The Elton John CD Review

Rocket Man - Number Ones (2007)

1.Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
2.Bennie and the Jets
3.Daniel
4.Crocodile Rock
5.Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
6.Philadelphia Freedom
7.Island Girl
8.Don't Go Breaking My Heart
9.Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
10.Sacrifice
11.Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
12.Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
13.Your Song
14.Tiny Dancer
15.Rocket Man
16.Candle in the Wind
17.Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

 

Released just five years after the last greatest hits compilation Greatest Hits 1970-2002 seems a little pointless. O.K., so this is one disc instead of two. So you could argue this is for the "casual" fan, but the whole thing is a bit fishy. For example, I don't remember Tiny Dancer ever being a number one hit - on any significant chart. If that's the case, why is it here? Also, if Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was a number one song (and featured here), why wasn't it on the earlier mentioned release???? Shouldn't a number one song be on a 2 disc greatest hits album? This compilation is also weighted a little too heavily on the earlier period of his career - only 2 songs on here are post 1976. Still, good songs though. I would just shell out a few extra bucks and get the 2 disc set instead.

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