Elton John Releases Career-Spanning Boxed Set, "Elton: Jewel Box"


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Elton John is digging into his archives for a huge new boxed set full of rarities and unreleased songs. Called Elton: Jewel Box, the eight-disc set spans 1965 to 2005 and features discrete sections (“Deep Cuts,” “B-Sides,” “Rarities," and "And This Is Me…"). “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 [lyricist] 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.” Along with the announcement, he also shared an unreleased song, “Sing Me No Sad Songs," with lyrics that actually foreshadow two of his big future hits: "Sad Songs" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." Elton: Jewel Box is due November 13.