Monday, November 7, 2016
Burberry Releases Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set
This unique set of records selected by Elton, comprises six remastered albums originally released between 1970 and 2001, including one album previously unreleased on vinyl.
The 180g, 12-inch vinyl LPs include all the original artwork and sleeve notes. The albums were remastered from the original tapes by legendary engineer Bob Ludwig, and the vinyl cut at the renowned Abbey Road Studios in London.
Head to Burberry.com now or visit selected stores in Asia, Europe and the US to pick up one of only 800 sets!
The earliest album in the box set, originally released in 1970, this was the first album to launch Elton into the spotlight, with a tracklist including Your Song and Take Me To The Pilot.
Elton’s first live album was named after the date on which it was recorded in front of an intimate audience at famed A&R Studios in New York, with his original band of piano, bass and drums, and was released in 1971. This became his fourth album to simultaneously appear in the Billboard Top 100 charts in the US – a feat that had not been accomplished by any artist since The Beatles.
Madman Across the Water
Released in 1971, and selected for this box set by Elton as one of his “favourite albums of all time”, it includes his classics Tiny Dancer and Levon as well as the epic Indian Sunset – a centrepiece of his current Million Dollar Piano concerts in Las Vegas.
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Released in 1975, this autobiographical record detailing the early days of Elton and Bernie Taupin’s song writing partnership, was primarily written in the music room aboard the final voyage of the ocean liner SS France from Southampton to New York. The album was the first by any artist to enter at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts in the US.
Too Low For Zero
Recorded on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and released in 1983, this was the first album in seven years to be completely comprised of songs written by Elton and Bernie. Also reuniting his 1970’s band, the tracklist includes I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, One More Arrow, I’m Still Standing and Kiss the Bride.
Songs From the West Coast
Previously unreleased on vinyl, this album was recorded in multiple studios across California and released in 2001. Featuring the hit singles I Want Love, This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore and Original Sin, this is one of Elton’s favourite albums “all the way through, from start to finish”.
Packaged in a beautiful Burberry-designed box, each set includes:
6x 180g, 12 inch vinyl
Original artwork & sleeve content
Limited edition card detailing the unique number of each box
Burberry-designed poster depicting ‘Elton John with his eyes closed’, shot in the mid-1990s by Terry O’Neill featuring an exclusive interview with Elton.
“I’m really thrilled to see these albums reintroduced in such stylish form. Choosing these six wasn’t easy; however I think they are a very good representation of my catalogue between 1970 and 2001. It’s been a pleasure as always to work with Burberry and in particular Christopher Bailey – a dear friend. Producing these albums was a real labour of love for everyone involved.”
Participating Burberry Stores
Michigan Ave Chicago, US
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, US
57th St New York, US
Post St San Francisco, US
South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa, US
Spring St New York, US
The Forum Shops at Caesars, US
Bond Street London, GB
Regent Street London, GB
Heathrow Airport T2 London, GB
Heathrow Airport T5 London, GB
Knightsbridge London, GB
Faubourg St Honore Paris, FR
Paseo de Gracia Barcelona, ES
Via Montenapoleone Milan, IT
Perusastrasse Munich, DE
Harrods London Womenswear Department, GB
Via Condotti Rome, IT
George St Sydney, AU
Crown Entertainment Complex Me, AU
Canton Road Hong Kong, HK
Russell Street Hong Kong, HK
Ocean Centre Hong Kong, HK
Pacific Place Hong Kong, HK
Shinjuki Tokyo, JP
Tokyo Ginza, JP
Lotte main, KR
Seoul Flagship, KR
ION Orchard Singpaore, SG
Galaxy Macau, Macau
One Central Macau, Macau
Wynn Palace Cotai Macau, Macau