gus Dudgeon, instead helmed by friend and DJM staffer Steve Brown. The album was released in the UK in both stereo and mono with the latter now being a rare collector's item.


Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.




Elton John Band Members / Musicians

Elton John – lead vocals, piano (1969–present)

Nigel Olsson – drums, vocals (1969–1975, 1980–1984, 1988, 2001–present)

Davey Johnstone – guitar, musical director, vocals (1971–1977, 1982–present)

Ray Cooper – percussion (1973–1977, 1979, 1985–1987, 1993–1995, 2009–present)

John Mahon – percussion, vocals (1997–present)

Kim Bullard – keyboards (2009–present)

Matt Bissonette – bass guitar, vocals (2012–present)

Tony Murray – bass (1969–1970)

Roger Pope – drums, percussion (1969–1971, 1975–1976, died 2013)

Caleb Quaye – guitar, drums, percussion (1969–1971, 1975–1976)

Dee Murray – bass guitar, vocals (1970–1975, 1980–1984, 1988, died 1992)

David Hentschel – synthesiser (1972–1973)

Kenny Passarelli – bass guitar, background vocals (1975–1976)

James Newton Howard – keyboards, conductor, orchestrations (1975–1981)

Tim Renwick – guitar (1980)

Richie Zito – guitar (1980)

Fred Mandel – keyboards, guitars (1984–1990)

Charlie Morgan – drums (1985–1987, 1990, 1992–1998)

David Paton – bass guitar, vocals (1985–1986)

Jody Linscott – percussion (1986–1987)

Romeo Williams – bass guitar (1988–1990)

Jonathan Moffett – drums (1988–1989)

Guy Babylon – keyboards (1988–2009, his death)

Bob Birch – bass guitar, vocals (1992–2012, his death)

John Jorgenson – guitars, saxophone, pedal steel, mandolin, vocals (1995–2000)

Jack Bruno – drums (1998–1999)

Táta Vega – backing vocals (2010–2014)

Rose Stone – backing vocals (2010–2014)

Lisa Stone – backing vocals (2010–2014)

Jean Witherspoon – backing vocals (2010–2014)

Luka Šulić – cello (2011–2014)

Stjepan Hauser – cello (2011–2014)




Elton John Discography Full

Studio albums
Empty Sky (1969)
Elton John (1970)
Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Madman Across the Water (1971)
Honky Château (1972)
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Caribou (1974)
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Rock of the Westies (1975)
Blue Moves (1976)
A Single Man (1978)
Victim of Love (1979)
21 at 33 (1980)
The Fox (1981)
Jump Up! (1982)
Too Low for Zero (1983)
Breaking Hearts (1984)
Ice on Fire (1985)
Leather Jackets (1986)
Reg Strikes Back (1988)
Sleeping with the Past (1989)
The One (1992)
Made in England (1995)
The Big Picture (1997)
Songs from the West Coast (2001)
Peachtree Road (2004)
The Captain & the Kid (2006)
The Diving Board (2013)
Wonderful Crazy Night (2016)
Regimental Sgt. Zippo (2021)

Collaboration albums
Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1986)
Duets (1993)
The Union (with Leon Russell) (2010)
Good Morning to the Night (with Pnau) (2012)

Soundtrack albums
Friends (1971)
The Lion King (1994)
Aida (1998)
Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (1999)
The Muse (1999)
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Billy Elliot (2005)
Lestat (2005)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Rocketman (2019)

Filmography
Born to Boogie, US (1972) as himself with Marc Bolan and Ringo Starr

Tommy, UK (1975) as Pinball Wizard

The Muppet Show (1978) (season 2) guest appearance as himself

Totally Minnie (1988) as himself

Spice World, UK (1997) as himself

Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997) autobiography as himself

South Park (1998) (season 2) guest appearance as himself

The Simpsons (1998) (season 10) guest appearance as himself

The Road to El Dorado (2000) as the Narrator

Bob the Builder, UK (2001) episode "A Christmas to Remember" as himself

The Country Bears, US (2002) as himself

Elton John: Me, Myself & I (2007) autobiography as himself

Nashville (2016) (season 4) guest appearance as himself

The American Epic Sessions (2017) as himself

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) as himself

CBeebies Bedtime Stories (2020) as himself

Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil (2021) as himself



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