Elton John releases ‘Empty Sky,’ his debut album (1969)

Elton John‘s ‘Empty Sky’ is his debut studio album produced by Steve Brown and released on June 6, 1969 by DJM.

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Elton John releases ‘Empty Sky,’ his debut album (1969)

1 . Skyline Pigeon (Playhouse Theatre 1976)

2 . Skyline Pigeon (São Paulo, Brazil)

Track Listing : 1.Empty Sky (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 08:28 . 2.Val-Hala (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 04:12 . 3.Western Ford Gateway (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:16 . 4.Hymn 2000 (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 04:29 . 5.Lady What’S Tomorrow (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:10 . 6.Sails (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:45 . 7.The Scaffold (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:18 . 8.Skyline Pigeon (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:37 . 9.Gulliver/Hay Chewed/Reprise (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 06:59

Musicians : Elton John – Vocals, Piano, Organ, Electric Piano, Harpsichord . Caleb Quaye – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Conga Drums . Tony Murray – Bass . Roger Pope – Drums, Percussion . Don Fay – Saxophone, Flute . Graham Vickery – Harmonica . Nigel Olsson – Drums On (5)

Production : Produced By Steve Brown .

Package : Gus Dudgeon – Liner Notes . John Tobler – Liner Notes

(Source Elton John – Empty Sky | Official Site)

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Head Heritage
Much as I like this album, it’s easy to see why it is generally considered something of a false start. Elton and Bernie were young and naive and still finding their feet. […]

Sputnikmusic
The next album would find the duo’s true strengths. What you’re left with on this album is naivety and pretentiousness at it’s finest. […]

Rolling Stone
20 Terrible Debut Albums by Great ArtistsThe eight-minute title track is a strong rocker and the beautiful ballad “Skyline Pigeon” remained a part of John’s live repertoire for decades, but the majority of the album is simply too twee and slight. […]

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