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Elton John to Release Massive Career-Spanning Jewel Box

Set includes previously unreleased 1969 tune "Sing Me No Sad Songs"

Sir Elton John is getting a massive, career-spanning box set appropriately titled Jewel Box. The set, which encapsulates his entire career from 1965-2019, features 148 personally-curated songs by John.

The collection includes the previously unreleased 1969 tune “Sing Me No Sad Songs,” along with other rarities from 1965-1971 and lesser-known B-sides.

The set will be released in numerous formats, including an eight-CD box with accompanying hardcover book of photos and commentary by John; a four-LP set; a three-LP set and a two-LP version. The collection, which lands Nov. 13th through UMe, will also come out as a digital download and via streaming services.

“To delve back through every period of my career in such detail for Jewel Box has been an absolute pleasure,” John said in a statement. “Hearing these long-lost tracks again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie [Taupin] and I were during the early days. The songs just poured out of us, and the band were just unbelievable in the studio.”

“Sing Me No Sad Songs” was written and recorded as a band demo in 1969, and mentions two, future smashes in its lyrics – “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” from 1984’s Breaking Hearts album and Elton’s first UK chart-topping single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” duet with Kiki Dee from 1976.

Check out “Sing Me No Sad Songs” below.

The storied singer noted that the pandemic provided him with time to curate Jewel Box. “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. As a devout record collector myself, this project has really excited me, and I couldn’t be happier with the level of craft involved in such a carefully curated, lovingly constructed boxset. I’m sure my fans will enjoy it as much as I have.”

All audio was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer Sean Magee.

Preorder the set here, and view the track listings for all Jewel Box formats below.

8CD Boxset; CD1 DEEP CUTS

1 Monkey Suit Elton John and Leon Russell
2 Where To Now St Peter?
3 Mellow
4 The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-34)
5 Chameleon
6 Gone To Shiloh Elton John and Leon Russell
7 We All Fall In Love Sometimes
8 Too Low For Zero
9 The Power with Little Richard
10 All That I’m Allowed
11 The Bridge
12 The New Fever Waltz
13 Stone’s Throw From Hurtin’
14 The North
15 Hoop Of Fire
16 Boogie Pilgrim

CD2 DEEP CUTS

1 Ticking
2 Crystal
3 All Quiet On The Western Front
4 Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
5 Freaks In Love
6 Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody) Elton John and Leon Russell
7 The Emperor’s New Clothes
8 House
9 (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
10 Understanding Women
11 Shoot Down The Moon
12 Have Mercy On The Criminal
13 Blues For Baby And Me
14 My Quicksand
15 Street Kids

CD3: RARITIES – PART ONE 1965 – 1968

1 Come Back Baby Bluesology
2 Mr. Frantic Bluesology
3 Scarecrow Piano/Tambourine Demo
4 A Dandelion Dies In The Wind Piano Demo
5 Velvet Fountain Piano Demo
6 A Little Love Goes A Long Way Piano Demo
7 If You Could See Me Now Piano Demo
8 Mr. Lightning Strikerman Piano Demo
9 Countryside Love Affair Piano Demo
10 I Could Never Fall In Love With Anybody Else Piano Demo
11 I Get A Little Bit Lonely Piano Demo
12 The Witch’s House Piano Demo
13 Get Out Of This Town Piano/Tambourine Demo
14 Year Of The Teddy Bear Piano Demo
15 Where It’s At Piano/Percussion Demo
16 Who’s Gonna Love You Piano/Percussion Demo
17 Nina Band Version
18 Angel Tree Piano/Guitar/Tambourine Demo
19 Here’s To The Next Time Piano/Tambourine Demo
20 Thank You For All Your Loving Band Version
21 Watching The Planes Go By Band Version
22 When The First Tear Shows Arranged Band Version
23 Tartan Coloured Lady Arranged Band Version

CD4. RARITIES PART TWO 1968

1 Hourglass Band Version
2 71-75 New Oxford Street Band Demo
3 Turn To Me Arranged Band Version
4 Reminds Me Of You Piano Demo
5 I Can’t Go On Living Without You Arranged Band Version
6 And The Clock Goes Round Piano Demo
7 When I Was Tealby Abbey Piano Demo
8 I’ll Stop Living When You Stop Loving Me Piano Demo
9 Trying To Hold On To A Love That’s Dying Piano Demo
10 Sitting Doing Nothing Band Version
11 Regimental Sgt. Zippo Band Version
12 Cry Willow Cry Band Demo
13 There Is Still A Little Love Band Demo
14 If I Asked You Band Demo
15 Skyline Pigeon Piano Demo
16 Two Of A Kind Arranged Band Version
17 The Girl On Angel Pavement Arranged Band Version
18 Smokestack Children Arranged Band Version
19 Baby I Miss You Band Demo
20 All Across The Havens Piano/Guitar Demo
21 Bonnie’s Gone Away Piano/Guitar Demo
22 Just An Ordinary Man Piano Demo
23 There’s Still Time For Me Piano/Guitar/Tambourine Demo

CD5: RARITIES PART THREE 1968 – 1971

1 The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca Piano Demo
2 Dick Barton Theme (Devil’s Gallop) Bread And Beer Band
3 Breakdown Blues Bread And Beer Band
4 Taking The Sun From My Eyes Arranged Band Version
5 It’s Me That You Need Band Demo
6 Sing Me No Sad Songs Band Demo
7 The Flowers Will Never Die Piano Demo
8 In The Morning Band Demo
9 Open Your Eyes To The Sun Piano/Tambourine Demo
10 One Time, Sometime or Never Band Demo
11 Slow Fade To Blue Piano/Guitar Demo
12 Rolling Western Union Piano Demo
13 My Father’s Gun Piano Demo
14 Amoreena Piano Demo
15 Burn Down The Mission Piano Demo
16 Razor Face Piano Demo
17 Madman Across The Water Piano Demo
18 Holiday Inn Piano Demo
19 All The Nasties Piano Demo

CD6: B SIDES PART ONE 1976-1984

1 Snow Queen Elton John and Kiki Dee
2 Conquer The Sun
3 Cartier
4 White Man Danger
5 Tactics
6 Steal Away Child
7 Love So Cold
8 Les Aveux Elton John and France Gall
9 Donner Pour Donner Elton John and France Gall
10 J’veux D’la Tendresse
11 Fools In Fashion
12 Can’t Get Over Getting Over Losing You
13 Tortured
14 Hey Papa Legba
15 Take Me Down To The Ocean
16 Where Have All The Good Times Gone? Alternate Mix
17 The Retreat
18 Choc Ice Goes Mental
19 A Simple Man

CD7: B-SIDES PART TWO 1984-2005

1 Lonely Boy
2 Highlander
3 Billy And The Kids
4 Lord Of The Flies
5 Rope Around A Fool
6 Medicine Man
7 I Know Why I’m In Love
8 Big Man In A Little Suit
9 God Never Came Here
10 The North Star
11 Did Anybody Sleep With Joan Of Arc
12 So Sad The Renegade
13 A Little Peace
14 Keep It A Mystery
15 How’s Tomorrow
16 Peter’s Song
17 Things Only Get Better With Love

CD8: AND THIS IS ME . . .

1 Empty Sky
2 Lady Samantha
3 Border Song
4 My Father’s Gun
5 All The Nasties
6 I Think I’m Going To Kill Myself
7 Philadelphia Freedom
8 Song For Guy
9 Sartorial Eloquence
10 Elton’s Song
11 Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year)
12 I Fall Apart
13 Amazes Me
14 The Last Song
15 American Triangle
16 (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again Elton John and Taron Egerton

4LP Bespoke Gatefold Black Vinyl Set Jewel Box – Deep Cuts

LP 1

1 Monkey Suit Elton John and Leon Russell
2 Where To Now St. Peter ?
3 Mellow
4 The Ballad Of Danny Bailey (1909-34)

B

1 Chameleon
2 Gone to Shiloh Elton John and Leon Russell
3 We All Fall In Love Sometimes
4 Too Low For Zero

LP2

1 The Power with Little Richard
2 All That I’m Allowed
3 The Bridge
4 The New Fever Waltz

B

1 Stone’s Throw From Hurtin’
2 The North
3 Hoop Of Fire
4 Boogie Pilgrim

LP 3

1 Ticking
2 Crystal
3 All Quiet On The Western Front

B

1 Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
2 Freaks In Love
3 Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody) Elton John and Leon Russell
4 The Emperor’s New Clothes

LP 4

1 House
2 (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
3 Understanding Women
4 Shoot Down The Moon

B

1 Have Mercy On The Criminal
2 Blues For Baby And Me
3 My Quicksand
4 Street Kids

3LP Gatefold Black Vinyl Set Jewel Box – Rarities and B-Sides

LP 1

1 Come Back Baby Bluesology
2 Scarecrow Piano/Tambourine Demo
3 A Dandelion Dies In The Wind Piano Demo
4 Velvet Fountain Piano Demo
5 Get Out Of This Town Piano/Tambourine Demo
6 Countryside Love Affair Piano Demo
7 The Witch’s House Piano Demo
8 Year Of The Teddy Bear Piano Demo

B

1 A Little Love Goes A Long, Long Way Piano Demo
2 Mr. Lightning Strikerman Piano Demo
3 I Couldn’t Fall In Love With Anybody Else Piano Demo
4 I Get A Little Bit Lonely Piano Demo
5 Nina Band Version
6 Angel Tree Piano/Guitar/Tambourine Demo
7 Here’s To The Next Time Piano/Tambourine Demo

LP2

1 Watching The Planes Go By Band Demo
2 When The First Tear Shows Arranged Band Version
3 Tartan Coloured Lady Arranged Band Version
4 When I Was Tealby Abbey Piano Demo
5 Turn To Me Arranged Band Version
6 And The Clock Goes Round Piano Demo
7 I Can’t Go On Living Without You Arranged Band Version

B

1 Regimental Sgt. Zippo Band Version
2 Cry Willow Cry Band Demo
3 Skyline Pigeon Piano Demo
4 Two Of A Kind Arranged Band Version
5 The Girl On Angel Pavement Arranged Band Version
6 Smokestack Children Arranged Band Version
7 There’s Still Time For Me Piano/Guitar/Tambourine Demo

LP 3

1 The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca Piano Demo
2 Taking The Sun From My Eyes Arranged Band Version
3 Sing Me No Sad Songs Band Demo
4 Rolling Western Union Piano Demo
5 Amoreena Piano Demo
6 Madman Across The Water Piano Demo

B

1 Snow Queen Elton John and Kiki Dee
2 The Retreat
3 Billy And The Kids
4 Medicine Man
5 Peter’s Song

2LP Gatefold Black Vinyl Set Jewel Box – “And This Is Me…”

LP1

1 Empty Sky
2 Lady Samantha
3 Border Song
4 My Father’s Gun

B

1 All The Nasties
2 I Think I’m Going To Kill Myself
3 Philadelphia Freedom
4 Song For Guy

LP2

1 Sartorial Eloquence
2 Elton’s Song
3 Cold As Christmas
4 I Fall Apart

B

1 Amazes Me
2 The Last Song
3 American Triangle
4 (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again Elton John and Taron Egerton