Elton John Announces 50th Anniversary ‘Honky Château’ Reissue
UMe has announced the 50th-anniversary reissue of Elton John’s Honky Château.
Available to pre-order now at https://eltonjohn.lnk.to/HC50 on 2CD, 2LP and limited-edition gold vinyl LP, the album is set to be released on March 24.
Along with the announcement, “Rocket Man (Live at The Festival Hall, London 1972)” and “Mellow” (Session Demo) were also unveiled as the first instant grats available from Honky Château 50th Anniversary Edition.
This live debut of “Rocket Man at the Royal Festival Hall” – recorded two months before its release as the album’s first single – is striking in its freshness and its ability to nearly replicate the studio arrangement on stage.
The line-up of Davey Johnstone (guitar), Dee Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums) immediately established itself as the core of the “classic” Elton band, solidifying Elton’s studio and stage presence through his most prolific period.
Originally released in May 1972, Elton’s 5th studio album Honky Château was his step into global superstardom.