Elton John ‎– The Fox (1981)

The Fox is the 15th studio album by Elton John, released in 1981 on Rocket/Geffen.

A1. “Breaking Down Barriers” (4:40)
A2. “Heart in the Right Place” (5:13)
A3. “Just Like Belgium” (4:08)
A4. “Nobody Wins” (3:42)
A5. “Fascist Faces” (5:10)
B1. “Carla / Etude” (4:45)
B2. “Fanfare” (1:26)
B3. “Chloe” (4:39)
B4. “Heels of the Wind” (3:37)
B5. “Elton’s Song” (3:03)
B6. “The Fox” (5:10)

Elton John – lead vocals, backing vocals (A1, A2, A4, A5, B4), piano (A1-A3, A5, B1, B3-A1A1), vocal solo (A1)
Colette Bertrand – French girl (B3)
Bill Champlin – backing vocals (A1, B3, B4), tambourine (B3, B4)
James Cleveland – spoken voice and choir director (A5)
Cornerstone Baptist Church Choir – choir (A5)
Victor Feldman – percussion (B2–B3)
Clarence Ford, Roy Galloway, Jimmy Gilstrap, John Lehman, Oren Waters, Chuck Cissel, Carl Carwell, Ronald Baker – backing vocals (B5)
Venette Gloud – backing vocals (A1, B4)
Max Carl – backing vocals (B3)
Jim Horn – alto saxophone (B3)
Roger Linn – programming (A4)
Tamara Matoesian, now Tamara Champlin – backing vocals (A1, B4)
Reggie McBride – bass guitar (A2, B3)
Dee Murray – bass guitar (A1, A3, A5, B4, A1A1), backing vocals (B3)
James Newton Howard – synthesizer (A1-A4, B2, B4, AB5), vocoder (A2), programming (A4, AB5), Fender Rhodes (B3), Hammond organ (A1A1)
Marty Paich – string arrangement (B3)
Nigel Olsson – drums (A1, A3, A5, B4, A1A1)
Gary Osborne – backing vocals (B3)
Mickey Raphael – harmonica (B5)
Stephanie Spruill – tambourine and backing vocals (A1, B4)
Alvin Taylor – drums (A2, B3)
Richie Zito – guitar (A1, A3, A5, B4, A1A1)
London Symphony Orchestra – strings (B1, B3)

Producers: Chris Thomas; Clive Franks and Elton John.
Engineered by Bill Price

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