The candle is still flickering after 40 years. Yesterday, March 24, 2014, Elton John released a group of remastered and special editions of his 1973 classic, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The regular remaster copy contains the original album, while the deluxe edition contains the album plus a few covers of GYBR songs by other artists, along with live Elton John recordings from 1973. The “Super Deluxe Edition” contains all that plus several more live recordings from 1973.
The covers were made by various artists such as up and coming English artist Ed Sheeran, The Band Perry, Fall Out Boy, Zac Brown Band, and several other artists I am not familiar with. Having not heard the covers as of yet, I cannot comment on them. I have heard a bit of Ed Sheeran’s work however, and he really does have a gift for folk music. (Some may know him from his song, “I See Fire,” in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug credits.) Knowing Elton John, the live songs are excellent.
It is also Elton John’s 67th birthday today, March 25th. Happy Birthday!
Here are the albums on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/collection/goodbye-yellow-brick-road/id147?fcId=807128381