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5 Classic Albums [1970-1973] [Box Set]

5 Classic Albums [1970-1973] [Box Set]

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Released in the U.K. in the summer of 2012, Classic Album Selection boxes five of Elton John's classic early albums beginning with 1970's Elton John and running through 1973's Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, all presented in their mid-'90s expanded editions with bonus tracks and packaged as

Overview

Released in the U.K. in the summer of 2012, Classic Album Selection boxes five of Elton John's classic early albums beginning with 1970's Elton John and running through 1973's Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, all presented in their mid-'90s expanded editions with bonus tracks and packaged as mini-LPs. That's five albums in just over three years, a remarkably prolific run that becomes even more impressive when the quality of the five records is considered. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the double-album that followed Don't Shoot Me by a few months in 1973, was the record that turned Elton into an international superstar, but these albums provide the foundation for his entire career, establishing his breadth as a singer/songwriter and containing his most enduring songs, including the hits "Your Song," "Tiny Dancer," "Levon," "Honky Cat," "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters," "Daniel," "Crocodile Rock," and numerous other songs just as strong. Most Elton fans likely own these albums but anybody looking to get John's very best in a convenient -- and very affordable -- fashion shouldn't ignore this handsome little box set.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0602537069118
catalogNumber:
001749602

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Your Song
  2. I Need You to Turn To
  3. Take Me to the Pilot
  4. No Shoe Strings on Louise
  5. First Episode at Hienton
  6. Sixty Years On
  7. Border Song
  8. The Greatest Discovery
  9. The Cage
  10. The King Must Die
  11. Bad Side of the Moon
  12. Grey Seal
  13. Rock and Roll Madonna

Disc 2

  1. Ballad of a Well-Known Gun
  2. Come Down in Time
  3. Country Comfort
  4. Son of Your Father
  5. My Father's Gun
  6. Where to Now St. Peter?
  7. Love Song
  8. Amoreena
  9. Talking Old Soldiers
  10. Burn Down the Mission
  11. Into the Old Man's Shoes
  12. Madman Across the Water

Disc 3

  1. Tiny Dancer
  2. Levon
  3. Razor Face
  4. Madman Across the Water
  5. Indian Sunset
  6. Holiday Inn
  7. Rotten Peaches
  8. All the Nasties
  9. Goodbye

Disc 4

  1. Honky Cat
  2. Mellow
  3. I Think I'm Going to Kill Myself
  4. Susie (Dramas)
  5. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
  6. Salvation
  7. Slave
  8. Amy
  9. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  10. Hercules
  11. Slave

Disc 5

  1. Daniel
  2. Teacher I Need You
  3. Elderberry Wine
  4. Blues for My Baby and Me
  5. Midnight Creeper
  6. Have Mercy on the Criminal
  7. I'm Gonna Be a Teenage Idol
  8. Texan Love Song
  9. Crocodile Rock
  10. High Flying Bird
  11. Screw You (Young Man's Blues)
  12. Jack Rabbit
  13. Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again) [Vers
  14. Skyline Pigeon

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elton John   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Paul Buckmaster   Conductor

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer
Jean-Luc Ponty   Contributor
Lesley Duncan   Composer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Steve James   Producer
Paul Buckmaster   Arranger,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Ed Caraeff   Cover Photo
Gus Dudgeon   Producer
Caleb Quaye   Contributor
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Diana Lewis   Contributor
David Larkham   Art Direction,Sleeve Design
Michael Ross   Art Direction,Sleeve Design

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5 Classic Albums [1970-1973] [Box Set] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lushington More than 1 year ago
5 STARS FOR 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS. THEY DON'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!