Legendary artist Elton John claims to own a ridiculously large catalogue of music, and that vinyl is his favourite format.
As many of you will know, Elton John is no stranger to collecting vinyl and has amassed quite the collection over the years. In a recent interview with Goldmine he delved deeper into the amount of music he has, with around 120,000 CDs and 15,000 pieces of vinyl. He goes on to say that one of the first records he ever bought was Secret Love/Deadwood Stage by Doris Day and that all the records are stored within his own house so he can access them whenever he wants.
Elton has also been known to frequent record shops as we found out in our interview with Rough Trade records co-owner Nigel House. He described how Elton John often visits their West London store (I guess covid allowing these days…), and even gives suggestions of music to the staff. I guess if Elton recommends a band to you, you’re going to give them a listen, right?
Record Store Day 2020 also celebrated Elton’s illustrious career by reissuing the artist’s self-titled album, Elton John, as part of the record’s 50th anniversary. Released as a deluxe double LP on transparent purple vinyl, the LP also featured bonus tracks and demos that were previously unavailable on any official format. The run was limited to 900 copies so may be difficult to find now, but you might be able to pick up a copy on discogs if you’re lucky and willing to pay what is likely to be an extortionate price.
The Crocodile Rock singer’s husband David Furnish also recently revealed he and Elton have a ‘one gift’ rule between them at Christmas – let’s hope he manages to pick him up a decent vinyl record that he doesn’t already have!