Elton John Releases Ultimate Greatest Hits ‘Diamonds’

Sir Elton John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin have commemorated their highly successful and iconic musical career of 50 years together with the release of their most ultimate greatest hits collection Diamonds on Friday.

The album contains 34 remastered tracks over two discs, featuring all of the hits.

"We are at 50 years, and our relationship is healthier than it’s ever been," John said in a press release. "There have been times in our relationship when we’ve written with other people, but it still didn’t stop the love. I love Bernie more than I’ve ever done and I think he probably feels the same way about me, because we’ve both led separate lives; we both write in separate rooms. We have an amazing respect and love for each other that’s only grown.”

Taupin, in a release, added: "We still get a kick out of what we do; it’s what we do – when we come together and write something, it still has that magical quality to it – it doesn’t get any better than that. That feeling hasn’t aged."

In addition to digital and streaming releases of the album, fans can also purchase a standard two-disc copy, a vinyl edition, or a three-disc limited edition box set which also includes post “personal favourites curated by Elton himself,” postcards and a 72-page hard-cover book containing the personal stories behind each song.

See the full track list (including the third “personal favourites” disc) below:

Disc One

"Your Song"

"Tiny Dancer"

"Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)"

"Honky Cat"

"Crocodile Rock"

"Daniel"

"Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)"

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

"Candle In The Wind"

"Bennie And The Jets"

"The Bitch Is Back"

"Philadelphia Freedom"

"Island Girl"

"Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

"Don’t Go Breaking My Heart" [Elton John and Kiki Dee]

"Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"

"Little Jeannie"

Disc Two

"Song For Guy"

"Blue Eyes"

"I’m Still Standing"

"I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues"

"Sad Songs (Say So Much)"

"Nikita"

"I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That"

"Sacrifice"

"Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me" [George Michael and Elton John]

"Something About The Way You Look Tonight"

"I Want Love"

"Can You Feel The Love Tonight"

"Are You Ready For Love?"

"Electricity"

"Home Again"

"Looking Up"

"Circle Of Life"

Disc Three

"Skyline Pigeon"

"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"

"Pinball Wizard"

"Mama Can't Buy You Love"

"Part-Time Love"

"Victim of Love"

"Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)"

"Kiss The Bride"

"That's What Friends Are For" [Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder]

"The One"

"True Love" [Elton John and Kiki Dee]

"Believe"

"Live Like Horses" [Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti]

"Written In The Stars" [Elton John and LeAnn Rimes]

"This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"

"Good Morning To The Night" [Elton vs PNAU]

"Step Into Christmas"