Elton John to Re-release Latest Disc Following Not-So-ëPeachyí Reception

Published: 2005-10-25
After numerous smash hit records and tons of memorable tunes, you'd think that Elton John would be satisfied. But after selling only 314,000 copies of his 2004 release, The Peachtree Road, and hitting number seventeen on the Billboard charts Elton tells Billboard that he's frustrated. "I'm not storming around saying, 'Why isn't [my record] doing better than this?' I just had to look at it and say, 'Was it a [crap] record?' And it wasn'tóit was the best I could do. I'm 58 now, and my time in the sun, as it were, is gone. I have to accept that. Was I disappointed? Yeah, because I put my heart and soul into it."

Nevertheless, Elton has decided to re-release the album a year later. On November 22nd, The Peachtree Road will be back on shelves with a few things you won't find on the 2004 edition. The double disc will include a CD with extra tracks form the Billy Elliot musical that Elton has helped to write. Tunes include "The Letter," "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher," and "Electricity." A DVD, taped last November at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, will feature nine songs from the album.

Elton's past albums, such as Honky Chateau, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, all soared to the top of the Billboard charts.

Writer: Michelle Garcia

   

 

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Yeah, Thanks Elton -your just creaming more money of the 314,000 who did buy it first time around, peole like me. I think this sucks, I've been a fan since 1971 but this has really got my goat!
Posted by: Anonymous on October 26, 2005
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