Elton John releases ‘Too Low for Zero,’ his seventeenth album featuring ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues’ and ‘I’m Still Standing’ (1983)

Elton John’ s ‘Too Low for Zero’ is his seventeenth studio album produced by Chris Thomas and released on May 30, 1983 by Geffen / Rocket

Track Listing : 1.Cold As Christmas |In The Middle Of The Year] (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 04:19 . 2.I’M Still Standing (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:02 . 3.Too Low For Zero (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 05:46 . 4.Religion (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 04:05 . 5.I Guess That’S Why They Call It The Blues (Elton John, Davey Johnstone, Bernie Taupin) – 04:41 . 6.Crystal (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 05:05 . 7.Kiss The Bride (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 04:22 . 8.Whipping Boy (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:43 . 9.Saint (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 05:17 . 10.One More Arrow (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:34

Musicians : Elton John – Piano Except (7 – 9), Fender Rhodes On (1), Synthesizers Except (8) Yamaha Electric Piano On (9), Vocals . Davey Johnstone – Acoustic Guitar On (1 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 9), Electric Guitar On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) Backing Vocals . Dee Murray – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals . Nigel Olsson – Drums, Backing Vocals . Ray Cooper – Percussion On (1) . Skaila Kanga – Harp On (1) . Kiki Dee – Backing Vocals On (1) . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica On (5)

Production : Produced By Chris Thomas .

Arrangements : James Newton-Howard On (10)

Recorded September 1982 – January 1983 At Air Studios (Montserrat); Sunset Sound Recorders (Hollywood, Ca)..

Released On May 30, 1983 By Geffen / Rocket.

(Source EltonJohn.com)

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At this point in time, his range had increased dramatically. It’s a pleasure to hear him slide effortlessly from the baritone-tinged vocals on the tile track to his gorgeous falsetto on “Saint.” However, that falsetto fails him on “One More Arrow.” […]

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He may have released better works overall in the 70s, but with Taupin back on board Too Low for Zero is still a winner. […]

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