Healing Hands" was the final Billboard Hot 100 hit single of the 1980s for Elton John, written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin and recorded on his million-selling 1989 album Sleeping with the Past. The single was released during the late-summer of 1989, and was a top-20 hit in the US. A reissued version (paired as a double A-side single with "Sacrifice") became Elton's first solo number 1 single in the UK. The song was inspired by the Four Tops song "Reach Out, I'll Be There".
Redirected from Sacrifice (Elton John song)). Sacrifice" is a ballad performed by musician Elton John. The lyrics are by Bernie Taupin and the music by John. The song appears on the 1989 album Sleeping with the Past. It was first released in October 1989, then in 1990, and was the second single from the album. It achieved success, particularly in France and the UK, where it became his first solo chart-topper, spending five weeks at the top.
Other Versions (5 of 9) View All. Cat.Sacrifice, Healing Hands (12", Single, RE). The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram.
It's a human sign When things go wrong When the scent of her lingers And temptation's strong. Into the boundary Of each married man Sweet deceit comes calling And negativity lands
Produced by Chris Thomas. Album Sleeping with the Past. It's a human sign When things go wrong When the scent of her lingers And temptation's strong Into the boundary Of each married man Sweet deceit comes callin' And negativity lands. From Elton John’s 22nd studio album Sleeping with the Past, it was released as a double-A-side with Healing Hands, another song from the same album, and became only Elton John’s second UK number one in June 1990, almost 22 years since he first released music. Sacrifice" Track Info. Written By Bernie Taupin & Elton John.
I find on my voice I sound young agai. n things like Sacrifice, and the single I seem to have more energy, I seem to have a sense I’m so much fresher than I have on other albums and I think it has a lot to do with the fact you’re under no pressur. ith was just such a. pleasure to make and I hadn’t had to go through anything during that particular time. 1989, Entertainment Tonight). When you write something initially, when you’re doing a demo of a song, sometimes it gives you goosebumps. I mean I’m very fond of the album but I really love that song. 1990, (Arsenio Hall Show). I didn’t see that being a hit. When I wrote that song in Denmark, I remember people in the studio saying oh that’s a hit, and I thought, I don’t know about that, but it’s a nice song.
Elton John noted, "The Impressions were a big influence on this album and 'Healing Hands' is probably where they left their mark. When this was first issued as a single in 1989, it stalled at in the UK. When Rocket Records decided to reissue "Sacrifice" in the UK, they issued it as a double A-side along with this song. By mid-summer 1990 it was topping the UK charts. John and Taupin worked out of many different studios throughout their partnership in an effort to keep their creative juices flowing and minimize distractions.
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- Record Company – Phonogram
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Happenstance Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Happenstance Ltd.
- Management – John Reid
- Mastered By – Miles*
- Musical Assistance – Karl Lever
- Photography By – Herb Ritts
- Producer – Chris Thomas
- Recorded By – David Nicholas
- Written-By – Elton John/Taupin*
NotesPlays Both Sides
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- Barcode: 0 42287 58084 4
- Other (Distribution Code): PG 102
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|EJS 22||Elton John||Sacrifice / Healing Hands (7", Single, RE)||The Rocket Record Company||EJS 22||Belgium||1990|
|S/N 915||Elton John||Manos Milagrosas / Sacrificio (7", Single, Promo)||The Rocket Record Company||S/N 915||Mexico||1990|
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|875 809-1||Elton John||Sacrifice / Healing Hands (12", Single, RE)||The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram||875 809-1||Spain||1990|