Elton John ‎– Nikita

Label:
The Rocket Record Company ‎– EJS 9, The Rocket Record Company ‎– 884 173-7
Format:
Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM, Silver Injection Labels
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A Nikita
Backing Vocals – Davey Johnstone, Elton*, George MichaelBass – David PatonDrums – Dave MattacksElectric Guitar – Nik KershawEngineer – Stuart EppsGrand Piano [Gs Piano], Vocals, Synthesizer [Synth] – Elton*Producer – Gus DudgeonSynthesizer – Fred MandelWritten-By – Elton John/Taupin*
4:54
B The Man Who Never Died
Producer – Clive Franks, Elton JohnWritten-By – Elton John
5:10

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Notes

On rear sleeve:
(Big Pig Music Ltd.)
℗ 1985 William A. Bong Ltd.

Nik Kershaw courtesy of MCA Records. George Michael courtesy of Epic Records.

Lyrics reproduced by permission of Big Pig Music Ltd. © 1985.

On Labels:
(884 173-7)
Made In England.

On label A-side: Big Pig Music Ltd.
On label B-side: Featuring Lord Choc-ice.

This original UK release comes in a matt paper picture sleeve.
Nikita is a 2x7 inch limited edition, including this version of EJS 9, with the same injection labels
Nikita has almost identical vinyl but gold injection labels
Nikita is made in France, and has a different (silver injection) label layout and runouts

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42288 41737 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side stamped variant 1): EJS 9 A//2▽420H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side stamped variant 1): EJS 9 B//1▽420H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side stamped variant 2): EJS 9 A//1▽420 H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side stamped variant 2): EJS 9 B//2▽420H

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
884 173-1, PG122 Elton John Nikita(12", EP) The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 884 173-1, PG122 France 1985 Sell This Version
884 173-1 Elton John Nikita(12", Maxi) The Rocket Record Company 884 173-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
884 173-1 Elton John Nikita(12", Maxi) The Rocket Record Company 884 173-1 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
884 173-7 Elton John Nikita(7", Single) The Rocket Record Company 884 173-7 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
884 173-7, 884 173-7 Q Elton John Nikita(7", Single) The Rocket Record Company, The Rocket Record Company 884 173-7, 884 173-7 Q Germany 1985 Sell This Version

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musicrediscovered

musicrediscovered

February 1, 2013
I wonder if Elton John ever went to find Nikita, considering the Berlin Wall fell just four years after this song?
vkubrick

vkubrick

May 5, 2010

The Man Who Never Died is a beautiful instrumental song, emotive like a lot of Elton's songs. If you like "Song For Guy", try this!