Sir Elton John is in the middle of his farewell tour but there is still plenty of music. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Sir Elton is releasing an anniversary issue of “Madman Across the Water”.
Ume will be releasing the album on June 10, but the package which features rarities, demos, and outtakes is available for pre-order now.
The package will be available in four different formants…a super deluxe box, an LP box, a two CD set, and a single vinyl album.
One of the demos in the package is a stripped down version of “Tiny Dancer” with just Sir Elton on the piano.
The Super Deluxe box set includes three CD’s and a Blu-Ray that includes 18 previously unreleased songs, a reproduction of a poster from 1971, a 104 page book, and memorabilia. The Blu-Ray disc will include liver performances form the Sounds for Saturday and Old Grey Whistle Test tours.
The four LP box set includes a 40 page book, poster, and memorabilia.
The two CD set includes the original album, rarities, and demos; along with a 40 page and memorabilia.
The single LP issue is a remastered edition of the album on blue and white 180 grain vinyl.
Sir Elton’s fourth album release, “Madman Across the Water” includes the hit songs “Tiny Dancer” and “Levon”. Yes keyboard player Rick Wakeman is featured playing the Hammond organ on three of the songs.
Feature photo credit: courtesy of Universal Music