7-29292 Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Produced by Chris Thomas
Released on May 1984
UK CHART POSITION #7 . . . US CHART POSITION #5
Find it at GEMM
7-29292 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

I always found it interesting that Elton didn’t write this as a ballad. Instead, “Sad Songs” is a celebration of music as a common communicator, of the triumph over sadness that sharing allows. Doesn’t depart much from his last couple of hits, but I guess that’s why he’s still standing. The B side is a surprisingly tasty leftover from the Breaking Hearts sessions, “A Simple Man.” It’s a throwback to the piano music of the ‘70s, the last confession of a lone wolf sort of thing.

TRACK LISTING

  1. SAD SONGS (SAY SO MUCH)    (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)    4:08
  2. A SIMPLE MAN    (Elton John/Gary Osborne)    3:50

    12-inch single track listing
  3. SAD SONGS (SAY SO MUCH) (EXTENDED VERSION)
  4. A SIMPLE MAN

CREDITS

Renate -- engineer (1)
Bill Price -- engineer (2)

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK May 1984 Rocket 7/7PIC PH/PHPIC-7 picture sleeve, avail. as shaped picture disc
UK May 1984 Rocket 12 PH7-12  
US May 1984 Geffen 7" 7-29292  
US 1984 Geffen 12PRO PRO-A-2160 feat. A side only
AUSL/BRA/FRA/GER 1984 Rocket 7"/12 822087-7/1 picture sleeve

 

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