I've been slowly snagging up all the used MCA and Polydor Elton editions I can find as of late, in order to draw some analytical conclusions of these old releases. Here's my latest two findings. First the shocker: "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" is exactly the same tape source for each release! Both measured statistically identical down to the last bit. In addition, I inverted the phase of one of them, lined it up exactly with the other one, and...dead silence from beginning to end. Like I said, same tape (there does appear to be some spurious junk *between* the cuts). What's even funnier is that I could have a sworn, beforehand, that I heard very minor differences between the two -- really weird. Jitter or otherworldly imaginative things? On the other hand, "Captain Fantastic" was an entirely different animal. Both releases totally different. Different tape used, everything measuring vastly different, songs drifting (timing-wise) within the same cuts. Heck, the piano intro of "We All Fall In Love Sometime" almost sounded like a different mix to my ears on the MCA -- thought maybe it was some kind of analog compressor phenomenon.