Limited vinyl LP pressing including digital download. Here and There, released in 1976, is a live album by British singer-songwriter Elton John; it is his 14th official album release. The title refers to the two concerts represented on the album: Here is a concert recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London during the summer of 1974; There is a concert recorded at New York City's Madison Square Garden on 28 November 1974. The album was at the time issued in part to fulfill a final contractual obligation John owed to DJM Records, prior to having his records released by his own Rocket Record Company label, starting with Blue Moves in 1976. Music journalist Paul Gambaccini wrote the liner notes to the original LP.
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, released in 1987, is the twenty-sixth official album release for Elton John. It is a live album recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 14 December 1986 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The concert was the last of a series of concerts done throughout the last two months of 1986, which were part of John's Tour de Force (tour) of Australia and New Zealand. John's band was essentially the lineup used on Leather Jackets, which he was touring behind at the time, including Jody Linscott and special guest Ray Cooper, both of whom played percussion. This concert was the last to feature Elton's legendary stage costumes, which he had featured in his shows since the early 1970s. It was also his last show before undergoing throat surgery in January 1987. Despite being completely successful, the surgery prevented Elton from singing at all for several months and from touring for 18 months. The surgery also permanently reduced his range from tenor to baritone.
Elton John - "Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy" - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy is Elton's ninth studio album and is an autobiographical account of his and Bernie Taupin's early musical careers. Someone Saved My Life Tonight is the only single released from the album and a number 4 hit on the US Pop Singles chart. The album was ranked number 158 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. This was the last album until Too Low for Zero that Elton John and his classic band would play on together.
Elton John - "Madman Across The Water" This was the last album to feature John's regular touring band on only a single song. As with all John's songs during this period, the lyrics were penned by his writing partner, Bernie Taupin. Madman Across the Water was certified Multi-Platinum in 1998, representing shipments of over 2 million units in the US. The album featured the hit singles 'Levon' and one the Elton's biggest career singles to date, 'Tiny Dancer'.
Single disc edition. 2017 collection from the iconic British singer/songwriter. Elton John Diamonds: Greatest Hits Collection includes newly remastered versions of many of his greatest songs including "Your Song", "Rocket Man", "Bennie and the Jets" and more! Diamonds is the ultimate greatest hits collection from Sir Elton John. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive #1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four #2 and nine #1. For 31 consecutive years (1970-2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.
Two CD edition. 2017 collection from the iconic British singer/songwriter. Elton John Diamonds: Greatest Hits Collection includes newly remastered versions of many of his greatest songs including "Your Song", "Rocket Man", "Bennie and the Jets" and more! Diamonds is the ultimate greatest hits collection from Sir Elton John. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive #1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four #2 and nine #1. For 31 consecutive years (1970-2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.
Elton John Diamonds Greatest Hits Collection 3CD limited edition box-set contains 34 tracks over two discs, plus 16 bonus tracks of personal favorites curated by Elton himself. Also contains 72 page hardback book containing annotations for the stories from each song plus a set of 5 postcard illustration of Elton.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2017 collection from the iconic British singer/songwriter. Elton John Diamonds: Greatest Hits Collection includes newly remastered versions of many of his greatest songs including "Your Song", "Rocket Man", "Bennie and the Jets" and more! Diamonds is the ultimate greatest hits collection from Sir Elton John. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive #1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four #2 and nine #1. For 31 consecutive years (1970-2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.
Double vinyl LP pressing. Elton John's One Night Only - The Greatest Hits is a live album released by Elton in 2000. The album was recorded on 20 and 21 October 2000 at Madison Square Garden. The title is "one night only" because the recording equipment failed to tape most of the audio from the first night, leaving only the second night to be recorded as an album. In the US, it was certified gold in July 2001 by the RIAA. Elton John has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards - winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013 for his "lasting impact on British culture", an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.
Vinyl LP pressing. Sleeping with the Past is the 22nd studio album by singer-songwriter Elton John, released on 29 August 1989. It is his best-selling album in Denmark (where it was recorded) and is dedicated to his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin. The album features his first solo number-one single, "Sacrifice", in his home country of the UK, which helped the album also hit number one there, his first since 1974's Elton John's Greatest Hits. John and Taupin meant for the songs to reflect the style of 1960s R&B icons such as Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, whom they admired. It also became his first platinum album in the UK since 1983. In the US it was certified gold in October 1989 and platinum in April 1990 by the RIAA.
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Blue Moves is the eleventh official album release by Elton John. It was released in October 1976. It was John's second double album (after Goodbye Yellow Brick Road) and the first to be released by his own label, Rocket Records Ltd. Despite the album's darker tone, on it's release it reached #3 on the charts, partly on the strength of the it's biggest hit single "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word". The project is also marked by the string arrangements by James Newton Howard. John has stated that Blue Moves is one of his favorites of the albums he has recorded. It was Gus Dudgeon's last album produced with John for almost a decade. In the U.S., it was certified gold in October and platinum in December 1976 by the RIAA.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Empty Sky is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released on 6 June 1969. Recorded during the winter of 1968 and spring of 1969 in a DJM 8-track studio, Empty Sky is the only album in the early part of his career not produced by Gus Dudgeon, instead helmed by friend and DJM staffer Steve Brown. John plays harpsichord on several tracks, including "Skyline Pigeon", which John has described as being "the first song Bernie and I ever got excited about that we ever wrote." "Skyline Pigeon" is the most popular and best known song on the album, and is the only one which John, albeit infrequently, performs as part of his live shows. Although John has since called the album naive, he does have fond memories of making the record. These include walking home from recording at 4 a.m. and lodging at the Salvation Army HQ in Oxford Street, which was run by Steve Brown's father.
Limited 180gm heavyweight vinyl LP pressing with original cover art by Julian Schnabel. Originally released in 1997, The Big Picture finds Elton and Bernie Taupin turning a solid mix of pop hits and ballads. The album is the 26th studio album by British rock icon Elton John. It includes four worldwide singles: "Live Like Horses", "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (released as a double A-side with "Candle in the Wind 1997"), "Recover Your Soul" and "If the River Can Bend". The album has a strong orchestral emphasis with string arrangements written by Anne Dudley and John's then backup keyboardist Guy Babylon. The album was dedicated to John's friend, popular fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was murdered a few months before the album's release. This was the last album to date to be produced by Chris Thomas, who had worked with John almost nonstop since 1981's The Fox.
Limited 180gm heavyweight vinyl LP pressing released to coincide with Elton's 50th year in his musical career. Rock of the Westies, released in October 1975, was the tenth official album release for Elton John. As with Elton's previous release, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Rock of the Westies debuted on the US Billboard 200 chart at # 1, the only two albums at that time to have done so. It contains the #1 single "Island Girl." The make-up of John's band was different on Rock of the Westies, being without his long-time drummer Nigel Olsson and bassist Dee Murray, both of whom John fired during April 1975. Added in their place were drummer Roger Pope, an old friend of John's who had played on Empty Sky, Tumbleweed Connection and Madman Across the Water, and American bassist Kenny Passarelli, who had previously played with Stephen Stills and was an original member in Joe Walsh's band Barnstorm. Pope had also played in Kiki Dee's touring band. Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award nominated James Newton-Howard, at the time a virtual unknown, was also brought in as keyboardist, giving him his first major publicity. Also included was Caleb Quaye, another old friend of John's from his early DJM session days. Like Pope, Quaye had also played on Empty Sky and Tumbleweed Connection and also John's intervening eponymous release. Retained from the previous line-up were Davey Johnstone and Ray Cooper.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Originally released in 1972, Honky Chateau is a rollicking collection of ballads, rockers, blues, country-rock, and soul songs. Elton John is at the top of his form, crafting immaculate pop songs with memorable melodies and powerful hooks. Breakout hits include "Honky Cat" and "Rocket Man." Honky Château was titled after the 18th century French chateau where it was recorded, Château d'Hérouville. The album reached number one in the US, the first of seven consecutive US number one albums for Elton John. A third single, "Hercules," was prepared for release, but never materialised. This album marks the beginning of John's transition from a singer/songwriter to a more rock 'n' roll style. It was also the first album to feature John's road band of Dee Murray on bass and Nigel Olsson on drums (along with new member Davey Johnstone on electric and acoustic guitars and other fretted instruments) as the core group of musicians.
Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. On Tumbleweed Connection, Elton John and Bernie Taupin attempted their most ambitious record to date for the follow-up to their breakthrough album. A loose concept album about the American West, Tumbleweed Connection emphasized the pretensions that always lay beneath their songcraft. The album was recorded at Trident Studios, London, England in March 1970 and released in October of the same year. It peaked at #2 on the UK Albums Chart and #5 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson appear for the first time together on this album as the rhythm section on "Amoreena". Olsson had played on one track on Empty Sky for John in 1969. It is Murray's first appearance on an Elton John album.
Get ready to go on a rock 'n' roll tour of Russia with Elton John. The ten-day tour takes Elton to Leningrad and Moscow, where he has been invited to perform a series of concerts. Joining Elton on the spectacular tour is brilliant percussionist Ray Cooper. Along with a behind-the-scenes look at putting the stage together - which requires thirteen tons of equipment - and preparing for the shows, we go along with Elton and Ray as they tour the sights and sign autographs for fans. But the highlights, of course, are the concert performances. You've got the best seat in the house to watch this exciting performer play the piano and sing the songs that made him a superstar.