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 - Sad Songs - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $9.84, €9.44 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2022 11:12)on May 17, 2022 at 10:07 pm
ELTON JOHN Sad Songs (Deleted 1984 UK 2-track 12" vinyl single - taken from the Breaking Hearts album, which also includes A Simple Man; issued in a great colour picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light wear and has a small cataloguing sticker to the top right corner, but the vinyl is in superb condition PH712)
- Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection - Portugese - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 12:25)on May 17, 2022 at 10:07 pm
ELTON JOHN Tumbleweed Connection (1980 Portuguese issue of the 1970 10-track vinyl LP on the yellow DJM label, housed in the gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has some signs of general storage wear while the vinyl is in excellent condition withminimal play MM-8016)
- Elton John - Don't Shoot Me - 1st - Translucent - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.75, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2022 11:57)on May 17, 2022 at 10:07 pm
ELTON JOHN Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (1972 UK 10-track LP pressed on Translucent Vinyl, visible when held to a strong light source, front laminated gatefold sleeve with integral twelve page lyric booklet. The sleeve showsa little light wear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play DJLPH427)
- Elton John - Caribou - Translucent Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.05, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2022 12:01)on May 17, 2022 at 10:07 pm
ELTON JOHN Caribou (Limited 1974 UK 10-track LP pressed on Translucent Vinyl (visible when held to a light source), with 'Return Of Hercules' & 'Rays' messages in the run-outs, complete with illustrated lyricinner, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played DJLPH439)
- Elton John - Caribou - Translucent Vinyl - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2022 15:55)on May 17, 2022 at 10:07 pm
ELTON JOHN Caribou (Limited 1974 UK 10-track LP pressed on Speckled Translucent Vinyl, visible only when held to a light source, fully laminated picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The packaging isExcellent with minor edge wear, the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with just a few light paper scuffs to highlight play DJLPH439)