With Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin, this double album masterpiece is a virtual greatest hits package unto itself with “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”,”Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Bennie and the Jets”,”Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting”,”Harmony”, and the original “Candle in the Wind”. Ranked at #91 on Rolling Stone magazines Top 500 Albums of All Time, the worldwide sales are over twenty million.
An impressive 40th anniversary Super Deluxe box set presents the original double album in superb remastered sound so that it’s never sounded better, plus a disc of rarities and “B” sides, two discs of a complete Elton John live 1973 concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, a covers disc by some of Elton’s favorite current bands, a DVD rare 1973 film called Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean, and a 100-page hardbound book.
Sir Elton John and his brilliant lyricist Bernie Taupin join me In the Studio for part one. –Redbeard