In March 25th, Elton John will re-issue his album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” as its 40th anniversary. A box-set will be available on John’s webstore. A CD album with covers from bands such as Ed Sheeran, The Band Perry, or Fall Out Boy, covering the song “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”. Check out more info below.
On March 24 (March 25 in the United States), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton’s seminal 1973 album, will be reissued with a 5-disc box set, a limited-edition yellow vinyl double album, and other formats.
The box set will include:
- A 2014 remaster of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering from the original analogue tapes on CD;
- A CD of album B-sides and bonus tracks, plus nine new cover versions of songs from the album performed by Ed Sheeran, Miguel featuring Wale, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, John Grant, Emeli Sande, Imelda May, Fall Out Boy and Zac Brown Band;
- Elton “Live At Hammersmith 1973” on 2 CDs;
- Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean and Other Things on DVD;
- A 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Full details on all the versions of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road can be found in the EltonJohn.com store.
EltonJohn.com is also pleased to announce a new Goodbye Yellow Brick Road section with information on the original album’s recording, release and more featuring exclusive quotes from producer Gus Dudgeon, engineer David Hentschel and guitarist Davey Johnstone.