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"The Greatest Discovery"
Song by Elton John

from the album Elton John

Released April 10, 1970
Recorded January 1970
Genre Ballad, pop
Length 4:12
Label DJM (UK/world)
Uni (US/Canada)
Writer Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Elton John track listing
"Border Song"
"The Greatest Discovery"
""The Cage""

"The Greatest Discovery" is a song composed and performed by musician Elton John. Like all songs on Elton John's 1970 self-titled second album, the lyrics are written by Bernie Taupin. It tells the story of a child waking up one morning and discovering he has a new baby brother.


  • Elton John - vocals and piano
  • Terry Cox - drums
  • Dave Richmond - bass guitar
  • Clive Hicks - guitar
  • Skaila Kanga - harp
  • Paul Buckmaster - solo cello


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