Elton John - Elton John [2LP] (Transparent Purple 180 Gram Vinyl, bonus disc of B-sides, rarities, & demos, limited)
Elton John (Deluxe Edition 180-gram Transparent Purple Vinyl)
51 years have passed since the Rocket Man blasted off with a spellbinding performance at the Troubadour, with the brightest music stars in Los Angeles watching.
His career never came down.
Elton John launched his name into the stratosphere that night, on Aug. 25, 1970, his gravity-defying feats at the piano memorably captured in the 2019 Rocketman biopic.
To celebrate the occasion, a limited-edition release of the pop superstar's self-titled album, his U.S. debut, is here on 180-gram transparent purple vinyl. Elton John comes in a gatefold jacket.
Just 300 folks were in the room when Elton delivered his now-mythical performance, including songs off his debut album and his signature tune, "Your Song." The cream of America's music scene gathered that night, from Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, Linda Ronstadt, Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks and Neil Diamond and the Los Angeles Times' music critic Robert Hilburn, who gave a glowing review.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has posted footage of the set that established his reputation in the United States. Watch above.
1. Your Song
2. I Need You To Turn To
3. Take Me To The Pilot
4. No Shoe Strings On Louise
5. First Episode Hienton
1. Sixty Years On
2. Border Song
3. The Greatest Discovery
4. The Cage
5. The King Must Die
Side C (Bonus Tracks)
1. Your Song (Piano Demo)
2. I Need You To Turn To (Piano Demo)
3. Take Me To The Pilot (Piano Demo)
4. Sixty Years On (Piano Demo)
5. Border Song (Piano Demo)
6. Bad Side Of The Moon (Piano Demo)
Side D (Bonus Tracks)
1. Thank You Mama (Piano Demo)
2. All The Way Down To El Paso (Piano Demo)
3. I'm Going Home (Piano Demo)
4. Bad Side Of The Moon
5. Grey Seal
6. Rock And Roll Madonna