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Elton John to reissue Goodbye Yellow Brick Road for 40th anniversary

on January 30, 2014, 1:22pm

On March 25th, Elton John will commemorate the 40th anniversary of his classic album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by reissuing it as a “Super Deluxe” edition.

The collection features a remastered version of the album and rare demos and outtakes taken from the original recording sessions. Of particular interest is a separate disc of covers by contemporary artists like Miguel, Fall Out BoyEmeli Sandé, Hunter Hayes, Ed Sheeran, and many more.

Miguel takes on the piano man’s hit single “Bennie and the Jets”, while Fall Out Boy put their own spin on “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”. Sheeran tackles the ballad “Candle In the Wind”, Sandé contributes a cover of “All The Girls Love Alice”, and Hunter Hayes gives his own rendition of the title track.

The Super Deluxe edition also comes with exclusive concert footage from Elton John’s 1973 performance at the Hammersmith Odean in London, the documentary Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean and Other Things, and a beautiful 100-page book. Pre-order the entire package here.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road  [Super Deluxe edition] Tracklist:

Disc One:

Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
Candle In The Wind
Bennie And The Jets
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
This Song Has No Title
Grey Seal
Jamaica Jerk Off
I’ve Seen that Movie Too
Sweet Painted Lady
The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-34)
Dirty Little Girl
All the Girls Love Alice
Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock’n’Roll)
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
Roy Rogers
Social Disease
Harmony

Disc Two:

Candle In The Wind – Ed Sheeran (3:22)
Bennie and the Jets – Miguel (5:10)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Hunter Hayes (3:15)
Grey Seal – The Band Perry (3:48)
Sweet Painted Lady – John Grant (3:58)
All The Girls Love Alice – Emili Sande (3:40)
Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock And Roll) – Imelda May (2:51)
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Fall Out Boy (3:42)
Harmony – Zac Brown Band (2:55)
Grey Seal (piano demo) – Elton John (3:20)
Grey Seal (1970 Original) – Elton John (3:37)
Jack Rabbit – Elton John (1:51)
Whenever You’re Ready (We’ll Go Steady) – Elton John (2:52)
Screw You (Young Man Blues) – Elton John (4:43)
Candle In The Wind (Acoustic) – Elton John (3:52)
Step Into Christmas – Elton John (4:10)
Ho Ho Ho (Who’d Be A Turkey At Christmas?) (4:04)
Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John (5:21)
Pinball Wizard – Elton John (5:15)

Disc 3: BBC Elton John Hammersmith Odeon 22nd December 1973

Funeral For A Friend
Love Lies Bleeding
Candle In The Wind
Hercules
Rocket Man
Bennie And The Jets
Daniel
This Song Has No Title
Honky Cat

Disc 4: BBC Elton John Hammersmith Odeon 22nd December 1973

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
The Ballad Of Danny Bailey
Elderberry Wine
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
I’ve Seen That Movie Too
All The Girls Love Alice
Crocodile Rock
Your Song
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

DVD Disc 5:

Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean and Other Things (45 minutes)

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