Thursday, November 16, 2017

Elton John Ultimate Greatest Hits Compilation Diamonds Available Now



Elton John has released the ultimate greatest hits compilation. If you don’t own any Elton John music in your collection---A: What the hell is wrong with you? B: This is the collection to get. If you do own some Elton John, this is still the collection to get!
Diamonds is available in four physical formats: 1 CD, 2CD, 3CD and 2LP. I highly recommend the 3CD set as you get all the hits and some deeper tracks as well. It is definitely worth the investment! 


Kicking off with the ever-stunning 'Your Song,' this definitive collection brings together all the landmark hits of one of the greatest song books of all time, including 'Tiny Dancer,' 'Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time),' 'Candle In The Wind,' 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart,' 'Sacrifice,' 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight.'

'Diamonds' coincides with the 50th anniversary of Elton's phenomenal song writing partnership with Bernie Taupin. Meeting in 1967 through a music magazine advert seeking songwriters, Elton and Bernie went on to become one of the most enduring song writing duos of all time, achieving a sustained level of success that puts them head and shoulders above the competition. Catapulted into the limelight as a song writing force in 1971 with 'Your Song,' the duo never stood still creatively, defining an era with their run of back-to-back classic 1970's albums. While 'Candle In The Wind' topped the charts in three different decades and 2016's critically acclaimed 'Wonderful, Crazy, Night' was a top ten hit in the US, their legacy is one that is unrivalled in terms of longevity, creativity and commercial success.

Speaking about their relationship, Elton says: 'We are at 50 years, and our relationship is healthier than it's ever been. There have been times in our relationship when we've written with other people, but it still didn't stop the love. I love Bernie more than I've ever done and I think he probably feels the same way about me, because we've both led separate lives; we both write in separate rooms. We have an amazing respect and love for each other that's only grown.'

Bernie Taupin says: 'We still get a kick out of what we do; it's what we do - when we come together and write something, it still has that magical quality to it - it doesn't get any better than that. That feeling hasn't aged.'

Here is the tracklist for each version:

1CD STANDARD (U.S. Only)

1.         Your Song
2.         Tiny Dancer
3.         Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
4.         Crocodile Rock
5.         Daniel
6.         Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
7.         Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
8.         Candle In The Wind
9.         Bennie And The Jets
10.       Philadelphia Freedom
11.       Island Girl
12.       Don't Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
13.       Mama Can't Buy You Love
14.       I'm Still Standing
15.       I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
16.       Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
17.       Can You Feel The Love Tonight

STANDARD (2CD, DIGITAL)

CD1    
1.         Your Song
2.         Tiny Dancer
3.         Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
4.         Honky Cat
5.         Crocodile Rock
6.         Daniel
7.         Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
8.         Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
9.         Candle In The Wind
10.       Bennie And The Jets
11.       The Bitch Is Back
12.       Philadelphia Freedom
13.       Island Girl
14.       Someone Saved My Life Tonight
15.       Don't Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
16.       Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
17.       Little Jeannie

CD2    
1.         Song For Guy
2.         Blue Eyes
3.         I'm Still Standing
4.         I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
5.         Sad Songs (Say So Much)
6.         Nikita
7.         I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
8.         Sacrifice
9.         Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
10.       Something About The Way You Look Tonight
11.       I Want Love
12.       Can You Feel The Love Tonight
13.       Are You Ready For Love?
14.       Electricity
15.       Home Again
16.       Looking Up
17.       Circle Of Life


DELUXE (3CD, DIGITAL)
CD1    
1.         Your Song
2.         Tiny Dancer
3.         Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
4.         Honky Cat
5.         Crocodile Rock
6.         Daniel
7.         Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
8.         Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
9.         Candle In The Wind
10.       Bennie And The Jets
11.       The Bitch Is Back
12.       Philadelphia Freedom
13.       Island Girl
14.       Someone Saved My Life Tonight
15.       Don't Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
16.       Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
17.       Little Jeannie


CD2    
1.         Song For Guy
2.         Blue Eyes
3.         I'm Still Standing
4.         I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
5.         Sad Songs (Say So Much)
6.         Nikita
7.         I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
8.         Sacrifice
9.         Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
10.       Something About The Way You Look Tonight
11.       I Want Love
12.       Can You Feel The Love Tonight
13.       Are You Ready For Love?
14.       Electricity
15.       Home Again
16.       Looking Up
17.       Circle Of Life

CD3    
1.         Skyline Pigeon
2.         Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
3.         Pinball Wizard
4.         Mama Can't Buy You Love
5.         Part-Time Love
6.         Victim of Love
7.         Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
8.         Kiss The Bride
9.         That's What Friends Are For [Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie   
             Wonder]
10.       The One
11.       True Love [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
12.       Believe
13.       Live Like Horses [Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti]
14.       Written In The Stars [Elton John and LeAnn Rimes]
15.       This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
16.       Good Morning To The Night [Elton vs PNAU]
17.       Step Into Christmas

2LP
Side A 
1.         Your Song
2.         Tiny Dancer
3.         Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
4.         Crocodile Rock
5.         Daniel

Side B 
1.         Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
2.         Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
3.         Candle In The Wind
4.         Bennie And The Jets
5.         Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Side C 
1.         Don't Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
2.         Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
3.         Song For Guy
4.         Blue Eyes
5.         I'm Still Standing
6.         I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

Side D 
1.         Nikita
2.         Sacrifice
3.         Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
4.         Can You Feel The Love Tonight
5.         Are You Ready For Love?