Label: MCA Records - MCAC4-10110 • Format: 4x, Cassette Compilation Box Set • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Pop Rock
This four-CD set has had a somewhat confused history, mostly owing to licensing changes and the mergers Skin Trade - Duran Duran - Greatest acquisitions of various record labels. This set was deleted byand was soon selling for serious amounts of money as a collector's item.
As to its virtues, the 68 songs here include all of the highlights of the first 25 years of Elton John 's career -- not just the hits and the notable album tracks, but outtakes, unissued live tracks, and demos. Disc one opens with the first original song that Elton John ever recorded, a solo composition called "Come Back Baby," cut with Bluesologyhis mid-'60s band, and also includes the solo demo of "Your Song" and a previously unissued outtake of "Gray Seal"; their presence alone ensures that most fans will regard this set as a must-own item.
There's nothing quite as compelling as those early treasures, but disc two Young Mans Blues - Elton John - To Be Continued. disc three do pull together all of the essential sides from across ten years of history, including John 's work with John LennonKiki Deeand France Galland includes a previously unissued live version of "I Feel Like a Bullet In the Gun of Robert Ford.
Astonishingly, the sound on this set has held up extremely well, despite its dating back to the -- one can hear Caleb Quaye and Les Thatcher 's guitars cleanly on the outtake of "Gray Seal," and the piano, bass, and orchestra on "Friends" are close and vivid. And the more recent stuff sounds even better. It's a rare occurrence in pop music reissues, especially with all of the upgrades in sound, sources, and technology going on all of the time, but producer Andy McKaie built something to last with this box.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic (You Want To) Make A Memory - Bon Jovi - Unplugged & More (DVD) Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
Streams Videos All Posts. Recording Date June 3, - July, Track Listing - Disc 1. Come Back Baby. Elton John. Lady Samantha. It's Me That You Need. Your Song. Bad Side of the Moon. Take Me to the Pilot. Border Song. Sixty Years On. Country Comfort. Grey Seal. Tiny Dancer. Madman Across the Water. Honky Cat. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters. Track Listing - Disc 2. Rocket Man.
Crocodile Rock. Bennie and the Jets. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. All the Girls Young Mans Blues - Elton John - To Be Continued. Alice. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting. Jack Rabbit. Young Man's Blues. Step Into Christmas. The Bitch Is Back. Pinball Wizard. Pete Townshend. Someone Saved My Life Tonight.
Track Listing - Disc 3. Philadelphia Freedom. One Day At a Time. John Lennon. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. I Saw Her Standing There. Island Girl. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word. Don't Go Breaking My Heart. Song for Guy. Mama Can't Buy You Love. Little Jeannie. Donner Pour Donner. The Blue Eyes. Track Listing - Disc 4.
Empty Garden Hey, Hey Johnny. I'm Still Standing. Sad Songs Say So Much. Act Young Mans Blues - Elton John - To Be Continued. War. Candle in the Wind.
Carla Etude. Give Peace a Chance. Made for Me. You Gotta Love Someone. Easier to Walk Away. Come Back Baby Elton John. Spotify Amazon. Pinball Wizard Pete Townshend. Elton John feat: Kiki Dee. Elton John feat: France Gall. Elton John feat: Millie Jackson.
So Alive - Various - Mr Music Nr 11 - 1989, Main Title Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Odessa File (Original Soundtrack Recording), Loves On Every Corner - Dannii Minogue - Loves On Every Corner, None Of The Below - Face Time Police - Excellence In Elocution