MCA-40461 Island Girl
Produced by Gus Dudgeon
Released on September 1975
UK CHART POSITION #14 . . . US CHART POSITION #1 . . . PLATINUM RECORD
Find it at GEMM
MCA-40461 wo. picture sleeve
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T he advance single from Rock of the Westies and a personal favorite of mine. That crazy guitar and those marimbas get me every time. Of course, the real attraction to these singles is the nonalbum B side. “Sugar on the Floor” is a downbeat piano ballad, kind of “I Feel Like a Bullet” with some slide guitar in it. The song is actually written by Kiki Dee, who had signed with Elton’s Rocket Records two years earlier. It’s certainly south of the Westies work, prompting the question of what Elton ever saw in it that Kiki deedn’t.

TRACK LISTING

  1. ISLAND GIRL    (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)    3:46
  2. SUGAR ON THE FLOOR    (Kiki Dee)    4:31

    BRA 7-inch single
  3. ISLAND GIRL
  4. HOUSE OF CARDS

    1992 Collectables re-issue
  5. ISLAND GIRL
  6. A WORD IN SPANISH

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK September 1975 DJM 7" DJS.610 picture sleeve
US/CAN September 1975 MCA 7" MCA-40461  
BRA 1975 Young 7" 301-1099  
GER 1975 DJM 7" 2043 005 picture sleeve
JPN 1975 DJM 7" IFR-10857 picture sleeve
US 1992 Collectables 7RED COL-4907 red vinyl

 

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