To celebrate Elton's 70th year and his 50th writing anniversary with Bernie we commissioned a unique piece of art from talented artist Chess Heward to put on the wall in our physical store section at Vinyl Collectors and Sellers in Salisbury.
Chess uses newspaper articles which relate to the people in her artwork to get the shape of her canvas and finishes off with her artistic touch to capture the image of the person.
We are going to be making available a limited print run... of this fantastic piece in association with Chess so that if other fans would like a copy of this great piece of artwork they can.
There will be just 100 A4 prints and 100 A3 prints numbered and signed by Chess.
Chess also did an amazing David Bowie artwork and again after the original was sold Chess did a 100 limited print run of those which have been selling well.
We will be posting up price details soon with options for just the print, the print + mount, and framed.
We are going to be sending Elton print No 1 of the A3 size and print No 1 of the A4 we will be auctioning off with the proceeds going to The EJAF.
You can see the work of Chess Heward on her Facebook page here......
Sales of " Diamonds" has not surprisingly been very strong on the run up to Christmas and is heading back towards the top 10 here in the UK.
So we thought we would have a little festive fun on the final push to get it back into the top 10.
We have sourced the ultimate pen that you would expect Elton to have with a massive diamond on top and matches the colour of his latest album............ It must be at least a million carats but here is your chance to own one for free....
Just comment below with " I love diamonds" then like and share this post.
One lucky entrant will be drawn out of the hat to win this lovely pen complete with case.
If you would like one of these pens then also comment below......." I want one"...... they are just £ 10 plus insured and tracked postage which is £ 3.90 to the UK, £ 8.50 to Europe and £ 12.00 to rest of the world.
Stocks are limited
Available to pre-order from our sister store Vinyl Collectors and Sellers, Salisbury, UK
Available in store on 10th November £ 39.99
Just mention Elton John Store discount code EJSDIA when picking up in store to receive at the special price of £ 38.99...
Available via mail order..... postage costs will apply.
Also available in 2xLP vinyl edition £ 23.99........when picking up in store mention Elton John Store discount code EJSDIA to receive at the special price of £ 22.99
Elton John................ Diamonds.
The unboxing of the limited edition 3CD Box set.
Available in store from 10th November price £ 39.99
A massive thanks to everyone that has supported our new physical presence within Vinyl Collectors and Sellers record store in Salisbury UK since we landed there in May 2017 and those of you that continue to support our online presence which is heading towards its 20th anniversary next year.
We have a large selection of original vinyl some of which are first pressings. We also have many other Elton related things available including new and pre-owned CDs some of which are pro...motional items, DVD's, song books, programmes, t-shirts, magazines and many other items of memorabilia.
We are open 7 days per week in our physical store and you can check out what is available online at www.eltonjohnstore.co.uk
Vinyl Collectors and Sellers also carries over 4000 new and pre-owned vinyl records, 2000 new and pre-owned CD's as well as a good selection of music DVD's covering many artists and genres across all decades from the 50's to correct day.
We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers alike.
The most exciting of Elton and Bernie's 50th Anniversary celebration to date.
The issue of " The Big Picture" for the very first time on a double vinyl.
We currently have it available to pick up in store at the price of £ 24.99....
We can mail order out to anywhere in the world for an additional cost of :-
UK........... £ 3.90 tracked and insured.
Europe......... £ 12.90 tracked and signed for
Rest of the World...... £ 14.90 tracked and signed for
A great read on Gus Dudgeon who made such a contribution to Elton's early sound and success......
Available in our online store. One of the most stunning original pressings of Elton's first album " Empty Sky" in near archival condition.
A little bit of Elton history close to 50 years old.
Full details below.
Coming soon to our online store. Lots of great condition original vinyl.....
One of the memorabilia items we currently have in our online store.
The UK Louder Than Concorde Tour programme complete with ticket and rare tour advertising post card.
You can check out all our online items via this link www.eltonjohnstore.co.uk
Available 28th August...
The Big Picture...... 2 x Vinyl LP.
To page likers who have pre-ordered your orders for the Big Picture will ship with the second batch of 4 re-issues during September....
We have 3 spare copies available to the UK inclusive of postage which will be available at the special price of £ 27.99 inc tracked and insured postage.
If anyone would like one of the spare allocation please comment below and they will be allocated to the first three requests.
We do hope to get more during the next couple of weeks so watch this space.
A special offer to visitors to our page. We have obtained some July 2017 back issues of MoJo Magazine which featured a great 6 page pictorial article covering Elton's 1970 visit to the USA and Troubadour.
We are able to sell at below cover price...... £ 3.00 plus p & p.
Postage to UK....... £ 2.85...
Europe..... £ 6.95
Rest of the world........ £ 10.40
Our recommended release of the week....
Elton John ......... Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player.
It may be a re-issue from its initial 1973 release but it was one of the classic albums of the time that helped Elton John become one of the top selling artists of all time. At the time he accounted for 2% of all record sales worldwide....
The album topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and spawned the US No 1 single " Crocodile Rock" which has to be one of the best pop songs ever which still gets airplay today and is still part of the live set that Elton plays to packed arenas around the globe.
This is part of the re-issue series to mark Elton's 70th birthday year and his 50th writing anniversary with lyricist " Bernie Taupin"
There was a marked change in the style of music on this album compared to the earlier Elton John album, Madman Across The Water and Tumbleweed Connection....the latter two albums not containing any singe releases here in the UK.
Although still produced by Gus Dudgeon and with fantastic string arrangements from Paul Buckmaster Elton had by now found himself more of a mainstream artist with albums that spawned hit singles.
This is going to be on our play list all week drop by for a listen of this timeless classic.
A big thanks to all of you that have bought the first four Elton re-issues from us at our special price to our page visitors.
Just to let you know they are all safely packed and on there way to the post office.
We still have stock available but these are now listed in our online shop at the normal retail price however if you decide to purchase from us via the online store message us with the discount code EJS/FB ahead of paying for your order and we will resend you an invoi...ce to reflect the previously offered prices...... check out our previous posting for prices.
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