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Elton John – Passengers (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 26th, 2010


1984 Front Cover

Released in 1984 “Passengers” reached #5 in the Uk and was taken from the album “Breaking Hearts” the eighteenth studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John. It features the classic quartet of Elton John, Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson. This was the last studio album until 2001’s Songs from the West Coast that would feature Nigel on drums. It was also the last in which Elton played all keyboards in the studio. There would be a backup keyboardist for every album on. This is the first album since Rock of the Westies without strings. This is one of only two albums with the classic quartet without Ray Cooper, the other being Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player. This would be the last album Dee Murray would play bass for before his death in 1992. This would also be the last Chris Thomas-produced album until Elton John’s 1987 throat surgery and use of electronic and MIDI pianos in the studio.

A 12″ remix was released for “Passengers” and featured an unreleased track “Lonely Boy” and an extended remix of “Passengerss” remixed by Julian Mendelsohn.


Label: The Rocket Record Company
Catalog#: EJS 512
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Synth-pop

“Lonely Boy” listed on picture sleeve as previously unreleased.

Passengers (Extended Remix) 5:39
Remix – Julian Mendelsohn
Side B
B1 Lonely Boy (Previously Unreleased) 4:48
B2 Blue Eyes 3:26

Back Cover

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 10
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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15 Responses to “Elton John – Passengers (UK 12″)”

  1. dreamtime Says:

    hi djpault

    glad to see you up & running again!

    i updated my links for your blog. I also made a new mix with source material from your site:


    thanx again & keep up the good work!


    ps: as things are going i might have to join you on wordpress soon 🙁


    Deano Reply:

    I have your wordpress link bookmarked too, dreamtime. Good luck – I hope you don’t have to use it.


  2. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Wow! Fantastic! Great to see you up and running again, Paul! And to top it off, you post a great, rare 12″ of Elton John’s “Passengers” in FLAC! Thank you!


  3. eLeMeNOhPeaQ Says:

    I wasn’t familiar with “Passengers” or “Lonely Boy”, but of course I do know “Blue Eyes”. So, I decided to give this a download, and I was quite surprised. Your rip of this vinyl is amazing…it’s so crystal clear. You have better quality than a lot of those reissue labels out there!

    I just love getting a “second chance” at hearing songs I missed the first time around, 20 plus years ago. Thanks, Paul…you rock! 🙂


  4. Andy Says:

    Thanks for this Paul. I didn’t know it existed and I’m a big Elton fan.


  5. 80spornstar Says:

    Nice post. Thank you.


  6. Juliano Says:

    The MEGAUPLOAD and DEPOSITFILES links were both deleted…


    burningthegrounddjpault Reply:

    Juliano sorry you have to catch these files when they are first uploaded I cannot control the file hosts they delete files whenever they feel like it. I would suggest that you subscribe to my blog by email that way you will get email alerts whenever there is a new post that way you might not miss out on the links when they are new. You can subscribe by looking on the right column on the home page and clicking the “SIGN ME UP” button. I do not have time to continually repost links sorry.



  7. burningthegrounddjpault Says:

    March 31, 2010
    Fixed FLAC Links.



  8. Mike Jorenes Says:

    All links dead again 🙁


  9. Mike Jorenes Says:

    nevermind-mp3 dead but flac still ok! Thanks a lot!


  10. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. To my knowledge this 12″ was not released in Oz so it is great to be able to pick it up here.


    Jason63 Reply:

    Hi Paul. I have just downloaded the 24 bit version of this and it appears to be the same size as the “normal” FLAC file. Is it possible to upload this in 24 bit? Cheers and keep up the great work.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jason63 it should be correct now. I just had the file names mixed up 🙂


    Jason63 Reply:

    Thanks for fixing this Paul. You are a legend.


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