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Elton John
EltonJohn1970
Elton John
Released April 10 1970
Recorded January 1970; Trident Studios
(London, England)
Length 39:27
Label DJM (UK)
Uni (US)
Produced by Steve Brown
Elton John is the second studio album by Elton John, released in 1970. This was often misinterpreted as his first album, as it was his first album released in the US. It is often said to be one of his finest records. This was the first of many Elton John albums produced by Gus Dudgeon. The first single from this album, "Your Song", became Elton's first hit.

Track Listing Edit

All songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Side one Edit

  1. "Your Song" – 4:02
  2. "I Need You to Turn To" – 2:35
  3. "Take Me to the Pilot" – 3:47
  4. "No Shoe Strings on Louise" – 3:31
  5. "First Episode at Hienton" – 4:48

Side two Edit

  1. "Sixty Years On" – 4:35
  2. "Border Song" – 3:22
  3. "The Greatest Discovery" – 4:12
  4. "The Cage" – 3:28
  5. "The King Must Die" – 5:23

Bonus tracks (1995 Mercury and 1996 Rocket reissue) Edit

  1. "Bad Side of the Moon" – 3:15
  2. "Grey Seal" (Original version) – 3:35
  3. "Rock and Roll Madonna" – 4:17

Bonus tracks (2008 deluxe edition) Edit

Disc one - original album Edit

Disc two Edit

  1. "Your Song" (Piano demo) – 3:35
  2. "I Need You to Turn To" (Piano demo) – 2:12
  3. "Take Me to the Pilot" (Piano demo) – 2:36
  4. "No Shoe Strings on Louise" (Piano demo) – 3:33
  5. "Sixty Years On" (Piano demo) – 4:21
  6. "The Greatest Discovery" (Piano demo) – 3:58
  7. "The Cage" (Piano demo) – 3:21
  8. "The King Must Die" (Piano demo) – 5:24
  9. "Rock and Roll Madonna" (Piano demo) – 3:11
  10. "Thank You Mama" (Piano demo) – 3:20
  11. "All the Way Down to El Paso" (Piano demo) – 2:49
  12. "I'm Going Home" (Piano demo) – 3:05
  13. "Grey Seal" (Piano demo) – 3:19
  14. "Rock And Roll Madonna" (Alternate take) – 2:55
  15. "Bad Side of the Moon" – 3:13
  16. "Grey Seal" (Original version) – 3:36
  17. "Rock and Roll Madonna" – 4:17
  18. "Border Song" (BBC session) – 3:21
  19. "Your Song" (BBC session) – 4:01
  20. "Take Me to the Pilot" (BBC session) – 3:33

On the album released in Portugal, a French horn is used in the introduction to "The Greatest Discovery" instead of a cello as is found on all other versions. An extended version of the introduction to "Sixty Years On" is available on the 1990 box set To Be Continued.

The original German release from 1970 (Hansa 80807) opens with the song "Rock and Roll Madonna", and the song "I Need You to Turn To" does not appear on the LP. The rest of the tracks and the running order remain the same as the worldwide release.

The album was remastered as a multichannel Super Audio CD in 2004.

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