180-gram gold vinyl 50th Anniversary reissue
Gatefold jacket, limited time album download included
It's been 50 years 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 arriving in October 2020. The special 180-gram gold vinyl edition of Elton John comes in a gatefold jacket with a limited time album download code.
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 At Hienton|
|6. Sixty Years On|
|7. Border Song|
|8. The Greatest Discovery|
|9. The Cage|
|10. The King Must Die|