giovedì 30 gennaio 2014

Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary Edition

Since October 2013 was the 40th Anniversary of the release of the double Elton John album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, one of the most important of his career (selling over 31 million albums worldwide and going platinum in the US 7 times over), on 24th March 2014 a new edition of the album will be released in various formats.
First of all there will be a super-deluxe boxset contaning 4 audio-CDs, one DVD and one book; here's the details of each item:

the original album newly remastered by Bob Ludwig from the original analogue tapes

CD2: Extras (nine covers by contemporary artists plus outtakes from the GYBR sessions)
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)

CD3-4: Elton John live at the Hammersmith Odeon 22nd December 1973
Funeral For A Friend
Love Lies Bleeding
Candle In The Wind
Rocket Man
Bennie And The Jets
This Song Has No Title
Honky Cat
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

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

A 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

The album will also be available in a deluxe edition (only CD1-2) or as a standard edition (only CD1).

Available separately there will also be:
-a limited-edition double-LP in yellow 180-gram vinyl  
-a BluRay-Audio disc of the series "High Fidelity Pure Audio", containing a new stereo mix and a 5.1 surround mix of the album and a download card to download an MP3 version of the album.

In the video-trailer below you can take a quick look at the contents:

Super-deluxe boxset:

Deluxe 2CD:

Remastered CD:

Vinyl 2LP: