16-Track Vinyl 2LP Collection Celebrating the Songs Elton John Mentions By Name in Acclaimed Memoir Me; Culled from Catalog Extensive Jewel Box with All Audio Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy-Winning Engineer Sean Magee
Coinciding with the release of the updated paperback edition of Me, and taken from the 8-disc box set Jewel Box, the 16-track vinyl 2LP collection And This Is Me celebrates the songs mentioned by name by Elton John in his acclaimed memoir, closing with Elton and Bernie Taupin's 2020 Academy Award winning "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" - a duet with Taron Egerton.
All audio was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy-winning engineer Sean Magee
"To delve back through every period of my career in such detail for Jewel Box has been an absolute pleasure," Elton comments. "Hearing these long lost tracks again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie 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 boxset. I'm sure my fans will enjoy it as much as I have."