ELTON JOHN - 1ST EDITION EVER IN A COLLECTORS GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD - Japanese OBI MINI REPLICAS WITH GATEFOLD JACKETS TITLES making a 5 CD Box Set - ALMOST ALL OF THESE TITLES ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND STILL SEALED AS THEY ARE WITHIN THIS BOX SET. WE ARE TALKING ONLY IN THE 100'S EVER PRODUCED.IF YOU'RE A ELTON JOHN COLLECTOR DON'T MISS OUT ON THE RARE FIND. YOU WILL BE THE LAST COLLECTOR TO OWN THIS COMPLETE SET WITH THIS RARE YELLOW BRICK ROAD OUTER SHELL THAT HOLDS ALL 5 SEALED TITLES WITH WITHIN. WHICH HAS EACH REPLICA CD WITH THE EXACT JACKET THAT CAME WITH THE ORIGINAL VINYL LP RELEASE. WHAT IS A JAPAN "MINI/REPLICA-LP-SLEEVE" CD? Have you ever lamented the loss of one of the 20th Century's great art forms, the 12 vinyl LP jacket? Then "mini-LP-sleeve" CD's may be for you. Mini-sleeve CDs are manufactured in Japan under license.
The disc is packaged inside a 135MM X 135MM cardboard precision-miniature replica of the original classic vinyl-LP album. Also, anything contained in the original LP, such as gatefolds, booklets, lyric sheets, posters, printed LP sleeves, stickers, embosses, special LP cover paper/inks/textures and/or die cuts, are precisely replicated and included.An English-language lyric sheet is always included, even if the original LP did not have printed lyrics. Then, there's the sonic quality: Mini-sleeves have dedicated remastering (20-Bit, 24-Bit, DSD, K2/K2HD, and/or HDCD), and can often be superior to the audio on the same title anywhere else in the world.
There also may be bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere. Each Japan mini-sleeve has an "obi" ("oh-bee"), a removable Japan-language promotional strip. The obi lists the Japan street date of that particular release, the catalog number, the mastering info, and often the original album's release date. Bonus tracks are only listed on the obi, maintaining the integrity of the original LP artwork.The obi's are collectable, and should not be discarded. All mini-sleeve releases are tremendously limited editions mainly pressed on future orders only and once released immediately out of print. Japanese OBI MINI REPLICA BOX SET. Japanese re-mastered Mini LP replica Limited Edition Collection. Special VERY RARE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET ONLY PRODUCED ON FUTURES FOR THIS ONE TIME PRESSING -- were only available in Japan. & TYPE IN OBIBOX OR ELTON JOHN INTO THE SEARCH FIELD WITHIN OUR STORES SECTION AS YOUR PERSONAL CODE AND ALL INDIVIDUAL TITLES + INFORMATION WILL APPEAR. In the early spring of newly post-war Britain, Reginald Kenneth Dwight (legally changed to Elton John at the age of 20) was born in his grandparents' government-assisted house. It was the wettest, coldest March on record and the gloom of the long harsh English winter had not yet passed off. These are the inauspicious beginnings for the man who was destined to become one of the most successful and flamboyant musical artists of the modern age.
It was his mother who discovered that he was a piano prodigy when she heard him picking out, by ear, "The Skater's Waltz" by Winifred Atwell. John was four years old. It was this amazing talent that led John to win a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 11. This meant that, in addition to his regular school, he would be taking classes on Saturdays, in London, at the Academy. It was his mother and step-father, affectionately nicknamed "Derf" by John, who would help him break into music by helping him become a pianist and singer in the local pub at weekends.
At the age of 17, John and his friends formed an English R&B group called Bluesology and although the band supported many big name acts on tour (most notably; Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles and The Isley Brothers) Bluesology wasn't John's doorway to success. In 1967 John answered an ad in the NME that would lead to one of the most important partnership's John would ever form. The Artists and Repertoire manager for Liberty Records, Ray Williams, placed the ad looking for song writers and both John and a young lyricist named Bernie Taupin answered the ad. Taupin wrote the lyrics and John put them to music. The newly formed team didn't stay long at Liberty, quickly moving to rival label, DJM Records.
Over the next two years the duo wrote easy-listening songs for many of DJM's biggest artists, but they also wrote more complex music for John to record. (1969), was largely ignored, however his second album. Released just a year later, produced John's first Top 10 hit (in both the US and UK), "Your Song".
After the release of his second album John had his first American concert at The Troubadour in LA and from this first performance, he showed a natural proclivity to showmanship that would eventually make him one of the world's most popular live performers. Over the next 18 years John's career skyrocketed as he released one album almost every year, most notably. Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. These albums produced numerous Top 10 hits including "Crocodile Rock", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Bennie and the Jets", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and "Candle in the Wind".
In 1994 John teamed with famed Broadway lyricist Tim Rice. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. To write the music for the Disney movie. One song from the film, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", won the duo a Grammy (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance), a Golden Globe (Best Original Song for) and an Academy Award (Best Original Song).He has composed for another Disney film. The Road to El Dorado. And several highly successful musical theatre productions, most notably. John continues to perform live and release the occasional album. Songs from the West Coast. And declared it would be his last studio album; however in 2004 he released his twenty-eighth studio album. The Captain & The Kid. Followed, an autobiographical return to the themes of 1975 album. He told Rolling Stone magazine in 2006 that he would like "to work with Pharrell, Timbaland, Snoop, Kanye, Eminem and just see what happens". THE ELTON JOHN BOX SET - YELLOW BRICK ROAD INCLUDES. This Song Has No Title. Ive Seen That Movie Too. The Ballad Of Denny Bailey (1909-34).
All The Girls Love Alice. Tour Sister Cant Twist (But She Can Roick N Roll). Saturday Nights All Right For Fighting. ELTON JOHN - SELF TITLED - A TREMENDOUSLY RARE JAPAN PRESSING SIMPLY CANNOT BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD STILL SEALED. The album of Elton John.
Japanese mini LP replica CD with OBI. (Paper Sleeve CD, Cardboard Sleeve CD). Mini LP CD with OBI.
Inserts: Japanese booklet with English & Japanese lyrics. Label: Universal / Victor, Catalog No: UICY-9101.  I Need You To Turn To.
 Take Me To The Pilot.  No Shoe String On Louise.  First Episode At Hienton.  The King Must Die.  Bad Side Of The Moon.
 Rock N Roll Madonna. DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY A PIANO PLAYER. Blues For Baby And Me. Have Mercy On The Criminal. Im Going To Be Teenage Idol.Screw You (Young Mans Blues). Whenever Youre Ready (Well Go Steady Again). HONKY CHATEAU - Elton John, who was voted by his peers recently as the 17th Best Rock n Roll Artist of All-Time, established his reputation with this 1973 Mercury Recording. This contains the classic Elton John tunes - Rocket Man - Honky Cat - Mona Lisas And Mat Hatters - Hercules and much more.
I Think I'm Going to Kill Myself. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time). Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters. CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY - A TREMENDOUSLY RARE JAPAN PRESSING SIMPLY CANNOT BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD STILL SEALED.Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 2. Tell Me When the Whistle Blows 5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight 6. (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket 7. We All Fall in Love Sometimes 10. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds 12.
One Day at a Time 13. Album Notes Personnel: Elton John (vocals, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, Clavinet, Mellotron, synthesizer); Elton John (ARP synthesizer); John Lennon (guitar); Davey Johnstone (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, piano, background vocals); Dee Murray (bass guitar, background vocals); Ray Cooper (congas, bongos, cymbals, Jew's harp, shaker, tambourine, triangle, bells, hand bells, gong); David Hentschel (ARP synthesizer); Nigel Olsson (drums, background vocals). Audio Remixers: Gus Dudgeon; Phil Dunne. Liner Note Author: John Tobler. Recording information: Caribou Ranch, CO.
Illustrators: Harry Willock; Alan Aldridge. Photographers: Terry O'Neill ; David Larkham.
Sitting atop the charts in 1975, Elton John and Bernie Taupin recalled their rise to power in Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, their first explicitly conceptual effort since Tumbleweed Connection. It showcases each at the peak of his power, as John crafts supple, elastic, versatile pop and Taupin's inscrutable wordplay is evocative, even moving.
Although the musical skill on display here is dazzling, as it bounces between country and hard rock within the same song, this album needs time to reveal its treasures, but once it does, it captures John and Taupin at a career pinnacle. They collapsed in hubris and excess not long afterward, but this remains a testament to the strengths of their creative partnership. These are Japanese digitally re-mastered Mini LP replica CDs (the OBI Edition). This Limited Edition Collection has only VERY FEW made world-wide and are immediately Out of Print.Recorded from the finest Original Masters available. Comes with anti-static sleeves similar to Vinyl LPs, Cardboard packaging like an LP. Actual miniaturized version of the 12inch LP in 4inch CD version. International Buyers - Please Note. OUT OF PRINT PRODUCT is IRREPLACEABLE and therefore NOT RETURNABLE.
International Buyers are responsible for their country's.