Elton John – Regimental Sgt. Zippo (New Vinyl)
New sealed copy.
Regimental Sgt. Zippo is the thirty-first studio album by English musician Elton John. Originally recorded in 1967 and 1968, it remained unreleased until Record Store Day of June 2021, when it was issued on vinyl. In early July 2022, the album saw a broader release.
Regimental Sgt. Zippo was recorded between November 1967 and May 1968. For the sessions, John worked with musicians who were either his or his manager Steve Brown's associates, including guitarist Caleb Quaye and drummer Roger Pope (both members of the band Hookfoot at the time), and bassist Tony Murray (from the Troggs). The project was eventually shelved in favour of what would become John's debut album, Empty Sky (1969).
According to John's collaborator Bernie Taupin, the album's trippy sound was "a tip of the hat to Sgt. Pepper. It certainly proved that we were hanging on the coattails of things that were currently popular – things like 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' were in vogue at that particular point in time. I think, in a way, I was literally trying to be part of a gang."
A1 When I Was Tealby Abbey
A2 And The Clock Goes Around
A3 Sitting Doing Nothin
A4 Turn To Me
A5 Angel Tree
A6 Regimental Sgt. Zippo
B1 A Dandelion Dies In The Wind
B2 You'll Be Sorry To See Me Go
B4 Tartan Coloured Lady
B6 Watching The Planes Go By