Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (Remastered)
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||Daniel||Elton John||3:54||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Teacher I Need You||Elton John||4:09||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Elderberry Wine||Elton John||3:33||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Blues For My Baby and Me||Elton John||5:42||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Midnight Creeper||Elton John||3:53||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Have Mercy On the Criminal||Elton John||5:57||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm Going To Be a Teenage Idol||Elton John||3:55||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Texan Love Song||Elton John||3:33||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Crocodile Rock||Elton John||3:56||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||High Flying Bird||Elton John||4:27||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Screw You (Young Man's Blues)||Elton John||4:43||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jack Rabbit||Elton John||1:49||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again)||Elton John||2:51||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Skyline Pigeon (Piano Version)||Elton John||3:54||£0.99||View In iTunes|
Elton John became a true superstar with 1972's Honky Chateau. He followed that album with Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, his most direct, pop-oriented album to date. Designed as a pastiche of classic and contemporary pop styles, the album almost sounds like an attempt to demonstrate the diversity of the John/Taupin team. Though the hits are remarkable — "Daniel" is a moving ballad and "Crocodile Rock" is a sly take on '50s rock & roll — the album is slightly uneven. Several of the album tracks, particularly the knowing "I'm Gonna Be a Teenage Idol" and the rocking "Elderberry Wine," are as strong as anything John had recorded, but there are too many melodies that simply don't catch hold. Nevertheless, the singles were strong enough to keep the album at the top of the charts, and at its best, it is a very enjoyable piece of well-crafted pop/rock. [The CD reissue includes the bonus tracks "Screw You (Young Man's Blues)," "Jack Rabbit," "Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again)," and the piano version of "Skyline Pigeon."]
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Elton John delivered two classic albums in one year, a feat that would be thought of as impossible today; it just demonstrates his prowess as a writer. 'Crocodile Rock' and 'Daniel' are worth the price of admission alone. Elton introduced, with this episode in his career, a full time backing band which beefs up his sound and takes cuts like 'Elderberry Wine' and 'Skyline Pigeon' more articulate and sweeping. Download: Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Elderberry Wine, Skyline Pigeon
elton at his best! nostalgic.
Pure pleasure this album, faultless songs, download "teacher I need you" also b side of crocodile rock single(showing age) "elderberry wine" and shake that booty to the rhthym!
Born: 25 March 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s