Elton John is unleashing a deep dive into his catalog with Jewel Box that will feature 60 unreleased tracks.

Due out November 13, Jewel Box spans John’s career from 1965 to 2019 and will be made up of 148 songs all curated by Sir Elton ranging from rare b-sides and other deep cuts.

In a statement on the box set, John said, “To delve back through every period of my career in such detail for Jewel Box has been an absolute pleasure. Hearing these long lost tracks again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie and I were during the early days. The songs just poured out of us and the band were just unbelievable in the studio.”

John continued, “I always want to push forward with everything I do and look to the future, but having time during lockdown to take stock and pull these moments from my memory from each era has been a joy. As a devout record collector myself, this project has really excited me and I couldn’t be happier with the level of craft involved in such a carefully curated, lovingly constructed boxset. I’m sure my fans will enjoy it as much as I have.”

One of those unreleased tracks is a demo titled “Sing Me No Sad Songs,” which can be heard below. The demo was recorded in 1969 and is of note for mentioning “… not one (‘Sad Songs’) but two (‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’) future John/Taupin smashes in its lyrics.”

Jewel Box is available for pre-order at EltonJohn.com where you can find complete details on this release.

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