Elton John

Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player

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One of the best entries from Elton John and Bernie Taupin's remarkably successful mid-1970s run, this album still holds up well over a quarter of a century after its release. Even casual fans will recognise "Daniel", "Elderberry Wine", and "Crocodile Rock", but "Teacher I Need You", "Have Mercy on the Criminal" and "I'm Going to Be a Teenage Idol" are equally good. Elton's backing band at the time (guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Dee Murray, and drummer Nigel Olsson) was easily his best, and producer Gus Dudgeon and orchestral arranger Paul Buckmaster bathed the tracks in a warm and enticing glow.


1 Daniel
2 Teacher I Need You
3 Elderberry Wine
4 Blues for My Baby and Me
5 Midnight Creeper
6 Have Mercy On the Criminal
7 I'm Gonna Be a Teenage Idol
8 Texan Love Song
9 Crocodile Rock
10 High Flying Bird
CD Bonus tracks:
11 Screw You (Young Man's Blues)
12 Jack Rabbit
13 Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again)
14 Skyline Pigeon (Piano Version)