Elton John has announced a new collection titled Jewel Box.
The package will be released on November 13 through UMC/EMI and will contain a total of 148 songs that were recorded between 1965 and 2019 – it’ll be presented on 8CD, 4LP, 3LP, 2LP vinyl and on digital and streaming formats.
Jewel Box will explore a selection deep cuts, rarities and b-sides and include 60 previously unreleased tracks from the period 1965-1971.
The collection will be housed in a hardback book and will be accompanied by extensive notes including track-by-track commentary by Elton.
Every track was mastered at London’s Abbey Road Studios by Grammy-winning mastering engineer Sean Magee, with Jewel Box described as “the ultimate treasure trove for Elton John fans.”
To mark the Jewel Box news, Elton has shared the previously unreleased track Sing Me No Sad Songs which was conceived in 1969. Check it out below
Elton says: ‘To delve back through every period of my career in such detail for Jewel Box has been an absolute pleasure. Hearing these long lost tracks again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie Taupin and I were during the early days.
“The songs just poured out of us and the band were just unbelievable in the studio. I always want to push forward with everything I do and look to the future, but having time during lockdown to take stock and pull these moments from my memory from each era has been a joy.
“As a devout record collector myself, this project has really excited me and I couldn’t be happier with the level of craft involved in such a carefully curated, lovingly constructed box set. I’m sure my fans will enjoy it as much as I have.”
The final disc in the collection is titled And This Is Me, which coincides with the release of the paperback edition of Elton’s autobiography Me. It’ll feature tracks mentioned by Elton in the book alongside the Oscar-winning duet with Rocketman star Taron Egerton, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.
Elton John: Jewel Box contents
Discs 1 & 2: Deep Cuts
Discs 3, 4 and 5: Rarities 1965 -1971
Discs 6 & 7: B-Sides 1976-2005
Disc 8: And This Is Me
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- Elton John - Honky Chateau - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.70, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2021 10:43)on July 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm
ELTON JOHN Honky Chateau (1972 UK 10-track LP on the black & silver label with yellow DJM logo, pressed on Translucent Vinyl, visible when held to the light. Includes the classic singles Rocket Man & Honky Cat, textured gatefold picturesleeve. The sleeve shows a little light storage wear & the vinyl is Excellent with only faint signs of play DJLPH423)
- Elton John - I Saw Her Standing There - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.80, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jul-2021 10:48)on July 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm
ELTON JOHN with JOHN LENNON & THE MUSCLE SHOALS HORNS I Saw Her Standing There (1980 UK 3-track 7" vinyl EP playing at 33rpm, also featuring Whatever Gets You Through The Night & Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, all recorded live at New York's Madison Square Garden on 28th November 1974, the last ever concert performance of John Lennon, picture sleeve DJS10965)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.56, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jul-2021 07:48)on July 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits (1974 UK 10-track LP compilation on regular black vinyl, featuring a cross-section of Elton's classic songs, including Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Candle In The Wind, Your Song & more, picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The inner has a little foxing, the sleeve shows light wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play DJLP442)
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1st - Red - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $69.00, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2021 10:37)on July 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm
ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973 UK 17-track double LP pressed on Ruby Red Vinyl [only visible when held up to a strong light source]. The tri-fold picture sleeve has lyrics across the inner spread [later issues were standard gatefold] and shows just a little light shelfwear while the two vinyl discs appear barely played DJLPD1001)
- Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection - Red - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $69.00, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jul-2021 10:42)on July 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm
ELTON JOHN Tumbleweed Connection (1970 UK limited edition 10-track stereo LP pressed on Translucent Red Vinyl [visible only when held to the light], Elton's third studio release is a concept album with themes based on Country and Western / Americana music. The textured gatefold picture sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and edge scuffing but retains its integral twelve-page illustrated lyric booklet while the vinyl remains in excellent with few signs of play. The toughest coloured vinyl variant to find! DJLPS410)