Elton Johnis previewing the upcoming release of his career-spanning Jewel Box collection by releasing a previously unavailable track from 1968.
“Regimental Sgt. Zippo” is the title track from an unreleased debut album. Its release today (Friday) is in the form of an animated lyric video that draws inspiration from the 1960’s pop art and a period illustration of Elton by David Larkham.
Recorded and produced at the DJM (Dick James Music) studios, the same building that housed The Beatles publishing company, Northern Songs, the track captures Elton and Bernie Taupin in full '60s psychedelic mode and is an affectionate nod to Sgt. Pepper and the era.
In addition to the release of “Regimental Sgt. Zippo,” Elton has made available three more tracks from set if you pre-orderit. They are “Les Aveux,” “Stone’s Throw from Heaven” and “(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket.”
Elton: Jewel Box contains 148 songs spanning 1965 to 2019 on eight-CDs, and numerous vinyl configurations, as well as digitally. It will be out on November 13th.