In this career-spanning collection, Elton John gathers together 34 stellar songs—most of which should be familiar to even the most casual fan.

In this career-spanning collection, Elton John gathers together 34 stellar songs—most of which should be familiar to even the most casual fan. The double-disc, digitally remastered set comes in two versions, one for the U.S. and another (with an altered tracklist) for the rest of the world. The American edition includes 22 of John's top 10 Hot 100 singles—though a few notable tracks are missing, including the No. 1 "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." Since John has too many hits to include in a two-disc set, there is room to quibble with the content. Still, there isn't a clunker in the bunch, and therefore it's a solid overview of the Rocket Man's oeuvre. Fans take note: The first pressing of the album includes a limited-edition bonus disc with a handful of extra tracks, including the No. 1 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" with George Michael.—KC

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