Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
by Elton John
Released: Jan 1973
Label: Island Def Jam
On Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, Elton John and Bernie Taupin cover a variety of musical styles, and at first, the album sounds a bit scattered. But whatever the style, the duo succeeds -- thanks in part to lavish string arrangements and heavy-handed production. This album marks Elton's glitzy showbiz entrance and should be in every fan's collection.