Elton John - Greatest Hits Volume II

Elton John
Greatest Hits Volume II
Label: DJM Records ‎– L 36307, DJM Records ‎– DJH 20520
Type: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Styrene
Country: Australia
Date of released: 1977
Category: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Bitch Is Back
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Dusty Springfield, Jessie Mae Smith*, Sherlie MatthewsBass – Dee MurrayBrass – Tower Of Power Horn SectionDrums – Nigel OlssonElectric Guitar – Davey JohnstonePiano, Vocals – Elton JohnSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Lenny PickettTambourine – Ray Cooper
A2 Pinball Wizard
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey JohnstoneBass, Backing Vocals – Dee MurrayDrums, Backing Vocals – Nigel OlssonPiano, Vocals – Elton JohnTambourine, Congas – Ray Cooper
A3 Grow Some Funk Of Your Own
Backing Vocals – Kiki DeeBass, Backing Vocals – Kenny PassarelliCastanets, Tambourine, Bell Tree, Vibraphone – Ray CooperDrums – Roger PopeElectric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Caleb Quaye, Davey JohnstonePiano, Vocals – Elton John
A4 Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee MurrayDrums, Backing Vocals – Nigel OlssonElectric Organ, Synthesizer [Strings], Vocals – Elton JohnGuitar [Leslie], Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Davey JohnstoneTambourine, Shaker, Cymbal – Ray Cooper
A5 Bennie And The Jets
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Davey JohnstoneBass – Dee MurrayDrums – Nigel OlssonPiano, Organ, Vocals – Elton John
B1 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Bass, Backing Vocals – Dee MurrayDrums, Backing Vocals – Nigel OlssonElectric Guitar, Sitar, Backing Vocals – Davey JohnstoneGuitar [Reggae] – Dr. Winston O'BoogiePiano, Mellotron, Harpsichord, Vocals – Elton JohnTambourine, Gong – Ray Cooper
B2 Philadelphia Freedom
Bass – Dee MurrayDrums – Nigel OlssonElectric Guitar – Davey JohnstoneOrchestrated By – Gene PagePiano, Vocals – Elton JohnTambourine, Maracas, Congas – Ray Cooper
B3 Country Comfort
12-String Acoustic Guitar – Les ThatcherAcoustic Guitar – Caleb QuayeBacking Vocals – Dee Murray, Nigel OlssonBass – Herbie FlowersDrums – Barry MorganHarmonica – Ian DuckOrchestrated By, Conductor – Paul BuckmasterPedal Steel Guitar – Gordon HuntleyPiano, Vocals – Elton JohnViolin – Johnny Van Derek
B4 Island Girl
Acoustic Guitar – Caleb QuayeBacking Vocals – Ann Orson, Kiki DeeBass, Backing Vocals – Kenny PassarelliCongas, Tambourine, Marimba – Ray CooperDrums – Roger PopeGuitar [Ovation], Slide Guitar, Banjo, Backing Vocals – Davey JohnstonePiano, Vocals – Elton JohnSynthesizer, Mellotron, Backing Vocals – James Newton Howard
B5 Levon
Acoustic Guitar – Les ThatcherBacking Vocals – Barry St. John, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Sue & SunnyBass – Brian OdgersDrums – Barry MorganElectric Guitar – Caleb QuayeHarmonium – Brian DeeOrchestrated By, Conductor – Paul BuckmasterPiano, Vocals – Elton John

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – This Record Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Leeds
  • Published By – Essex
  • Published By – Castle
  • Published By – Dick James
  • Published By – Northern


  • Producer – Gus Dudgeon
  • Songwriter – Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Lennon-McCartney (tracks: B1), Pete Townshend (tracks: A2)


Australia 1977 Release

Includes twelve page booklet (as per images) and colour printed inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1): 2 SMX51291 2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1): 15 SMX51292 2A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DJH 20520 Elton John Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II ‎(LP, Comp) DJM Records DJH 20520 UK 1977
MCAD-37216 Elton John Greatest Hits Volume II ‎(CD, Comp, Club, RE, CRC) MCA Records MCAD-37216 US Unknown
PHCR-4061 Elton John Greatest Hits, Volume 2 ‎(CD, Comp, RE) DJM Records , Mercury PHCR-4061 Japan 1996
MCA-5225 Elton John Greatest Hits Volume II ‎(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA-5225 US 1977
DJH 40520 Elton John Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume II ‎(Cass, Comp) DJM Records DJH 40520 UK 1977