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Elton John – Sad Songs (Say So Much) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 28th, 2010


1984 Front Cover


“Sad Songs (Say So Much)” is a song by Elton John from the 1984 album Breaking Hearts. It is the closing track. It reached the number 5 position on the U.S. chart. The lyrics describe how you sometimes need to listen to old radio blues classics when you’re feeling down, or when someone beloved has left you. In the years since then it has had modest radio airplay compared to some of the bigger 1980s singles from John.

The music video, shot on a street in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, featured John in which he did not wear glasses for portions nor did he play a piano although he did when this was recorded.


Label: The Rocket Record Company
Catalog#: PH 712, 822 087-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Soft Rock
Credits:  Producer – Chris Thomas

(P) 1984 Happenstance Ltd. England.
Published by Big Pig Music.
Original Sound Recording Made By Phonogram Ltd. (London)
Made In Britain

(A) Sad Songs (Say So Much) (Extended Version) 4:50
Recorded By – Renate*
Written-By – Bernie Taupin , Elton John
This version does not appear on the new album ‘Breaking Hearts’

(B) A Simple Man 3:48
Recorded By – Bill Price
Written-By – Elton John , Gary Osborne
Does not appear on the new album ‘Breaking Hearts’

Back Cover

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
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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9 Responses to “Elton John – Sad Songs (Say So Much) (UK 12″)”

  1. chwee Says:

    Thanks Paul! This has always been one of my personal favourites from Sir Elton John! It is, of course, from the fabulous 80s! ~ Chwee (Sg)


  2. Supersize Says:

    Brill! Wanted a 12” of this for such a long time!!


  3. matt Says:

    another amazing share….thank you so much!! got any Cher vinyl?


  4. chris Says:

    Thanks so much for this, Paul. I have the 12″ Promo extended version of Elton’s “Nobody Wins” if you’d like it. Just let me know….


  5. Matracas Says:

    I appreciate you sharing this. It is one of my favorites from Elton “Hercules” John.


  6. Robert Brown Says:

    Thanks again Paul.


  7. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. This wasn’t even released in OZ.


  8. Justin McKeon Says:

    None of the links work


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Links have been fixed. Enjoy!


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