Album review

Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970-2002

Thirty-four songs spread over two CDs: an impressive record by anyone's standards, even if some of the later 'hits' were comparatively minor ones. In addition, there are tracks (eg, "Tiny Dancer", "Bennie And The Jets") which weren't hit singles but album favourites. Further selections—"Levon" from Madman Across The Water, "Pinball Wizard", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Border Song", "True Love", "I Don't Want To Go On With You Like That" and others—appear on a limited-edition third disc.

Rating: 4 / 10


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