Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Your Song 3.75 4:02
2 Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a long Time) 3.35 4:42
3 Crocodile Rock 3:55
4 Daniel 3:53
5 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 3:14
6 Candle in the Wind 3.15 3:50
7 Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me 5:37
8 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 3.7 4:33
9 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 3 3:49
10 Circle of Life 2.5 4:50
11 Blue Eyes 2.5 3:25
12 I’m Still Standing 3.5 3:01
13 I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues 3.25 4:41
14 Sad Songs (Say So Much) 2.65 4:09
15 Nikita 4 5:43
16 I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That 3:59
17 Can You Feel the Love Tonight 2.85 3:59
18 Tinderbox 4:22

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Europe (track 2)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1976-05) (track 8)
acoustic guitar:
Frank Clark (Guitar/bassist) (track 1)
Davey Johnstone (track 13)
other instruments [orchestra] arranger:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 8)
electric bass guitar:
Kenny Passarelli (Bass, piano) (tracks 8–9)
David Paton (track 15)
Dee Murray (tracks 11–14)
drums (drum set):
Dave Mattacks (track 15)
Barry Morgan (English drummer) (track 1)
Roger Pope (track 8)
Jeffrey Porcaro (track 11)
Chuck Sabo (track 10)
Nigel Olsson (tracks 2, 6, 12–14)
Chuck Sabo (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
bass guitar:
Dave Richmond (track 1)
Dee Murray (tracks 2, 6)
strings arranger:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 11)
membranophone:
Roger Pope (track 8)
tambourine:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 8)
synthesizer:
Elton John (tracks 12–13)
Fred Mandel (track 15)
David Hentschel (track 2)
guitar:
Colin Green (track 1)
Richie Zito (track 11)
Davey Johnstone (tracks 2, 10, 14)
Davey Johnstone (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (track 13)
bass:
Kenny Passarelli (Bass, piano) (track 8)
Phil Spalding (track 10)
Phil Spalding (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
electric piano:
James Newton Howard (composer) (tracks 8–9)
electric piano and synthesizer:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 11)
vibraphone:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 9)
electric guitar:
Nik Kershaw (track 15)
Davey Johnstone (tracks 6, 8, 12–13)
brass arranger:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 11)
keyboard:
Elton John (track 14)
Rhodes piano [Fender Rhodes electric piano]:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 8)
bongos:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 8)
piano:
Elton John (tracks 1–2, 6, 9, 11–13)
accordion:
Carl Fortina (track 9)
accordion and strings arranger:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 9)
12 string guitar:
Clive Hicks (track 1)
grand piano and voice synthesizer:
Elton John (track 15)
congas:
Ray Cooper (percussionist) (track 8)
additional programming:
Matthew Vaughn (English film producer) (track 10)
arranger:
Paul Buckmaster (track 1)
assistant engineer:
Pete Lewis (engineer) (tracks 10, 17)
background vocals:
Elton John (track 15)
Curt Boettcher (track 8)
Cidny Bullens (American singer-songwriter) (track 8)
Kiki Dee (track 8)
Davey Johnstone (tracks 2, 6, 12–15)
George Michael (track 15)
Dee Murray (tracks 2, 6, 12–14)
Nigel Olsson (tracks 2, 6, 12–14)
Rick Astley (English singer, songwriter and radio personality) (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
Gary Barlow (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
Kiki Dee (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
Davey Johnstone (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
Phil Spalding (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
composer:
Elton John (tracks 1–18)
Davey Johnstone (track 13)
conductor:
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 9)
Paul Buckmaster (track 1)
editor:
Adam Smalley (track 10)
engineer:
Gus Dudgeon (track 9)
Stuart Epps (track 15)
David Hentschel (track 6)
Mark Howlett (track 9)
Paula Jones (tracks 10, 17)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (track 2)
guest vocals:
Kiki Dee (track 8)
lead vocals:
Elton John (tracks 1–2, 6, 8–15)
Elton John (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
lyricist:
Carte Blanche (aka. Bernie Taupin, Onions) (track 8)
Gary Osborne (track 11)
Tim Rice (tracks 10, 17)
Bernie Taupin (tracks 1–7, 9, 12–16, 18)
mixer:
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (tracks 10, 17)
orchestrator:
Bruce Fowler (Trombonist, played with Zappa) (track 10)
James Newton Howard (composer) (track 8)
producer:
Gus Dudgeon (tracks 1–2, 6, 8–9, 15)
John Stewart (UK music producer/recording engineer) (track 9)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (tracks 10–14, 17)
programming:
Guy Babylon (tracks 10, 17)
Olle Romo (tracks 10, 17)
recording engineer:
Renate Blauel (track 14)
Bill Price (UK producer/engineer) (tracks 11–13)
vocals:
Elton John (tracks 8, 15)
Kiki Dee (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
Happenstance Ltd. (1982) (track 11)
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. (rights holders and distribution) (1994) (track 17)
William A. Bong Ltd. (1994) (track 10)
publisher:
Big Pig Music Ltd. (tracks 7, 11, 13–15)
Dick James Music Ltd. (renamed Universal/Dick James Music Ltd. since 1999‐07‐30) (tracks 2, 5–6)
Dick James Music Ltd. (renamed Universal/Dick James Music Ltd. since 1999‐07‐30) ( – ????) (track 1)
Rouge Booze, Inc. (track 9)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 7)
Universal/Dick James Music Ltd. (fka Dick James Music Ltd.) (tracks 1, 5)
Universal‐Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (tracks 1–6, 8, 11–16, 18)
Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (1994) (track 10)
mixed at:
AIR Studios (Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 12–13)
recorded at:
Strawberry Studios (Château d'Hérouville, France) in Hérouville, Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France (tracks 2, 6)
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1982-02) (track 11)
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1983-03-07) (track 13)
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1983-06-26) (track 12)
AIR Studios Montserrat in Montserrat (1984-04-19) (track 14)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Lion King by KB feat. Suzy Rock (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 6)
arrangements:
La parola piu difficile (translated) (track 9)
has revision:
is the basis for:
Pinocchio (track 15)
The Pitch (Spectacular Spectacular) (Moulin Rouge!) (track 1)
later parody versions:
Daniel (track 4)
Marv Albert Song (track 6)
Talk and I'll Walk (track 3)
Why Isn't Howard Stern On TV (parody version for Howard Stern show) (track 7)
later translated versions:
Ciclo sem fim (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Portuguese version) (track 10)
Ciclo sem fim (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version) (track 10)
Daniel (Finnish) (track 4)
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)
Kiviset kadut (track 5)
Krąg życia (track 10)
L'amour brille sous les étoiles (Le Roi Lion) (track 17)
L’histoire de la vie (Le Roi Lion) (track 10)
Pieśń o miłości (track 17)
Sinun laulusi (track 1)
Sorry (Finnish) (track 9)
Tu canción (track 1)
天作之合 (track 16)
愛を感じて (track 17)
later versions:
Daniel (track 4)
The end (track 6)
part of:
De Leeuwenkoning (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Dutch version) (track 17)
Der König der Löwen (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, German version) (track 17)
El Rey León (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Spanish version) (track 17)
Król lew (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Polish version) (track 17)
Le Roi Lion (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, French version) (track 17)
Leijonakuningas (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Finnish version) (track 17)
O Rei Leão (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Portuguese version) (track 17)
O Rei Leão (The Lion King 1994 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version) (track 17)
The Lion King (stage musical) (tracks 10, 17)
The Lion King (1994 film soundtrack) (tracks 10, 17)
The Lion King (Live in Prague) (track 10)
The Lion King (2019 film soundtrack) (tracks 10, 17)
parts:
Nants' Ingonyama (track 10)
recording of:
Blue Eyes (track 11)
Candle in the Wind (track 6)
Circle of Life (The Lion King) (track 10)
Crocodile Rock (track 3)
Daniel (track 4)
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John and Kiki Dee song) ( – ????) (track 8)
Nikita (track 15)
Tinderbox (track 18)
Your Song (track 1)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King) (1993 – 1994) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
4 Chords (Unicante 2013 version) (track 17)
Commentary (Best of Blue) (track 9)
Elephant Love (aka Elephant Love Medley, from Moulin Rouge!) (track 1)

Release Group

reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/wxhj [info]
Wikidata:Q1605170 [info]