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Rocket Man: Number Ones
     

Rocket Man: Number Ones

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by Elton John
 

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Hard to believe, but there's never been a good single-disc overview of Elton John's biggest hits available in America until 2007's 17-track Rocket Man: Number Ones. He's had plenty of collections, including a good single-disc European set that circulated in the late '90s, but Rocket Man is the first to really offer a solid career-spanning overview as a single-disc set

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Hard to believe, but there's never been a good single-disc overview of Elton John's biggest hits available in America until 2007's 17-track Rocket Man: Number Ones. He's had plenty of collections, including a good single-disc European set that circulated in the late '90s, but Rocket Man is the first to really offer a solid career-spanning overview as a single-disc set. Of course, even though this pulls number ones from various charts in the U.S. and U.K. there are big hits missing -- whether it's classics like "Honky Cat," which never reached the pole position in the U.S., or latter-day number ones like "I Don't Want to Go on You Like That," which did top the adult contemporary chart -- but it's hard to argue with what's here (with the possible exception of "Sacrifice," which does represent his late-'80s/early-'90s adult contemporary work but isn't one of his best hits). All the big songs -- "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Bennie and the Jets," "Daniel," "Crocodile Rock," "Philadelphia Freedom," "Can't You Feel the Love Tonight," "Your Song," "Candle in the Wind" -- are here, which will satisfy the casual fan for whom this is designed. Anybody who laments the absence of "Levon," "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," "Mama Can't Buy You Love," "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues," or "I'm Still Standing" should turn to another compilation: this is not the set for them. But for the fan who wants a good sampling of Elton throughout the years, this is ideal.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2007
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602517261907
catalogNumber:
000866000
Rank:
8606

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Performance Credits

Elton John   Primary Artist
Paul Buckmaster   Conductor

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Chris Thomas   Audio Production
Paul Buckmaster   Arranger,Recording Arranger
Gus Dudgeon   Producer,Audio Production
Paula Jones   Engineer
Del Newman   Recording Arranger
Phil Ramone   Producer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
David LaChapelle   Director
David Mallet   Director
Sam Taylor-Wood   Director
Chris E. Thomas   Producer
Laura Croker   Content Editor
Colin Smith   Text

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