Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume 2

October 20, 1992 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 20, 1992
  • Release Date: October 20, 1992
  • Label: Universal Motown Records Group
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  • Total Length: 51:58
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  • ASIN: B000VWKJHQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,993 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

His lyrics and his piano sound tell a story of his life.
David Anderson
Elton John will remain one of the best selling, prolific and talented singers and songwriters in the history of rock music.
Lonnie E. Holder
...Greatest Hits Vol 1 had all of the most popular songs that Elton ever sang.
Sci Fi Fan

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 12, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Elton John's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 is an outstanding CD that gives us so many of his greatest accomplishments. The sound quality is great and I love the artwork. Sure, there's not everything here; but for a CD in a two volume set it really doesn't do all that badly--this is a good CD.

The CD starts with the very rockin' "The B**** Is Back." Elton sings this so well; it works very well and the backup chorus enhances Elton's performance. The electric guitar sounds so great and Elton couldn't have done this any better! Elton John fans are sure to love this tune if by some small chance they haven't heard this famous hit before. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" is a great cover of this song by The Beatles; and Elton's interpretation easily rivals that of his predecessors. The guitars again work very well; and Elton never misses a beat! Elton sings so well; he displays great sensitivity for the lyrics and I love every bit of it!

"Tiny Dancer" is a softer, much more sensitive tune that Elton delivers with panache; the piano work sounds great and when the guitars come in this number really takes off like a jet! Elton's voice never sounded better; he never ceases to amaze me.

"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" is a huge hit for Elton and it's easily a major highlight of this album. Elton sings this to perfection--and beyond! What an awesome voice Elton John has--it's so wonderful that he shares his talents with us. "Philadelphia Freedom" is a softer rock tune from the 1970s that still sounds very strong today. Elton belts this out and the arrangement works wonders for "Philadelphia Freedom."

"Island Girl" is another `70s hit for Elton John; he sings of a girl from the tropics who ropes in men as easily as breathing.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lonnie E. Holder HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 13, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Elton John became the first rock superstar of the 1970s with hit after hit and a series of number one albums. His string of hits spawned "Elton John - Greatest Hits," which is one of the biggest selling albums of all time. However, that first album covered but a fraction of Elton's powerful portfolio and a second greatest hits collection was inevitable.

"Elton John - Greatest Hits" was released in 1974, and could have been released earlier given that Elton's series of hit singles was already more than one album could contain. The release of this album in 1977 filled in a couple of holes from Elton's album "Madman Across the Water" and included one song from "Caribou."

There are a couple of variations of this album that have appeared. The version I have on CD has "Tiny Dancer" and "I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)" in place of "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." If you see variations in the reviews, the replacement of songs is the reason why. The version at the time of this review has the songs listed in this review.

This ten song collection begins with "The Bitch Is Back" from "Caribou." The album was somewhat controversial because some of the music was called by some critics as throwaway. Regardless of the criticism, this song and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," which appeared on "Elton John's Greatest Hits," were hits, with this song rising to #4 in 1974 with "Cold Highway" on the B-side.

The next song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," was a cover produced with the cooperation of long-time friend John Lennon. This song was one of several songs released as singles by Elton that charted well, going to and yet were not from an album. This song went to #1 backed by "One Day at a Time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By V. VanCamp on February 19, 2002
Format: Audio CD
My husband and I saw the movie "Almost Famous" and really enjoyed the scene where they all sang "Tiny Dancer." My husband liked that song so much he kept replaying that scene! So, I decided to get the song for him ... the question was, the Elton John cd or the soundtrack to the movie?
We have other Elton John greatest hits albums and due to the other songs on this particular album, I decided on Elton John and I am glad that I did. The whole album is great, and I really enjoy "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
Good album... the songs reflect the times and you may become nostalgic.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Candace Scott on July 9, 2000
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The songs on volume two cover mainly the mid 70's (with the exception of 1971's "Tiny Dancer," the best song here). Though this disc is not as superb as the original 1974 'Greatest Hits' package, it still is a fantastic listening experience. All of the songs are bonafide classics. "Philadelphia Freedom" sounds as good as it did 25 years ago, what a timeless arrangment and novel use of the flutes (and one of EJ's favorite personal songs he has co-written).
If you love EJ, you'll love this album, but you'll already have all of these songs on the original albums from which they came. If you are just getting into Elton, this is a disc you *must* have. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Mulvihill on February 9, 2002
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It's fashionable to dismiss Elton John as a lightweight. But if you agree that pop music is, for better or worse, the voice of our time, then it follows that EJ and lyricist Bernie Taupin are our collective Mozart.
Within the strict confines of AM radio, they distill our contemporary angst and nostalgia for times past (the American West, in Bernie's case) into diamonds that live forever -- or, in this reviewer's experience, more than 30 years.
Yes, cuts on this album may seem campy -- they reflect the times! But there's substance here. If one song can represent the feeling of liberation many people felt in the 60s and 70s, that song is Philadelphia Freedom. Nobody who lived through the years before and after can listen to that song without getting emotional.
I'm convinced that future musicologists will study today's pop artists with the same reverence current scholars show the composers of classical and baroque music. Elton John will be at the top of their lists. As will most of the songs from this album.
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