Elton John - Diamonds

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Diamonds is a compilation album by British singer-songwriter Elton John, released in November 2017 via Rocket Entertainment and Virgin EMI Records.

Diamonds is being released in 2017 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the songwriting partnership between Bernie Taupin and Elton John.

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 1970s albums. While “Candle In The Wind” topped the charts in three different decades and 2016’s critically acclaimed Wonderful Crazy Night was a top ten hit in the UK, their legacy is one that is unrivalled in terms of longevity, creativity, and commercial success.

Elton John says: “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.”

Bernie Taupin says: “We still get a kick out of what we do; it’s what we do – when we come together and write something, it still has that magical quality to it – it doesn’t get any better than that. That feeling hasn’t aged.”

Diamonds was released in several formats, a 2CD package, a limited edition 3CD box set and a 2LP vinyl edition. The audio has been newly remastered especially for this release.

There are several tracks featured on this compilation package that were not written by John and Taupin, including:  “Are You Ready For Love” (written by Casey James, Leroy M. Bell & Thom Bell), “Song For Guy” (Elton John), “Blue Eyes” (Elton John & Gary Osborne), and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (Elton John & Tim Rice).

Check out the tracks:  “Your Song”; “Rocket Man”; “Tiny Dancer”; “Bennie and the Jets”; “Are You Ready For Love”; “I’m Still Standing”; and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”.

This is the limited edition collectors box set with 3CDs featuring remastered audio, 72 page booklet and 5 postcard prints, with the bonus disc material curated by Elton John, pressed in Europe.

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Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

1-1

Your Song

4:01

1-2

Tiny Dancer

6:15

1-3

Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)

4:40

1-4

Honky Cat

5:12

1-5

Crocodile Rock

3:54

1-6

Daniel

3:53

1-7

Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

4:54

1-8

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

3:13

1-9

Candle In The Wind

3:47

1-10

Bennie And The Jets

5:21

1-11

The Bitch Is Back

3:43

1-12

Philadelphia Freedom

5:28

1-13

Island Girl

3:42

1-14

Someone Saved My Life Tonight

6:45

1-15

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

4:25

1-16

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

3:48

1-17

Little Jeannie

4:48

2-1

Song For Guy

6:32

2-2

Blue Eyes

3:27

2-3

I’m Still Standing

3:02

2-4

I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

4:41

2-5

Sad Songs (Say So Much)

4:47

2-6

Nikita

5:43

2-7

I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That

4:34

2-8

Sacrifice

5:05

2-9

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

5:47

2-10

Something About The Way You Look Tonight (Single Edit)

4:01

2-11

I Want Love

4:36

2-12

Can You Feel The Love Tonight

4:00

2-13

Are You Ready For Love?

3:31

2-14

Electricity

3:30

2-15

Home Again

5:01

2-16

Looking Up

4:04

2-17

Circle Of Life

4:51

 

Bonus Disc Curated by Sir Elton John:

3-1

Skyline Pigeon (Piano Version)

3:52

3-2

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 

6:16

3-3

Pinball Wizard

5:12

3-4

Mama Can't Buy You Love

4:03

3-5

Part-Time Love

3:11

3-6

Victim Of Love

3:20

3-7

Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)

5:09

3-8

Kiss The Bride

4:21

3-9

That's What Friends Are For

4:14

3-10

The One

5:51

3-11

True Love

3:33

3-12

Believe

4:50

3-13

Live Like Horses

5:05

3-14

Written In The Stars

4:16

3-15

This Train Don't Stop There Anymore

4:38

3-16

Good Morning To The Night

3:21

3-17

Step Into Christmas 

4:30

SKU 602557681901
Record Label Rocket Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 00602557681901
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 10 November 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 10 November 2017
Barcode # 602557681901
Shipping Weight 0.5550kg
Shipping Width 0.045m
Shipping Height 0.200m
Shipping Length 0.150m
Shipping Cubic 0.001350m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 3CD Box Set, 72 Page Book, 5 Postcard Prints, Bonus CD Curated by Elton John, Remastered Audio
Format CD
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock

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