a look inside the CD boxset
The ultimate greatest hits compilation from the legendary Elton John.
‘Diamonds’ coincides with the 50th anniversary of Elton’s phenomenal songwriting 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 songwriting 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 songwriting 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 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘The Diving Board’ was a top three hit in the UK, their legacy is one that is unrivalled in terms of longevity, creativity and commercial success.
The 2CD version of ‘Diamonds’ contains 34 songs, a 10-page booklet with contemporary illustrations of iconic Elton looks, while the 2LP version is pressed onto heavy-duty 180 gram vinyl and contains gatefold artwork. Housed in an attractive lidded box, the 3CD limited edition boxset version of ‘Diamonds’ also contains a 72-page hardback book containing annotations for the stories behind each track plus a set of five postcards of illustrations of Elton. As well as a collection of some of the best loved songs of all time, all illustrations in these three formats are by contemporary artist Richard Kilroy.
A new 3CD version of Elton John's Diamonds, the Greatest Hits package celebrating 50 years of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s sensational songwriting partnership. 51-tracks, slipcase with new colour cover, containing a triple jewel case + 10 page roll-fold booklet. This new format will align with the release of the highly anticipated film, Rocketman, the music and magic of Elton John’s incredible life brought to the big screen.
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- 1.Your Song
- 2.Tiny Dancer
- 3.Rocket Man
- 4.Crocodile Rock
- 6.Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
- 7.Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- 8.Candle In The Wind
- 9.Bennie And The Jets
- 10.Someone Saved My Life Tonight
- 11.Don't Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
- 12.Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
- 13.Song For Guy
- 14.Blue Eyes
- 15.I'm Still Standing
- 16.I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
- 19.Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (George Michael and Elton John)
- 20.Can You Feel The Love Tonight
- 21.Are You Ready For Love?