Posted by DjPaulT on March 26th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE
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″
Genre: Electronic, Rock
“Lonely Boy” listed on picture sleeve as previously unreleased.
Passengers (Extended Remix) 5:39
Remix – Julian Mendelsohn
B1 Lonely Boy (Previously Unreleased) 4:48
B2 Blue Eyes 3:26
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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