Elton John releasing limited edition LP of self-titled debut for Record Store Day

Elton John, shown performing at the 2020 Oscars, is re-releasing his eponymous debut album for its 50th anniversary. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Elton John, shown performing at the 2020 Oscars, is re-releasing his eponymous debut album for its 50th anniversary. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

For the 50th anniversary of his career-making performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Elton John will release a limited edition LP of his self-titled U.S. debut album.

On Aug. 25, 1970, John was introduced at the venue by Neil Diamond and played in front of a crowd that included Quincy Jones, Don Henley, Brian Wilson and Mike Love of The Beach Boys, Randy Newman and David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.

His performance consisted of songs that would then be released on “Elton John” – highlighted by “Your Song.”

Elton John's debut album will receive the reissue treatment for Record Store Day.
Elton John's debut album will receive the reissue treatment for Record Store Day.

In celebration of the golden anniversary of that release, a deluxe double LP of the record will be available on Aug. 29 for the rescheduled Record Store Day.

The discs – pressed on purple vinyl – feature a 2016 remaster of the original album as well as bonus tracks from the 2008 CD Deluxe Edition (never before released on vinyl), as well as previously unreleased demos of “Border Song” and “Bad Side of the Moon.”

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On Oct. 13, the original “Elton John” album will be released in limited-edition form as a single LP on gold 180 gram vinyl, and also include a download code.

“Elton John” will be available in the following formats:

Record Store Day 2LP Purple Vinyl Set

LP1 / SIDE A 1. Your Song 2. I Need You To Turn To 3. Take Me To The Pilot 4. No Shoe Strings On Louise 5. First Episode At Hienton LP1 / SIDE B 1. Sixty Years On 2. Border Song 3. The Greatest Discovery 4. The Cage 5. The King Must Die LP2 / SIDE A 1. Your Song (Piano Demo) 2. I Need You To Turn To (Piano Demo) 3. Take Me To The Pilot (Piano Demo) 4. Sixty Years On (Piano Demo) 5. Border Song (Piano Demo) 6. Bad Side Of The Moon (Piano Demo) LP2 / SIDE B 1. Thank You Mama (Piano Demo) 2. All The Way Down To El Paso (Piano Demo) 3. I’m Going Home (Piano Demo) 4. Bad Side Of The Moon 5. Grey Seal 6. Rock And Roll Madonna

Limited Edition 1LP Gold Vinyl Set

LP1 / SIDE A 1. Your Song 2. I Need You To Turn To 3. Take Me To The Pilot 4. No Shoe Strings On Louise 5. First Episode At Hienton LP1 / SIDE B 1. Sixty Years On 2. Border Song 3. The Greatest Discovery 4. The Cage 5. The King Must Die

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