“Sartorial Eloquence“ is a song by Elton John with lyrics written by Tom Robinson. It is the third track of his 1980 album, 21 at 33. In the U.K., it was issued as “Sartorial Eloquence”, and in the U.S. as “Don’t Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?”. It reached No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Sartorial Eloquence” gained prominence in the 1980s as part of BBC TV’s annual coverage of the World Snooker Championship. Before the final, a video montage of earlier rounds would be shown as saddened but impeccably-dressed players (one of the rules of the game of snooker is to be so dressed) were shown being knocked out in earlier rounds. The song was always the soundtrack to the montage.
21 at 33 is the fourteenth studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released on 13 May 1980. It was recorded at Super Bear Studios, Nice, France, in August 1979, and Rumbo Recorders and Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, California between January to March 1980. Two of John’s “classic” bandmates, drummer Nigel Olsson and bass […]
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