Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Elton John ''Nick Drake Session & DJM Demos'' 1968

Elton John's demo sessions at Dick James Music Studio in 1968. Here you can listen Elton John singing songs of Mike Heron, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Beverly Martin arranged by Drake's producer, Joe Boyd.
The sessions featured Elton John - vocals/piano, Linda Peters (later Thompson) - vocals, Jim Capaldi - drums, Simon Nicol - guitar, Pat Donaldson - bass.

1. Day Is Done (Nick Drake)
2. Saturday Sun (Nick Drake)
3. Sweet Honesty (Breverly Martin)
4. Way To Blue (Nick Drake)
5. Stormbringer (John Martyn)
6. You Get Brighter (Mike Heron, vo.Linda Peters)
7. I Don't Mind (Ed Carter, vo.Linda Peters)
8. Pied Pauper (Ed Carter, vo.Linda Peters)
9. Time Has Told Me (Nick Drake)
10. Go Out And Get It (Mike Heron)
11. The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca
12. When The First Tear Shows
13. Angel Tree
14. Turn To Me
15. I Can't Go On Living Without You
16. When I Was Tealby Abbey
17. A Dandelion Dies In The Wind
18. You'll Be Sorry To See Me Go
19. Where It's At
20. I Get A Little Bit Lonely
21. Hour Glass
22. Taking The Sun From My Eyes
23. And The Clock Goes Round

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone reup the "Moths" lp to Rapidshare. The yousendit link is dead. Who woulda thunk Reg had such good taste in covers.

05 July, 2006 14:02  
Blogger Associazione ImperiaParla! said...

Hi Lizardson, because you are so kind, I have one question for you.
In the web, some times ago, I found the e-book of Borderline produsctions (without pics, but with all the data).
I lost it in my bookmark. Do you know about? Can you help me to find that links?
Thank u in advance.
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All the best.

05 July, 2006 19:51  
Blogger Lizardson said...

I don't know but Borderline produsctions and their archived site seems no longer on-line.

05 July, 2006 21:45  
Blogger nomadjf said...

i just saw this video with Elton John in it. I guess that it’s about Dave Stewart’s (from the Eurythmics) first group in the 70s that never released their album back then, and now there’s a big VH1 special on them tonight @ 6.

anyone else heard about this?

06 July, 2006 03:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks awsome! A real wanna have, so thanks a lot for sharing :-)

08 July, 2006 03:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you please repost!! This looks so Good!!! Thanks

17 August, 2006 02:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of reposting this link. I have heard about this and am very intrigued. You have one of the best sites! Thanks again!!!

20 August, 2006 03:21  
Blogger datdemdar said...

Howdy from Canada,

Major thanks. Was not aware this was floating around. Thanks for posting.

04 October, 2006 16:49  
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05 November, 2006 00:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome site! thank you!!!!!!

03 February, 2007 01:38  
Blogger Rycharde said...

That's amazing!

I love Nick Drake and I've recently started listening to some earlyish Elton John: Madman, Friends, Westies, stuff off rare masters etc and was thrilled when I found this.

Thanks for the up!

25 June, 2007 01:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this - absolutely fascinatinhg stuff. Elton's early stuff is so great - where did it all go wrong.

18 July, 2007 05:40  
Blogger Steve said...

Thanks for these amazing demos. Curious, though, why the Linda Peters song 'Pied Piper' is missing from the download. It's a shame!

29 December, 2008 13:04  
Blogger Sonic Reducer said...

Thanks for sharing this treasure. In a interview I made to Linda Thompson, 11 years ago, she told me than she was very drunken in this session and did not remember anything.


22 January, 2009 05:08  
Anonymous xij64 said...

Excellent post....thanks

08 April, 2009 06:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the file on rapidshare is missing or something as I can't get it. Would really love to hear this could someone please re-repost

04 July, 2009 21:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rapidshare not working for me can you please repost as I would love to here this gem

04 July, 2009 21:34  
Blogger Philip Ward said...

When this was reposted on the Talkawhile board, it drew a response from Simon Nicol (no less) saying that he did not take part in this session and, so far as he can remember, has never made music with Elton:

09 November, 2009 02:42  
Anonymous cgm said...

Thanks for this post - ridiculously rare stuff - and surpisingly good.

28 November, 2009 21:14  
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