ELTON JOHN UNVEILS TWO MORE TRACKS FROM FORTHCOMING ELTON: JEWEL BOX, “HERE’S TO THE NEXT TIME” AND “BILLY AND THE KIDS” OUT NOW
ELTON: JEWEL BOX OUT NOVEMBER 13
16 OCTOBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, Elton John has unveiled two more songs from his upcoming Elton: Jewel Box, available now as instant grat tracks. The first track, "Here’s To The Next Time", features on the Rarities CD3 of the boxset. Recorded at DJM Studios in late 1967, Elton would have still been known as Reg Dwight. The fabulous blues inspired track is the demo recording of what ended up on the B-side of his first debut single ‘I’ve Been Loving You’.
The second track "Billy And The Kids" is featured on B-side CD7 of the Jewel Box. It was recorded in 1986, and was put out as a B-Side, with many fans believing it should have made the ‘Leather Jackets’ album. Bernie’s darker lyrics contrast with the upbeat synth-driven, horn-laden music, the perfect example of Elton’s iconic mid-’80s sound. Elton will also shine the spotlight on another track from his personally curated ‘Deep Cuts’ selection, with ‘What's Never Too Old’ being made available today as a pre order instant grat and on ‘Elton: Jewel Box’ digital streaming bundles.
The ultimate exploration into Elton’s extensive back catalogue, ‘Elton: Jewel Box’, covers deep cuts, rarities from the earliest stages of his and Bernie Taupin’s musical journey, B-sides spanning 30 years and songs discussed in his best-selling, critically acclaimed 2019 memoir ‘Me’. The 8 CD boxset of buried treasures comes in a beautiful hardcover book with the discs housed in the back, all wrapped in an outer slipcase. Each section comes accompanied with extensive notes, including a track-by-track commentary by Elton for Deep Cuts. 3 different LP collections are also available to pre-order now - a 4LP gatefold black vinyl set of Deep Cuts (curated by Elton himself,) a 3LP gatefold black vinyl set of Rarities and B-side highlights and a 2LP gatefold black vinyl set “And This Is Me…”. All audio was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer Sean Magee. With an unprecedented number of previously unheard and unreleased tracks painstakingly excavated from deep within the UMG archives, this is the ultimate treasure trove for Elton John fans.
Elton: Jewel Box is released on 13th November on UMC / EMI and is available for pre-order now. Further details can be found here.