Elton John ‎- Empty Sky (1969) DJM Records/DJLPS 403 - UK 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Elton John ‎- Empty Sky (1969) DJM Records/DJLPS 403 - UK 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Elton John ‎- Empty Sky
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: DJM Records/DJLPS 403 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Pop-Rock

A1 Empty Sky
A2 Val-Hala
A3 Western Ford Gateway
A4 Hymn 2000
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B1 Lady What's Tomorrow
B2 Sails
B3 The Scaffold
B4 Skyline Pigeon
B5 Gulliver-Hay Chewed-Reprise


Engineer – Frank Owen
Lyrics By – Bernie Taupin
Music By – Elton John
Producer – Steve Brown
Notes
Some copies exist that are pressed in translucent black vinyl.

Gatefold sleeve with lyrics.
Label reads: DJLPS.403
sleeve reads: DJLPS 403


Elton John ‎- Empty Sky (1969) DJM Records/DJLPS 403 - UK 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Elton John ‎- Empty Sky (1969) DJM Records/DJLPS 403 - UK 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Elton John ‎- Empty Sky (1969) DJM Records/DJLPS 403 - UK 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz



This Rip: 2014
This LP: NM-/From my personal collection
Cleaning: RCM Moth MkII Pro Vinyl
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Cartridge: SHURE M97xE With Jico SAS Stylus (New!)
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LP Rip & Full Scan LP Cover: Fran Solo
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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. Though it shows some signs of John's R&B roots, most of the album alternates between vaguely psychedelic rock and burgeoning pop songcraft, capped off by a bizarre reprise of brief moments of all of the songs on the record. There aren't any forgotten gems on Empty Sky, but it does suggest John's potential.
Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
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