Original Sin (Elton John song)

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"Original Sin"
Single by Elton John
from the album Songs from the West Coast
Released 1 April 2002
Format CD maxi
Genre Rock
Length 4:49
Label Rocket, Mercury, Universal
Songwriter(s) Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Producer(s) Patrick Leonard
Elton John singles chronology
"This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
(2002)
"Original Sin"
(2002)
"Your Song"
(2002)
"This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
(2002)
"Original Sin"
(2002)
"Your Song"
(2002)

"Original Sin" is a song composed and interpreted by Elton John, the text is the work of Bernie Taupin.

The track[edit]

It is the third and last single extracted from the album Songs from the West Coast (a return to the origins of the musical career of Elton and the period of the seventies). This is a slow song with a sweet and melancholy melody, focused on Elton's piano playing and featuring Rusty Anderson on guitars and producer Patrick Leonard on keyboards. Carrying the rhythm is Paul Bushnell, and Matt Chamberlain playing the drums with Jay Bellerose adds additional percussion. The orchestral arrangement that completes the whole composition was made by Paul Buckmaster.

Released in 2002 (on a promo-only basis in the United States), the single had limited commercial success: it achieved a #39 UK and #18 US ranking in adult contemporary music. Its music video stars Mandy Moore and Elizabeth Taylor.

In 2012, a cover version was released as an EP release and included on the debut album of Stevie Moore under Crossfire management.

The individual[edit]

CD Single (UK, including the video for This Train Don't Stop There Anymore)
  1. "Original Sin" - 4:49
  2. "I'm Still Standing" (live) - 3:20
  3. "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" (live) - 4:24
CD Single (UK, including the video for This Train Don't Stop There Anymore)
  1. "Original Sin" - 4:49
  2. "Original Sin" (live) - 4:54
  3. "All the Girls Love Alice" (live) - 4:55
Maxi single 12" (USA)
  1. "Original Sin" (Junior's Earth Mix) - 10:35
  2. "Original Sin" (Junior's Earthbeats) - 5:28
  3. "Original Sin" (Junior's Earthdub) - 6:45
  4. "Original Sin" (Junior's Earthstrumental) - 10:35

Accolades[edit]

Grammy Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2003 "Original Sin" Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male[1] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male". rockonthenet.com. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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