Sir Elton John will be releasing a reissue of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the artists seminal 1973 album on March 25, but recently a a previously unseen archive video for his classic love song “Harmony” was released today on February 14.
Available for viewing on VEVO starting this Valentine’s Day, “Harmony” was originally considered as the fourth single from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Despite never receiving an official contemporary release, “Harmony” was a massive radio hit and has remained a firm favorite with the fans.
Now, a stunning period-piece video has been lovingly constructed to accompany the track by Tam Johnstone, son of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road guitarist Davey Johnstone. Put together from tour footage recently discovered in the attics of Elton’s former tour managers, Marvin Tabolsky and John Babcock, the footage shows Elton and his band on tour during the “Yellow Brick Road” era of 1973-’74, and even captures a filmed meeting between Elton and Stevie Wonder.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John’s breakthrough album, has been remastered and will be reissued on CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl, and in a box set featuring a recording of Live At Hammersmith 1973 on CD, a DVD of Bryan Forbes’ 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean and Other Things, along with a 100-page illustrated hardback book packed with rare photos, memorabilia and a new essay containing interviews with Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Also included on the Deluxe Edition and box set versions is a suite of nine new cover versions of classic songs from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road performed by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imelda May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band.
“Harmony” is available to view on VEVO from February 14.