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This is the first attempt to consolidate all of Sir Elton's hit singles, from three labels, in one collection. It once would've required at least four CDs to own the best stuff here. Many think the legendary performer was at his best in the early to mid-'70s, and the incredible string of singles that ran from 1970's "Your Song" through 1977's "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" remains mighty impressive. But in retrospect, as they're presented here, '80s hits like "I'm Still Standing" and "Sad Songs" add much to an already amazing legacy. Three Disney tunes, the lush "The One," and two from Songs from the West Coast, which was hailed as a return to those '70s golden days, represent the later years. Collectively, these tracks reinforce the notion that, despite Michael Jackson's later proclamations, John was once the closest thing post-'60s music had to a genuine king of pop, respected by hipsters and the mainstream alike. --Bill Holdship

Disc 1 1. Your Song 2. Levon 3. Tiny Dancer 4. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) 5. Honky Cat 6. Crocodile Rock 7. Daniel 8. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) 9. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 10. Candle In The Wind 11. Bennie And The Jets 12. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me 13. The Bitch Is Back 14. Philadelphia Freedom 15. Someone Saved My Life Tonight 16. Island Girl 17. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Disc 2 1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2. Little Jeannie 3. I'm Still Standing 4. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues 5. Sad Songs (Say So Much) 6. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That 7. Nikita 8. Sacrifice 9. The One 10. Can You Feel The Love Tonight 11. Circle Of Life 12. Believe 13. Blessed 14. Something About The Way You Look Tonight 15. Written In The Stars 16. I Want Love 17. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
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Performer:  Elton John
Release Date:  November 12, 2002
Label:  UTV
Genre:  Pop
Release Date:  November 12, 2002
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Yes I realize there is always considerable consternation among collectors about the plethora of "Best of" and "Greatest Hits" packages that are put on the market every year.  Some artists simply don't warrant a "Greatest Hits" collection while the music of more important and prolific performers is constantly being repackaged.   But if you are someone like me "Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002" is a fine value.   This collection …
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