1975 Nigel Olsson – Nigel Olsson

Nigel Olsson is the first solo album by Nigel Olsson, released in 1975.

Nigel Olsson (born 10 February 1949) is an English rock drummer and singer best known for his long-time affiliation with Elton John.

A dynamic drummer and backing vocalist, Olsson helped establish the Elton John sound as a member of John’s original power trio alongside bassist Dee Murray. When not working with John, Olsson has taken up the role of a session musician. Olsson has composed, recorded, and produced albums for his own solo career.

In May 1975, Olsson and Murray were dismissed from John’s band following the release of Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which, upon release, hit the charts at #1. Olsson’s second solo album, Nigel Olsson, appeared later that year on John’s own record label, The Rocket Record Company, and featured a cover of the Bee Gees’ penned “Only One Woman”, which featured the combination of John, Johnstone, Murray, and Cooper, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. The album was produced

Tracks

1  Something Lacking In Me (Jozy Pollock, Nigel Olsson, David Foster) 2:57
2  Don’t Break A Heart (Jackie DeShannon, Ralph Stevens, Randy Myers) 3:19
3  Tides (Bill Schwartz) 3:57
Only One Woman (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb) 3:15
5  Get It Up For Love (Ned Doheney) 3:07
6  Songs I Sing (Richard Kerr, Gary Osborne) 2:34
7  When You Close Your Eyes (Tim Moore) 2:29
8  Girl, We Got To Keep On (Jozy Pollock, Nigel Olsson, David Foster) 2:47
9  A Girl Like You (Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati Jr) 3:13
10  Something To Believe In (Eddie Reeves) 3:17
11  Just Another Lie (Ed Sanford, John Townsend) 2:35
12  Can’t You See (Jozy Pollock, Nigel Olsson, David Foster) 4:48

Musicians

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsNigel Olsson
GuitarSteve Cropper
KeyboardsDavid Foster
SaxJackie Kelso
SaxJim Horn
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetSteve Madaio
Background VocalsNetty Gloud

Other Musicians

1 Something Lacking In Me

StringsGene Page


2 Don’t Break A Heart

BassDee Murray
VocalsNeil Sedaka


3 Tides

BassDee Murray
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsBrian Russell
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard
Background VocalsKathy Collier
Background VocalsTed Neeley


4 Only One Woman

GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsElton John
PercussionRay Cooper


5 Get It Up For Love

Acoustic GuitarRichie Zito
PercussionJim Keltner
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionRuss Kunkel
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsBrian Russell


6 Songs I Sing

Acoustic GuitarDean Parks


7 When You Close Your Eyes

BassDee Murray


12 Can’t You See

Background VocalsCarol Carmichael

Liner Notes

Producer – Robert Appere

Marketed By – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – The Rocket Record Company Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Rocket Record Company Ltd.
Pressed By – MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville