Elton Christian John
I LOVE Elton John, but I have to say I bought the box set version of Diamonds, and was just material that fans love to hear. I don't agree it was a money jab, but I would have perferred if he put out all the unreleased material he has since the late 70s and on. Nearly 100 songs or more haven't been released yet, like "CONQUER THE SUN" and "DID ANYBODY SLEEP WITH JOAN OF ARC?"
Thank you, Elton
For almost 50 years of one great song after after another. Early tracks from the 70’s and 80’s sound particularly phenomenal with current technology applied. A definite must buy.
I don't have any of the previous Elton John songs although it is a Re-packaged version of Elton John's Best Songs on one album.
I love it though!
Bobby Bee on 'Diamonds'....
By Bobby Bee
Simple. because they ARE!
Real fans should already have all of these songs. This is a cash grab by the record label and not a true tribute to the legend himself. Plus, no "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" or "Levon"? No thank you.
Not the best of without Levon..
Diamonds: Apparently the Last Greatest Hits Collection
Diamonds is, according to Elton, the last of the greatest hits collections, and it’s a good one for sure, but it is quite lackluster and a cheap move. My biggest complaint is this: Where the hell is Levon? Levon is one of Elton’s best and it’s not on here! Ridiculous... hopefully we will be seeing more unreleased stuff soon...
Enough already with the BS to make money!
By Philly Bob
Elton, like many other 70-90 artist that can't find their creative skills, keep putting out repeat efforts just to make money on the 30 and younger crowd. If Elton cannot "Create" new music then he should retire and don't come back out until he has something new to offer his fans...especially those of us who actually purchased his first efforts on vinyl. We may be in our 60's but we still have the ability to hear and see crap from a artist who I know can do better.
Another Best Of Collection
Agree with other reviewers, this is the record company/artist fullfilling a contract. They left off some of his best work, Friends and few others. Not worth buying unless you want to hear Elton John for the first time. IMO, if you want to hear the best of Elton John/Bernie Taupen, buy the early music...my favorite is still Madman Across The Water and the first one, Elton John. Their best music!!!