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Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (3CD) [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Special Edition]

Elton John Audio CD
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A former student of the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, the man born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947 left school and immediately began his path in the music industry. His first band, Bluesology, was formed in 1961. He would later take his stage name from the Bluesology saxophonist Elton Dean and their charismatic frontman, Long John Baldry. Elton John was introduced to Bernie Taupin ... Read more in Amazon's Elton John Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Special Edition
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B0000C5ROQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Your Song
2. Tiny Dancer
3. Honky Cat
4. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time)
5. Crocodile Rock
6. Daniel
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Blue Eyes
2. I'm Still Standing
3. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
4. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
5. Nikita
6. Sacrifice
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Levon
2. Border Song
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Pinball Wizard
5. True Love (With Kiki Dee)
6. Live Like Horses (With Luciano Pavarotti)
See all 11 tracks on this disc

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Decades of Music In Three Hours 19 Jan 2004
By Burjiz
Format:Audio CD
At the price of a single CD, you get three hours of some of the best music from one of the 20th Century's most popular and talented artists. Since the release (and subsequesnt re-release) of 1990's terrific box set TO BE CONTINUED, Elton John has hit the U.S. Top 40 twelve more times. All but four of those are included here, including the No. 1 duet with George Michael on "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (included on the bonus disc), through 1999's duet with LeAnn Rimes on "Written in the Stars" from ELTON JOHN AND TIM RICE'S "AIDA." The only really glaring omission is his 1997 remake of "Candle in the Wind." However, I confess I much prefer the version included here from his 1987 album ELTON JOHN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA. In addition the 40-page booklet is filled with photos, liner notes by biographer Paul Gambaccini, and a complete pictoral album discography. So if you're looking to update the box set (like me), or simply waiting for a more economic greatest hits package that cherry picks the hits from the past thirty years, this album will not disappoint. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Elton John Collection! 1 Aug 2004
Format:Audio CD
I heard a story somwhere that shortly after the breakup of the Beatles John Lennon met Elton John off a plane and when down on his knees saying "No, no, its him, its him, its Elton!". Although touched by this jesture Elton was still very embarrassed as he had worshipped the Beatles as much as any other teenager at the time. "Get up," he thought "you're John Lennon!" In an unintended way this was indicating the approval of the passing of the baton from the world's favourite group to its most successful British soloist, Elton John.
After meeting through an advert in the New Musical Express in the late sixties, Elton and Bernie Taupin started writing and carried on for three decades, and still haven't stopped. Taupin wrote the songs, and Elton wrote the music, and together they kept realing off hit after hit, album after album. This is a collection of the best, on three discs and with over forty tracks this CD really is a must-have for any Elton fan.
It features hit songs such as: Rocket Man which apparently, is about a man who is sent to live in space as part of a scientific experiment. However, according to some, it is a symbol of how rock stars are isolated from their friends, family and from the real world. However, in an interview Bernie Taupin revealed that this song was about a cocaine user; "burning out a fuse up here alone".
Crocodile Rock, which is about a guy in the 50's and 60's who goes to a restaurant where the patrons, especially him, loved an obscure dance called the Crocodile Rock. However it never caught on and was soon forgotten about it. If you look deeper into the lyrics you can see that they are actually quite sad. He also performed it on the Muppet Show which is quite cool, and most kids like it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book Inside! 27 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you're reading this is because you are probably familiar with most of Elton John's songs in this record: they are listed, they are hits and as far as I remember nothing very important was missed. My personal opinion is that the songs are GREAT! One after the other for the 45 songs spread in the 3 CDs.
There's something else, that is worth mentioning: the book inside. It contains Elton's history, since the 70's, summarized into a dozen pages full with interesting stories!
Did you know that in the early 70's Elton and Bernie released two albums a year? That they had fifteen hit albums from 1970-76, including 7 consecutive US number ones? And that one of these number ones was a double album? Interesting, at least!!
The book inside is definitely one more reason to buy the album.
I got the feeling that I have all the essential. In one buy.
I wish the same will be done for other artists...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elton John 15 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a brillant 3 disc cd with all of his greatests hits from 1970 to 2002 including 'are you ready' and other marvolous songs. A must have for all Elton John lovers or people who are getting into his music. A must have for mothers or father birthdays (a good dish cleaning album)
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eltons best is englands best 4 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
this is the best mothers day present i gave my mum its got all his ace old songs and his new ones wicked albumn easy to get addicted to the voice of this musical lord
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 70s good, 80s/90s bad 23 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
To sum Elton John up so simply may seem unfair, however this is the first ever Elton John record ive ever bought and it does sum up 1970-2002 quite adequately. Id always had an aversion to Elton John, the recent hits were fairly mundane and it felt like id be betraying Bowie,Bolan,Ferry,Eno etc.
On the strength of the song Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, i decided to buy the Greatest Hits (which i know is quite lazy but it was on sale.)
Cd One charts 1970-76. Everything from "Your Song" to r n b classic "Bernie and the Jets" is fantastic 70s funk/pop (except by now mawkish Candle in the Wind) The rock out numbers dont work quite as well as the ballads; Daniel and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road are amazingly put together while Tiny Dancer is gorgeously simple.Others acts (Bowie,Eno,T Rex,Roxy Music..) did rock so much better than Elton John but The Bitch is Back is fine with its nagging chorus. CD 1 holds up really well, although Sorry Seems to be Hardest Word is still as bad here as it was with Blue last year.
Cd Two is however a different story. The subtle melodies and organic production gives way to big fat sing along 80s choruses, such as Im Still Standing and bland MOR ballads such as Nikita, Blue Eyes, Made in England etc. Its just so dull compared to the creative and vibrant music making of the early 70s. Its not all awful; what gives Elton John fans hope is that the strongest tracks are the recent I Want Love and This Train Dont Stop There Anymore with warm 70s ballads feel and the closer; Song for Guy is a simple instrumental (from the 70s i may add)
Its not a bad Greatest Hits; i mean most of the 70s stars went off in the 80s (Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen...). Id recommend the early albums,(i bought Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on the strength of cd1) but if youre into 80s pap as well as 70s gold, youll adore this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Needed for a wedding party, did not play all of the discs as it was damaged. Disappointed
Published 20 days ago by little miss
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good product does what is meant to do
Published 2 months ago by Richard Mainprice
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Adrian Morris
2.0 out of 5 stars Serious flaws
The music was generally OK, though the surfaces were not in pristine condition and some flaws heard. The condition of the CD case was most disappointing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dr. R. S. Culbard
5.0 out of 5 stars Not his biggest fan but i'm very pleased with this.
I bought this CD on the whim that Elton John would live up to the hype and he did. I enjoy disc 1 the most. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ricardo Paolozzi
3.0 out of 5 stars Alternate versions of some classic songs
Somewhat disappointing, with alternate (read: 'over-orchestrated') versions of some songs such as Your Song. A rather unpleasant surprise. Read more
Published 11 months ago by greig rasmussen
5.0 out of 5 stars first amazon purchase
For 49p ? whats to complain about. first time of using Amazon, now I'm hooked, will certainly be looking for more excellent bargains like this one.
Published 14 months ago by Jill Sanderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality collection
We bought this a s a collection of early ballad type songs, it does not disappoint a welcome addition to your Elton John collection.
Published 15 months ago by Iain Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Elton
This triple CD of Elton John is certainly on the market the best of his compilation. It contains almost all of his biggest hits, including collaborations with other artists such as... Read more
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