Elton John ‎– A Single Man

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The Rocket Record Company ‎– TRAIN 1
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A1 Shine On Through
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Paul BuckmasterBacking Vocals – Elton John, Gary OsborneBass – Clive FranksDrums – Steve Holly*Piano [Pianos] – Elton JohnTambourine – Ray CooperWritten-By – Gary Osborne
3:40
A2 Return To Paradise
Acoustic Guitar [Guitars] – Tim RenwickArranged By – Paul BuckmasterBacking Vocals – Elton John, Gary OsborneBass – Clive FranksDrums – Steve Holly*Marimba, Shaker [Shakers] – Ray CooperPiano – Elton JohnTrumpet – Henry LowtherWritten-By – Gary Osborne
4:12
A3 I Don't Care
Acoustic Guitar [Guitars] – Tim RenwickArranged By [Orchestra] – Paul BuckmasterBacking Vocals – Chris Thompson, Gary Osborne, Joanne Stone, Stevie Lange, Vicky Brown*Bass – Clive FranksDrums – Steve Holly*Piano, Clavinet – Elton JohnTambourine – Ray CooperWritten-By – Gary Osborne
4:20
A4 Big Dipper
Backing Vocals – The South Audley Street Girl's Choir, Watford Football TeamBass – Clive FranksClarinet – John CrockerDrums, Percussion [Motor Horn] – Steve Holly*Electric Guitar – Tim RenwickPiano [Pianos] – Elton JohnTambourine – Ray CooperTrombone – Jim ShepherdTrumpet – Pat HalcoxWritten-By – Gary Osborne
4:00
A5 It Ain't Gonna Be Easy
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Paul BuckmasterBass – Clive FranksDrums – Steve Holly*Electric Guitar [Electric Guitars] – Tim RenwickPiano – Elton JohnTambourine, Vibraphone [Vibes] – Ray CooperWritten-By – Gary Osborne
8:23
B1 Part Time Love
Backing Vocals – Chris Thompson, Davey Johnstone, Gary Osborne, Joanne Stone, Stevie Lange, Vicky Brown*Bass – Clive FranksDrums – Steve Holly*Electric Guitar – Tim RenwickLead Guitar – Davey JohnstonePiano – Elton JohnTambourine, Congas – Ray CooperWritten-By – Gary Osborne
3:12
B2 Georgia
Backing Vocals – The South Audley Street Girl's Choir, Watford Football TeamBass – Clive FranksDrums – Steve Holly*Guitar [Lesley], Mandolin [Mandolins] – Tim RenwickPiano, Harmonium, Organ [Church] – Elton JohnSteel Guitar [Pedal] – B.J. Cole*Tambourine – Ray CooperWritten-By – Gary Osborne
4:47
B3 Shooting Star
Acoustic Bass – Herbie FlowersDrums – Steve Holly*Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Unknown ArtistShaker – Ray CooperTenor Saxophone – John CrockerVocals – Elton JohnWritten-By – Gary Osborne
2:43
B4 Madness
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Paul BuckmasterBass – Clive FranksDrums – Steve Holly*Electric Guitar [Electric Guitars] – Tim RenwickPiano – Elton JohnTambourine, Congas, Timpani [Tympani] – Ray CooperWritten-By – Gary Osborne
6:07
B5 Reverie
Piano – Elton JohnSynthesizer [Arp] – Paul Buckmaster
0:52
B6 Song For Guy
Bass – Clive FranksOther [Rhythm Box] – Rhythm BoxPercussion [Wind Chimes], Shaker [Shakers] – Ray CooperPiano [Pianos], Mellotron, Synthesizer [Polymoog, Salena String Synthesizer] – Elton John
6:34

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A4: Last verse adapted from "Makin' Whoopee" written and composed by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson.
B6: "Guy" is Guy Burchett, messenger boy who was killed on his motorcycle aged 17.

Recorded in England.
Produced for Frank N. Stein Productions Ltd.
Mastered at Utopia Studios, London.
℗1978 William A. Bong Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, stamped): XXXX A//2 UT
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, hand etched): TRAIN 1 A\2 [lyre logo] ISAAC RULES - O.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, stamped): XXXX B//2 UT
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, hand etched): TRAIN 1 B\2 [lyre logo]

Other Versions (5 of 89) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RJ-7540 Elton John A Single Man(LP, Album) The Rocket Record Company RJ-7540 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
LP 5944, 9103 500 Elton John A Single Man(LP, Album) PGP RTB, The Rocket Record Company, Philips LP 5944, 9103 500 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
826 805-2 Elton John A Single Man(CD, Album) The Rocket Record Company 826 805-2 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ML 4235 Elton John A Single Man(LP, Album) MCA Records ML 4235 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
MCAC-1615 Elton John A Single Man(Cass, Album) MCA Records MCAC-1615 US 1978 Sell This Version

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Gundozer

October 7, 2016
Good album from "when I was ten-twelve years old" ...not so much listening to it now for some 30 years, but might buy the cassette again - > nostalgic.