Elton John was THE album that was the spark that launched Eltons career, spawning the evergreen "Your Song," which is perhaps still his most loved hit today - the album is still timeless and sounds, in this newly re-mastered form, as emotive and original as ever. Collectively, the two discs on this beautifully compiled DELUXE EDITION paint as complete a picture and you are likely to get of this classic album from inception to completion Disc Two is expanded with 20 tracks, including 15 previously unreleased tracks sourced from various archives and live BBC Sessions and three unreleased demo tracks ("Thank You Mama," "All the Way Down to El Paso" and "I'm Going Home"). Includes many piano demos, giving a fascinating insight into how the songs developed, none more so than the demo of "The Greatest Discovery" Features a 28-page booklet with extensive new sleeve notes, period photos and lyrics.
Elton's second studio album, TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION, quickly followed the success of Elton John and was originally released in January 1971. While the album did not deliver a hit single, it is perhaps his most underestimated album in quality and depth. This collection includes a bonus disc consisting of 13 tracks, (10 previously unreleased). Newly re-mastered version draws on an extensive trawl of the archives to present a never-before-heard demo, "Sisters of the Cross," and early demo versions of five further album tracks, including the alternatively titled "There Goes a Well Known Gun." the demo version of fan favorite "Talking Old Soldiers" has quite an alternative softer feel in it's delivery and interpretation. Includes an alternative version of "Madman Across the Water" (featuring Mick Ronson on guitar), from the albums sessions. Includes a lavish, 28-page booklet with extensive new liner notes, period photos and lyrics.
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Blu-Ray edition. Elton John's record-breaking 60th sellout performance at Madison Square Garden on his 60th birthday, recorded on March 25th, 2007 and televised worldwide is the setting for Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden. This DVD comprises awe-inspiring moments captured in breathtaking high definition, complete with 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes..
Elton John's record-breaking 60th sellout performance at Madison Square Garden on his 60th birthday, recorded on March 25th, 2007 and televised worldwide is the setting for his latest hit DVD, Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden. This DVD comprises awe-inspiring moments captured in breathtaking high definition, complete with 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes. A second DVD of bonus material presents 24 archival performances, from his earliest known TV performance on Swiss TV in 1970 to his BBC "In Session" show from 2006.
"The greatest thing about Rock and Roll is that someone like me can be a star". Elton John
He was 23 before he became a star. Shy, chubby and bespectacled, he was already losing his hair. Hardly a rock icon. In the course of a year he had adopted an outrageous stage persona and became a rock sensation. With over 200 million albums sold, including seven consecutive chart toppers, Sir Elton John is one of the most successful recording artists of all time.
The journey from star to legend wasn't an easy one. Depression, bulimia, drug and alcohol addiction, failed relationships and explosive temper tantrums have often threatened to overwhelm him but somehow he has endured.
So who is the real Elton John? How did he go from the 14-year-old playing Jim Reeves songs in a Pinner pub to perhaps the performance of his life at the funeral of close friend Diana, Princess of Wales?
This authoritative new documentary follows Elton's rocky road from troubled child and classical music student through to unpredictable drama queen and international treasure.
Fans, critics and friends recall the songs, the scandals, the crises and the excesses that make up Elton John.
ROCKET MAN is a newly compiled and digitally mastered collection of his greatest hits from past to present. This over 78 minute-long new compilation will be the first ever single disc to cover the great singer/songwriter's first 35 years of his career. Tracks include "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Bennie and the Jets", "Island Girl", "Tiny Dancer" and more.
More then 30 years after it's release, Elton John really has become Captain Fantastic and Bernie Taupin is most definitly "The Brown Dirt Cowboy"- and they have now made a sequal to that landmark #1 album. THE CAPTAIN & THE KID tells the tale of not only their lives, but also of the fantastic records of the 60's and 70's when music was the most important voice of our culture.
The first #1 album release is now celebrated with a 30th anniversary deluxe edition. Featuring a second CD with the previously unreleased 1975 concert featuring the entire album.
Recorded live during his sold-out chows at Madison Square Garden on 10/20/00 and featuring nothing but the hits! Include "Rocket Man," "Crocodile Rock," "I'm Still Standing," "The One," "Bennie And the Jets," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" and many more.
This newly remastered reissue of one of Elton's classic LPs (featuring complete packaging with detailed sleeve notes) sports 3 bonus tracks: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "One Day at a Time" and "Philadelphia Freedom."
Now a 2 CD/cassette set, this newly compiled and remastered set features 16 bonus tracks including 7 previously unreleased tracks from Elton's 1974 show at the Royal Festival Hall, and 9 previously unreleased tracks from his 1974 show at Madison Square Garden featuring 3 performances with John Lennon ("Whatever Gets You Through the Night," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "I Saw Her Standing There"), historic as his last public performance. Other live tracks include "Take Me to the Pilot," "Daniel," "Your Song" and more.
Newly remastered by original producer Gus Dudgeon utilizing 20 bit technology. Features complete packaging with detailed sleeve notes and 4 bonus tracks: "Skyline Pigeon," "Jack Rabbit," "Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady)" and "Screw You."
Newly remastered by original producer Gus Dudgeon utilizing 20 bit technology. Features complete packaging with detailed sleeve notes and 4 bonus tracks: "Lady Samantha," "All Across the Heavens," "It's Me That You Need" and "Just Like Strange Rain."
Elton's soulful mix of country, blues and rock and killer tunes like Country Comfort; Son of Your Father , and Ballad of a Well-Known Gun made this concept LP a #5 hit in '71 (bonuses: Into the Old Man's Shoes and the original version of Madman Across the Water )!