Greatest Hits 1970-2002

Greatest Hits 1970-2002

Music CD - 2002
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Publisher: New York : Mercury Records, p2002.
Branch Call Number: CD POP/ROCK John Greatest
Characteristics: 2 audio discs (157 min., 44 sec.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 booklet.
Authors: John, Elton
Title: Greatest hits 1970-2002
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Publisher: New York : Mercury Records, p2002.
Characteristics: 2 audio discs (157 min., 44 sec.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 booklet.
Content Type: performed music
Media Type: audio
Carrier Type: audio disc
Notes: Music primarily composed by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Tim Rice, and others.
Compact discs.
Contents: CD 1. Your song
Levon
Tiny dancer
Rocket man
Honky cat
Crocodile rock
Daniel
Saturday night's alright for fighting
Goodbye yellow brick road
Candle in the wind
Bennie and the jets
Don't let the sun go down on me
The bitch is back
Philadelphia freedom
Someone saved my life tonight
Island girl
Sorry seems to be the hardest word.
CD 2. Don't go breaking my heart (with Kiki Dee)
Little Jeannie
I'm still standing
I guess that's why they call it the blues
Sad songs (say so much)
I don't wanna go on with you like that
Nikita
Sacrifice
The one
Can you feel the love tonight?
Circle of life
Believe
Blessed
Something about the way you look tonight
Written in the stars (with Leann Rimes)
I want love
This train don't stop there anymore.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10
Branch Call Number: CD POP/ROCK John Greatest
Statement of Responsibility: Elton John
Subject Headings: Rock music.
Topical Term: Rock music.
Publisher No: 440 063 478-2
440 063 479-2
440 063 480-2
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BuddyL
Nov 06, 2018

Way back in the mid 1970's when I was a kid, EJ was a flamboyant superstar at his peak, his concerts in huge sport stadiums would sell out within hours. After this period by late 70's, EJ's music and career on a slow decline, stuff still OK but not nearly as good. My only critique of this collection is that it is missing the great song "Harmony" which is puzzling. All the other good songs here already have in my personal EJ collection. On "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", you can hear the distinctive background vocals of the late Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, CW did the lead vocal on the BB's 1960's hit "God Only Knows", a favorite of mine.

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hammer59
May 07, 2018

The library DOES make a list of the songs. You merely click "Full Record"---next to the "Details".

why doesn't the library make a list of the tracks on the cds? it might be the patron doesn't like the artist, unreservedly, but is only looking to hear a particularly favorite song, once again. making a list of the tracks available, makes the decision whether or not to check out the item, SO MUCH EASIER. Make sense? I eventually did click on 'full record:' it lists the tracks of cd 1 only. as far as my yearning for a song entitled HARMONY is concerned, that does not compute for the me writing this entry, because the song was only one of the lesser tracks from GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD. it made a nice change of pace in that context. i'm sure it would still move me if I heard it again. but to qualify as one of Elton's 'greatest hits?' I think a song has to have more than that going for it.

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kessler817
Oct 13, 2017

Extremely quiet sound quality!

Aka_Aka_Aka Jul 29, 2016

Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947, Elton John's career as one of pop music's most persistent and prolific singer/song-writers has endured now for five decades.

A 6-time Grammy Award-winner, Elton John (who sexually came out of the closet in the 1980's) has had more than 50 top 40 hits (between the years 1970-1994) and his records have collectively sold over 250 million copies, worldwide.

Many of Elton John's biggest and most memorable hits were co-written with his one-time song-collaborator, lyricist, Bernie Taupin.

This "Greatest Hits" CD contains 11 tracks in all which were recorded by Elton John between the years of 1970-1975,. Three of my very favourite tunes in this compilation are - Your Song, Bennie And The Jets, and Rocket Man (*watch video*).

*Trivia note* - In 2009 Elton John's personal wealth was estimated at being approx. $300 million.

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garycornell
Apr 14, 2015

Elton John's "Greatest Hits" only covers the early years, but those were sensational recordings. This is one of the greatest musicians to ever record rock and roll music. Elton really made music that will stand the test of time. The material was original and performed with a great deal of enthusiasm. Just look at the album cover. Is that a man who isn't having fun as a rock star? You can't go wrong with Elton Johns "Greatest Hits"!

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britprincess1
Apr 16, 2013

This double-disc of John's greatest hits is exactly as advertised: the greatest. There is little to no filler on this compilation. Truthfully, I prefer his older hits on the first disc, like "Tiny Dancer", "Daniel", "Candle in the Wind", "Bennie and the Jets", and the like, but the second disc is nothing to scoff at, with "I'm Still Standing", "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues", "Sacrifice", "Something About The Way You Look Tonight", his Lion King contributions "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life", and his memorable duet with Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart". You don't realize how many Elton John songs you adore until you listen to what is the essence of his discography in its entirety. I highly recommend this album.

Ira_Elias Jul 15, 2012

A wonderful CD of music by Elton John...

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Ira_Elias Jul 15, 2012

A group of songs by Elton John...truly wonderful....

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Ira_Elias Jul 15, 2012

"My music makes everyone smiles...with happniess"....

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