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Elton John

Regimental Sgt. Zippo (LP)

Regimental Sgt Zippo is the legendary ‘album that never was’ for Elton John. Signed to DJM as an artist in early 1968, he cut 12 tracks at DJM studios in London’s New Oxford Street, for a debut album. It is unclear as to why the album was never released, but a running order was allotted.

As part of the excavation of material for the Jewel Box, the original running order was located: after the success of its limited release in mono for Record Store Day in 2021, we are now offering an industry-wide release in stereo, mixed at Abbey Road with the customary care of Elton’s catalogue team.

TRACK LIST

SIDE A
1. When I Was Tealby Abbey
2. And The Clock Goes Round
3. Sitting Doing Nothing
4. Turn To Me
5. Angel Tree
6. Regimental Sgt. Zippo

SIDE B
7. A Dandelion Dies In The Wind
8. You’ll Be Sorry To See Me Go
9. You’re My Woman (aka Nina)
10. Tartan Coloured Lady
11. Hourglass
12. Watching The Planes Go By