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Elton JohnDon't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player

Label:DJM Records (2) – DJLPH 427, DJM Records (2) – DJLPH.427
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Classic Rock

Tracklist

A1Daniel
Acoustic Guitar, BanjoDavey Johnstone
MaracasNigel Olsson
Mellotron [Flute]Elton John
Synthesizer [A.R.P.]Ken Scott
3:52
A2Teacher I Need You
Acoustic GuitarDavey Johnstone
MellotronElton John
4:08
A3Elderberry Wine
Arranged By [Brass]Gus Dudgeon
Electric GuitarDavey Johnstone
TromboneJacques Bolognesi
TrumpetIvan Jullien
3:34
A4Blues For My Baby And Me
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, SitarDavey Johnstone
Arranged By [Orchestra]Paul Buckmaster
5:38
A5Midnight Creeper
Arranged By [Brass]Gus Dudgeon
Electric GuitarDavey Johnstone
Electric PianoElton John
TromboneJacques Bolognesi
TrumpetIvan Jullien
3:53
B1Have Mercy On The Criminal
Arranged By [Orchestra]Paul Buckmaster
Electric GuitarDavey Johnstone
5:55
B2I'm Going To Be A Teenage Idol
Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarDavey Johnstone
Arranged By [Brass]Gus Dudgeon
Piano [Leslie]Elton John
TromboneJacques Bolognesi
TrumpetIvan Jullien
3:55
B3Texan Love Song
Acoustic Guitar, MandolinDavey Johnstone
HarmoniumElton John
3:33
B4Crocodile Rock
Electric GuitarDavey Johnstone
Organ [Farfisa]Elton John
3:56
B5High Flying Bird
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Leslie]Davey Johnstone
4:10
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Credits

Notes

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

Album includes a 12 page full colour booklet with photos and lyrics which is stapled to inside gatefold cover

Printers Patent No. 1224339

Vinyl is translucent red if held against the light
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The booklet is of textured paper; 2nd printing is smooth.

Made in England.

Durations do not appear on this release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): DJLPH 427 A2 AGONG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): DJLPH 427 B2 BANG!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 2): DJLPH 427 A2 AGONG C/J
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 2): DJLPH 427 B2 "BANG! ES

Other Versions (5 of 241)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Album, Gatefold)DJM Records (2)86 569 ITGermany1972
New Submission
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (Cassette, Album, Green cassette, yellow labels)DJM Records (2)ZCDJL 427UK1972
Recently Edited
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Album)DJM Records (2)DJM 22091Scandinavia1972
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Album)DJM Records (2)DJLPH 427Scandinavia1972
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve)DJM Records (2)DJLPH 427Scandinavia1972

Reviews

  • kschraer's avatar
    kschraer
    I have a copy of this that is Blue when held up to the light. Anyone know anything about it.
    It has the booklet on the DJM Label. DJLPH.427

    Thanks
    • meepie's avatar
      meepie
      I think www.discogs.com should pay more attention to distinguish between year of recording/manufacturing vs. year of release. Like with this one (Elton John-Don't shoot me...) album, info just states "year" without any hint as to what in the album developing process "year" refers to. Otherwise www.discogs.com is an AMAZING website so thank you for that.
      • tottrhys's avatar
        tottrhys
        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.
        • Dziuggy's avatar
          Dziuggy
          Got a copy today, mine is Gate Fold, with picture book inside still MCA 2100, but differs from the one listed

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