Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing released to celebrate Elton John's 50th Anniversary in the music industry. The album Elton John became Elton's first big hit. Both Elton's and Bernie Taupin's songcraft had become more focused and diverse. This album brought the classic hit "Your Song" which would remain a staple for Elton throughout his career. Elton John has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive #1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four #2 and nine #1. For 31 consecutive years (1970-2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.