Elton John's extensive new box set to include 60 unreleased songs

Amy Johnson
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Elton John performs at Mission Estate on February 06, 2020 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)
Elton John performs at Mission Estate on February 06, 2020 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

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Elton John is releasing a large collection of career-spanning tracks, including 60 unreleased recordings.

The boxset, Elton: Jewel Box, is comprised of a total of 148 songs personally selected by the 73-year-old and also includes B-sides, demos and fan favourites.

“Hearing these long lost tracks again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie [Taupin] and I were during the early days,” he said in a statement.

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Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin (left) pose for a portrait in circa 1971 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin (left) pose for a portrait in circa 1971 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

“The songs just poured out of us and the bands were just unbelievable in the studio.

“I always want to push forward with everything I do and look to the future but having time during lockdown to take stock and pull these moments from my memory from each era has been a joy.”

Jewel Box is split into four sections; Deep Cuts, Rarities, B-Sides 1976-2005 and This Is Me.... The final section incorporates songs mentioned in his best-selling 2019 memoir, Me.

The collection is set to be made available on multiple formats as well as the CDs including vinyl sets and a digital download.

The CD boxset is currently available for fans to pre-order ahead of its release on 13 November.

A three-LP set of the Rarities and B-sides sections can also be pre-ordered along with a four-LP set for Deep Cuts.

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Last month, the Tiny Dancer hitmaker disclosed he had penned an extra chapter for his autobiography ahead of its paperback release later in the year.

It comes after he and Taupin picked up the Academy Award for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscars for (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again which was written for John’s biopic, Rocketman.

Shop Elton John’s new ‘Jewel Box' sets

Jewel Box | £83.45 from Amazon

Jewel Box – Deep Cuts Vinyl | £65.58 from Amazon

Jewel Box - Rarities & B-Sides Vinyl | £36.31 from Amazon