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JOHN, ELTON

THE COVERS RECORD (LILITH DIGALOG)

JOHN, ELTON - THE COVERS RECORD 47136
Format:
2 LP
Release:
31.12.2010
Label:
LILITH DIGALOG
Genre:
Rock
Kat.-Nr.:
47136
Barcode:
0889397703226
LP + CD VERSION OF THE ALBUM!Back in the days when full-length LPs were still considered a luxury item, record labels devised a way to get people to buy them: hire an unknown singer to do a full-length album's worth of cover versions of all the latest hits.

People bought these albums because it was an affordable way to amass a collection of the latest hits, and cheaper than buying the original singles.

In the late sixties Elton John was one of these "unknown singers" and although the cover albums did not afford him with much creative room (given that by contract he was not allowed to reinterpret any of the covers), they did pay the rent.

An interesting glimpse at Elton before he became a pop star.who knows if his mastery of the pop song is not in some small way owed to this early apprenticeship inside the belly of the beast.

Includes "Lady D'Arbanville" (Cat Stevens), "Cottonfields" (Beach Boys) "I'm A Natural Sinner" (Fair Weather), "Travelin' Band" (Creedence Clearwater Revival), "It's All In The Game" (Four Tops), "Signed Sealed Delivered" (Stevie Wonder) "Spirit In The Sky (Norman Greenbaum), and more!
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. COTTONFIELDS (HUDDIE LEADBETTER)
  • 1.2. LADY D'ARBANVILLE (CAT STEVENS)
  • 1.3. NATURAL SINNER (ANDY FAIRWEATHER-LO
  • 1.4. SPIRIT IN THE SKY (NORMAN GREENBAUM
  • 1.5. TRAVELIN' BAND (JOHN FOGERTY)
  • 1.6. I CAN'T TELL THE BOTTOM FROM THE TO
  • 1.7. GOOD MORNING FREEDOM (COOK/GREENWAY
  • 1.8. YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK (NINA SIMON
  • 1.9. SWEET HONESTY (BEVERLY MARTIN)
  • 1.10. DAY IS DONE (NICK DRAKE)
  • 1.11. WAY TO BLUE (NICK DRAKE)
  • 1.12. TIME HAS TOLD ME (NICK DRAKE)
  • 1.13. IN THE SUMMERTIME (RAY DORSET)
  • 1.14. UP AROUND THE BEND (JOHN FOGERTY)
  • 1.15. SHE SOLD ME MAGIC (LOU CHRISTIE/HER
  • 1.16. COME AND GET IT (PAUL MCCARTNEY)
  • 1.17. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE (JOHN HUR
  • 1.18. SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED (WONDER/GAR
  • 1.19. ALL IN THE GAME (CHARLES DAWES/CARL
  • 1.20. YELLOW RIVER (JEFF CHRISTIE)