Annotation

1995/96 reissue collection "The Classic Years"

Annotation last modified on 2011-08-28 12:56 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Tiny Dancer 3.55 6:17
2 Levon 3.5 5:22
3 Razor Face 3 4:44
4 Madman Across the Water 3.65 5:57
5 Indian Sunset 3.5 6:47
6 Holiday Inn 3 4:17
7 Rotten Peaches 3 4:58
8 All the Nasties 3 5:09
9 Goodbye 3 1:49

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Les Thatcher (1971-02-27) (track 2)
Davey Johnstone (1971-08-09) (track 1)
Caleb Quaye (1971-08-09) (track 6)
Davey Johnstone (1971-08-14) (tracks 4, 7)
electric bass guitar:
Herbie Flowers (1971-08-14) (tracks 4–5, 7)
drums (drum set):
Barry Morgan (English drummer) (1971-02-27) (track 2)
Roger Pope (1971-02-27) (track 3)
Roger Pope (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Nigel Olsson (1971-08-11) (track 8)
Terry Cox (UK rock drummer) (1971-08-14) (tracks 4–5, 7)
bass guitar:
David Glover (bass guitarist) (1971-02-27) (track 3)
Brian Odgers (1971-02-27) (track 2)
David Glover (bass guitarist) (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Dee Murray (1971-08-11) (track 8)
mandolin and sitar:
Davey Johnstone (1971-08-09) (track 6)
slide guitar:
Chris Spedding (1971-08-14) (track 7)
tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (1971-08-11) (track 8)
synthesizer:
Diana Lewis (UK sythesizer/keyboardist) (1971-08-14) (tracks 4, 7)
organ:
Rick Wakeman (1971-02-27) (track 3)
Rick Wakeman (1971-08-14) (tracks 4, 7)
double bass:
Chris Laurence (double bassist) (1971-08-14) (track 5)
electric guitar:
Caleb Quaye (1971-02-27) (tracks 2–3)
Caleb Quaye (1971-08-09) (track 1)
Chris Spedding (1971-08-14) (track 4)
percussion:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (1971-08-14) (tracks 4, 7)
steel guitar:
BJ Cole (1971-08-09) (track 1)
piano:
Elton John (1971-02-27) (tracks 2–3, 9)
Elton John (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Elton John (1971-08-11) (track 8)
Elton John (1971-08-14) (tracks 4–5, 7)
accordion:
Jack Emblow (accordionist) (1971-02-27) (track 3)
harmonium:
Brian Dee (UK jazz/rock piano/organ) (1971-02-27) (track 2)
background vocals:
Lesley Duncan (1971-02-27) (track 2)
Barry St. John (1971-02-27) (track 2)
Liza Strike (1971-02-27) (track 2)
Sue & Sunny (1971-02-27) (track 2)
Tony Burrows (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Roger Cook (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Lesley Duncan (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Dee Murray (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Nigel Olsson (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Barry St. John (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Terry Steele (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Liza Strike (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Sue & Sunny (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Tony Burrows (1971-08-14) (track 7)
Roger Cook (1971-08-14) (track 7)
Lesley Duncan (1971-08-14) (track 7)
Dee Murray (1971-08-14) (track 7)
Nigel Olsson (1971-08-14) (track 7)
Barry St. John (1971-08-14) (track 7)
Terry Steele (1971-08-14) (track 7)
Liza Strike (1971-08-14) (track 7)
Sue & Sunny (1971-08-14) (track 7)
choir vocals:
Cantores in Ecclesia Choir (1971-08-11) (track 8)
Cantores in Ecclesia Choir (1971-08-14) (track 5)
composer:
Elton John (tracks 1–9)
engineer:
Robin Geoffrey Cable (tracks 1–9)
lead vocals:
Elton John (1971-02-27) (tracks 2–3, 9)
Elton John (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Elton John (1971-08-11) (track 8)
Elton John (1971-08-14) (tracks 4–5, 7)
lyricist:
Bernie Taupin (tracks 1–9)
producer:
Gus Dudgeon (tracks 1–9)
publisher:
recorded at:
Trident Studios (London, UK) in Soho, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (1971-02-27) (tracks 2–3, 9)
Trident Studios (London, UK) in Soho, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (1971-08-09) (tracks 1, 6)
Trident Studios (London, UK) in Soho, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (1971-08-11) (track 8)
Trident Studios (London, UK) in Soho, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (1971-08-14) (tracks 4–5, 7)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Downloading by Negativland (track 9)
Ghetto Gospel by 2Pac feat. Elton John (track 5)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 387) (track 1)
recording of:
Goodbye (1971-02-27) (track 9)
Levon (1971-02-27) (track 2)
Razor Face (1971-02-27) (track 3)
Holiday Inn (1971-08-09) (track 6)
Tiny Dancer (1971-08-09) (track 1)
All the Nasties (1971-08-11) (track 8)
Indian Sunset (1971-08-14) (track 5)
Madman Across the Water (1971-08-14) (track 4)
Rotten Peaches (1971-08-14) (track 7)