Say Hello Again to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton JohnAs difficult as it is to believe, Elton John’s iconic Goodbye Yellow Brick Road hit stores more than 40 years ago. The album sold 31 million copies and helped cement Elton John’s place in music history. Released in 1973, the breakthrough album included “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting,” “Candle in the Wind,” and “Bennie And The Jets.” Now four decades after its release, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road‘s been remastered and is set for a special 40th anniversary release on March 25, 2014 in multiple formats including a “box set with recordings of ‘Live at Hammersmith 1973’ on CD, a DVD of Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things, along with a 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin.”
 
The Deluxe Edition features cover versions of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road songs performed by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imelda May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band.

Complete list of the cover versions suite on the Box Set and Deluxe Edition:

1. Ed Sheeran – Candle In The Wind
2. Miguel featuring Wale – Bennie And The Jets
3. Hunter Hayes – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
4. The Band Perry – Grey Seal
5. John Grant – Sweet Painted Lady
6. Emeli Sandé – All The Girls Love Alice
7. Imelda May – Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock And Roll)
8. Fall Out Boy – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
9. Zac Brown Band – Harmony

Complete list of formats of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road:

1. 1-CD set: 2014 CD remaster of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering from the original analogue tapes. Digital equivalent editions:
Remaster, Mastered For iTunes, HD Edition
 
2. 2-CD set: 2014 CD remaster of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road as above, 9 cover versions, best of Live At Hammersmith CD. Digital equivalent editions:
Remaster, Mastered For iTunes
 
3. Five Disc CD/DVD box set: containing standard album, 9 cover version disc, single B-sides and bonus tracks, complete “Live At Hammersmith” CD, DVD of Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film Elton John And Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean and Other Things, and 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin). Digital editions for audio:
Remaster, Mastered For iTunes
 
4. Standard 12” vinyl album. Mastered for vinyl by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, California. 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl with download card
 
5. Limited edition yellow vinyl available from http://store.eltonjohn.com and http://www.theboxsetstore.co.uk
 
6. HD Pure Audio Blu-Ray album

 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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