Elton John is releasing a huge new greatest hits box set titled Diamonds

29 September 2017, 11:16

Elton John

The pop legend is celebrating an amazing 50 years of writing songs with Bernie Taupin, and he's marking it in style.

Diamonds will be released on November 10 via UMC, and will be available in various physical and digital formats.

The 'ultimate' anthology will be released as a double CD, a 2 LP heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, a 3CD box set and as a download.

The album will cover all eras of Elton's stellar career, from 'Your Song' to 'Rocket Man' to 'Are You Ready for Love' and more. 

Feature: 14 essential Elton John songs - the ultimate setlist

It will also come with a 10-page booklet featuring illustrations of Elton by artist Richard Kilroy. 

Elton said of the retrospective with Taupin: "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."

Well, that's your Christmas list sorted.

Elton John Diamonds

The full tracklisting:

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
  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 [with George Michael]
  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 [with Dionne Warwick,  Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight]
  10. The One
  11. True Love [with Kiki Dee]
  12. Believe
  13. Live Like Horses [with Pavarotti]
  14. Written In The Stars [with LeAnn Rimes]
  15. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
  16. Good Morning To The Night [Elton vs Pnau]
  17. Step Into Christmas 
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