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

Label:MCA Records – MCA-2100
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pinckneyville Pressing, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Classic Rock

Tracklist

A1Daniel
Acoustic Guitar, BanjoDavey*
BassDee*
Drums, Maracas [Maraccas]Nigel*
Electric Piano, Mellotron ['flute' Mellotron]Elton*
Synthesizer [A.r.p. Synthesizer]Ken Scott
3:52
A2Teacher I Need You
Acoustic GuitarDavey*
Backing VocalsDavey*, Dee*, Nigel*
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
Piano, MellotronElton*
4:08
A3Elderberry Wine
Arranged By [Brass Arrangement]Gus*
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
Electric GuitarDavey*
PianoElton*
TromboneJacques Bolognesi
TrumpetIvan Jullien
3:34
A4Blues For Baby And Me
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, SitarDavey*
Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangement]Paul Buckmaster
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
PianoElton*
5:38
A5Midnight Creeper
Arranged By [Brass Arrangement]Gus*
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
Electric GuitarDavey*
Electric PianoElton*
TromboneJacques Bolognesi
TrumpetIvan Jullien
3:53
B1Have Mercy On The Criminal
Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangement]Paul Buckmaster
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
Electric GuitarDavey*
PianoElton*
5:55
B2I'm Going To Be A Teenage Idol
Arranged By [Brass Arrangement]Gus*
Backing VocalsDavey*, Dee*, Nigel*
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
Electric Guitar, Acoustic GuitarDavey*
Piano [Piano And Leslie Piano]Elton*
TromboneJacques Bolognesi
TrumpetIvan Jullien
3:55
B3Texan Love Song
Acoustic Guitar, MandolinDavey*
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
HarmoniumElton*
3:33
B4Crocodile Rock
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
Electric GuitarDavey*
Piano, Organ [Farfisa Organ]Elton*
3:56
B5High Flying Bird
Backing VocalsDavey*, Dee*, Nigel*
BassDee*
DrumsNigel*
Guitar [Leslie], Acoustic GuitarDavey*
PianoElton*
4:10
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Notes

This is for the solid black label MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville release.

Bottom of labels have "℗ 1972" under songs and also "© 1972" around perimeter by address. LP housed in black company MCA sleeve.

Gatefold cover, includes color photo and lyric booklet not glued to inner panel.

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

© ℗ 1972 This Record Co. Ltd.
© 1972 MCA Records, Inc., 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California - U.S.A. - Printed in U.S.A.

"A" in matrix/runout may be a mark that's sometimes interpreted as an upside-down V w/ a bar or dot inside.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): MCA 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): MCA 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 1): MCA-5 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ I̶I̶I̶I̶ IIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 1): MCA-6 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ I̶I̶I̶I̶ IIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 2): MCA-W4 A ◈-P-◈I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 2): MCA-6 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 3): MCA-5 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ I̶I̶I̶I̶ III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 3): MCA-6 W-4 A ◈-P-◈
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 4): MCA-5 W-4 A ◈-P-◈ I̶I̶I̶I̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 4): MCA-6 W-4 A ◈-P-◈ I̶I̶I̶I̶ IIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 5): MCA-5 W-4 A ◈-P-◈ III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 5): MCA-6 W-3 A ◈-P-◈
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 6): MCA-5 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 6): MCA-6 W-3 A ◈-P-◈
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 7): MCA-5 W-4 A ◈-P-◈ II
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 7): MCA-6 W-4 A ◈-P-◈ I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 8): MCA-5 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ I̶I̶I̶I̶ IIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 8): MCA-6 W-4 A ◈-P-◈ I̶I̶I̶I̶ II
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 9): MCA-5 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ IIIII
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 9): MCA-6 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 10): MCA-5 W-4 A ◈-P-◈ III
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched except ◈-P-◈ stamped, variant 10): MCA-6 W-3 A ◈-P-◈ I̶I̶I̶I̶ II

Other Versions (5 of 271)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Stereo)MCA RecordsMCA-3005US1972
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold)MCA RecordsMCA 2100US1973
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Album, Stereo)DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2)DJLPH 427, DJLPH.427UK1973
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Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Album, Gatefold)DJM Records (2)SNIR-DJ 25043Italy1973
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Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (LP, Album, Gatefold)DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2)L 34722, DJL 34722Australia1973

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