Empty Sky is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released on 6 June 1969. It would not be released in the United States until January 1975 (on MCA), with different cover art, well after John's fame had been established internationally. Recorded during the winter of 1968 and spring of 1969 in a DJM Records 8-track studio, Empty Sky is the only album in the early part of Elton John's career not produced by Gus Dudgeon, instead helmed by friend and DJM staffer Steve Brown
Empty Sky is often too easily assessed with a heavy dose of hindsight. After all, what Elton and Bernie accomplished in the succeeding half-decade could not help but overshadow the 1969 album and earlier efforts, three stand-alone singles, none of which charted. Yes, the cultural echo of the 1969 LP has perhaps been reduced to a note or two in the Elton John vs. Pnau album, Good Morning To The Night (2012), and a fleeting glimpse of the back cover in a particularly heartbreaking scene in the recently-released movie ROCKETMAN
Empty Sky. The album that started it all! While Elton's debut album was released in 1969 in the UK, it was not officially released in the US until 1975 and then under a different album cover than the one seen here. estern Ford Gateway3:15. Music & Lyrics by ELTON JOHN & BERNIE TAUPIN Produced by STEVE BROWN Recorded at Dick James Studios, London, UK.
Another similar release " Empty Sky " exists with more space above and below Elton John on labels. Matrix, Runout (Label A side): DJLPS.
Although he had made a number of re-recordings of popular songs for a budget record label in the late '60s, Empty Sky was the first true solo album Elton John recorded after leaving Bluesology; it also marked the beginning of his long and fruitful collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Empty Sky is quite indicative of the post-Sgt. Pepper's era. With its ambitious arrangements and lyrics, it's clear that John and Taupin intended the album to be a major statement.
Band Name Elton John. Album Name Empty Sky. Type Album. Members owning this album4. Re-Issue in 1995 by Mercury Records.
Elton John's first album was released in the UK in June of 1969. US fans would have to wait until 1975, at which point Elton was a superstar. It all starts here with Empty Sky, an album that could fit well into the psychedelic category of the late 1960s. Most of Bernie's lyrics here are rather interesting, and Elton's melodies are already beginning to gel. Unfortunately, as with some debut albums, there lacks a sense of purpose. The album begins strongly with the title cut Empty Sky. At over 8 minutes in length Elton and Caleb (guitarist) rock out in this extended jam. At times.
Artists Elton John Empty Sky. Empty Sky Elton John. This album has an average beat per minute of 136 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 124/158 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Empty Sky. Album starts at 130BPM, ends at 150BPM (+20), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Elton John. Wonderful Crazy Night.
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|A3||Western Ford Gateway|
|B1||Lady What's Tomorrow
Drums – Nigel Ollson*
|B5||Gulliver / Hay Chewed|
- Manufactured By – Promus
- Artwork By – Dave Larkham, Jim Goff
- Bass – Tony Murray
- Drums, Percussion – Roger Pope
- Engineer – Frank Owen
- Engineer [Tape Operator And Whistling] – Clive Franks
- Guitar, Congas – Caleb Quaye
- Harmonica – Graham Vickery
- Piano, Organ, Electric Piano – Elton John
- Producer – Steve Brown
- Saxophone, Flute – Don Fay
- Written-By – Elton John And Bernie Taupin*
|DJLPS 403, DJLPS.403||Elton John||Empty Sky (LP, Album, Gat)||DJM Records , DJM Records||DJLPS 403, DJLPS.403||UK||1969|
|MCA-2130||Elton John||Empty Sky (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||MCA Records||MCA-2130||US||1975|
|FL-2547||Elton John||Empty Sky (LP, Unofficial)||First Record||FL-2547||Taiwan||Unknown|
|503002||Elton John||Empty Sky (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||DJM Records||503002||France||1976|
|MCAC-620||Elton John||Empty Sky (Cass, Album, RE)||MCA Records||MCAC-620||US||1980|