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Elton JohnA Single Man

Label:MCA Records – MCA-3065
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Monarch Pressing, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1Shine On Through
Arranged By [Orchestra]Paul Buckmaster
Backing VocalsElton John, Gary Osborne
BassClive Franks
DrumsSteve Holly*
Piano [Pianos]Elton John
TambourineRay Cooper
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
3:40
A2Return To Paradise
Acoustic Guitar [Guitars]Tim Renwick
Arranged ByPaul Buckmaster
Backing VocalsElton John, Gary Osborne
BassClive Franks
DrumsSteve Holly*
Marimba, Shaker [Shakers]Ray Cooper
PianoElton John
TrumpetHenry Lowther
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
4:12
A3I Don't Care
Acoustic Guitar [Guitars]Tim Renwick
Arranged By [Orchestra]Paul Buckmaster
BassClive Franks
DrumsSteve Holly*
Piano, ClavinetElton John
TambourineRay Cooper
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
4:20
A4Big Dipper
BassClive Franks
ClarinetJohn Crocker
Drums, Percussion [Motor Horn]Steve Holly*
Electric GuitarTim Renwick
Piano [Pianos]Elton John
TambourineRay Cooper
TromboneJim Shepherd
TrumpetPat Halcox
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
4:00
A5It Ain't Gonna Be Easy
Arranged By [Orchestra]Paul Buckmaster
BassClive Franks
DrumsSteve Holly*
Electric Guitar [Guitars]Tim Renwick
PianoElton John
Tambourine, Vibraphone [Vibes]Ray Cooper
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
8:23
B1Part-Time Love
Arranged By [Orchestra]Paul Buckmaster
BassClive Franks
DrumsSteve Holly*
Electric GuitarTim Renwick
Lead GuitarDavey Johnstone
PianoElton John
Tambourine, CongasRay Cooper
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
3:12
B2Georgia
BassClive Franks
DrumsSteve Holly*
Electric Guitar [Lesley], Mandolin [Mandolins]Tim Renwick
Pedal Steel GuitarB.J. Cole*
Piano, Harmonium, Organ [Church]Elton John
TambourineRay Cooper
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
4:47
B3Shooting Star
Acoustic BassHerbie Flowers
DrumsSteve Holly*
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]Unknown Artist
ShakerRay Cooper
Tenor SaxophoneJohn Crocker
VocalsElton John
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
2:43
B4Madness
Arranged By [Orchestra]Paul Buckmaster
BassClive Franks
DrumsSteve Holly*
Electric Guitar [Guitars]Tim Renwick
PianoElton John
Tambourine, Congas, Timpani [Tympani]Ray Cooper
Words By, Music ByElton John, Gary Osborne
6:07
B5Reverie
Music ByElton John
PianoElton John
Synthesizer [Arp]Paul Buckmaster
0:52
B6Song For Guy
BassClive Franks
Music ByElton John
Other [Rhythm Box]Rhythm Box
Piano [Pianos], Mellotron, Synthesizer [Polymoog, Salena String Synthesizer]Elton John
Wind Chimes, Shaker [Shakers]Ray Cooper
6:34
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Credits

Notes

Monarch Record Mfg. Co. pressing denoted by (MR) stamp or "MR" etch in runouts. Issued with lyric innersleeve.

Recorded by Moonlight
Produced for Frank N. Stein Productions Ltd.

Innersleeve-info:
B6: Guy Burchett was our Messenger boy who was tragically
killed on his motorcycle at the age of seventeen.
Tim Renwick appears by courtesy of CBS Records
This album is dedicated to Graham Taylor
Side one:
© Copyright 1978 by Big Pig Music Ltd., London, England. Sole selling agent Jodrell Music Inc. and Leeds Music Corp. for USA and Canada, except "Big Dipper" last verse adapted from "Makin' Whoopee" written & composed by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson.
© Copyright Gus Kahn Music / Donaldson Music Co.
Side two:
© Copyright 1978 by Big Pig Music Ltd., London, England. Sole selling agent Jodrell Music Inc. and Leeds Music Corp. for USA and Canada

Labels info:
℗ 1978 William A. Bong Ltd.
Recorded in England
© 1977 MCA Records, Inc. MFD by MCA Records, Inc.

Runouts are etched, except 'LB' which is stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): MCA1568
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): MCA1569
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): MCA 1568 W10 M3 (MR) △23857 (18) LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 1): MCA 1569 W7 M2 (MR) △23857-X (3) LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): MCA 1568 W8 M2 (MR) △23857 ⑥ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): MCA 1569 W7 M2 (M2) △23857-X ① LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 3): MCA 1568 W-11 -M4 MR △23857 ⑲ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 3): MCA 1569 W7 M2 MR △23857-X ③ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 4): MCA 1568 W9 M1 MR △23857 ① LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 4): MCA 1569 W7 M2 MR △23857-X ① LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 5): MCA 1568 W9 M1 MR △23857 ① LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 5): MCA 1569 W7 M2 MR △23857-X ③ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 6): MCA 1568 W10 M3 MR △23857 ⑭ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 6): MCA 1569 W9 M3 MR △23857-X ⑭ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 7): MCA 1568 W8 M2 MR △23857 ⑥ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 7): MCA 1569 W9 M3 MR △23857-X ⑫ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 8): MCA 1568 W8 M2 MR ◅23857 ⓺ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 8): MCA 1569 W7 M2 MR ◅23857-X ③ LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 9): MCA 1568 W8 M2 MR 23857 ② LB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 9): MCA 1569 W7 M2 MR 23857-X ③ LB

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  • juppydoo's avatar
    juppydoo
    Best song: Track B6 (Song For Guy)

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