4. Rocket Man (I Think It's Gonna Be A Long Long Time)
5. Crocodile Rock
7. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
9. Candle In The Wind (Album Vsn)
10. Bennie And The Jets (Live)
11. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
12. Bitch Is Back
13. Philadelphia Freedom (Album Vsn)
14. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
15. Island Girl
16. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
17. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
18. Blue Eyes
19. I'm Still Standing
20. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
21. Sad Songs (Say So Much) (Single Edit)
22. Nikita (Album Vsn)
24. The One
25. Kiss The Bride
26. Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
27. Circle Of Life
28. Believe (Radio Edit)
29. Made In England
30. Something About The Way You Look Tonight (Edit Vsn)
31. Written In The Stars
32. I Want Love
33. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore (Album Vsn)
34. Are You Ready For Love? ('79 Vsn Radio Edit)
Initial pressings of this first edition contain a bonus disc.
Recorded between 1970 & 2002. Includes liner notes by Paul Gambaccini.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
A career-spanning, 34-track compilation, GREATEST HITS 1970-2002 is a chronological stroll from early hits like "Your Song" and "Crocodile Rock" to soundtrack ballads like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."
The two-disc U.K. edition features four songs not found on the American release.
Audio Remasterer: Gus Dudgeon.
Liner Note Author: Paul Gambaccini.
Arranger: Thom Bell.
Greatest Hits 1970-2002 is a nearly flawless double-disc set commemorating Elton John's three-decade career. Disc one features what may arguably be John's most essential work: Seeing songs such as "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Candle in the Wind," and "Bennie and the Jets" -- not to mention "Your Song," "Rocket Man," and "Tiny Dancer" -- lined up back to back reaffirms just how diverse, and yet universal, his songwriting talent is. Disc two finds this talent maturing gracefully into the '80s, '90s, and beyond, touching on pop gems like "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "I'm Still Standing," and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" as well as his Lion King classic "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" and the Aida duet "Written in the Stars" with LeAnn Rimes. The collection also finds room for the highlights of his most recent albums, including Made in England's "Believe" and "Blessed," The Big Picture's "Something About the Way You Look Tonight," and Songs from the West Coast's "This Train Don't Stop Here Anymore." For most casual fans, Greatest Hits 1970-2002 will replace the need for collections such as Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, and Greatest Hits, Vol. 3, although these collections are still worthwhile as of-their-time retrospectives of John's work. ~ Heather Phares
Q (12/02, p.126) - 3 out of 5 - "...This reappraisal is wisely timed....He was a phenomenally talented barroom piano basher, capable of tender love, majestic showstoppers and poignant soul-searching..."
Q (1/04, p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 - "'Your Song' and 'Daniel' are especially beautiful."
Uncut (01/03, p.133) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...An impressive record by anyone's standards..."