Elton John ‎– Leather Jackets

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A1 Leather Jackets
Acoustic Guitar – Davey JohnstoneDrum Programming – Gus DudgeonPercussion – Graham Dickson, Gus DudgeonSequenced By – Fred MandelSynthesizer – Fred Mandel
A2 Hoop Of Fire
Acoustic Guitar – Davey JohnstoneBacking Vocals – Alan Carvell, Davey Johnstone, Katie Kissoon, Pete WingfieldBass – David PatonDrums – Dave MattacksEngineer – Stuart EppsGuitar – Davey JohnstonePercussion – Frank RicottiSynthesizer – Fred Mandel
A3 Don't Trust That Woman
Acoustic Guitar – Davey JohnstoneBass – David PatonDrums – Charlie MorganGuitar – Davey JohnstonePercussion – Graham Dickson, Jody LinscottSynthesizer – Fred MandelWritten-By – Cher, Lady Choc Ice*
A4 Go It Alone
Acoustic Guitar – Davey JohnstoneBacking Vocals – Alan Carvell, Davey Johnstone, Gordon Neville, Shirley LewisDrums – Charlie MorganGuitar – Davey JohnstonePercussion – Charlie Morgan, Graham Dickson, Gus DudgeonSequenced By – Fred MandelSynthesizer – Fred Mandel
A5 Gypsy Heart
Acoustic Guitar – Davey JohnstoneBacking Vocals – Alan Carvell, Davey Johnstone, Gordon Neville, Shirley LewisBass – David PatonDrums – Dave MattacksEngineer – Stuart EppsGuitar – Davey JohnstoneSynthesizer – Fred Mandel
B1 Slow Rivers
Backing Vocals – Kiki DeeBass – Paul WestwoodDrums – Charlie MorganEngineer – Graham Dickson, Stuart EppsGuitar – Davey JohnstoneLeader – Gavin Wright*Synthesizer – Fred MandelVocals – Cliff Richard
B2 Heartache All Over The World
Acoustic Guitar – Davey JohnstoneBacking Vocals – Alan Carvell, Davey Johnstone, Gordon Neville, Vicky Brown*Drums – Charlie MorganGuitar – Davey JohnstonePercussion – Graham Dickson, Gus DudgeonSequenced By – Fred MandelSynthesizer – Fred Mandel
B3 Angeline
Backing Vocals – Alan Carvell, Davey Johnstone, Gordon Neville, Shirley LewisBass – John DeaconDrums – Roger TaylorEngineer – Stuart EppsGuitar – Davey JohnstoneTambourine – Jody LinscottWritten-By – Carvell*
B4 Memory Of Love
Acoustic Guitar – Davey JohnstoneBacking Vocals – Alan Carvell, Davey Johnstone, Gordon Neville, Shirley LewisBass – David PatonDrums – Charlie MorganGuitar – Davey JohnstoneSynthesizer – Fred MandelWritten-By – Gary Osborne
B5 Paris
Acoustic Guitar – Davey JohnstoneBacking Vocals – Alan Carvell, Davey Johnstone, Gordon Neville, Shirley LewisBass – David PatonDrums – Charlie MorganGuitar – Davey JohnstoneSynthesizer – Fred Mandel
B6 I Fall Apart
Bass – David PatonDrums – Charlie MorganGuitar – Davey JohnstoneSynthesizer – Fred Mandel

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  • Barcode: 0 42283 04871 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): EJLP 1 A // 3 ∇ 420 H 1 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etchings Side A): G.V. TOWNHOUSE YUM - YUM !
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): EJLP 1 B // 3 ∇ 420 H 1 1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etchings Side B): HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME !

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
830487-1 Elton John Leather Jackets(LP, Album) The Rocket Record Company 830487-1 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
M5G 24114 Elton John Leather Jackets(Cass, Album, Dol) Geffen Cassettes M5G 24114 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
HA 1313 Elton John Leather Jackets(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Hins Collection HA 1313 Indonesia 1986 Sell This Version
XGHS 24114 Elton John Leather Jackets(LP, Album) Geffen Records XGHS 24114 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
830 487-1 Elton John Leather Jackets(LP, Album) The Rocket Record Company 830 487-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version

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Lovinda

Lovinda

December 20, 2016
Image for this vinyl issue is wrong! Present image is the CD cover (see cat. number)
GOODGROOVECIRCLE

GOODGROOVECIRCLE

January 5, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Leather Jackets is usually notable in lists as the all time low of Eltons career. His poorest album ever, maybe apart from 1979s disasterously disco-driven Victim of Love, but that's another story, time and place. By 1986 Elton was hounded by the filthy, scummy tabloid, The Sun, which published lies about his personal life. Also his voice began to show wear and tear after nearly two decades on the road, very evident on this album. He later went on to have career threatening surgery in 1987 but came out all the better, thankfully. Why is this album poor then, it's even got Gus Dudgeon in the producers chair, the man who gave us all the classic albums including 1976's Blue Moves. Well the material is not very strong, half of the tracks are from the Ice On Fire sessions, the production is synth heavy and the vocals worn and strained. But, there is a duet with Sir Cliff Richard on Slow Rivers a good ballad with nice strings by James Newton Howard, Eltons one time collaborator in the 70s. Leather Jackets never stood a chance after 1983s blockbusting 2 Low 4 Zero, 1984s not too bad Breaking Hearts and 1985s more coherent Ice On Fire. Upon listening the songs remain unengaging, unimaginative and basically tread water. The only song that breaks away artistically is the final track, I Fall Apart which has an almost strange arrangement with soulful, heartfelt vocal. I picked this LP up ten years ago for £1, to fill my Elton John collection and played it maybe once or twice. Recently I bought the original 1986 CD with the beautiful Rocket logo printed on the CD in orange and lilac ink, it was in pristine condition for a CD almost 30 years old, which may indicate it was bought, listened to maybe once or twice and then forgotten! No, it's not a great album by any means but he did churn out more than a few classics over his whole career, did he not?