EJ29 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Today Elton John announces the forthcoming release of his ultimate greatest hits collection, Diamonds, coming November 10 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The collection will be available on 2CD, 3CD limited edition boxset, 2LP heavy-weight gatefold vinyl and digital formats complete with contemporary illustrations of iconic Elton looks by artist Richard Kilroy. Pre-order Diamonds here.
Kicking off with the ever-stunning “Your Song”, this definitive collection brings together all the landmark hits of one of the greatest song books of all time, including “Tiny Dancer”, “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)”, “Candle In The Wind”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “Sacrifice”, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and Elton’s duet with George Michael on the classic “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.
Diamonds coincides with the 50th anniversary of Elton’s phenomenal songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. 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 1970’s 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.
Speaking about their relationship, Elton 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.”
The announcement of this definitive package comes at a time when Elton’s enduring legacy and relevance across the worlds of music, fashion and entertainment continues to burn as brightly as ever. Just last week Gucci unveiled their Spring Summer 2018 collection designed by Alessandro Michele and inspired by Elton’s inimitable style, referencing original items taken from the style icon’s archives. Elton also attended the world premiere of global box office number one sensation Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a film in which he appears as himself in a critically lauded, hilariously tongue-in-cheek role. Kingsman: The Golden Circle also features some of the classic tracks which can be found on ‘Diamonds’, including ‘Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)’. An unparalleled career that has forever changed the cultural landscape, Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s music continues to fill stadiums, top charts and win new fans across the generations.

Diamonds Track listing:
STANDARD (2CD, DIGITAL)
CD1    
  1. Your Song
  2. Tiny Dancer
  3. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
  4. Honky Cat
  5. Crocodile Rock
  6. Daniel
  7. Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  9. Candle In The Wind
  10. Bennie And The Jets
  11. The Bitch Is Back
  12. Philadelphia Freedom
  13. Island Girl
  14. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  15. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  16. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  17. Little Jeannie
CD2    
  1. Song For Guy
  2. Blue Eyes
  3. I’m Still Standing
  4. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
  5. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  6. Nikita
  7. I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That
  8. Sacrifice
  9. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
  10. Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  11. I Want Love
  12. Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  13. Are You Ready For Love?
  14. Electricity
  15. Home Again
  16. Looking Up
  17. Circle Of Life
DELUXE (3CD, DIGITAL)
CD1    
  1. Your Song
  2. Tiny Dancer
  3. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
  4. Honky Cat
  5. Crocodile Rock
  6. Daniel
  7. Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  9. Candle In The Wind
  10. Bennie And The Jets
  11. The Bitch Is Back
  12. Philadelphia Freedom
  13. Island Girl
  14. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  15. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  16. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  17. Little Jeannie
CD2    
  1. Song For Guy
  2. Blue Eyes
  3. I’m Still Standing
  4. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
  5. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  6. Nikita
  7. I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That
  8. Sacrifice
  9. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
  10. Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  11. I Want Love
  12. Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  13. Are You Ready For Love?
  14. Electricity
  15. Home Again
  16. Looking Up
  17. Circle Of Life
CD3    
  1. Skyline Pigeon
  2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  3. Pinball Wizard
  4. Mama Can’t Buy You Love
  5. Part-Time Love
  6. Victim of Love
  7. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
  8. Kiss The Bride
  9. That’s What Friends Are For [Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder]
  10. The One
  11. True Love [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  12. Believe
  13. Live Like Horses [Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti]
  14. Written In The Stars [Elton John and LeAnn Rimes]
  15. This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore
  16. Good Morning To The Night [Elton vs PNAU]
  17. Step Into Christmas
2LP
Side A 
  1. Your Song
  2. Tiny Dancer
  3. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
  4. Crocodile Rock
  5. Daniel
Side B 
  1. Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  2. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  3. Candle In The Wind
  4. Bennie And The Jets
  5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Side C 
  1. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  2. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  3. Song For Guy
  4. Blue Eyes
  5. I’m Still Standing
  6. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Side D
  1. Nikita
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
  4. Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  5. Are You Ready For Love?

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