MCA-40259 Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Produced by Gus Dudgeon
Released on May 1974
UK CHART POSITION #16 . . . US CHART POSITION #2
Find it at GEMM
MCA-40259 wo. picture sleeve
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B iggest. Ballad. Ever. Of course it probably isn’t really, but it is the biggest Elton John ballad of all time, in terms of sheer sonic space. A short list of them would include “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” “Candle In The Wind,” “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.” Sun is the more powerful because it is the affirmation of life in the face of death. Sorry Seems is the leading up to it, Someone Saved the moment after, Candle years after and witnessed from afar. The B side is a nonalbum track which bears a striking semblance to its nearly namesake, “Meat City,” from John Lennon. Is it a good tune, you’re wondering? It missed the cut for Caribou, for crying out loud, ‘nuff said.

TRACK LISTING

  1. DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME    (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)    5:33
  2. SICK CITY    (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)    5:22

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK May 1974 DJM 7" DJS.302  
US/CAN May 1974 MCA 7" MCA-40259  
JPN 1974 DJM 7" IFR-10563 picture sleeve
NZ 1974 DJM 7" K-5550  

 

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