The Very Best of Elton John
is a greatest hits compilation album
by Elton John
, released in October 1990. His first career-retrospective album, and fourth official greatest-hits album overall, it was released in the United Kingdom
, and in other countries such Japan
, but not in the United States
The album spans his second album Elton John
in 1970 to the successful then most-recent 1989 album Sleeping with the Past
. After the huge hit that was the double A-sided
"/"Healing Hands" single, which was the 3rd best-selling single of 1990 in the United Kingdom, the album became an instant smash in that country. It spent its first two weeks at #1 and then nine strong weeks at #2. It was kept from the top during all nine weeks by Madonna's 'Immaculate Collection' which was on its way to becoming the best selling greatest hits compilation of all time. In all, the album spent 145 weeks inside the UK top 200 album chart, making a total of 11 re-entries, and it was certified 9x Platinum
by the BPI
on March 1, 1995.
It includes a total of 28 hit singles plus the new songs "Easier to Walk Away" and "You Gotta Love Someone", which also made the charts between 1990 and 1991.
The release also spawned a music video
compilation, which was originally released on both laserdisc
, and reissued on DVD
All songs by Elton John
, except where noted.CD 1CD 2
- "Your Song" –......