RSD17: Sir Elton John named as first Record Store Day Legend

NAMED as the first Record Store Day Legend Sir Elton John will release one of the most sought after bootlegs 17-11-70. 

Recorded at A&R studios in New York in front of 125 people the performance was only ever intended for broadcast however, the bootleg sales were so great that it had to be rush-released on DJM Records in April 1971.

Hailed as a fascinating artefact, the album offers a pure stripped back version of the stage King.

Now the album is set to be released again, exclusively for Record Store Day - 17-11-70+.

Including six previously unheard songs from the performance such as; Indian Sunset, Amoreena and My Father's Gun - this is the only complete edition of the show.

Sir Elton said: "Happy 10th birthday to Record Store Day.

"I love record stores, I can go to the record store in Vegas and spend 3 hours in there.

"Just the smell of it, the looking at it, the wonder of it, the memories.

"I love vinyl so much; the tactile nature, the ritual of it, looking at the sleeve - especially with the old albums and the liner notes - who played on them, the process of putting it on, the needle going on and the sound coming out.

"And it DOES sound better, I know it does.

"It’s just the wonder of having vinyl."

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