1990 Elton John – To Be Continued…

To Be Continued… is a 4 part box set detailing Elton John’s music from his days with Bluesology to the then-present day. Four new songs (“Made for Me”, “You Gotta Love Someone”, “I Swear I Heard the Night Talkin'” and “Easier to Walk Away”) were recorded for the box set. Newly sober Elton John was unhappy with the US cover art (it reminded him of his old excesses), so the 1991 UK release was issued with new cover art and also replaced “You Gotta Love Someone” (which had already been released on The Very Best of Elton John the previous year) and “I Swear I Heard the Night Talkin'” with then-unreleased “Suit of Wolves” and “Understanding Women”, the former a B-side to “The One” and the latter later included as a track on the 1992 album The One. In the US, it was certified gold in June 1992 and platinum in November 2006 by the RIAA.

Tracks

To Be Continued Disc 1

1  Come Back Baby “Bluesology” (Red Dwight) 2:45
2  Lady Samantha (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:03
3  It’s Me That You Need (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:04
4  Your Song (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:33
5  Rock And Roll Madonna (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:17
6  Bad Side Of The Moon (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:15
7  Your Song (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:00
8  Take Me To The Pilot (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:46
9  Border Song (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:22
10  Sixty Years On (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:57
11  Country Comfort (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:07
12  Gray Seal (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:36
13  Friends (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 2:20
14  Levon (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:21
15  Tiny Dancer (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 6:15
16  Madman Across The Water (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:56
17  Honky Cat (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:13
18  Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:59

To Be Continued Disc 2

1  Rocket Man (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:43
2  Daniel (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:53
3  Crocodile Rock (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:54
4  Bennie And The Jets (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:21
5  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:14
6  All The Girls Love Alice (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:10
7  Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 11:07
8  Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady) (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 2:53
9  Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:54
10  Jack Rabbit (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 1:51
11  Harmony (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 2:46
12  Young Man’s Blues (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:43
13  Step Into Christmas (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:30
14  The Bitch Is Back (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:44
15  Pinball Wizard (Pete Townshend) 5:15
16  Someone Saved My Life Tonight (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 6:45

To Be Continued Disc 3

1  Philadelphia Freedom (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:39
2  One Day At A Time (John Lennon) 3:48
3  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) 6:16
4  I Saw Her Standing There (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) 3:43
5  Island Girl (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:44
6  Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:47
7  Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:31
8  I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford) (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:35
9  Ego (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:59
10  Song For Guy (Elton John) 6:40
11  Mama Can’t Buy You Love (LeRoy Bell, Casey James) 4:03
12  Cartier (Dinah Card, Carte Blanche) 0:54
13  Little Jeannie (Elton John, Gary Osborne) 5:12
14  Donner Pour Donner (Michel Berger, Bernie Taupin) 4:26
15  Fanfare (Elton John, Gary Osborne, James Newton-Howard) 6:20
16  Chloe (Elton John, Gary Osborne, James Newton-Howard)
17  The Retreat (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:45
18  Blue Eyes (Elton John, Gary Osborne) 3:26

To Be Continued Disc 4

1  Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:12
2  I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues (Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Davey Johnstone) 4:43
3  I’m Still Standing (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:02
4  Sad Songs (Say So Much) (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:10
5  Act Of War (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:44
6  Nikita (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:44
7  Candle In The Wind (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:58
8  Carla Etude (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:46
9  Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:39
10  I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 7:18
11  Give Peace A Chance (John Lennon) 3:47
12  Sacrifice (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 5:08
13  Made For Me (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:22
14  You Gotta Love Someone (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:59
15  I Swear I Heard The Night Talkin’ (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:30
16  Easier To Walk Away (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 4:22

Musicians

To Be Continued… – Disc 1

1 Come Back Baby “Bluesology”

BassRex Bishop
DrumsMick Inkpen
GuitarStuart Brown
SaxDave Murphy


2 Lady Samantha

BassTony Murray
DrumsRoger Pope
GuitarCaleb Quaye


3 It’s Me That You Need

BassTony Murray
DrumsRoger Pope
GuitarCaleb Quaye


5 Rock And Roll Madonna

BassTony Murray
DrumsRoger Pope
GuitarCaleb Quaye


6 Bad Side Of The Moon

BassAlan Weighill
DrumsBarry Morgan


7 Your Song

BassDave Richmond
DrumsBarry Morgan
GuitarColin Green
Acoustic GuitarFrank Clark
12 String GuitarClive Hicks


8 Take Me To The Pilot

BassAlan Weighill
DrumsBarry Morgan
GuitarCaleb Quaye
GuitarAlan Parker
PercussionDennis Lopez
Background VocalsMadeline Bell
Background VocalsLesley Duncan
Background VocalsKay Garner
Background VocalsTony Burrows
Background VocalsTony Hazzard
Background VocalsRoger Cook


9 Border Song

BassDave Richmond
DrumsBarry Morgan
GuitarColin Green
OrganBrian Dee
Background VocalsLesley Duncan
Background VocalsMadeline Bell
Background VocalsKay Garner
Background VocalsTony Burrows
Background VocalsTony Hazzard
Background VocalsRoger Cook


10 Sixty Years On

Acoustic GuitarColin Green
OrganBrian Dee


11 Country Comfort

BassHerbie Flowers
DrumsBarry Morgan
Acoustic GuitarCaleb Quaye
Acoustic GuitarLes Thatcher
Steel GuitarGordon Huntley
HarmonicaIan Duck
ViolinJohnny van Derek
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson


12 Gray Seal

BassHerbie Flowers
DrumsBarry Morgan
GuitarCaleb Quaye
GuitarLes Thatcher


13 Friends

BassAlan Weighill
DrumsBarry Morgan


14 Levon

BassBrian Ogders
DrumsBarry Morgan
GuitarCaleb Quaye
Acoustic GuitarLes Thatcher
HarmoniumBrian Dee
Background VocalsLesley Duncan
Background VocalsBarry St John
Background VocalsLiza Strike


15 Tiny Dancer

BassDavid Glover
DrumsRoger Pope
GuitarCaleb Quaye
Acoustic GuitarDavey Johnstone
Pedal Steel GuitarBrian John Cole
Background VocalsRoger Cook
Background VocalsTony Burrows
Background VocalsTerry Steele
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsLesley Duncan
Background VocalsBarry St John
Background VocalsLiza Strike


16 Madman Across The Water

BassHerbie Flowers
DrumsTerry Cox
GuitarChris Spedding
GuitarDavey Johnstone
OrganRick Wakeman
SynthesizerDiana Lewis
PercussionRay Cooper


17 Honky Cat

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
BanjoDavey Johnstone
TromboneJacques Bolognesi
TrumpetIvan Jullien
SaxJean-Louis Chautemps
SaxAlain Hatot


18 Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters

BassDee Murray
GuitarDavey Johnstone
MandolinDavey Johnstone

 

To Be Continued… – Disc 2

1 Rocket Man

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
SynthesizerDavid Hentschel
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDee Murray


2 Daniel

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
Acoustic GuitarDavey Johnstone
MellotronElton John
SynthesizerKen Scott


3 Crocodile Rock

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone


4 Bennie And The Jets

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone


5 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone


6 All The Girls Love Alice

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
SynthesizerDavid Hentschel
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsKiki Dee


7 Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
SynthesizerDavid Hentschel
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDee Murray


8 Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady)

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone


9 Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone


10 Jack Rabbit

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
MandolinDavey Johnstone


11 Harmony

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone


12 Young Man’s Blues

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone


13 Step Into Christmas

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
PercussionRay Cooper


14 The Bitch Is Back

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
PercussionRay Cooper
HornsTower of Power
SaxLenny Pickett
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsSherlie Adams
Background VocalsJessie Mae Smith
Background VocalsDusty Springfield


15 Pinball Wizard

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone


16 Someone Saved My Life Tonight

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
SynthesizerElton John
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone


To Be Continued… – Disc 3

1 Philadelphia Freedom

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
PercussionRay Cooper


2 One Day At A Time

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsJohn Lennon


3 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
SitarDavey Johnstone
MellotronElton John
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone


4 I Saw Her Standing There

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
VocalsJohn Lennon


5 Island Girl

BassKenny Passarelli
DrumsRoger Pope
GuitarDavey Johnstone
Acoustic GuitarCaleb Quaye
BanjoDavey Johnstone
MellotronJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsKenny Passarelli
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone
Background VocalsCaleb Quaye
Background VocalsKiki Dee
Background VocalsAnn Orson


6 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

BassKenny Passarelli
PianoJames Newton-Howard
PercussionRay Coope


7 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

BassKenny Passarelli
DrumsRoger Pope
GuitarDavey Johnstone
PianoJames Newton-Howard
VocalsKiki Dee


8 I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)

VibesRay Cooper


9 Ego

BassClive Franks
DrumsSteve Holly
GuitarTim Renwick
PercussionRay Cooper


10 Song For Guy

BassClive Franks
MellotronElton John
SynthesizerElton John
PercussionRay Cooper


11 Mama Can’t Buy You Love

BassBob Babbitt
DrumsCharles Collins
GuitarBobby Eli
GuitarTony Bell
KeyboardsThom Bell
PercussionLarry Washington
Background VocalsThe Spinners


12 Cartier

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone


13 Little Jeannie

BassReggie McBride
DrumsNigel Olson
Acoustic GuitarRichie Zito
Fender RhodesJames Newton-Howard
FlugelhornJerry Hey
PiccoloJim Horn
SaxJim Horn
TromboneChuck Findley
TrumpetChuck Findley
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal


14 Donner Pour Donner

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarRichie Zito
PercussionVictor Feldman
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsFrance Gail


15 Fanfare

SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionVictor Feldman


16 Chloe

BassReggie McBride
DrumsAlvin Taylor
Fender RhodesJames Newton-Howard
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsGary Osborn
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal


18 Blue Eyes

BassDee Murray
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRichie Zito


To Be Continued… – Disc 4


1 Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)

BassDee Murray
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRichie Zito
PianoJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard


2 I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone


3 I’m Still Standing

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone


4 Sad Songs (Say So Much)

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarDavey Johnstone
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsNigel Olson
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone


5 Act Of War

BassDeon Eustus
DrumsMel Gaynor
GuitarNik Kershaw
GuitarDavey Johnstone
GuitarFred Mandel
SynthesizerFred Mandel
VocalsMillie Jackson


6 Nikita

BassDavid Paton
DrumsDave Mattacks
GuitarNik Kershaw
SynthesizerFred Mandel
Background VocalsGeorge Michael
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone


7 Candle In The Wind

BassDavid Paton
DrumsCharles Morgan
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsFred Mandel
SynthesizerFred Mandel
PercussionJody Linscott
PercussionRay Cooper


8 Carla Etude

BassDavid Paton
DrumsCharles Morgan
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsFred Mandel
SynthesizerFred Mandel
PercussionJody Linscott
PercussionRay Cooper


9 Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

BassDavid Paton
DrumsCharles Morgan
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsFred Mandel
SynthesizerFred Mandel
PercussionJody Linscott
PercussionRay Cooper
Background VocalsShirley Lewis
Background VocalsAlan Carvell
Background VocalsGordon Neville


10 I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That

BassDavid Paton
DrumsCharles Morgan
GuitarDavey Johnstone
SynthesizerFred Mandel
Background VocalsDee Murray
Background VocalsDavey Johnstone
Background VocalsNigel Olson


11 Give Peace A Chance

GuitarDavey Johnstone


12 Sacrifice

BassRomeo Williams
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsGuy Babylon
KeyboardsFred Mandel


13 Made For Me

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynclavierMichael Mason
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
Background VocalsNatelle Jackson
Background VocalsMortonette Jenkins
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter


14 You Gotta Love Someone

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsDavid Paich
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsPhyllis Yvonne Williams
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young
Background VocalsSweet Pea Atkinson
Background VocalsDonald Ray Mitchell


15 I Swear I Heard The Night Talkin’

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
SynclavierJames Newton-Howard


16 Easier To Walk Away

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarMike Landau
SynclavierMichael Mason
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsHarry Bowens
Background VocalsDonald Ray Mitchell
Background VocalsSweet Pea Atkinson

Liner Notes

Compiled By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Coordinator – Robert Key
Musical Assistance – Gabrielle Hardy, Sarah Rosenfield
Research (Master Tape) – Tom Pearce
Transferred By (Additional) – Gus Dudgeon
Transferred By (Digitally) – Tim Young

Art Direction, Design – David Costa, Mike Storey, Nicky Hames
Graphics (Background) – Barry Kamen
Photography By – Juergen Teller

Copyright (c) – Happenstance Ltd.
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