Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Your Song
Elton John 3.55 4:03
2 Tiny Dancer
Elton John 2 6:16
3 Honky Cat
Elton John 2.35 5:13
4 Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Elton John 3.35 4:42
5 Crocodile Rock
Elton John 2.25 3:55
6 Daniel
Elton John 2.65 3:54
7 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Elton John 3.75 4:54
8 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John 3.35 3:14
9 Candle in the Wind
Elton John 3.15 3:50
10 Bennie and the Jets
Elton John 3.6 5:23
11 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Elton John 2.65 5:37
12 The Bitch Is Back
Elton John 1 3:45
13 Philadelphia Freedom
Elton John 3 5:20
14 Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Elton John 6:44
15 Island Girl
Elton John 3:43
16 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Elton John & Kiki Dee 4:35
17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Elton John 2.75 3:50
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Blue Eyes
Elton John 1 3:28
2 I'm Still Standing
Elton John 3.5 3:03
3 I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
Elton John 3.35 4:44
4 Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Elton John 2.65 4:10
5 Nikita
Elton John 3.85 5:45
6 Sacrifice
Elton John 2 5:06
7 The One
Elton John 1.5 5:53
8 It's Me That You Need (mono)
Elton John 4:04
9 Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Elton John 2.8 4:02
10 Circle of Life
Elton John 2.5 4:52
11 Believe
Elton John 2.65 4:45
12 Something About the Way You Look Tonight
Elton John 1.5 4:00
13 Written in the Stars
Elton John feat. LeAnn Rimes 1 4:17
14 I Want Love
Elton John 1 4:36
15 Your Song
Elton John feat. Alessandro Safina 4:21
16 Song for Guy
Elton John 5 5:06
17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Elton John & Blue 3:40

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Europe (tracks 3–4)
acoustic guitar:
Frank Clark (Guitar/bassist) (track 1)
Davey Johnstone (tracks 2, 6)
acoustic guitar and electric guitar:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 10–11)
bass guitar:
David Glover (bass guitarist) (track 2)
Dee Murray (tracks 3–12)
Kenny Passarelli (Bass, piano) (track 17)
Dave Richmond (track 1)
trumpet:
Ivan Jullien (track 3)
mellotron:
David Hentschel (track 11)
membranophone:
Barry Morgan (English drummer) (track 1)
Nigel Olsson (tracks 3–5, 7–12)
Roger Pope (track 2)
farfisa and piano:
Elton John (track 5)
tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 12)
synthesizer:
David Hentschel (track 4)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 6)
organ and piano:
Elton John (track 10)
guitar:
Colin Green (track 1)
Davey Johnstone (track 4)
maracas and membranophone:
Nigel Olsson (track 6)
banjo:
Davey Johnstone (track 3)
electric piano:
James Newton Howard (track 17)
electric piano and mellotron:
Elton John (track 6)
electric piano and piano:
Elton John (track 3)
vibraphone:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 17)
electric guitar:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 5, 7–9, 12)
Caleb Quaye (track 2)
brass:
brass arranger:
Gus Dudgeon (track 3)
steel guitar:
BJ Cole (track 2)
saxophone:
Alain Hatot (track 3)
piano:
Elton John (tracks 1–2, 4, 7–9, 11–12, 17)
accordion:
Carl Fortina (track 17)
accordion and strings arranger:
James Newton Howard (track 17)
bells and tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 11)
12 string guitar:
Clive Hicks (track 1)
horn arranger:
Del Newman (British conductor, orchestrator, arranger) (track 11)
trombone:
Jacques Bolognesi (track 3)
additional vocals arranger:
Daryl Dragon (track 11)
arranger:
Paul Buckmaster (track 1)
background vocals:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 4, 8–9)
Dee Murray (tracks 2, 4, 8–9)
Nigel Olsson (tracks 2, 4, 8–9)
Tony Burrows (track 2)
Roger Cook (track 2)
Lesley Duncan (track 2)
Billy Hinsche (track 11)
Bruce Johnston (track 11)
Clydie King (track 12)
Sherlie Matthews (track 12)
Jessie Mae Smith (track 12)
Dusty Springfield (track 12)
Barry St. John (track 2)
Terry Steele (track 2)
Liza Strike (track 2)
Sue & Sunny (track 2)
Toni Tennille (track 11)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 11)
composer:
Elton John (tracks 1–7, 7–17)
conductor:
James Newton Howard (track 17)
Paul Buckmaster (track 1)
engineer:
Gus Dudgeon (track 17)
David Hentschel (tracks 7–10)
Robin Geoffrey Cable (tracks 1–2)
Clive Franks (tracks 11–12)
Mark Howlett (track 17)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (tracks 3–6)
lead vocals:
Elton John (tracks 1–13, 17)
lyricist:
Carte Blanche (aka. Bernie Taupin, Onions) (track 16)
Bernie Taupin (tracks 1–7, 7–15, 17)
orchestrator:
Del Newman (British conductor, orchestrator, arranger) (track 8)
producer:
Gus Dudgeon (tracks 1–12, 17)
John Stewart (UK music producer/recording engineer) (track 17)
solo tenor saxophone:
Lenny Pickett (track 12)
vocals arranger:
Bruce Johnston (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
This Record Co. Ltd. (1973) (tracks 5–6)
This Record Co. Ltd. (2004) (track 13)
This Record Co. Ltd. (2005) (track 13)
This Record Co. Ltd. (2011) (track 13)
publisher:
Big Pig Music Ltd. (track 11)
Dick James Music Ltd. (tracks 1, 4, 8–9)
Rouge Booze, Inc. (track 17)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 11)
recorded at:
Strawberry Studios (Château d'Hérouville, France) in Hérouville, Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France (tracks 3–10)
Trident Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-08-09) (track 2)
mash-ups:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 136) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 348) (track 9)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 380) (track 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 387) (track 2)
arrangements:
La parola piu difficile (translated) (track 17)
has revision:
later parody versions:
Daniel (track 6)
Talk and I'll Walk (track 5)
Why Isn't Howard Stern On TV (parody version for Howard Stern show) (track 11)
later translated versions:
Daniel (Finnish) (track 6)
Kiviset kadut (track 8)
Sinun laulusi (track 1)
Sorry (Finnish) (track 17)
Tu canción (track 1)
later versions:
Daniel (track 6)
The end (track 9)
live recording of:
recording of:
Bennie and the Jets (track 10)
Candle in the Wind (track 9)
Crocodile Rock (track 5)
Daniel (track 6)
Honky Cat (track 3)
Island Girl (track 15)
The Bitch Is Back (track 12)
Your Song (track 1)
Tiny Dancer (1971-08-09) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Commentary (Best of Blue) (track 17)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Davey Johnstone (track 3)
electric bass guitar:
Dee Murray (tracks 1–3)
drums (drum set):
Nigel Olsson (tracks 2–3)
bass guitar:
David Paton (track 5)
Romeo Williams (track 6)
membranophone:
Dave Mattacks (track 5)
Jonathan Moffett (track 6)
Chuck Sabo (tracks 9–10)
synthesizer:
Elton John (tracks 2–3)
Fred Mandel (track 5)
guitar:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 9–10)
harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
bass:
Phil Spalding (tracks 9–10)
electric guitar:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 2–3)
Nik Kershaw (track 5)
keyboard:
Elton John (track 6)
Fred Mandel (track 6)
Guy Babylon (track 6)
piano:
Elton John (tracks 1–3)
grand piano and synthesizer:
Elton John (track 5)
additional programming:
Matthew Vaughn (English film producer) (track 10)
assistant engineer:
Pete Lewis (engineer) (tracks 9–10)
background vocals:
Elton John (track 5)
Davey Johnstone (tracks 5–6, 9)
Phil Spalding (track 9)
Rick Astley (track 9)
Gary Barlow (track 9)
Kiki Dee (track 9)
George Michael (track 5)
composer:
Elton John (tracks 1–17)
Davey Johnstone (track 3)
conductor:
editor:
Adam Smalley (track 10)
engineer:
Paula Jones (tracks 9–10)
David Nicholas (track 6)
guest performer:
LeAnn Rimes (American country and pop singer) (track 13)
lead vocals:
Elton John (tracks 1–7, 9–14)
lyricist:
Gary Osborne (track 1)
Tim Rice (tracks 9–10, 13)
Bernie Taupin (tracks 2–8, 11–12, 14–15, 17)
mixer:
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (tracks 9–10)
orchestrator:
Bruce Fowler (Trombonist, played with Zappa) (track 10)
performer:
Elton John (track 13)
Alessandro Safina (track 15)
producer:
Elton John (track 16)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (tracks 1–3, 6–7, 9–10, 12)
programming:
Guy Babylon (tracks 9–10)
Olle Romo (tracks 9–10)
recording engineer:
Bill Price (UK producer/engineer) (tracks 1–3)
vocals:
Elton John (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. (rights holders and distribution) (1994) (track 9)
William A. Bong Ltd. (1994) (track 10)
publisher:
Big Pig Music Ltd. (tracks 1, 3–5, 16)
Rouge Booze, Inc. (track 17)
Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (1994) (track 10)
mixed at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 2–3)
recorded at:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Lion King by KB feat. Suzy Rock (track 10)
arrangements:
La parola piu difficile (translated) (track 17)
cover recording of:
Your Song (track 15)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Ciclo sem fim (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version) (track 10)
Ciclo sem fim (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Portuguese version) (track 10)
De Levenscyclus (track 10)
Der ewige Kreis (track 10)
El ciclo de la vida (Circle of Life) (El rey león) (track 10)
Elämän tie (track 10)
Krąg życia (track 10)
L'amour brille sous les étoiles (Le Roi Lion) (track 9)
L’histoire de la vie (Le Roi Lion) (track 10)
Sinun laulusi (track 15)
Sorry (Finnish) (track 17)
Tu canción (track 15)
愛を感じて (track 9)
part of:
De Leeuwenkoning (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Dutch version) (track 9)
Der König der Löwen (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, German version) (track 9)
El Rey León (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Spanish version) (track 9)
Król lew (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Polish version) (track 9)
Le Roi Lion (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, French version) (track 9)
Leijonakuningas (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Finnish version) (track 9)
O Rei Leão (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version) (track 9)
O Rei Leão (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Portuguese version) (track 9)
The Lion King (1994 film soundtrack) (tracks 9–10)
The Lion King (stage musical) (tracks 9–10)
parts:
Nants' Ingonyama (track 10)
recording of:
Believe (track 11)
Blue Eyes (track 1)
Circle of Life (The Lion King) (track 10)
I Want Love (track 14)
Nikita (track 5)
Sacrifice (track 6)
Song for Guy (track 16)
The One (track 7)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King) (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
4 Chords (Unicante 2013 version) (track 9)
Commentary (Best of Blue) (track 17)

Release

ASIN: JP: B00007K5C0 [info]