Earlier this week Elton John commemorated the 40th anniversary of his classic album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by reissuing it as a “Super Deluxe” edition. “Super Deluxe” meaning, four CDs and one-DVD, including a CD of “GBYBR” which is comprised of songs covered by contemporary artists, two discs of a 1973 concert with John and his band in top form, a handsome 100-page hardcover book and a DVD of a long out-of-print 1973 documentary by the British filmmaker Bryan Forbes.
Originally released in 1973 as John’s seventh studio album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is regarded as one of his best and most popular albums. The double album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute “Candle in the Wind” as well as three other successful singles: “Bennie and the Jets”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”.
The “Super Deluxe” remastered anniversary release includes The Band Perry’s recording of the album track “Grey Seal,” the Zac Brown Band singing “Harmony,” Hunter Hayes covering the title track “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Ed Sheeran’s cover of “Candle in The Wind.” All of which can be heard below.