''Love Songs'' is a 1996 Elton John greatest hits album originally released by MCA Records. It is now available on Island in the US.
In a sense, it may be considered an unofficial ''Greatest Hits Volume 4''. On the US version, ten of the fifteen tracks had been released in the period since the "Volume 3" collection, including the artist's second tenure on MCA and two songs from the then-recent ''Made In England''. (Two of these tracks, however, were live versions of old songs, namely "Candle In the Wind" and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me.") "You Can Make History (Young Again)" and "No Valentines" were made specifically for this release. The former was about John and Taupin each finding love and idealism in their new life partners. Unfortunately, Taupin's relationship would eventually end and is covered in the lyrics of "Mansfield" on the 2001 release, ''Songs From The West Coast''.
The UK version was released in 1995, and saw an alternate track order with the inclusion of such songs as "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues", "Nikita", "True Love" (a duet with Kiki Dee), "Please", "Song for Guy", and the original version of "Candle in the Wind". "You Can Make History (Young Again)" and "No Valentines" do not appear on this version since they were recorded after its release.
The release also spawned a music video compilation, which was originally released on laserdisc, VHS, and VCD. The VCD version did not include the videos for "True Love," "Please," or the live version of "Someone Saved My Life Tonight."
This is not to be confused with compilations released in the 1980s. - Wikipedia