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ELTON JOHN – HONKY CHATEAU Translucent Red Vinyl LP – EXC+ A2/B2 UK

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Elton John – Honky Chateau
(DJM Records  1972  DJLPH423)
Matrix No’s: A2/B2 – UK Pressing
Textured Envelope Gatefold Sleeve

G&L Textured & Embossed Gatefold Sleeve in Very Good+ condition
– name written in top right corner with some small sticker tears below it – left side of sleeve has some tears

Vinyl in Excellent+ condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles)


VINYL IS TRANSLUCENT RED
IF YOU HOLD THE VINYL UP TO A BRIGHT LIGHT YOU CAN SEE THE RED COLOUR

Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists.

Honky Château is the fifth studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released in 1972. In 2003, the album was ranked number 357 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was certified gold on 24 July 1972 and platinum on 11 October 1995 by the RIAA. This was the final Elton John album on the Uni label in the US and Canada before the MCA consolidated all of its various labels under the MCA brand. This and John’s earlier Uni albums were later reissued on MCA Records.

Track listing

All songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Side one

  1. “Honky Cat” – 5:13
  2. “Mellow” – 5:32
  3. “I Think I’m Going to Kill Myself” – 3:35
  4. “Susie (Dramas)” – 3:25
  5. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” – 4:45

Side two

  1. “Salvation” – 3:58
  2. “Slave” – 4:22
  3. “Amy” – 4:03
  4. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – 5:00
  5. “Hercules” – 5:20

Personnel

  • Elton John – vocals, acoustic and electric pianos, organ
  • Davey Johnstone – guitars, banjo, mandolin, backing vocals (tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10)
  • Dee Murray – bass guitar, backing vocals (tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10)
  • Nigel Olsson – drums, congas, tambourine, backing vocals (tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10)

Additional musicians

  • Ivan Jullien (fr.) – trumpet (track 1)
  • Jacques Bolognesi (fr.) – trombone (track 1)
  • Jean-Louis Chautemps, Alain Hatot – saxophones (track 1)
  • Jean-Luc Ponty – electric violin (tracks 2, 8)
  • “Legs” Larry Smith – tap dance (track 3)
  • David Hentschel – ARP synthesiser (tracks 5, 10) (credited as “David Henschel” on sleeve)
  • Ray Cooper – congas (track 8)
  • Gus Dudgeon – rhino whistle and backing vocals (track 10)
  • Madeline Bell, Liza Strike, Larry Steel, Tony Hazzard – additional backing vocals

Production

  • Producer: Gus Dudgeon
  • Engineer: Ken Scott
  • Mastering engineer: “Legs” Larry Smith
  • Remastering: Tony Cousins
  • Editing: Gus Skinas
  • Digital transfers: Ricky Graham
  • Surround mix: Greg Penny
  • Brass arrangement: Gus Dudgeon
  • Cover photo: Ed Caraeff
  • Liner notes: John Tobler
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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