Elton John shares previously unreleased psychedelic track from 1968 ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo’

Publish Date
Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 5:38PM

Sir Elton John is back with another new track!

The 73-year-old has just unveiled a previously unreleased song from 1968, titled 'Regimental Sgt. Zippo.'

Penned alongside his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, the psychedelic track was originally set to be released as the title track for Elton's debut album, but it ultimately failed to see the light of day.

Instead, the Rocket Man arrived a year later with his 1969 album Empty Sky.

But now he's finally sharing it with the world with the release of his 8-disc collection Elton: Jewel Box.

Taking to social media to announce the song's release, Elton said: "From the album that never was… 'Regimental Sgt. Zippo' was going to be the title track of my unreleased debut album in 1969. You can find it on my upcoming 'Jewel Box'!"

The new track is just one of 60 unreleased offerings that will feature on the singer's upcoming box set, which is set for release on November 13.

"To delve back through every period of my career in such detail for Jewel Box has been an absolute pleasure," John noted in a press release announcing the set.

"Hearing these long-lost tracks again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie and I were during the early days. The songs just poured out of us, and the band were just unbelievable in the studio."