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Elton John To Release Special Edition Of Debut Album For Record Store Day

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Marking the 50th Anniversary of his career-catapulting performance at the historic Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1970, Elton John will release a limited edition Record Store Day exclusive deluxe gatefold 2LP version of his debt self-titled album.

"Pressed on transparent purple vinyl, the first disc features the 2016 remaster of the original album, while the second contains a selection of bonus tracks off the 2008 CD Deluxe Edition, never released on vinyl, as well as two previously unreleased demos of 'Border Song' and 'Bad Side Of The Moon,'" a press release says.

The album will be available in all good record stores on the first Record Store Day 'Drop Date' of August 29.

The original Elton John album will also be released as a limited-edition gatefold 1LP gold 180 gram vinyl edition with download code on October 30.

On August 25, 1970, Elton took the stage for the first time in the United States. Playing to a star-studded, packed house of 300 people, it marked the beginning of his legendary career.

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