Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume 2
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Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume 2

October 20, 1992

  Song Title
The Bitch Is Back
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Tiny Dancer
I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Philadelphia Freedom
Island Girl
Grow Some Funk Of Your Own
Pinball Wizard

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars and the nostalgia continues... April 12, 2008
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Classics All 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Elton 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Elton and Bernie still going strong July 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
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
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good album, part of a greater whole! August 27, 2012
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Sir Elton John has been called a "Rock Legend," and I think that that is a fair description! His list of accomplishments and hits songs is far too long to detail here.

This 1977 album is a very good album on its own, containing ten really good songs - including Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Philadelphia Freedom, and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (in my opinion, the best version of the song EVER produced!). However, it really is best if it combined with his first (1974) Great Hits album; the two really are parts of a greater whole!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Elton John was the first concert that I went to in 1973. Lots of fond memories back then. Love his music, very talented
Published 4 days ago by JudyK
5.0 out of 5 stars Elton
Elton John's Greatest Hits, Volume 2...what more can be said? This is music at its best, back when they KNEW how to make good music, instead of annoying noise, from groups like... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Jasryn Storm
3.0 out of 5 stars volume 1 is better
Elton John is one of the few none country singers that i ever listened to. I was teenager back in the '70s and most of my friends were more into rock music then i was. Read more
Published 13 days ago by john thomas
3.0 out of 5 stars Probably my least favourite of the three Greatest Hits albums
I like Elton John a lot and this album has a lot of his popular songs on it but I think of the three "Greatest Hits" albums this one is my least favourite as I prefer more... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kelvin R. Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I've always loved Elton John, and now my 16 year old son is discovering how great he is! I bought this for him for Christmas, and he is loving it!
Published 3 months ago by M. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly wonderful album for any music fan!
Elton John is one of the greatest songwriters ever! This is a must have for any music fan much less for any Elton John fan!
Published 4 months ago by Sara E. Rafferty
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of Elton John's Finest Hits!
This is some of Elton John's Best. You will find some of his slower music as well as some faster beat ones. If you are an Elton John Fan, this is a good collection to have. Read more
Published 8 months ago by CD music collector
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!
Elton John at his best! I Love It ! A great era for great music! Tiny Dancer is my favorite.
Published 8 months ago by fireflylil
5.0 out of 5 stars His Hits Just Kept Coming
I was a Fan of Elton John's music since is inaural album. My all time favorite album of his was and still is Yellow Brick Road. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michael R. Young
4.0 out of 5 stars brings back the old times
I was a bit surprised that some of his most popular songs were not on the volume. Guess that means I need to find Volume 1.
Published 11 months ago by Eye Doc
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