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John, Elton - Rarities & B-Sides

John, Elton - Rarities & B-Sides

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NEW VINYL LP ON UNIVERSAL 2020

2 X 180 GRAM VINYL.

Elton’s much sought-after 1960s and early 1970s demos and music that cemented the foundations of the iconic Elton John / Bernie Taupin writing partnership. The compelling, previously unreleased, missing piece in his illustrious career. Speaking of the release, Elton says ‘To delve back through every period of my career in such detail for ‘Jewel Box’ has been an absolute pleasure. Hearing these long lost tracks again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie and I were during the early days. The songs just poured out of us and the band were just unbelievable in the studio. I always want to push forward with everything I do and look to the future, but having time during lockdown to take stock and pull these moments from my memory from each era has been a joy. As a devout record collector myself, this project has really excited me and I couldn’t be happier with the level of craft involved in such a carefully curated, lovingly constructed boxset. I’m sure my fans will enjoy it as much as I have.’


Tracklist

LP 1
1. Come Back Baby Bluesology
2. Scarecrow Piano/Tambourine Demo
3. A Dandelion Dies In The Wind Piano Demo
4. Velvet Fountain Piano Demo
5. Get Out Of This Town Piano/Tambourine Demo
6. Countryside Love Affair Piano Demo
7. The Witch's House Piano Demo
8. Year Of The Teddy Bear Piano Demo

B
1. A Little Love Goes A Long, Long Way Piano Demo
2. Mr. Lightning Strikerman Piano Demo
3. I Couldn't Fall In Love With Anybody Else Piano Demo
4. I Get A Little Bit Lonely Piano Demo
5. Nina Band Version
6. Angel Tree Piano/Guitar/Tambourine Demo
7. Here's To The Next Time Piano/Tambourine Demo


LP2
1. Watching The Planes Go By Band Demo
2. When The First Tear Shows Arranged Band Version
3. Tartan Coloured Lady Arranged Band Version
4. When I Was Tealby Abbey Piano Demo
5. Turn To Me Arranged Band Version
6. And The Clock Goes Round Piano Demo
7. I Can't Go On Living Without You Arranged Band Version

B
1. Regimental Sgt. Zippo Band Version
2. Cry Willow Cry Band Demo
3. Skyline Pigeon Piano Demo
4. Two Of A Kind Arranged Band Version
5. The Girl On Angel Pavement Arranged Band Version
6. Smokestack Children Arranged Band Version
7. There's Still Time For Me Piano/Guitar/Tambourine Demo


LP 3
1. The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca Piano Demo
2. Taking The Sun From My Eyes Arranged Band Version
3. Sing Me No Sad Songs Band Demo
4. Rolling Western Union Piano Demo
5. Amoreena Piano Demo
6. Madman Across The Water Piano Demo


B
1. Snow Queen Elton John and Kiki Dee
2. The Retreat
3. Billy And The Kids
4. Medicine Man
5. Peter's Song



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