Apple nabs entire Elton John catalog exclusively for iTunes Store

Apple StoreSir Elton John is to make his back catalogue available for digital download, he announced today.

The collection spans four decades and comprises more than 400 tracks.

“I’ve wanted my music to be available for digital download worldwide for some time, but I knew that the entire catalogue – not just the hits – needed care and attention to be released in this way,” Sir Elton said in the press release. “Now that it’s happening, I’m pleased for the fans’ sake.”

“The world has certainly changed since Philips Records issued my first single on seven-inch vinyl – 39 years ago this month.”

The catalogue begins with Sir Elton’s 1969 debut album Empty Sky and includes the likes of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Honky Chateau, Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy and Made In England.

The star is also making his biggest hits available as mobile phone ringtones.

And a selection of his most famous video clips, including I’m Still Standing and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with Kiki Dee, will be issued through digital music services.

The music catalogue will be available from March 26. Until April 30 it will be available exclusively from iTunes.

It coincides with the release of his new compilation album, Rocket man – The Definitive Hits.

Sir Elton has sold 200 million albums during his career.

This weekend he will perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Explore the Elton John catalog via Apple’s iTunes Store here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “bdb” for the heads up.]


  1. Hey, I’m just wondering if we’ll ever get access to what he was watching during that entire year when he locked himself up in his mansion and watched gay porn and did drugs all day every day? You know, for that one entire year. I think it was 1972. Hmmmmmm . . . good times.

    Sweet, sweet guy. I love the gays- errr, I mean, the Bi’s.

  2. Man, you could park a car in the gap between those front teeth of his … with all that money, I can only think of one reason he doesn’t fix that.

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  3. el-TONE
    Man, you could park a car in the gap between those front teeth of his … with all that money, I can only think of one reason he doesn’t fix that.

    Uh, he does… they just keep getting pushed back by something…

  4. I blame all the world’s problems on gays too. The world would be so much better if I could clone myself and replace the gays.

    I am sick and tired of people who aren’t like me. I wish we were all the same.

  5. Salamander Sam


    He should be beaten to death and have a pool cue shoved up his ass.

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  6. This splooge-meister hasn’t been relevant since the ’80’s. If I hear Candle in the Wind one more f-cking time I swear I’m gonna shoot up a f-ckin’ mall somewhere.

    Elton John’s career died when Diana got her face flattened in that stupid French underpass.

    Who the f-ck hasn’t heard of horizontal guardrails?

    Answer: The French.

    (BTW: The French? Mostly gay, too.)

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