Elton John: The Classic Years

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Elton John: The Classic Years (known in North America as Elton John: The Remasters) was a remastering series of Sir Elton John's albums, in which some of the albums included bonus tracks.

The first series of albums (which were also released in a limited edition velvet box, bearing Elton's signature[1]) was released in 1995 and included:

The second part of the series was released in 1998, and included:

Victim of Love, 21 at 33, The Fox, Jump Up! and Breaking Hearts were eventually remastered and re-released on their own accord in 2003. Leather Jackets, long touted by Elton as his least favorite album, was never remastered, and last appeared on CD in 1992. It would later be released digitally in 2007.[2]

Bonus track listing[edit]

Empty Sky
  • "Lady Samantha"
  • "All Across the Havens"
  • "It's Me That You Need"
  • "Just Like Strange Rain"
Elton John
  • "Bad Side of the Moon"
  • "Grey Seal" (Original version)
  • "Rock and Roll Madonna"
Tumbleweed Connection
  • "Into the Old Man's Shoes"
  • "Madman Across the Water" (original version)
Honky Château
  • "Slave" (Alternate take)
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
  • "Screw You (Young Man's Blues)"
  • "Jack Rabbit"
  • "Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again)"
  • "Skyline Pigeon" (Piano version)
  • "Pinball Wizard"
  • "Sick City"
  • "Cold Highway"
  • "Step into Christmas"
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
  • "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
  • "One Day at a Time"
  • "Philadelphia Freedom"
Rock of the Westies
  • "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Kiki Dee) [UK/Europe only]
  • "Planes" [US only]
  • "Sugar On The Floor" [US only]
A Single Man
  • "Ego"
  • "Flinstone Boy"
  • "I Cry at Night"
  • "Lovesick"
  • "Strangers"
Too Low for Zero
  • "Earn While You Learn"
  • "Dreamboat"
  • "The Retreat"
Ice on Fire
  • "The Man Who Never Died"
  • "Restless" (Live 1984)
  • "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (Live 1977) (Erroneously listed as "Live 1984")
  • "I'm Still Standing" (Live 1984)
Reg Strikes Back
  • "Rope Around a Fool"
  • "I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That" (Shep Pettibone Mix)
  • "I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That" (Just Elton and His Piano Mix)
  • "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Part Two" (The Renaissance Mix
Sleeping with the Past
  • "Dancing in the End Zone"
  • "Love Is a Cannibal"
The One
  • "Suit of Wolves"
  • "Fat Boys and Ugly Girls"