YES!!! The bonus cd is worth the money! the demos are revelatory in every way, you can hear Elton John still a bit shy behind his piano, with a voice waiting to be spread across the world. I will concentrate the review on the bonus tracks, for reviews on the album there are many that you can read, but man, it is a FANTASTIC ALBUM!
The bonus cd starts with a 'Your song' piano only demo which is a beauty in itself, in this album you'll also be able to hear Elton singing along some of the orchestral movements of the final version of the 'Greatest Discovery'. These piano only demo songs just inspire me to write an Indie Movie of true characters and go along with it, they are so truthful, there's no S..t here, and anyone who appreciates music will just love them.
Elton's talent is evident in every song, the melodies are just brilliant, I never get tired of these songs it has so many GREAT moments even forgeting about 'Your Song' which is the big hit. 'Sixty Years On' in its piano version will make you cry... is such a brilliant underrated song.
Seriously these demos are worth the money of this reissue. 'Rock n' Roll Madonna' sounds amazing, with a great groove, although in this one I'd say the band version is superior, which doesn't mean this one is not good though. B-Sides and rarities were already included in the previous reissue (Grey Seal, Bad Side of the of the Moon and Rock n' Roll Madonna) is nice to see they are also included here along with the rest of the goodies into a single cd.
And finally you get three songs from a BBC sessions (Border Song, Your Song and Take me to the pilot) and again they sound naked and truthful... I have many Elton John live albums but the innocence of these recordings are unique.
Let the music play!