Welcome to Sleeping With the Past

Celebrating the music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Sleeping with the Past, a tribute site for Elton John

Sleeping with the Past is Elton John’s 1989 album which was a tribute to the R&B music both Elton and Bernie Taupin listened to when they first met. This site is celebration and tribute to the album and has been a labor of love for several years. We hope you enjoy it!

The album was recorded at Puk Studios in Denmark (the same studio George Michael recorded Faith) and was released in the summer of 1989. 

Explore the making of Sleeping with the Past, Elton John’s 1989 Album

Image of Puk Studios in Denmark

The Sessions

Learn about the album’s sessions and the inspirations behind the songs  

Image of Elton John and his 1989 band


A band built for R&B.

Image of Elton at the piano with Davey Johnstone and Romeo Williams beside him


From Europe to North America to Australia, learn the ins and outs of Elton’s 89-90 World Tour.

The album cover of Sleeping with the Past

Buy Album

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Share your Memories

If you’re an oldie and remember the album’s release or attended a show, we’d like to hear from you! Or if you’re a newer fan, feel free to submit too!

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