Elton John ‎– Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player

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DJM Records (2) ‎– DJLPH 427, DJM Records (2) ‎– DJLPH.427
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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A1 Daniel
Banjo, Acoustic Guitar – Davey*Maracas – Nigel*Mellotron [Flute], Electric Piano – Elton*Synthesizer [A.r.p.] – Ken Scott
A2 Teacher I Need You
Acoustic Guitar – Davey*Backing Vocals – Davey*, Dee*, Nigel*Mellotron – Elton*
A3 Elderberry Wine
Arranged By [Brass] – Gus*Electric Guitar – Davey*Saxophone – Alain Hatot, Jean-Louis ChautempsTrombone – Jacques BolognesiTrumpet – Ivan Jullien
A4 Blues For My Baby And Me
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Sitar – Davey*Arranged By [Orchestra] – Paul Buckmaster
A5 Midnight Creeper
Arranged By [Brass] – Gus*Electric Guitar – Davey*Electric Piano – Elton*Saxophone – Alain Hatot, Jean-Louis ChautempsTrombone – Jacques BolognesiTrumpet – Ivan Jullien
B1 Have Mercy On The Criminal
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Paul BuckmasterElectric Guitar – Davey*
B2 I'm Going To Be A Teenage Idol
Arranged By [Brass] – Gus*Backing Vocals – Davey*, Dee*, Nigel*Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Davey*Saxophone – Alain Hatot, Jean-Louis ChautempsTrombone – Jacques BolognesiTrumpet – Ivan Jullien
B3 Texan Love Song
Harmonium – Elton*Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar – Davey*
B4 Crocodile Rock
Electric Guitar – Davey*Organ [Farfisa] – Elton*
B5 High Flying Bird
Acoustic Guitar – Davey*Backing Vocals – Davey*, Dee*, Nigel*

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Released in an outer laminated gatefold sleeve, includes a 12 page full colour booklet with photos and lyrics.

Recorded at Strawberry Studios, France
Re-mixed at Trident Studios, London

Sleeve:
© 1972 This Record Co. Limited
℗ 1972 This Record Co. Limited
All songs © 1972 for the world by Dick James Music Limited

Printed and made by Garrod and Lofthouse Limited Patent No. 1224339

Labels:
℗ 1972 This Record Co. Limited
Dick James Music Limited
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout variant 1): DJLPH 427 A2 AGONG
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout variant 1): DJLPH 427 B2 BANG!
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout variant 2): DJLPH 427 A2 AGONG
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout variant 2): DJLPH 427-B3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): DJLPH.427-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): DJLPH.427-B

Other Versions (5 of 148) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
424 616-4 Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player(Cass, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 424 616-4 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
314-528 154-2 Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player(CD, Album, Comp, RM, Bon) The Rocket Record Company 314-528 154-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
86 569 IT Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) 86 569 IT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
DJL 7.009 Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player(LP, Album, RE, Gat) DJM Records (2) DJL 7.009 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
MCA-2100 Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player(LP, Album, Club, Gat) MCA Records MCA-2100 US 1973 Sell This Version

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tottrhys

tottrhys

February 12, 2018
This album was plagued with technical difficulties so I doubt it'll never rise to the sonic levels it probably should but I'm guessing early copies will sound the best. The newer remixes sharpen it up but you lose the 'involvement' in my opinion. Having said all that this is a really good piece of pop from Elton. It's bouncy pop style means that 'Have mercy on the Criminal' and "Blues for Baby and me' often get overlooked but these are excellent pieces.
dave_disaster

dave_disaster

June 2, 2015
If this LP wasn't released until 1973, why aren't all the '1972' dates corrected?
Dziuggy

Dziuggy

August 5, 2011
Got a copy today, mine is Gate Fold, with picture book inside still MCA 2100, but differs from the one listed