Elton John - Chartbusters Go Pop

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Posted on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:29am
by John MacMillan

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Chartbusters Go Pop (subtitled 20 Legendary Covers from 1969/70 as sung by Elton John) is a compilation album of cover versions by Elton John.

These recordings are from the days prior to Elton John's first success as a solo performer. They are taken from a variety of periodically issued budget-priced compilations of hit songs, under brand names including Top of the PopsChartbusters and Hot Hits. These were issued by budget labels including Music for Pleasure and featured current or recent hits re-recorded, with varying degrees of note-for-note accuracy, by nameless 'soundalike' performers. Like many other jobbing session singers of the time, John worked as a vocalist on these albums.

These covers compilations were cheaply recorded, cheaply priced, and sold in large quantities until, in 1972, compilations featuring the original artists were introduced by such labels as K-Tel. The public obviously preferred to buy the original recordings and the era of the cheap cover compilations quickly came to an end. This album collects together John's contributions to a variety of covers albums issued during 1969 and 1970. This collection was released by minor labels in the UK and US in 1994 and was re-issued many times afterwards.


1My Baby Loves Lovin'
3Lady D'Arbanville
4Natural Sinner
5United We Stand
6Spirit In The Sky
7Travellin' Band
8I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top
9Good Morning Freedom
10Young Gifted And Black
11In The Summertime
12Up Around The Bend
13Snake In The Grass
14Neanderthal Man
15She Sold Me Magic
16Come And Get It
17Love Of The Common People
18Signed Sealed Delivered
19It's All In The Game
20Yellow River


Vocals: Reg Dwight


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