Tag: Empty Sky

Monday 12am ET Feature LP – Elton John – Empty Sky (1969 / 1975)

Empty Sky is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released on June 6, 1969. It would not be released in the United States until January 1975 (on MCA), with different cover art, well after John’s fame had been established internationally.

Recorded during the winter of 1968 and spring of 1969 in a DJM 8-track studio, Empty Sky is the only album in the early part of his career not produced by Gus Dudgeon, instead headed by friend and DJM staffer Steve Brown. The album was released in the UK in both stereo and mono with the latter now being a rare collector’s item.

“Empty Sky” – 8:28
“Valhalla” – 4:12
“Western Ford Gateway” – 3:16
“Hymn 2000” – 4:29
“Lady What’s Tomorrow” – 3:10
“Sails” – 3:45
“The Scaffold” – 3:18
“Skyline Pigeon” – 3:37
“Gulliver/Hay Chewed/Reprise” – 6:59*
“Lady Samantha” – 3:02
“All Across the Havens” – 2:52
“It’s Me That You Need” – 4:04
“Just Like Strange Rain” – 3:44