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Honky Château

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Honky Château
Studio album by
Released19 May 1972
Recorded15–23 January 1972
StudioChâteau d'Hérouville, Hérouville, France; mixed at Trident, London
GenreRock, pop
LabelUni (US), DJM (UK)
ProducerGus Dudgeon
Elton John chronology
Madman Across the Water
Honky Château
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
Singles from Honky Château
  1. "Rocket Man"
    Released: 17 April 1972
  2. "Honky Cat"
    Released: 31 July 1972

Honky Château is the fifth studio album by Elton John. It was released on 19 May 1972 and was titled after the 18th century French chateau where it was mentioned, Château d'Hérouville. It topped the album charts in Spain and the United States. It went to number 2 in the United Kingdom, number 3 in Canada, number 4 in Australia, number 5 in Italy, number 8 in Norway and number 9 in the Netherlands.

Track listing

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All songs written and composed by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Honky Cat"   5:12
2. "Mellow"   5:33
3. "I Think I'm Going to Kill Myself"   3:35
4. "Susie (Dramas)"   3:25
5. "Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)"   4:40
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Salvation"   3:59
2. "Slave"   4:22
3. "Amy"   4:03
4. "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"   5:01
5. "Hercules"   5:21
Total length:
Bonus tracks (1995 Mercury and 1996 Rocket reissue)
No. Title Length
11. "Slave" (Alternate version) 2:53
Total length:
  • The album, including the bonus track, was also released in 2004 as a "Hybrid SACD" remixed in 5.1.