Elton John Celebrates Birthday with Deluxe Reissue of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

By Andrea Dresdale

Universal Music EnterprisesTuesday marks Elton John‘s 67th birthday, but we’re getting the gifts. A huge deluxe reissue of his double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road hits stores today.

The album, which is chock-full of Elton classics such as “Candle in the Wind,” the title track, “Bennie & the Jets” and “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” is available on CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl and in a box set.

That box set contains five discs, including a CD version of Live in Hammersmith 1973, a disc of B-sides and bonus tracks and a DVD of the 1973 movie Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things. Also included is a 100-page illustrated hardback book filled with new interviews from Elton and lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as photos and memorabilia.

One of the most interesting parts of the deluxe edition and the box set is that they both come with nine new recordings of classic songs from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by some of today’s acts, including country stars The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes and Zac Brown Band, British pop stars Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sand√©, pop/rock band Fall Out Boy …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC