Elton John First Record Store Day Legend

Record Store Day 2017
Record Store Day 2017

To celebrate the 10th Record Store Day and recognize one of vinyl’s greatest fans and supporters, Sir Elton John has been named the first Record Store Day “Legend”.  As part of the celebration his live recording ’17-11-70′  will be re-released with the addition of six extra tracks on 180 gram vinyl.  It will be a 2-LP set.   This unique live recording was done in Phil Ramones NYC studio with about 100 guests on the other side of the glass listening in.  It was broadcast live over the radio.  Elton was accompanied by Nigel Olsson on drums and vocals and Dee Murray on bass and vocals.

17.11.70+ Track List

A1 “Take Me To The Pilot”
A2 “Honky Tonk Women”
A3 “Sixty Years On”
A4 “Can’t Put You On”

B1 “Bad Side Of The Moon”
B2 “Burn Down The Mission” (Incl. “My Baby Left Me” / “Get Back”)

C1 “Indian Sunset” *
C2 “Amoreena” (Newly remixed bonus track)
C3 “Your Song” *

D1 “Country Comfort” *
D2 “I Need You To Turn To” *
D3 “Border Song” *
D4 “My Father’s Gun” *

* Previously unreleased bonus track

Watch the video of Elton and the announcement.

While he sold his vinyl collection in support of Elton John’s AIDS Foundation in 1990 for $250,000 he has since amassed a new collection in excess of 7,000 vinyl records.  This may be due to the fact that he states “I buy five or six albums a week on vinyl.”  His one of his latest purchases was a bootleg of Kayne’s Life of Pablo on vinyl which even he said “cost a fortune.”

Record Store Day 2017 will be April 22.