The Complete Thom Bell Sessions:Elton John
The Complete Thom Bell Sessions (MCA-39115) is a music album recorded by singer/songwriter Elton John. Recorded in 1977, the album brings together the complete recording session by Elton John and producer Thom Bell onto one album. Released in 1989 by MCA Records, the album is composed of the material previously released in 1979 as The Thom Bell Sessions (MCA-13921) as well as the songs that were recorded at the original session but unreleased until 1989. Two of the "new" songs were co-written by John - "Nice and Slow" was co-written with Thom Bell and longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin, and "Shine on Through" with lyricist Gary Osborne. Because the recordings were shelved at the time, the latter was re-recorded and included on John's 1978 LP, A Single Man.
- "Nice and Slow" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Thom Bell) – 4:43
- "Country Love Song" (Joseph J. Jefferson) – 5:05
- "Shine on Through" (John, Gary Osborne) – 7:46
- "Mama Can't Buy You Love" (LeRoy Bell, Casey James) – 4:09
- "Are You Ready for Love" (L. Bell, T. Bell, C. James) – 8:20
- "Three Way Love Affair" (L. Bell, C. James) – 5:00