One of the greatest albums of the 1970s is getting the Deluxe and Super Deluxe treatment from Universal Music Group.
Elton John’s seminal “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is being remastered and expanded in various formats on March 25 – on CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl, and in a box set featuring “Live at Hammersmith 1973.”
In addition, some versions may include nine bonus covers by other artists. Here’s the track list:
1. Ed Sheeran – “Candle in the Wind”
2. Miguel featuring Wale – “Bennie and The Jets”
3. Hunter Hayes – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
4. The Band Perry – “Grey Seal”
5. John Grant – “Sweet Painted Lady”
6. Emeli Sandé – “All the Girls Love Alice”
7. Imelda May – “Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock and Roll)”
8. Fall Out Boy – “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”
9. Zac Brown Band – “Harmony”
According to UMG, the complete list of formats of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” are as follows:
1. 1-CD set: 2014 CD remaster of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering from the original analogue tapes. Digital equivalent editions: Remaster, Mastered For iTunes, HD Edition.
2. 2-CD set: 2014 CD remaster of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road as above, 9 cover versions, best of Live At Hammersmith CD. Digital equivalent editions: Remaster, Mastered For iTunes.
3. Five Disc CD/DVD box set: containing standard album, 9 cover version disc, single B-sides and bonus tracks, complete “Live At Hammersmith” CD, DVD of Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film “Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean and Other Things,” and 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin). Digital editions for audio: Remaster, Mastered For iTunes.
4. Standard 12” vinyl album: Mastered for vinyl by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, California. 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl with download card.
6. HD Pure Audio Blu-Ray album.