Personnel: Elton John (vocals, piano, keyboards); Davey Johnstone (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Jonathan Moffett (guitar, drums); Vince Denham (saxophone); Fred Mandel, Guy Babylon (keyboards); Romeo Williams (bass); Marlena Jeter, Natalie Jackson, Mortonette Jenkins (background vocals). Recorded at Puk Studios, Denmark. Digitally remastered by Gus Dudgeon. SLEEPING WITH THE PAST finds Elton John finishing off the eighties with a mature, and above all, serious musical statement. Kicking off with the tropical groove and social message of "Durban Deep," the album moves straight into the anthemic "Healing Hands," with its larger-than-life chorus, inspiring lyric and stirring piano runs. The seamless teamwork of Elton and Bernie Taupin reaches a career high with the instant classic, "Sacrifice," a tender ballad which instantly took its rightful place among the pair's best work. This varied, solid work finishes out with the epic production number that is "Amazes Me" and the quiet build and slow burn of "Blue Avenue."