In 1973, Elton John with the groundbreaking album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' his final breakthrough. Now the re-mastered version appears on 2LP. Deluxe Edition and the box set also includes nine new cover versions of timeless songs of 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' - by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Miguel feat. Whales, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, John Grant, Emeli Sande, Imelda May, Fall Out Boy and the Zac Brown Band. This album spawned a true superstar. While Elton John was in 1973 thanks to the growing success of his previous albums such as' Do not Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player ',' Elton John 'and' Honky Chateau 'already known, but after the release of the double album' Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 'He was really all a concept. The album combines all the elements of Elton John's music: timeless songwriting, Glam, R & B, gospel, soul, impressive musicality and remarkable entertainer. Over time, it sold 31 million times. The album spent eight weeks at No. 1 and peaked in the United States seven times platinum status. 'Candle In The Wind': On the track list there is also the most successful song from the pen of Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. The song was three times, in three different versions and in three consecutive decades, a worldwide hit and eventually became the best-selling single of all time. Moreover, on the album are so explosive classics such as 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' and 'Bennie And The Jets'; the latter owes Elton John's status as the first white artist who was allowed to occur in the influential American TV show Soul Train. The Rolling Stone lists the album in its top 100 best albums of all time. In a career that consists almost entirely of highlights, projects 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' as one of the most significant points in one of the most exciting periods in rock history out. 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is regarded as the culmination of creativity and the commercial success of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was the eighth studio album, which published the two of them within three years. However, the shots did not go completely smoothly: The original plan to use a studio in Kingston, Jamaica, had to be shelved because the studio was on strike and a boxing world championship fight in addition plunged the city into chaos. That is why Elton and his band went back into the familiar surroundings of Chateau d'Herouville. The album was completely recorded and mixed in 17 days and the result sounds extremely ambitious - starting with the grandiose progressive rock sounds of 'Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding' it's all about in Pop, Rock, Soul and indescribable emotional ballads. too the artwork was from a creative point of view a huge step forward for Elton John: On the previous albums, the artist was either not ready or as a thoughtful songwriter, but on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road you can see it in its full glory with glittering platform boots, a satin jacket and of course one of his now legendary extravagant sunglasses. In the picture he leaves the normal gray road and enter an enchanted fantasy world, which not only symbolized his artistic development, but also became a symbol of the rock music of the early 70s. The legacy of 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is very much alive and shows in a number of young bands and musicians who like to emphasize the influence of the album on her own career. On the sensational bonus disc presenting such diverse artists as BRIT Award winner Ed Sheeran (Candle In The Wind), R & B star Miguel (Bennie And The Jets) and the rock band Fall Out Boy (Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting) their own personal versions of these classics. Recorded under the direction of Peter Asher is the influence of Elton and Bernie on current Americana, R & B, soul and rock artists still quite noticeable.