Ultimate Hits Anthology featuring 21 Career-Spanning Classics and Exclusive Annotations for Each Song!
Elton John releases the "ultimate" hits anthology Diamonds to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. The retrospective covers all of the landmark songs from Elton's peerless career, starting with his early breakthrough "Your Song" and embracing "Rocket Man," "Candle In The Wind," "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," "Sacrifice," "Are You Ready For Love?" and the duets "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee and "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" with George Michael. This gatefold 180g 2LP edition includes 21 tracks and exclusive annotations for each song.
Says Elton of his partnership with Bernie: "We are at 50 years, and our relationship is healthier than it's ever been. There have been times in our relationship when we've written with other people, but it still didn't stop the love. I love Bernie more than I've ever done and I think he probably feels the same way about me, because we've both led separate lives; we both write in separate rooms. We have an amazing respect and love for each other that's only grown."
Adds Taupin: "We still get a kick out of what we do; it's what we do. When we come together and write something, it still has that magical quality to it. It doesn't get any better than that. That feeling hasn't aged."