The Complete Thom Bell Sessions

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The Complete Thom Bell Sessions
EP by Elton John
Released February, 1989
Recorded 1977
Genre Rock, disco
Length 34:57
Label MCA Records
Producer Thom Bell
Elton John chronology
Reg Strikes Back
(1988)
The Complete Thom Bell Sessions
(1989)
Sleeping with the Past
(1989)

The Complete Thom Bell Sessions (MCA-39115) is a music album recorded by singer/songwriter Elton John. Recorded in 1977, the album brings together the complete recording session by Elton John and producer Thom Bell onto one album. Released in 1989 by MCA Records, the album is composed of the material previously released in 1979 as The Thom Bell Sessions (MCA-13921) as well as the songs that were recorded at the original session but unreleased until 1989. Two of the "new" songs were co-written by John - "Nice and Slow" was co-written with Thom Bell and longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin, and "Shine on Through" with lyricist Gary Osborne. Because the recordings were shelved at the time, the latter was re-recorded and included on John's 1978 LP, A Single Man.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nice and Slow" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Thom Bell) – 4:43
  2. "Country Love Song" (Joseph J. Jefferson) – 5:05
  3. "Shine on Through" (John, Gary Osborne) – 7:46
  4. "Mama Can't Buy You Love" (LeRoy Bell, Casey James) – 4:09
  5. "Are You Ready for Love" (L. Bell, T. Bell, C. James) – 8:20
  6. "Three Way Love Affair" (L. Bell, C. James) – 5:00

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