Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [Super Deluxe] (Bonus Tracks, Box Set)
by Elton John
Released: Oct 1973
Label: Island Mercury
Elton's masterpiece has been called "a concept album without a concept." The eclectic mix of tunes proves he's a master of many styles: prog-rock ("Funeral for a Friend/ Love Lies Bleeding"), pop anthems ("Bennie and the Jets") and melancholic balladry ("Candle in the Wind") among them. The Super Deluxe Edition, celebrating the album's 40th anniversary, boasts John's legendary concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, as well as a slew of tribute covers from the likes of The Band Perry ("Grey Seal"), Fall Out Boy ("Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting") and Zac Brown Band ("Harmony").