Elton John - 1969 - Empty Sky (FLAC 24-48, vinyl, 70s reissue, DJM DJF 20403)(4.5G)
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24/48 vinyl rip. 1976 reissue. DJM Records DJF 20403. LP made in Holland.
Side 1 1. Empty Sky 2. Val-Hala 3. Western Ford Gateway 4. Hymn 2000
Side 2 1. Lady Whats Tomorrow 2. Sails 3. The Scaffold 4. Skyline Pigeon 5. Gulliver / Hay Chewed / Reprise
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. Peppers era. With its ambitious arrangements and lyrics, its clear that John and Taupin intended the album to be a major statement. Though it shows some signs of Johns R&B roots, most of the album alternates between vaguely psychedelic rock and Taupin and Johns burgeoning pop songcraft, capped off by a bizarre reprise of brief moments of all of the songs on the record. There arent any forgotten gems on Empty Sky, but it does suggest Johns potential. - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG