Annotation

The third medium sits on a polystyrene hub attached to the rear inlay.

Annotation last modified on 2018-11-04 07:34 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Your Song
Elton John 3.75 4:01
2 Tiny Dancer
Elton John 3 6:15
3 Honky Cat
Elton John 2.35 5:12
4 Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Elton John 3.35 4:41
5 Crocodile Rock
Elton John 2.6 3:54
6 Daniel
Elton John 3.25 3:53
7 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Elton John 3.75 4:53
8 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John 3.35 3:13
9 Candle in the Wind
Elton John 3.15 3:49
10 Bennie and the Jets
Elton John 3.75 5:22
11 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Elton John 3.25 5:36
12 The Bitch Is Back
Elton John 1.65 3:44
13 Philadelphia Freedom
Elton John 3 5:19
14 Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Elton John 3.25 6:43
15 Island Girl
Elton John 3 3:41
16 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Elton John with Kiki Dee 3.7 4:33
17 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Elton John 3 3:48
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Blue Eyes
Elton John 2.5 3:26
2 I'm Still Standing
Elton John 3.5 3:01
3 I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
Elton John 3.25 4:42
4 Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Elton John 2.65 4:08
5 Nikita
Elton John 4 5:43
6 Sacrifice
Elton John 2 5:04
7 The One
Elton John 2.35 5:51
8 Kiss the Bride
Elton John 1 4:21
9 Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Elton John 2.85 4:00
10 Circle of Life
Elton John 2.5 4:50
11 Believe
Elton John 2.65 4:47
12 Made in England
Elton John 1 4:48
13 Something About the Way You Look Tonight
Elton John 1.5 3:58
14 Written in the Stars
Elton John with LeAnn Rimes 1 4:15
15 I Want Love
Elton John 1 4:34
16 This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
Elton John 1 4:37
17 Song for Guy
Elton John 5 5:05
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Levon
Elton John 3 5:18
2 Border Song
Elton John 4 3:19
3 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Elton John 5:54
4 Pinball Wizard
Elton John 4 5:14
5 True Love
Elton John with Kiki Dee 2 3:31
6 Live Like Horses
Elton John with Luciano Pavarotti 5:05
7 I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
Elton John 4.5 4:27
8 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Elton John with George Michael 3.25 5:44
9 Your Song
Elton John with Alessandro Safina 4:18
10 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Elton John with Blue 3:38
11 Are You Ready for Love
Elton John 1 3:29

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Europe (tracks 3–4)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1976-05) (track 16)
acoustic guitar:
Frank Clark (Guitar/bassist) (track 1)
Davey Johnstone (track 6)
Caleb Quaye (track 15)
Davey Johnstone (1971-08-09) (track 2)
acoustic guitar and electric guitar:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 10–11, 14)
other instruments [orchestra] arranger:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 16)
electric bass guitar:
Kenny Passarelli (Bass, piano) (tracks 16–17)
cymbal, shakers and tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 14)
drums (drum set):
Barry Morgan (English drummer) (track 1)
Nigel Olsson (tracks 3–5, 7–9, 11–14)
Roger Pope (track 16)
Roger Pope (1971-08-09) (track 2)
drums (drum set) and maracas:
Nigel Olsson (track 6)
bass guitar:
Kenny Passarelli (Bass, piano) (track 15)
Dave Richmond (track 1)
Dee Murray (tracks 3–12, 14)
David Glover (bass guitarist) (1971-08-09) (track 2)
trumpet:
Ivan Jullien (track 3)
mellotron:
David Hentschel (track 11)
membranophone:
Nigel Olsson (track 10)
Roger Pope (tracks 15–16)
farfisa and piano:
Elton John (track 5)
tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (tracks 12, 16)
synthesizer:
David Hentschel (track 4)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 6)
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 15)
organ and piano:
Elton John (track 10)
guitar:
Colin Green (track 1)
Davey Johnstone (track 4)
bass:
Kenny Passarelli (Bass, piano) (track 16)
banjo:
Davey Johnstone (track 3)
banjo, electric guitar, slide guitar and steel guitar:
Davey Johnstone (track 15)
electric piano:
James Newton Howard (composer) (tracks 16–17)
electric piano and mellotron:
Elton John (track 6)
electric piano and piano:
Elton John (track 3)
electric piano, piano and synthesizer:
Elton John (track 14)
vibraphone:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 17)
electric guitar:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 5, 7–9, 12, 16)
Caleb Quaye (1971-08-09) (track 2)
brass:
brass arranger:
Gus Dudgeon (track 3)
steel guitar:
BJ Cole (1971-08-09) (track 2)
saxophone:
Jean-Louis Chautemps (French saxophonist) (track 3)
Alain Hatot (track 3)
Rhodes piano [Fender Rhodes electric piano]:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 16)
bongos:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 16)
piano:
Elton John (tracks 1, 4, 7–9, 11–12, 15, 17)
Elton John (1971-08-09) (track 2)
accordion:
Carl Fortina (track 17)
accordion and strings arranger:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 17)
bell and tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 11)
12 string guitar:
Clive Hicks (track 1)
horn arranger:
Del Newman (British conductor, orchestrator, arranger) (track 11)
congas:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 16)
congas, marimba and tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 15)
trombone:
Jacques Bolognesi (track 3)
additional vocals arranger:
Daryl Dragon (track 11)
arranger:
Paul Buckmaster (track 1)
assistant engineer:
Mark Guercio (Engineer) (tracks 14–15)
background vocals:
Elton John (track 15)
Davey Johnstone (tracks 4, 8–9, 14–15)
Nigel Olsson (tracks 4, 8–9, 14)
Kenny Passarelli (Bass, piano) (track 15)
Caleb Quaye (track 15)
Curt Boettcher (track 16)
Cidny Bullens (American singer-songwriter) (track 16)
Kiki Dee (tracks 15–16)
Billy Hinsche (track 11)
Bruce Johnston (track 11)
Clydie King (track 12)
Sherlie Matthews (US vocalist) (track 12)
Dee Murray (tracks 4, 8–9, 14)
Jessie Mae Smith (track 12)
Dusty Springfield (track 12)
Toni Tennille (track 11)
Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) (track 11)
Tony Burrows (1971-08-09) (track 2)
Roger Cook (1971-08-09) (track 2)
Lesley Duncan (1971-08-09) (track 2)
Dee Murray (1971-08-09) (track 2)
Nigel Olsson (1971-08-09) (track 2)
Barry St. John (1971-08-09) (track 2)
Terry Steele (1971-08-09) (track 2)
Liza Strike (1971-08-09) (track 2)
Sue Glover & Sunny Leslie (1971-08-09) (track 2)
composer:
Elton John (tracks 1–17)
conductor:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 17)
Paul Buckmaster (track 1)
engineer:
David Hentschel (tracks 7–10)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (tracks 3–6)
Robin Geoffrey Cable (tracks 1–2)
Gus Dudgeon (track 17)
Clive Franks (tracks 11–12)
Jeff Guercio (tracks 14–15)
Mark Howlett (track 17)
guest vocals:
Kiki Dee (track 16)
lead vocals:
Elton John (tracks 1, 3–17)
Elton John (1971-08-09) (track 2)
lyricist:
Carte Blanche (aka. Bernie Taupin, Onions) (track 16)
Bernie Taupin (tracks 1–15, 17)
orchestrator:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 16)
Del Newman (British conductor, orchestrator, arranger) (track 8)
producer:
John Stewart (UK music producer/recording engineer) (track 17)
Gus Dudgeon (tracks 1–12, 14–17)
solo mellotron:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 15)
solo tenor saxophone:
Lenny Pickett (track 12)
vocals:
Elton John (track 16)
Kiki Dee (track 16)
vocals arranger:
Bruce Johnston (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
This Record Co. Ltd. (copyright holder) (1973) (tracks 5–6)
Island Def Jam Music Group (use “Island” or “Def Jam Recordings” labels rather than this record company) (1996) (track 15)
This Record Co. Ltd. (copyright holder) (2004) (tracks 13–14)
This Record Co. Ltd. (copyright holder) (2005) (tracks 13–14)
This Record Co. Ltd. (copyright holder) (2011) (tracks 13–14)
publisher:
Big Pig Music Ltd. (track 11)
Dick James Music Ltd. (renamed Universal/Dick James Music Ltd. since 1999‐07‐30) (tracks 4, 8–9)
Dick James Music Ltd. (renamed Universal/Dick James Music Ltd. since 1999‐07‐30) ( – ????) (track 1)
Rouge Booze, Inc. (track 17)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 11)
Universal/Dick James Music Ltd. (fka Dick James Music Ltd.) (tracks 1, 8)
Universal‐Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (tracks 1–6, 8–10, 12–16)
recorded at:
Strawberry Studios (Château d'Hérouville, France) in Hérouville, Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France (tracks 3–10)
Trident Studios (London, UK) in Soho, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (1971-08-09) (track 2)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Good Morning by Kanye West (track 14)
Solid Wall of Sound (explicit) by A Tribe Called Quest (track 10)
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:
is the basis for:
The Pitch (Spectacular Spectacular) (Moulin Rouge!) (track 1)
later parody versions:
Daniel (track 6)
Marv Albert Song (track 9)
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)
recording of:
Bennie and the Jets (track 10)
Candle in the Wind (track 9)
Crocodile Rock (track 5)
Daniel (track 6)
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John and Kiki Dee song) ( – ????) (track 16)
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)
Elephant Love (aka Elephant Love Medley, from Moulin Rouge!) (track 1)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Davey Johnstone (track 3)
electric bass guitar:
David Paton (track 5)
Dee Murray (tracks 1–4, 8)
drums (drum set):
Dave Mattacks (track 5)
Jonathan Moffett (track 6)
Jeffrey Porcaro (track 1)
Chuck Sabo (track 10)
Nigel Olsson (tracks 2–4, 8)
Chuck Sabo (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
bass guitar:
Romeo Williams (track 6)
strings arranger:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 1)
synthesizer:
Elton John (tracks 2–3, 8)
Fred Mandel (track 5)
guitar:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 4, 10)
Richie Zito (track 1)
Davey Johnstone (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
bass:
Phil Spalding (track 10)
Phil Spalding (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
electric piano and synthesizer:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 1)
electric guitar:
Davey Johnstone (tracks 2–3, 8)
Nik Kershaw (track 5)
brass arranger:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 1)
keyboard:
Elton John (tracks 4, 6)
Fred Mandel (track 6)
Guy Babylon (track 6)
piano:
Elton John (tracks 1–3)
grand piano and voice 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 2–6, 8)
George Michael (track 5)
Dee Murray (tracks 2–4, 8)
Nigel Olsson (tracks 2–4, 8)
Phil Spalding (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
Rick Astley (English singer, songwriter and radio personality) (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
Gary Barlow (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
Kiki Dee (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
Davey Johnstone (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
composer:
Elton John (tracks 1–17)
Davey Johnstone (track 3)
conductor:
editor:
Adam Smalley (track 10)
engineer:
Stuart Epps (track 5)
Paula Jones (tracks 9–10)
David Nicholas (track 6)
guest performer:
LeAnn Rimes (US country & pop singer) (track 14)
lead vocals:
Elton John (tracks 1–8, 10–11, 13–16)
Elton John (1993 – 1994) (track 9)
lyricist:
Gary Osborne (track 1)
Tim Rice (tracks 9–10, 14)
Bernie Taupin (tracks 2–8, 11–13, 15–16)
mixer:
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (tracks 9–10)
orchestrator:
Bruce Fowler (Trombonist, played with Zappa) (track 10)
performer:
Elton John (track 14)
producer:
Gus Dudgeon (track 5)
Elton John (track 17)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (tracks 1–4, 6–10, 13)
programming:
Guy Babylon (tracks 9–10)
Olle Romo (tracks 9–10)
recording engineer:
Renate Blauel (track 4)
Bill Price (UK producer/engineer) (tracks 1–3, 8)
vocals:
Elton John (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Happenstance Ltd. (1982) (track 1)
Happenstance Ltd. (1989) (track 6)
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, 3–6, 17)
Universal‐Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (tracks 1–8, 11–13, 15–17)
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, 8)
recorded at:
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1982-02) (track 1)
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1982-09) (track 8)
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1983-03-07) (track 3)
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1983-06-26) (track 2)
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1984-04-19) (track 4)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Lion King by KB feat. Suzy Rock (track 10)
is the basis for:
Pinocchio (track 5)
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)
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)
The Lion King (Live in Prague) (track 10)
The Lion King (2019 film soundtrack) (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 15)
Kiss the Bride (track 8)
Made in England (track 12)
Nikita (track 5)
Sacrifice (track 6)
Song for Guy (track 17)
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)

CD 3

acoustic guitar:
Les Thatcher (1971-02-27) (track 1)
drums (drum set):
Barry Morgan (English drummer) (track 2)
Nigel Olsson (track 4)
Barry Morgan (English drummer) (1971-02-27) (track 1)
bass guitar:
Dee Murray (track 4)
Dave Richmond (track 2)
Brian Odgers (1971-02-27) (track 1)
membranophone:
Nigel Olsson (track 4)
organ:
Brian Dee (UK jazz/rock piano/organ) (track 2)
guitar:
Colin Green (track 2)
Clive Hicks (track 2)
Davey Johnstone (track 4)
bass:
Dee Murray (track 4)
electric guitar:
Caleb Quaye (1971-02-27) (track 1)
percussion:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 4)
piano:
Elton John (tracks 2, 4)
Elton John (1971-02-27) (track 1)
harmonium:
Brian Dee (UK jazz/rock piano/organ) (1971-02-27) (track 1)
congas and tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 4)
arranger:
Paul Buckmaster (track 2)
George Michael (track 8)
background vocals:
Davey Johnstone (track 4)
Dee Murray (track 4)
Nigel Olsson (track 4)
Madeline Bell (track 2)
Tony Burrows (track 2)
Roger Cook (track 2)
Lesley Duncan (track 2)
Kay Garner (track 2)
Tony Hazzard (songwriter) (track 2)
Lesley Duncan (1971-02-27) (track 1)
Barry St. John (1971-02-27) (track 1)
Liza Strike (1971-02-27) (track 1)
Sue & Sunny (1971-02-27) (track 1)
chorus master:
Barbara Moore (track 2)
composer:
Elton John (tracks 1–2, 6–10)
Paul McCartney (track 3)
Cole Porter (composer) (track 5)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 3)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1969) (track 4)
conductor:
Paul Buckmaster (track 2)
engineer:
Robin Geoffrey Cable (tracks 1–2)
Ron Nevison (track 4)
guest performer:
George Michael (track 8)
lead vocals:
Elton John (tracks 2, 4, 7)
Elton John (1971-02-27) (track 1)
lyricist:
Paul McCartney (track 3)
Cole Porter (composer) (track 5)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 3)
Bernie Taupin (tracks 1–2, 6–10)
Pete Townshend (of The Who) (track 4)
orchestrator:
Gene Page (track 4)
performer:
Blue (UK boy band) (track 10)
Kiki Dee (track 5)
Elton John (tracks 8, 10)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (track 6)
Alessandro Safina (track 9)
producer:
Gus Dudgeon (tracks 1–2, 4)
Stargate (Norwegian production/songwriting duo) (track 10)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (track 7)
George Michael (track 8)
recording engineer:
Bill Price (UK producer/engineer) (track 7)
vocals:
Elton John (tracks 4–5, 8)
George Michael (track 8)
writer:
LeRoy Bell (track 11)
Thom Bell (songwriter, producer) (track 11)
Casey James (of Bell & James) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor Ltd. (UK) (not for release label use! aka Polydor Ltd. or Polydor Ltd. (London), fka Polydor Records Ltd.) (2000) (track 4)
publisher:
Big Pig Music Ltd. (track 8)
Chappell & Co Ltd. (track 5)
Chappell Music (track 5)
Dick James Music Ltd. (renamed Universal/Dick James Music Ltd. since 1999‐07‐30) ( – ????) (track 9)
Rouge Booze, Inc. (track 10)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 8)
Universal/Dick James Music Ltd. (fka Dick James Music Ltd.) (track 9)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 5)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 5)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 11)
Northern Songs Ltd. (1967) (track 3)
mixed at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (track 7)
recorded at:
AIR Studios (located at Oxford Street 1970–1991, Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (track 7)
Trident Studios (London, UK) in Soho, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (1971-02-27) (track 1)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
part of:
arrangements:
La parola piu difficile (translated) (track 10)
cover recording of:
Pinball Wizard (track 4)
True Love (High Society) (track 5)
Your Song (track 9)
is the basis for:
The Pitch (Spectacular Spectacular) (Moulin Rouge!) (track 9)
later parody versions:
LSF (track 3)
Temple Physician (track 4)
Why Isn't Howard Stern On TV (parody version for Howard Stern show) (track 8)
later translated parody versions:
L'Usine in the sky (track 3)
later translated versions:
Premier Matin (track 5)
Sinun laulusi (track 9)
Sol på jorden (track 2)
Sorry (Finnish) (track 10)
Tu canción (track 9)
天作之合 (track 7)
later versions:
live recording of:
part of:
High Society (stage musical) (track 5)
High Society (1956 film) (track 5)
recording of:
Border Song (track 2)
Live Like Horses (track 6)
Levon (1971-02-27) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Commentary (Best of Blue) (track 10)
Elephant Love (aka Elephant Love Medley, from Moulin Rouge!) (track 9)