New Elton John ' Diamonds' Box Set Coming?

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  1. stagnation

    stagnation Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    While looking on Amazon UK at the forthcoming Smiths 'Queen Is Dead' listings earlier i noticed this item in "You May Also Be Interested In" section.

    Elton John - Diamonds [Box Set]

    Diamonds: Amazon.co.uk: Music

    The listing is vague as it contains no track listing, cover art or info, just a pre-order price of £54.99 and that its 3CD's. It's says 'Commercial Marketing' which usually means its Universal so its a official product.

    Any ideas? It will probably end up being a run of the mill greatest hits collection as due in November, but it would be nice it was a retrospective like 'To Be Continued' but at 3 discs it probably won't be.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Can't see any info about this yet. It's a bit pricey for a Greatest Hits type thing, though.
     
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  3. stagnation

    stagnation Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yes that's what i was thinking - although i know that amazon can place any random amount when initially a product.
     
  4. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Very true. Amazon's prices are often ludicrous.

    I looked on Elton's website but there was no mention of the box. It may just be a career retrospective of some of his best material. Not necessarily the hits. It would be nice if it was unreleased stuff/B-sides etc.
     
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  5. stillrockin

    stillrockin Active Member

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    What would be even nicer would be a dvd box of some old concert films which have never made it past vhs ( and the complete Edinburgh 76 especially)
     
  6. bob60

    bob60 Forum Resident

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    Maybe Elton is going to follow Britney, Madonna, etc and release a perfume?
     
  7. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    :laugh: That would be a very Elton thing to do, yes...
     
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  8. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    @fredblue did once say that Elton smelled wonderful..

    Though I don't know why he was sniffing him.:D
     
  9. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident

    Waiting on more info.
     
  10. PaulKTF

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    C'mon, you mean to tell me that if given the chance you wouldn't take a whiff of Elton? I bet he smells like a pleasant mix of a good cologne and fresh flowers. :)
     
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  11. I tend to think this is probably a repackaging of his early covers. Amazon lists the label as Commercial Marketing, not Universal or any of its affiliated labels.
     
  12. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Apparently "Commercial Marketing" is the placeholder label Amazon uses before putting the real label's name in the listing.
     
  13. Neil Barrett

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    I see that this now has a release date - 10th of November. Very intrigued by this. Anyone heard any rumblings?

    -Edit- I see that the release date of November was already mentioned above. Need to work on my reading comprehension.
     
  14. JamesRR

    JamesRR Well-Known Member

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    This was mentioned in another Elton forum. Seems like it could be a non-official set, as there was no mention of anything at Elton's official site. And they've already announced the special vinyl rereleases for the year.

    I thought Diamonds might refer to songs that hit "diamond" status in the rec industry, but I don't think Elton's had any diamond sales - has he?

    Doesn't seem legit.
     
  15. Neil Barrett

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    Well I'm still hanging onto hope that 'Diamonds' is some kind of 'Diamonds in the rough' reference, and we'll be getting three CDs of pre-1970 DJM demos, well-mastered and lovingly annotated. As you can tell, I live in a dream world.
     
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  16. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Standing On A Beach

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    After the success of last year's limited edition Burberry Red vinyl box, the next special product will be the even more limited Diamonds box consisting of the following:

    Leather Jackets on 200 gram LP, in die cut faux leather sleeve
    English Rose on 45 rpm 7" single with original Candle In The Wind b-side
    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds on 33 rpm 12" single b/w three new Kanye remixes
    Rocket Man - Number Ones on LP
    GYBR on 2xLP to mark the 1,000 reissue of this EJ diamond

    Diamond will only be released at Kay Jewelers shops at select shopping malls in the greater NYC area and will retail for $1,000 in honor of GYBR milestone. Remember "kiss begins with K....."
     
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  17. PaulKTF

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    What, no set of 4 LPs of remixes and B-Sides from Victim Of Love? I demand my super extended Johnny B. Goode mix, damn it!

    :)
     
  18. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Johnny B. Goode was extended quite enough on the album, thank you very much.:)
     
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  19. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Point taken. :)
     
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  20. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Standing On A Beach

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    I believe @Bobby Morrow has gone on record as liking that album. :D
     
  21. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Then he's a Victim Of Bad Taste. :)
     
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  22. jeffmo789

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    Bobby has a bit of a "blind spot" when it comes to 80s Elton, but at least he admits it! :agree:
     
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  23. JoeF.

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    "Diamonds" signifies 50th Anniversary , right? Elton John began collaborating with Bernie Taupin in 1967 and I'm pretty sure he released his first single in 1968, so it's probably a hits-centered compilation spanning 1967-2017.

    I'd rather a BBC box set from the early days...
     
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  24. Kevin55

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  25. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    Could be Elton doing Neil Diamond covers. :p
     
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