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Empty Sky

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Download links and information about Empty Sky by Elton John. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 55:11 minutes.

Artist: Elton John
Release date: 1969
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 55:11
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Empty Sky 8:29
2. Val-Hala 4:12
3. Western Ford Gateway 3:15
4. Hymn 2000 4:29
5. Lady What's Tomorrow 3:09
6. Sails 3:45
7. The Scaffold 3:18
8. Skyline Pigeon (Harpsichord Version) 3:37
9. Gulliver/It's Hay Chewed/Reprise 7:13
10. Lady Samantha 3:04
11. All across the Havens 2:52
12. It's Me That You Need (Single) 4:04
13. Just Like Strange Rain 3:44

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Although he had made a number of re-recordings of popular songs for a budget record label in the late '60s, Empty Sky was the first true solo album Elton John recorded after leaving Bluesology; it also marked the beginning of his long and fruitful collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Empty Sky is quite indicative of the post-Sgt. Pepper's era. With its ambitious arrangements and lyrics, it's clear that John and Taupin intended the album to be a major statement. Though it shows some signs of John's R&B roots, most of the album alternates between vaguely psychedelic rock and burgeoning pop songcraft, capped off by a bizarre reprise of brief moments of all of the songs on the record. There aren't any forgotten gems on Empty Sky, but it does suggest John's potential. [The CD reissue includes the bonus tracks "Lady Samantha," "All Across the Havens," "It's Me That You Need," and "Just Like Strange Rain."]