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 Madman Across The Water (Very scarce 1971 UK first issue 9-track LP pressed on Red Vinyl, only visible when held to a light source, including the classic Tiny Dancer, textured gatefold picture sleeve with integral illustrated twelve page lyric booklet. The sleeve shows some shelfwear and the booklet has come loose at the staples; the vinyl has just a few light hairlines leaving it Excellent DJLPH420)
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ELTON JOHN Here & There (1976 UK limited 10-track LP pressed on vinyl which reveals a Translucent Ruby Red colour when held to a light, recorded in concert at The Royal Festival Hall & Madison Square Garden, picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve shows very little evidence of storage, the vinyl has a few surface scuffs/hairlines to reveal occasional light play - overall an excellent example DJLPH473)
- Elton John - Two Rooms - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 07:54)on April 16, 2021 at 12:43 am
ELTON JOHN / VARIOUS Two Rooms (1991 Dutch 16-track double LP celebrating the songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin, as performed by The Beach Boys, Bon Jovi, Kate Bush, Eric Clapton, The Who, Rod Stewart & more, complete with illustrated lyricinners. The picture sleeve & the vinyl discs remain in Excellent condition with just a little minor age wear or faint sign of play)
- Elton John - Greatest Hits Volume II - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 13:10)on April 16, 2021 at 12:43 am
ELTON JOHN Greatest Hits Volume II (1977 UK 10-track LP, the second installment of Elton's greatest hits, including classics like Benny & The Jets & The Bitch Is Back [with Dusty Springfield on backing vocals] along with versions of The Beatles'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, The Who's Pinball Wizard & the great duet with Kiki Dee, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve shows only very light wear & the vinyl looks barely played DJH20520)
- Elton John - Honky Chateau - 1st - Red Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $68.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 17:58)on April 16, 2021 at 12:43 am
ELTON JOHN Honky Chateau (1972 UK 10-track LP on Tinted Red Vinyl only visible when held up to a strong light source, housed in the original textured gatefold picture sleeve with envelope closure tab. The sleeve shows just minor wear to the edges and corners with a couple of spots of discolouration & the vinyl is Excellent with little sign of much play DJLPH423)